I’d like to take a moment to talk about a controversial subject- meat. Meat and its consumption is quite a hot point of contention these days; from sustainability to ethics, the subject of meat consumption gets a great deal of people hot under the collar.
Now, I’m a chef and I LOVE food; I’m not a vegan, I don’t eat exclusively raw and while I love plant based cooking and eating, I’ll be honest with you, I love meat- I like to consider myself a qualitarian, I eat only quality food; and there are moments when the only cure my for insatiable hunger are delicious meatballs. I’ll never apologize for my love of meat.
Do I eat meat every day? Certainly not. Not only does this create a demand that farmers cannot keep up with; but it’s not good for the human body to eat meat at every meal.
However, what I take the most issue with is the treatment of the animals, animals held in small cages, are unhappy; animals who are held in tight quarters with dead or dying brethren are not only unhappy but far more susceptible to disease and this is why big agriculture farmers (we’re talking the Lilydale’s of the world) use pharmaceuticals to keep their animals “healthy”- I use the term loosely. This is NOT the meat that I choose to eat. The more money we funnel into these practices, the more it will continue to happen. Why do I care? I mean, meat is meat, right? Wrong!