Kidding aside – goat’s great
If you enjoy eating meat but worry about the effect intensive farming has on the environment, then why not give goat a go?
It’s lean, full of flavour and makes a great curry, according to the charismatic food entrepreneur Levi Roots, who I interviewed this week. A staple in Jamaican cooking, it has fewer calories and less fat than chicken, beef, lamb or pork.
But it’s the environmental case that’s most compelling. Goats are browsers, not grazers, so they have a much smaller impact on the land.
Which means farmers can produce more goat meat per acre of pasture than, say, beef.
So the new kid on your butcher’s block should really be goat.