How can I eat more ethically?
October 8, 2013 12:33 PM Subscribe
I'm not ready to become a vegetarian yet, but I would like to eat more ethically. What meat products are the worst to consume from an ethical standpoint? What are the most ethical to consume?
posted by helloimjohnnycash to food & drink (40 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I'm bothered by factory farming and I believe my eating habits reinforce animal cruelty. At the same time, I have a high metabolism and burn through food at a crazy pace. Meat is the only thing that gives me enough energy to function through the day.
So I'm not at the point where I can give up meat entirely, but I'd like to cut back and make more ethical decisions about the meat I do consume. A few years ago, I arbitrarily cut out pork from my diet just so I could feel like I was taking some kind of positive step, but there has to be a better way to go about this process.
So, what types of food/brands/restaurants should I avoid if I'm concerned about animal cruelty? What should I be eating more of (specifically meat, but I'd be open to a few vegetarian suggestions too)?
(Side note: If possible, I do not want a ton of details about the specifics of the cruelty associated with the products. I know some discussion is inevitable, and I'm doing my own research, but I'd prefer to do it at my own pace, because it troubles me deeply)