11 April 2008

From Today's New York Times

To the Editor:

In answering the question “What should be done?” about the world food crisis, Paul Krugman doesn’t mention an obvious and important solution: Eat less meat. The 700 calories’ worth of animal feed he says it takes to produce 100 calories of beef contributes nothing to the well-being of consumers.

With a little experimentation, anyone can find satisfying substitutes for meat that will improve personal health and the health of the planet at the same time. I urge your readers to give it a try.

Nancy Dorfman
Belmont, Mass., April 8, 2008

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