Monday, April 23, 2007

Animal Food Abandoned (The Anaconda Standard, 1914)

The Anaconda Standard in Anaconda, Montana ran a piece on January 11, 1914 titled, "How Things Will Be in the Twenty-First Century." The story states the fairly common belief that the world would move away from meat consumption.

Cooking, perhaps, will not be done at all on any large scale at home.....and cooking will be a much less disgusting process than it is now. We shall not do most of our cooking by such a wasteful and unwholesome method as boiling, whereby the important soluble salts of nearly all food are thrown away. As animal food will have been wholly abandoned before the end of this century, the debris of the kitchen will be much more manageable than at present.

See also:
In 1980 Americans Will Eat Less Beef (1928)

3 comments:

Jonathan Barrett said...

Ironically, the "less meat" should have happened:

NY Times: Unhappy Meals

Ross said...

The phrasing of the passage, reminds me of an episode of Sapphire and Steel, wherein we learn that man doesn't eat meat in the distant future. But it's not out of respect for animals or health concerns or moral reasons (at least, not the usual moral reasons that modern vegetarians tend to hold): it's because they think animals are filthy and disgusting, and man systematically and intentionally wiped them out to be rid of the filthy things.

Actos said...

nice post, it's really interesting for me today, thx