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Safe, organic food too expensive? Eat less meat: via @grist

Safe, organic food too expensive? Eat less meat: via @grist

Great article, Michele.I am not sure why people believe that everything in the current American diet, which has already been shown to be incredibly unhealthy, should be replaced one-for-one. You are absolutely on target calling out the local and sustainable movement for this! I often get asked how we afford to eat sustainable, organic, local meat, dairy, and eggs because they're "so expensive." My answer never impresses anyone: we can afford it because we eat less of it. A chicken is 3-4 meals for the two of us, because the bulk of those meals are made up of veggies, legumes, and some whole grains (we don't eat a lot of these, either, preferring vegetables). Though we are not vegetarians, we eat a lot of vegetarian meals, and our meat is most often used as an ingredient, not a main dish. We still get plenty of the nutrients from these foods, like CLA and Omegas. This is a ...

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