We're not vegetarians. We realize that eating meat increases your carbon footprint by A LOT, but what can we say. It's a big ol' hypocrisy of ours, I guess. In an attempt to make our meat-eating slightly more ethical, we are taking a small step in what we think is the right direction. We already buy only organic, grass fed meat, but we also ate meat when we went out to eat, and God only knows where that stuff comes from. So, here's our new set of guidelines regarding meat:
1. No meat at restaurants.
2. Only buy meat from the farmer's market. Benefits of this are two-fold: meat is local, and so damn expensive that we can't afford a lot of it.
We are still mulling our guidelines regarding fish and shellfish. We're actually hoping to set up an aquaculture system to grow our own fish in the near future.
So, the goal is to reduce the overall amount of meat we eat and ensure that all the meat we by is local and humanely grown. This is just a first step. Eventually, we're either going to have to give meat up altogether or start butchering our own.