Tallying the environmental cost of meat

Japan Times: What are the costs of the meat we eat — the hamburgers, pork chops and chicken breasts? Not the price we pay for ground beef and so on, but the full costs of meats: the environmental and societal impacts, from birth to burger, and beyond. Some impacts of raising, slaughtering and eating beef come to mind quickly, while others are far less obvious. This summer, while in the United States, I quickly gained a couple of kilograms. This happens every time I visit and spend a lot of time eating and drinking......

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