The best way to save the planet? Drop meat and dairy | George Monbiot I admire Monbiot greatly but disagree with him more often than not. There are several good points in the piece though and it does seem on the whole that the production of the humanely reared meat that we winepages liberal elitists prefer is actually more damaging to the environment than that which is intensively farmed. I have no vegetarian proclivities whatever but increasingly find myself thinking that the slab of protein main course model of western cooking is a bit dull, particularly when that slab is denuded of skin, bones and connective tissue in a way that denies its origins, and wondering whether this is the way we should eat every day. In the end I think that in our society food has become too cheap and we do not value it enough, which is also connected to the widespread diseases of excess that we see nowadays.