For the last month I've been following a pescetarian diet (I'll eat fish, but not any other kind of meat). From the end of last summer through February I was gradually weening myself off of meat. I am hesitant to talk about it on my blog since food (like a lot of issues) can be very polarizing for people. Believe me, I understand the part that meat plays in the economy/way of life for a lot of people. I'm from Iowa, where hogs out-number residents 3 to 1.
I have a lot of personal reasons for making this decision, but it was also an animal well-being issue and an environmental issue. This was my decision, and I'm not going to use my blog as a platform for advocacy. To be honest, it's getting tough not eating meat. I need to figure out protein a little better, because I feel like I'm eating more carbs. I don't really miss pork at all, nor chicken. I miss beef the most. I miss traditional hamburgers and steak.
So enough of making me hungry. This is something I'm doing and I'll see how long I can do it for. This is something I've wanted to talk about for awhile, but wanted to approach the right way. I think a lot of vegetarians/vegans, etc, shove hate down people's throats, which in turn gives them a bad image. I think meat tastes good, and at it's core, I don't see eating meat as a problem. I do see a problem in how we presently raise and slaughter animals for food. If I went to a friend's local farm, I'd have no problem eating an animal that they humanely raised and processed.