At least, that's what they say. Experts interviewed by LiveScience claim eating less will help you live longer (true) and, somewhat green-righteously, point out that a vegetarian diet is "more energy-efficient."
WTH? Supply-side nutrition? --Managing an all-veggie diet without damaging your health is a tricky business for adults and even more so for growing children. Protein deficiency, anyone? Got calcium?
The human race remained barely more than animals until we started eatin' meat on a regular basis. Even at that, it took the wide use of caffeinated beverages t'give us the Industrial Revolution.
...And there's the rub. Whenever somebody's pushing veganism, there's a mud-hut agenda behind it, opposed to all the benefits of modern life -- or at least opposed to them for unenlightened non-elites like thee and me.
I eat salad for dinner nearly every night and meat and/or cheese is often not included. Most people don't eat near enough fruit and vegetables. But let's not leap right off the deep end, world-savers.
Things only have value if there's people there to value 'em. --It won't do any good to Save The Earth by not eating moo-cows an' cute little piggies if it leaves you lacking energy, dumber and suffering osteoporosis. You can have my bacon when you take it from my cold dead hands!
IT'S A KLUGE
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