KT: The Center For Consumer Freedom, an agribiz-funded astroturf operation, recently published an op-ed stating that “It’s easy for celebrities to passionately condemn farming by large agricultural firms. They don’t have to worry about a grocery bill.” Your reaction?
M: It’s almost comical, actually, as factory farming and meat production are so heavily subsidized. If you removed all subsidies from animal production the cost of a pound of beef would be around $25. A vegan diet is inherently less expensive than a diet based on animal protein. Let’s remove the subsidies that go to factory farms and big agribusiness and let their products be sold at true market cost. How many people would be rushing to McDonald’s if a hamburger cost $18? And that’s roughly what a McDonald’s hamburger would cost if all federal and state subsidies were removed from animal production.
YES. FUCK YES MOBY YOU GO GUY