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  Within the space of a square mile in Brooklyn—from the Fulton Mall to Court Street in Cobble Hill—it’s possible to shop for both $2 T-shirts and $2,000 handbags, and to eat anything from a dollar slice to a $90 platter of seafood. This is the consumer’s paradise to which we’ve grown accustomed in the last few decades, a place where the availability of discount goods has increased in seemingly direct correspondence with the proliferation...
Within our current food system, there's no moral choice but vegetarianism: there's absolutely no defense of eating meat that comes from the factory-farming system and winds up in supermarkets or restaurants, fast food and otherwise. But that's not to say that eating meat is inherently immoral; participating in the food chain is natural, and if someone lives in nature—say, on a farm, where they raise animals well and kill them for food without getting...