The New York Times has been spewing out some dreadful food ethics coverage lately. First, they came out with not one but two bad reviews of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals. Then they published that craptacular Gary Steiner piece.
And now they’re back today with an article titled, “Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too.” Yep, Brussels sprouts and cows are comparably sentient. If you can convince yourself this lame argument is correct, you can give yourself a free pass when it comes to thinking about slaughterhouse and factory farm abuses, and eat anything you want.
Of course, the writer’s argument goes up in flames the moment you compare a YouTube video of industrialized wheat threshing, or the harvest of a garden tomato, to videos from a slaughterhouse or a factory farm. (Thanks, Matt.) Link.