We’re all supposed to forget that FAQ about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal that her office memory-holed once people actually read it and started joking about farting cows. But the climate change crowd has for quite a while claimed that people need to stop eating beef.

Fast Company and Bloomberg both published articles saying people need to give up meat immediately if we’re going to save the planet. One study promoted by CNN suggested a “global meat tax.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just unveiled “Meatless Mondays” in the city’s school cafeterias. And Ocasio-Cortez herself said Americans might have to give up their habit of having a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

So it’s refreshing to hear that it’s OK to enjoy a burger once in a while and still retain your cred as an environmentalist:

Who said it?

Don’t forget PETA.

Environmentalist Yessenia Funes writes:

The shame game has been real lately. Ever since Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced her Green New Deal resolution, she’s been getting attacked from all fronts because, well, she’s no saint. PETA gave her shit for not going vegan. The New York Post recently called her out for riding in cars and not composting her sweet potato peels. Right-wingers barraged her after her chief of staff was spotted enjoying a burger for dinner.

But what good does any of that do? As Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter to the New York Post, she’s “living in the world as it is.”

It’s true that she is no saint, and conservatives did pounce at that photo of her chief of staff eating a burger. And why not? This was right after she told Americans to give up their burger habit.

Maybe there’s a sane approach to all of this?

Yum. We’ll be right over.


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