Eating Animals author Jonathan Safran Foer will be appearing at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, and the Sydney Morning Herald has an article profiling Foer and publicizing his appearance. I love this quote from Foer:
“One of the things I want to do in my book is move away from this harmful dichotomy that has been set up: you either care or you don’t care at all. You’re vegetarian or you are a carnivore. Most people do care about these issues and the reality is that most people are not going to become vegetarian.”
Foer’s aim is to open a middle ground where people can make a difference. ”Do I think there is any chance in the world that half of Americans will be vegetarians in 10 years? I would say there is virtually no chance in the world of that. Do I think there is any chance that half of the meals eaten in America will be vegetarian in 10 years? I think there is a good chance of that.”
I think so too. We’re playing a long game, and the moment we realize that and adjust our strategies accordingly, winning is inevitable.
Worldwide veganism in a decade seems out of the question right now. But agribusiness won’t be laughing off that possibility once we transform to a culture where even omnivores regularly eat vegan.