What’s the Beef
Are you aware that Mayor Eric Adams, “a self-described vegan who sometimes eats fish,” now is looking to assist the city by reducing the amount of meat it serves at schools, hospitals, and in other government-funded capacities.
Proclamations from NYC Mayor Adams:
“It is easy to talk about emissions that are coming from vehicles and how it impacts our carbon footprint. … It is easy to talk about the emissions that’s coming from buildings and how it impacts our environment.
But we now have to talk about beef. And I don’t know if people are really ready for this conversation.”
Adams’s Beef with Beef
According to The Spectator’s Cockburn, Adams’s beef comes on the heels of a report showing “food rivals transportation in the size of [New York City’s] carbon footprint.”
Where Our Hotdogs At?
Cockburn takes exceptional umbrage to a Duke professor’s study showing that beef is the worst offender. To support his disapproval, Cockburn quotes from studies showing that beef also happens to be an “excellent source of protein and other nutrients, including vitamin B12, iron, niacin and zinc. Beef is also, as Cockburn wistfully notes, “a key ingredient in the signature offering served by the city’s 3,100 iconic hotdog stands that keep New Yorkers alive.”
It’s bad enough (the Mayor) wants to deprive growing school children and sick hospital patients access to meat, but should Adams turn an eye to the private-industry sale of meat, he’ll be roasted.
Meanwhile, maintains Cockburn, vegetarianism is “bad for people and veganism even worse.” According to a 2011 study published in the National Library of Medicine: “The low dietary intake of protein and sulfur amino acids by a plant-eating population leads to subclinical protein malnutrition, explaining the origin of hyperhomocysteinemia and the increased vulnerability of these vegetarian subjects to cardiovascular diseases.”
Do you hear that, Mayor Adams?! The vegan diet you follow, sir, is associated with nutritional deficiencies and an “increased risk for certain types of cancer, stroke, bone fractures, preterm birth and failure to thrive.”
“Failure to thrive” is exactly what has happened to the once great City of New York. Expect the decline to continue as the stereotypically aggressive, tough populace shrinks to an anemic, limp, soy-soaked shadow of its former self.
Cockburn’s Best Advice
If you are still a NYC resident, get out ASAP, he warns.
Because whether it helps the environment or not, life is simply not worth living without the nutritious delight of a nice big juicy sirloin.
What Cockburn forgets to mention? Good luck finding propane for your gas grill at your next cookout, vegan or otherwise.
Palo Alto Bullies Coming for Gas
In an unrelated article in the WSJ, James Freeman reports that Berkeley, Calif., in 2019, became the “first city to prohibit natural gas connections in new buildings.” Following this trend are San Jose, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and others…
Not so Fast
The California Restaurant Association challenged Berkeley’s ban in federal court, arguing that the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) pre-empts local regulation of gas appliances. A lower-court judge disagreed but was overruled Monday by a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel.
Why Respect the Rule of Law
A statement from the City of Palo Alto claims that this week’s surrender to a celebrity chef “is a unique situation.”
The local pols make clear that they have no intention of ending their harassment of everyday consumers, even after a federal appeals court has demanded an end to this intolerable war on good cooking and good sense.
Read more about Democrats’ war on energy in:
- Want to Taste Last Night’s Spaghetti, Again
- Joe Biden’s Death Warrant for Fossil Fuel Plants
- The Federal Government Going Full Suicide Bomber Against America
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