The healthy eating debate is only one side of this whole argument. Although, I tend to agree we American's need to eat way less meat for health reasons. The real issue is that the meat industry in the U.S. alone produces 15% of the WORLD'S green house gases, which is much more than the entire world's transportation. Maybe instead of making hybrid cars we should be looking at the meat industry to cut down on green house gases, it would certainly be more effective.
Again, 15% of the entire world's green house gas emissions come from the U.S. meat industry, which shows how ridiculous the amount of meat that we eat is compared to the rest of the world. America is also the most overweight country, wonder if there is any correlation here? Rhetorical question, overeating meat is a large contributor to our unhealthiness in America and has been linked to increasing all sorts of health risks. Meat is not bad, I really REALLY love meat, but we need moderation for, not only our individual health, but the health of the entire planet.