A Plant-Based Diet is Good for Your Heart

Creature Talk

He would stop at fast food restaurants and get 2-3 burgers to eat over the course of a few hours. My mom asked me for healthy vegan recipes, and has been cooking completely differently than she had been. Usually I say that when people start eating healthy vegetarian food, they WON’T miss meat, but my dad was just such a meat lover that I didn’t know if that would be the case. Tags: Veganism eating habits health vegan food vegetarian

Deconstructing Spencer's Comment

Animal Person

Spencer R writes: Vegans sound exactly like religious fundamentalists. Trying to convince people to go vegan is like trying to convince people to only reproduce once. It's an especially ridiculous concept because the vegans in modern western society would not be able to maintain their living standards without the exploitation of dirt-poor humans in third world countries across the globe. As for a world of vegans being improbable, I wouldn't disagree with that.

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On "Food Inc."

Animal Person

Here's the idea you have to get used to when it comes to Food Inc.: There's no remotely vegan or even vegetarian (though I'm not even sure what the latter would look like) message. Now, if you can get beyond that, and if you haven't read Pollan and Schlosser and seen King Corn and The Future of Food (both of which are far more thorough on gentically-modified food, corn and Monsanto), you might actually learn something. If there's a lesson in Food Inc., (Sigh.)

Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

Over 95% of all animals raised for food in the U.S. Rest assured that if you are purchasing meat from your favorite fast food restaurant, your favorite sit-down chain restaurant, or your local grocery store, you are purchasing the flesh of a tortured animal. So, we are given the "cull the herd for its own good" defense, or the "cull the herd to prevent automobile accidents" defense, or the "I hunt to put food on my family's table" defense.

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