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"A Wendy’s With No Burgers as Meat Production Is Hit"

Uploaded: May 5, 2020
That headline is from a NYTimes article published today May 5, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/business/coronavirus-meat-shortages.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

This heralds probably the single most important health benefit to the lives of millions of Americans to come out of the Coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps reduction in use of fosil fuels and air pollution rivals it, but we'll see which one has the potential to outlast the pandemic.

Reducing meat consumption not only directly improves the lives of meat eaters, but also indirectly in the effect it has on climate change. As is commonly known, raising animals through factory farming has a huge environmental impact largely hidden from public view. I won't go into those details here. They wouldn't mean anything anyway to anyone who flat out denies there's any problems with the meat industry.

This would be a great time to reposition fast food and meat slaughtering and processing plant workers into work that has a positive effect on people's health and doesn't involve raising animals solely for slaughter and consumption. Maybe something in that HUGE pie-in-the-sky infrastructure project that Washington is often touting.

If nothing else, Wendy's might try switching all their meat offerings over to Impossible Burgers. You can make anything taste like anything, thanks to the wonderful world of chemicals.
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Posted by ASR, a resident of College Terrace,
on May 5, 2020 at 2:11 pm

Let's not eat animals for five years

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Posted by babyboomer1, a resident of another community,
on May 6, 2020 at 5:50 am

babyboomer1 is a registered user.

Would be a good time for Wendy's to try vegetarian burgers and see if they are popular. Would keep their employees at work and perhaps demonstrate a need for alternative foods to help the environment and our health!

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Posted by Mutti, a resident of Adobe-Meadow,
on May 8, 2020 at 8:52 am

The problem with vegetable-based meat substitutes is all the artificial stuff and salt, etc. They are OK for an occasional treat, but not to be eaten regularly. Not any more healthy to the human than meat.

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Posted by Lets not not, a resident of Adobe-Meadow,
on May 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm

"Let's not eat animals for five years "

No thank you, but feel free to do what you want to do.

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