Is the answer to a healthier body, a more humane food system and a healthier planet the rejection of eating meat for a more plant-based diet? Or is it possible to improve the way meat is produced and consumed to achieve all three of those aims?
Camas Davis, executive director of the Good Meat Project says it is indeed possible to do the latter. The organization she founded in Portland Oregon in 2014 is now spreading in city chapters all across the US. She says:
It is possible to raise and eat meat responsibly. We are committed to showing you how to bring good, clean, fair meat to your table… The choices you make about the meat you eat— each and every one of them — has an impact.
The Good Meat Project motto is “turning the tables on the way meat gets to your table.” Davis recently answered some questions about ethical, humane and environmentally-sound meat production in an article that ran online at Forbes.
The short article explores humane and regenerative principles of meat production and consumption and the goals of the Good Meat Project.
In the fall of 2018, Diet Doctor featured a three-part series on the environmental issues of meat consumption (see it below). The series delved into the acrimonious debate around meat eating, the science behind assessing agriculture’s impact on climate change, and the growing support for regenerative agriculture using grazing animals like cows and sheep to sequester atmospheric carbon in the soil and enhance soil fertility and yields.