London’s The Economist recently touted an article about the many people around the globe who are rising out of poverty and are now able to afford to add meat to their diet. The magazine took to Twitter to promote the article, which was published in May and titled “Global meat-eating is on the rise, bringing surprising benefits.”
The Twitter piece stated, “More people are eating meat around the world. That means they will live longer, healthier lives, but it is bad news for the environment.” Don’t they know how selfish they look? Geez, take one for the team, please! Save the environment, screw your health, budding meat eaters! Go back to eating grass and pinecones. Or at least use your newfound wealth to purchase macaroni and cheese, SpaghettiOs and Ramen noodles-- and spare the environment.
The Economist’s take on the decrease in world poverty is ironic to say the least. It is also akin to saying, “The D-Day Invasion was successful and ultimately led to the defeat of Hitler and the rebirth of freedom across much of Europe, but it used up an awful lot of gasoline and petroleum products.”
Who says the media focuses on the negative?