- More people on the Earth means more people eating meat. Demand is rising. When demand increases, so does price.
- Meat giving animals (such as cows and pigs) need to eat grain. The price of grain is increasing because oil prices are increasing.
People who continue to eat meat, despite what they're told by the educated vegetarians usually have a line of reasoning similar to:
- I like meat too much to try any alternatives.
So, every now and again I think about becoming a vegetarian. I've had tofu-dogs where I couldn't tell the difference. If all meat alternatives were like that I probably would switch. But then a few weeks ago the McQueens had a BBQ and they got vegeburgers. I tried one.
I could barely finish it. There goes my notions of vegetarianism.
Mind you, there are various kinds of vegetarians. I used to go with a friend to KFC every week for about a year. Then one time we were at a BBQ together and I noticed she wasn't eating anything. I asked why not. She told me she was a vegetarian.
So I was all like "What, there's no meat in KFC "chicken"?"
She said "It's not that. I just don't eat red meat."
If anything I could give up chicken. But I like red meat. It goes with red wine.
But giving up chicken doesn't solve today's problem. In fact it would place heavier demand on cows and pigs. A good alternative is fish.
I could not give up fish. Especially in the form of sushi. Fish has the advantage that it lives in an area that we can't really use for much else (unlike fields). And there's lots of that environment around. Most of the earth is that environment. Fish also eat stuff that we won't use for much else. So until more carbon dioxide leaves the ocean, killing ocean plant-life, starving, and thus killing, fish, it's a pretty good source of meat.
Fish is supposed to be good brain food. Maybe if I ate more fish I could make more sense out of the meat/vegetarian and milk/soy milk arguments and cut through the rhetoric and figure out the truth.
Besides, I like fish too much to try any alternatives.