We would reverse the health issues plaguing the world caused by the meteoric rise in meat and animal product consumption; similar to what's been happening with the decrease in smoking.
Other Health issues like Diabetes would meteorically rise.
Sugar/Carbs is Vegan remember... And guess what is pretty much in abundance in non-meat products?
Again, then the answer is buy food from producers that do take care of their livestock, not just changing people's diet in such a fundamental way. People would be much open to animal's rights if they heard "Buy meat from farmers that take care of their cows" instead of "Stop eating cow".
This. I buy free-range eggs due to the ethical dilemma rather than caged eggs, it's about 40 cents more expensive per carton.
Not everyone can afford that (Considering I consume 2x dozen eggs per week just for myself.) though.
But the best way to reduce harm to animals is to market your product as a more ethical one, people will buy it if they have it available.
I will never give up meat. Just last week I went to the pub and ordered two steaks as I was loading, 1.2kg all told with a bowl of cauliflower on the side. Devoured the lot and loved it.
In saying that, I have given up cows milk and gelatin and opt for Unsweetened Almond Milk and Xanthan Gum as vegan alternatives, but still eat cheese.
@irstupid Well they have been told by their doctor's that their diet is making them ill, how can you blame them for still making money off pushing the diet they can't hold to themselves. It's money after all, their money! How dare people attack their hypocrisy and the ethics of pushing a diet that makes them sick, it's making then money and they have a note from their doctor that says it's okay.
All diets can be healthy/unhealthy. It really depends if you are getting the appropriate macro-nutrients, so it's always a good idea to track your macros if you are being serious and keep in touch with your doctor to make sure you are going down the right path. Shit I do.
One thing I don't hold back on is the consumption of proteins though, but that's the Athlete talking.
I understand their sentiment from the ecological side, even if I believe their end goal is totally unrealistic. Then there's a part of this group (I don't know how big) that even tries to get other animals to go vegan, which is even more misguided. I'm all for reducing cardon footprint, I mostly try to stick to chicken or fish which have lesser impacts than beef/pork. But I'd be lying if I said I would ever go vegetarian.
Vegan and Vegetarian are different by the way.
|Chris Hu said:
Actually if most people where vegans a lot less resources would be used by humans. It takes way more resources to raise meat versus fruits, grains and vegetables.
In also saying that... Carbs tend to make you hungrier sooner than proteins, proteins require more calories to process as well.
So you will generally eat more on a carb-rich diet full of fruits, grains and vegetables.
No it doesn't. Less cattle = less fields = more natural vegetation. It's not because they're not destroying everything, that they aren't destroying anything.
We are grain producing area, after the grain season has ended, farmers will generally introduce cattle to the idle paddock, where the cattle will keep the weeds down (Less chemicals required) and graze on stubble.
It would be idle wasted land otherwise and it allows the farmer to make some extra cash during the off-growing season.