Waldo Jaquith – On the impracticality of a cheeseburger.

Having been a vegetarian since this summer, I’m starting to feel a little self-righteous when I come across articles validating my choice. This one not only validates my choice but takes it farther, to more logical conclusions.

A cheeseburger cannot exist outside of a highly developed, post-agrarian society. It requires a complex interaction between a handful of vendors—in all likelihood, a couple of dozen—and the ability to ship ingredients vast distances while keeping them fresh. The cheeseburger couldn’t have existed until nearly a century ago as, indeed, it did not.

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