Today (28th January), people are still adding comments online to an item which was posted on the 24th January on the Ecologist web-site, titled ‘Jonathan Safran Foer: environmentalists who eat meat have a blind-spot’.
‘… Factory farming depends on our ignorance but the world needs to move away from eating meat, [says] US author Jonathan Safran Foer …
Is it possible to be an environmentalist and a meat-eater?
JSF: Sure, you could be an honest person who tells lies all the time but I don’t think we need to get into whether such a thing disqualifies you or not but what we can say is this: We know it is indisputably the number one cause of global warming. So what does it mean exactly to be an environmentalist on a daily basis if you are not thinking about the number one cause of global warming or one of the top two or three causes of all other environmental problems? Does it mean you are necessarily someone who doesn’t care about the environment? Obviously not, but it might mean you have a blind spot for something big …’
Read the item and add your comment online at www.theecologist.org/Interviews/739796/jonathan_safran_foer_environmentalists_who_eat_meat_have_a_blindspot.html
[Thanks to Dean for the information.]