This youtube clip on the hidden costs of meat and dairy is quite interesting. I’m not sure that the solution is “be vegetarian”… I think we can do better than that, like “find more efficient ways to get our meat and dairy”. But perhaps it’s something that we don’t spend enough time thinking about.

Postamble: I’m taking a brief mid-year blog hiatus to recharge and refresh. In my absence, I’ve scheduled a series of posts that don’t require too much input from me. Speak soon! (Very soon – I’m only away for two weeks).

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