- Apr 23, 2018
There's not enough space for grassfed cattle, given the amount of meat people eat and the population. The thing you mentioned about the long intestines is also true, we also have various other features suggesting we are not obligate carnivores (our teeth, for example). I know people who are vegan and very healthy physically, so why shouldn't we cut out meat from our diet?how can you comment if you dont know the opposing argument?
'they' say raising cattle for beef uses vasts quantities of water and land/grass/space. the land energy/cost input required to raise a food crop is far, far more efficient than using the same land to raise a pound of beef. what 'they' dont understand is that livestock and cattle are an essential part of regenerating the topsoil when done in a natural, organic way (paddock rotation, grass fed animals, etc.). their argument does apply, but only for factory farms.
our long intestines are not designed for eating lots of meat where the digested foodstuff will go rancid and become caked up on the intestinal wall. this is debatable and we are going off topic again, but one doesnt necessarily need to specifically eat animal flesh for their source of protein-- cheese, butter, or raw milk will do fine.
I'm not convinced by what you say about the oil industry creating artificial scarcity. I think they are like junkies, willing to get a fix at whatever cost to satisfy their temporary greed. Even if the cost be destruction of the planet's ecosystem. You're almost whitewashing them, suggesting that we should just carry on as we are, consuming oil and coal. This is exactly the attitude people had in the Cold War - "business as usual", and not a sane approach. I'm not suggesting that there aren't forces (corporations in particular) who are exploiting the environmental movement for their own ends. But the movement itself is not the problem, it is a response to a genuine crisis which needs to be resolved, and not in the way 'they' want to resolve it.