Should We All Be Vegetarians?

Would we be healthier? Would the planet? The risks and benefits of a meat-free life

FIVE REASONS TO EAT MEAT:

1) It tastes good 2) It makes you feel good 3) It's a great American tradition 4) It supports the nation's farmers 5) Your parents did it

Oh, sorry...those are five reasons to smoke cigarettes. Meat is more complicated. It's a food most Americans eat virtually every day: at the dinner table; in the cafeteria; on the barbecue patio; with mustard at a ballpark; or, a billion times a year, with special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun. Beef is, the TV commercials say, "America's food"--the Stars and Stripes served up medium rare--and...

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