Mark Bittman write in the New York Times about the state of the meat industry. Granted, none of this is that new, especially if you read a lot of Michael Pollan, but it is so many of the reasons to not eat meat—or dramatically cut down on your consumption—are outlined here.
Now, neither Pollan or Bittman are vegetarians, so they don’t completely advocate going completely veggie. When considering the numbers in this article, though, I think it’s either going to take everyone to change their consumption, or a lot of us to make up for other’s laziness by doing more. Me? I think the second option is more likely. But, hey, if you just want to cut down, by all means, do, but keep in mind that you can always cut down a little more. (until you’re all-veggie like us). woot!