Numlock Sunday: October 28, 2018
By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about the story they wrote.
This week, I spoke to Julie Kendrick, a freelance writer, who a few weeks ago wrote “Goat Meat Could Save Our Food System, But We're Too Afraid To Eat It” in HuffPost. Here's what I wrote about it:
Goat accounts for 6 percent of red meat consumption worldwide, with the average earth resident consuming 1.7 pounds of goat per year. If that sounds high for you, if you’re American it probably is: people in the U.S. eat only 0.25 pounds of goat meat per capita every year out of the 222.2 pounds of red meat and poultry we consume annually. Goat meat is not only comparatively healthier than many other types of meat, but goats are also more sustainable to raise. I live in Queens, so my diet is closer to the global figure than the domestic one, but the domestic palate may be changing: surv…