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Will fear for the planet
turn us vegetarian?

The impact of the meat industry upon our environment really should induce the kind of sleepless terror that forces people to give up their worst habits

By Ian Jack  /  The Guardian, LONDON

I doubt that I can stick to it. Where is the terror at three in the morning? A gale may be tearing over the house and a flood running down the street, but the link to a lifetime’s mince consumption will be hard to fix in my imagination.

When it comes to the bleak future of the world, the complicated route between cause and effect is the greatest barrier to our doing much to change it.

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