Sunday, 14 December 2008

Animal-free diets and the environment

We have covered this in the past. If we eat a diet based on animal products it is bad for the environment and human health (and other animals!). Thankfully this message is appearing with more frequency - however the angry denial and resistance each time it appears (even when the message is only to cut down the amount - not even to cut it out completely!) is out of all proportion to the valid message, showing that most humans are unwilling to contemplate any way of life except the one that is easiest and most familiar to them. It's a fact of life that most people are stupid.

Some recent articles:
'Shun meat, says UN climate chief' [BBC News]
'Meat must be rationed to four portions a week, says report on climate change' [Guardian]
'Eating for a healthy planet' [Food Standards Agency]
And the article below.

Article from the excellent Resurgence magazine, Nov-Dec 08 issue no.51, pp. 38-9

26 January 2009: Meat and dairy products could be taken off NHS menus for carbon footprint reasons - see this article. Good news for the environment, human health, and animals!

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