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Given up hope on vegetarianism? Meet a reducetarian.

Given up hope on vegetarianism? Meet a reducetarian.

In college, Brian Kateman was that guy on campus — you know, the one telling you to take shorter showers and recycle all the time. That message changed after a friend handed him The Ethics of What We Eat by Jim Mason and Peter Singer, the philosopher and animal-rights activist famous for sparking self-doubt in meat lovers. “It was a little awkward, because I was eating a hamburger at the time,” Kateman says. While reading about the consequences of our food choices, he realized there were bigger problems to tackle than half-hour showers: Animal agriculture was sucking our aquifers dry and spewing planet-warming gases into the atmosphere. And the fix is simple — we’ve just gotta eat a lot less meat. Vegans and vegetarians have been doing that for a while, but omnivores have been getting a pass. There’s just not a lot of social pressure for meat eaters to cut back. Brian Kate...

Full article: http://grist.org/article/given-up-hope-on-vegetarianism-m...

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