"About ten billion animals—chickens, pigs, turkeys, cows, and other animals—are raised for human consumption each year in the U.S. Most of them are raised by large producers rather than small family farmers."
I still sit on the fence when it comes to quitting meat altogether. The truth is, while there is a moral entanglement, there's also the physical component as well. Lately when I eat meat, I find myself truly revolted at the taste. With few exceptions, I just don't eat it any longer. But my family does. So for now the meat is disguised as the rest of dinner. If I can't taste it, I am able to eat it. We have cut down on our meat consumption, mostly because I do half the cooking and it's rare to see me cooking meat. However, after much research about the meat industry, I am working on budgeting around organic meat. Here are my reasons why:
1. Conventional meats contain ammonia
6. ...RBST (Prolisac)
7. The sever lack of regulations within the USDA to keep our conventional meat free from disease and poison
9. Big meat Contributes to air and water pollution
10. When you buy organic, you are supporting a local farm
So in conclusion, organic is best. However, I will be keeping in touch with news about whether or not it is in our food budget.