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.
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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