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I Was Wrong About Veganism. Let Them Eat Meat – But Farm It Properly

Written by Pathways Magazine   
Monday, 11 October 2010 12:40

Back in 2002, a writer for The Guardian, George Monbiot, wrote a scathing article “Why vegans were right all along: Famine can only be avoided if the rich give up meat, fish and dairy” in which he concluded that veganism “is the only ethical response to what is arguably the world’s most urgent social justice issue.” In September, 2010 he wrote an article in support of the book that persuaded him that he was wrong in his previous article, and that the issue is much more complex than he had originally thought. The book that changed everything is “Meat: A Benign Extravagance” by Simon Fairlie which the Guardian author describes as an objective and forensic treatment of the veganism debate which cuts through misleading claims and statistics on both sides of the argument.

If you’d like to follow the opinion of the author progress chronologically, read his initial article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/dec/24/christmas.famine;

And the September 2010 retraction here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/sep/06/meat-production-veganism-deforestation