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Here is an interesting story about the evolutionary value of a meat-based diet.

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Sustainable Meat

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Here is a New York Times op-ed column about "sustainable meat."

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Growing Meat vs. Going Vegetarian

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In today's Dot Earth post " Can People Have Meat and a Planet, Too? ," Andrew Revkin explores the brave new world of growing meat cultures in vitro as a more humane and possibly more environmentally friendly way of producing meat. Every day, some people switch from meat-based diets to vegetarian diets.

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Some will reduce their consumption of meat for the sake of the animals. Force, coercion, and manipulation, by comparison, are inferior on each score. I believe that as time passes, humans will, for various reasons, change their diets. Others will do so for the sake of the environment. Others will do so for health reasons.

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A Question for Animal Ethics Readers

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Then, click on "Comments" below to answer the question that Keith posed on his personal blog : Has anyone out there met someone who was persuaded to give up eating meat as a result of an argument? Please read the post by Megan McArdle that Keith linked to in his post from yesterday.

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In Vitro Meat

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PETA is offering a $1,000,000 reward to anyone who creates commercially viable in vitro meat. I don't see any ethical problem with producing or consuming such meat. Addendum: Here is a New York Times story about the reward.

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Roger Scruton on the Duty to Eat Meat

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We should not abandon our meat-eating habits, but remoralize them, by incorporating them into affectionate human relations, and using them in the true Homeric manner, as instruments of hospitality, conviviality and peace. Where there are conscientious carnivores, however, there is a motive to raise animals kindly.

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