AT on ... Can You Be Green and Eat Meat?

Disclaimer: Before anyone gets too upset—we're definitely not saying that you can't be serious about the environment and eat meat, we're merely posing the question. What do you think?

We were inspired to ask the question after reading a short, fascinating little article on Alternet: 10 Signs Vegetarianism is Catching On.

The writer, Kathy Freston, makes the argument that one can't really take the environment seriously and continue to eat meat, because our meat-eating ways create more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions. It's a pretty bold claim (backed up by World Bank scientists).

There's a lot of interest in vegetarianism and veganism these days. Do you think it's just hype ... or do we really all need to become vegetarians to save the planet?

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