Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I'm of the not-much-meat persuasion too. And when you mention the crappy quality of the rest of the food, don't let's forget that meat three times a day means crappy industrial meat too (except for the rich). So the "masking" effect is purely symbolic, along the lines DeAnander suggests -- eating lots of meat = wealth, or at least being out of poverty (in which it joins high sugar and refined foods consumption).
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 08:36:36 AM EST
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