In the Caribbean, a sea of tea green and gentian blue, of overlapping cultures, diverse tastes, a thousand histories and conflicting visions for the future, there’s one view that unites everyone: Cuba has the Worst. Food. Ever.
Though we just ended our month-long challenge to go vegetarian, an increasingly common piece of proposed legislation has us diving back into the meat-eating debate today. In a piece from yesterday called "Banned From the Barn," New York Times food writer Mark Bittman covers several recent bills proposed in Florida, New York, Iowa and Minnesota whose core purpose was always the same: To make it illegal for people to take photos or video footage of agricultural facilities. In other words, our farmers don't want us to see what they're doing.
Thirty days ago the GOOD staff and community undertook the June GOOD challenge to go vegetarian. Some of us decided on pescetarian, others said they'd only eat meat on the weekends, and still others went totally vegan—the point was to limit meat consumption for the greater good. Four weeks later, we do believe this challenge was the best yet.