TIME Magazine‘s cover article this week is “Should You be a Vegetarian?.” Of course, my answer to this thought-provoking question is “Hell no! Why would you want to do something like that?” :)
Their look at veganism, unfortunately, will do nothing to erase the misconception that you’re vegetarian if you eat chicken or fish, but otherwise is a relatively balanced look at the issue. One quote I like: “It takes constant vigilance and a thick skin.” Yeah… especially when reading quotes like this: “We would never have evolved as large, socially active hominids if we hadn’t turned to meat.”
Overall, a good take on things. One thing I would like to have seen more of: a discussion of the better vegetarian, vegan, and raw restaurants and a few recipes for newbies to try.
And a final interesting note: on the site’s poll, 3/4 of the takers believe that a “well-balanced vegetarian diet” is healthier than a meat-based diet.