If a person thinks too hard about food it can
be hard to eat anything at all.
The ethics of impact on envitonment-
pesticides, destruction of wildlife, water and
soil issues, transportation distances etc.
Nothing comes for free in these regards.
Ethical choices in food are not about sentiment
Imo, but minimimum impact.
Creatures such as pigs snd chivkens are raised under
very inhumane conditions, i will not be a part of that.
Free range cattle can be raised humanely
with less disturbance to the envitonment
than plow and plant involves. I wont eat
beef anyway but I dont object if others do.
Seafood whether seaweed, mussles, oysters etc
can be raised sustainanably and without cruelty.
Personal note, the utterly callous cruelty of
Chinese wet market is right there to see, unlike
in a Western market where the consumer is
so protected from having to admit that a live,
terrified animal is behind that neat package.
Seeing markets is what made me vegetarian.