Kid­ding aside – goat’s great

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN -

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.

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