I thought some people might be interested in this article in today's Guardian:

I was wrong about veganism. Let them eat meat but farm it properly
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...-deforestation

The book it refers to also seems interesting. Has anyone heard of it or read it?
Meat - a benign extravagance by Simon Fairlie
http://www.permaculture-magazine.co....ticles_65.html