Humans actually thrive without meat! It reduces the likelihood of basically every health condition (heart disease, cancer, etc.). I haven't eaten meat since I was ten and I feel amazing!
The article argues that this obsession for meat is what is driving these government failures. Trump is notable for his addiction to meat and fast-food, something he ties to the concept of American virility. Same with Pence, as it noted in his speech attacking Kamala Harris last week. The obsession with meat is driving terrible policy decisions from both meat-packers and the presidential administration.