Carnivore’s Dilemma…


When I read the Carnivore’s Dilemma by National Geographic I was pleased to see that it was fairly written, discussing both sides of meat production. I thought it also did a good job of presenting information about growth promoting hormones, antibiotics, feedlots, humane harvest, and more. I think Anne’s message about the article is spot on and I encourage you to read her blog post.

Feed Yard Foodie

When I was back in Florida a couple of weeks ago for my grandmother’s funeral, my Godmother asked me if I had read the November issue of National Geographic.  In it is a lengthy article entitled, “Carnivore’s Dilemma” written by scientific journalist Robert Kunzig.  Following her advice, I tracked down a copy of the issue and spent some time last weekend reading it.

I’ll admit that when I first heard that an environmental journalist had written an article in National Geographic magazine highlighting cattle feedyards, I envisioned a pejorative rhetoric belittling the method that my farm uses to complete the final step of traditional beef production.

That is not at all what I found…I found a very balanced article that discusses the complex issue of responsible food production. 

I commend Mr. Kunzig for his detailed personal research as well as bringing an open mind to an often heated debate.  You…

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2 thoughts on “Carnivore’s Dilemma…

  1. Thanks for the “reblog” Lindsay! I am glad that you enjoyed the article and are passing it along — this is a great example of how individual farming companies can connect with a journalist to have a respectful discussion. Hats off to the Engler family!

    Best,
    Anne

    1. Anne –

      When I did my graduate work at West Texas A&M I had a chance to work with many of the folks mentioned in the article (usually after collecting carcass data at the packing plants). I enjoyed getting to know them, and respect them all greatly! Lindsay

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