Meat a benign extravagance is an exploration of the difficult environmental and ethical issues that surround the human consumption of animal flesh the worlds meat consumption is rapidly rising leading to devastating environmental impacts as well as having long term health implications for societies everywhere. Simon fairlies meat a benign extravagance is the sanest book i have read on the subject of how the human race is going to feed itself in the years ahead gene logsdon author of holy shit and the contrary farmer simon fairlie provides us with an unusual and extremely important gift in his new book meat a benign extravagance by helping . In meat fairlie weaves a compelling argument that livestock farming actually adds value to the land and is an integral component of sustainable agriculture fairlie shows us that meat production in essence is a secondary function of holistic farming a gift of land and is at the very worst a benign extravagance. Meat a benign extravagance is a groundbreaking exploration of the difficult environmental ethical and health issues surrounding the human consumption of animals garnering huge praise in the uk this is a book that answers the question should we be farming animals or not not a simple answer but one that takes all views on meat eating into account. Meat a benign extravagance is the second book positioning itself against vegan claims in recent years with lierre keiths influential the vegetarian myth being the first keiths take is more passionate disputing the health environmental and ethical arguments of veganism with the still sizzling resentment of someone who found her health
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