23 Feb '12, 5pm

A Big Push to Move Meat Production from Terrible to Just Bad

A Big Push to Move Meat Production from Terrible to Just Bad

Consider meat. It's bad for the planet . It's bad for your health if you eat too much of it, which most Americans do. (We eat three times more than the global average .) As for animal welfare, trust me, you don't want to think about it. Helene York is a vegetarian, but as director of strategic sourcing and research at Bon Appetit Management Co ., a big food-service company, she needs to think about meat. This week, Bamco made a serious commitment to change the way it buys pork, beef, poultry and eggs. First, the company said , it will stop serving all pork produced using the cruel and inhumane practice of gestation crates and all eggs, including "liquid" ones (those removed from their shells), from hens confined to battery cages by 2015. This won't be easy. About 90 percent of female pigs are raised in metal cages so small that a pregnant sow cannot even turn around. This ...

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