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    1. Is anyone else interested in (or actively pursuing) meat from more ethical and sustainable sources?

      I consider both industrial meat production and veganism to be sub-optimal across all dimensions. I've recently jumped into this growing niche market for more sustainable and ethical meat. It's a...

      I consider both industrial meat production and veganism to be sub-optimal across all dimensions. I've recently jumped into this growing niche market for more sustainable and ethical meat. It's a little more pricey, unless you buy in bulk (e.g. 1/4 to full cow at a time), but I think it's worth it in the end.

      I'm looking to share sources of info and network of producers/farms in this regard. Allan Savory has the Savory Institute which I found to be a good start. Though FYI there have been back-and-forth essays written about the criticism and defense of these practices (too many to post here but easy to find in the two above links).

      I found one local family-operated farm that practices e.g. "organic" (in this case no herb/pest/fungi-cide) farming (crops for the animals), legitimate free-roaming chickens and sustainable land management that allows soil and ecology equilibration (reducing fertilizer use and subsequent runoff). Plus, buying and directly supporting local farmers and ranchers is always a plus!

      EDIT: I foresee this thread being hijacked towards a discussion about how "meat is bad" and how we eat too much meat etc. I am being narrow here because I want to be pragmatic, rather than opine on global economics and dietary needs.

      15 votes
    2. Impacts of meat consumption on health

      What are your main health reasons for eating (or refusing to eat) different types of meat such as processed, red, white, et cetera? I would also like to see any scientific studies that you have...

      What are your main health reasons for eating (or refusing to eat) different types of meat such as processed, red, white, et cetera?

      I would also like to see any scientific studies that you have found that are interesting on this matter. Posting a link to an overview page is fine, or a plain DOI string would work, since then it is possible to search for freely available editions of the study.


      To be clear, I do not intend this post as a question about the morality of eating meat, but discussion of that is welcome as well (but may have to warrant a group change of this topic from ~science to ~talk).

      16 votes