They Really Are Going After Meat

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 - 01:10 PM

Authored by Robert Wenzel via,

“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

-H.L. Mencken

The secular-puritan nut jobs, who can't leave any joys of the world alone, are now escalating their attacks on meat and with it, virtue signaling has entered a bizarre new phase.

Epicurious is, according to The New York Times, "the popular online recipe bank where home cooks have gone to hone their skills for a quarter of a century."

The editors there revealed to readers this week that not only were they done with new recipes containing beef, but they had been phasing them out for over a year, reports the Times.

“We know that some people might assume that this decision signals some sort of vendetta against cows — or the people who eat them,” Maggie Hoffman, a senior editor, and David Tamarkin, a former digital director, wrote in an article published on Monday.

“But this decision was not made because we hate hamburgers (we don’t!).”

The shift was “solely about sustainability, about not giving airtime to one of the world’s worst climate offenders,” they said.

“We think of this decision as not anti-beef but rather pro-planet.”

Hoffman and Tanarkin write as if they actually understand the first thing about the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient and its application in the study of climate change.

These posers are so contradictory and out of touch with reality that they have become a vegan herd.

I call for a steer's fart on all of them.

But the big question is: Will the masses be as meek against this mad movement as they have been against the lockdowns and cancel culture? 

Meat producers are already wimping out.

On Sunday, JBS and Pilgrim’s Pride, one of the country’s largest chicken producers, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times headlined, “Agriculture can be a part of the climate solution,” committing to net-zero emissions by 2040, The Washington Post reports.

The Post then added this:

[T]here is a lot of research when it comes to the contribution of industrial agriculture to the greenhouse gases that are warming the planet... beef consumption, in particular, has been singled out as uniquely harmful to the planet.

In 2019, the EAT-Lancet Commission report and the special report on climate change and land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made strong suggestions about the need to move away from cattle ranching.

Livestock are responsible for about 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, on a par with all of global transportation.

Ezra Klein, in a New York Times column this past Saturday, called for a “moonshot” that would turn the United States away from industrial agriculture and toward “meatless meat.”

The anti-cow fart crowd needs to be stopped now.