Thursday, March 26, 2009

Your Call 032609 Why do we still eat meat?

Why do we still eat meat? On the next Your Call we speak with Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food. Each year somewhere on the order of 50 billion animals are killed each year for food. 60% of grain in the U.S. is used to feed cows and sheep and chickens and pigs and goats for slaughter. Fecal run-off spoils the rivers and the great supply chain that mixes beef from across the country and around the world is leading to outbreaks of salmonella and e coli, not to emotion the everyday diseases of meat consumption arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure and cancer. Yet very few Americans are vegetarian and few are convinced to stop eating meat when confronted by this data. Why? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson in San Francisco
Athor of The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food. He will appear at the VegNews Speaker Series @ Millenium in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 31, from 7-9 PM.

Click to Listen: Why do we still eat meat?

1 comment:

Eric said...

We eat meat because MISERY is tasty. I can't think of any other reason.