Deep-ish Thoughts, Food, Seriously?

To Moo is Bovine

My daughter sent me a link to a news article the other day that in my opinion can only be filed in the “Are You Kidding Me?” section of News of the Weird. Apparently, some people (you know who you are) are trying to blame global warming on — get this — cow burps. 

Yes. You read that right. Burping cows are now being blamed for climate change. The cows, with their excessive burps, their trampling of grass, and their need for water are melting glaciers. Just take a look at this lady on your right. She looks menacing, doesn’t she? Downright criminal, in fact. 
Okay, seriously, I get that most of us in this country don’t eat right. I get that some people think they can (and should) regulate everything to keep people from doing foolish and sometimes even stupid things. And I get that blaming the cow for global climate change might (and I stress the word might) kill two birds with one stone. (No actual birds were harmed by the writing of this blog post.) 
Think about it. By vilifying the cow, we (not actually we but they) can (might but probably won’t) convince people in droves to become vegetarians. As pointed out in the LA Times article, beef is one of the least healthy and environmentally friendly foods out there. Cookies, on the other hand, are great for the planet, but not necessarily good for your body. 
And you know what’s going to happen, don’t you? Assuming “they” are successful in turning us all into vegetarians by outlawing the cow? Yep, in ten years everybody will be suffering from an iron deficiency, and instead of putting red meat back into the diet, drug companies will rush to create exciting and expensive new ways to get iron into your body. 
I’m not arguing that I need a rib-eye every evening for dinner, but I am wondering what happened to the concept of eating a balanced diet and moderation in all things. I think it flew out the window right behind common sense. 

To laugh is human but to moo is bovine.  ~Author Unknown

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