Meat meat meat. Discuss.

Whether you like your steaks or stick to the veggies, meat consumption is a big issue. Does knowing more affect how you think about it? What's the best way to learn and make decisions about issues like these?

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Well meat will have protine but it has fat and if you don't have a gallbladder prepare for horribe pains. Well I rather eat pasta.

P.S. it was an odd servay.

posted on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 12:16pm
isislikeu's picture
isislikeu says:

i like sausages

posted on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 1:42pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

RIBS AND BBQ R HE BEST

posted on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 11:19am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Ew

posted on Sat, 12/10/2011 - 3:55pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

you should know that pasta has a lot of calories therefore you should not be eating so much pasta and that means that you should probably eat more meat than what you do i think that when you get the protien from that meat that you will be able to fight off the "horrible pains" and you can get medication from the pharmacy or your doctor.

posted on Thu, 06/02/2011 - 1:19pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that is true, even though pasta is good, you should get the protein offered from the consumption of meat

posted on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 12:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

YOU CAN*T GET THE PROTEIN FROM VEGTABLES
ALONE LIKE VEGETARIANS THINK!

posted on Sun, 08/21/2011 - 12:53pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

That's crazy! you can't say that, we can get protein from milk, legumes,and other veggetables.
kale even has more protien than a serving of beef or pork enough for our daily need for vitamins and proteins. In addition, we actually get most of our proteins from vegetables. You are right that we don't get most of our proteins. One from that but most of our healthy proteins come from vegetables. you might think that meat eaters are healthy, but quite frankly, we are better off with veggies and other aimal products that don't involve killing any animal.
And afterall we don't havethe right to destroy other living things, we exist and i'll accept that fact but we are already doing enough damage to this planet and other species other than humans, even amongs ourselves acctually.

posted on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 5:20pm
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seaweed says:

i agreewith the planet savig stuff, but i do love meat....

posted on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 9:43am
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4321769 says:

I THINK VEGGIES ARE THE SAME THING AS MEAT BECAUSE THE PROTIEN IN BOTH ARE VERY HIGH

posted on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 1:51pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Wrong. You can get a lotof protien from other sources, and especially without all the fats that cause numerous health problems and waste our resources. Wake up!!!

posted on Fri, 01/13/2012 - 12:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Wow i want me some beef!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 11:44am
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kathy says:

i do love me some cow and piggy... even if it's rough on the planet to raise them. does a body good tho....

posted on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 9:45am
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meat lova says:

meat = good

posted on Sat, 07/16/2011 - 7:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this got me to think about what meat does to this planet next `time you guys eat meat think about what you are doing........meat is yummy so you should still eat it sometimes, but think about what you are doing too.......;)

posted on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 11:50am
em's picture
em says:

i always do! i just wish that some people would realize that although meat is *really* good, it produces so many more emmissions. Try eating meatless 1 day a week- that's what i do

posted on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 5:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

pasta is not that great for you either it contains starch which you should not have too much of

posted on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 2:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

MEAT IS THE BEST

posted on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 12:48pm
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4321769 says:

THE MEAT HAS PROTIEN BUT THE FAT IS SO BAD FOR YOU THAT IT CAN MAKE YOU FAT

posted on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 1:48pm
Anyone's picture
Anyone says:

Thats why they call it fat.........

posted on Mon, 08/20/2012 - 1:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I agree but not all meat

posted on Fri, 12/23/2011 - 11:44am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Meat is good, and it's good for you, so why not eat it?

posted on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 11:46am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Meat encourages global warming! Think of what the polar bears are doing!

posted on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 4:12pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

you spelt protein wrong. and pasta has a ton of carbs which will turn to fat aswell if you have too much.

posted on Sat, 01/14/2012 - 3:02pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I agree, I would rather eat pasta...

posted on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:34pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

totally i hate meat its sad to think about all the animals...

-sydney (animal lover)

posted on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:58pm
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carrie says:

Meat is so gross! Might as well eat humans while youre at it.

posted on Sun, 07/29/2012 - 2:47pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I LOVE PASTA TOOOOOOO!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 3:51pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i agree i would much rather have pasta that meat you really don't know whats in it.

posted on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 5:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

oh ok never thought it like that

posted on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 1:38pm
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NO NO says:

Meat is my WORST ENEMY! Even though I tried meat before, I'm a vegetarian, and I would NEVER eat meat, no matter how MUCH you beg for eating! Well, I rather eat fruits and veggies, all overcooked. um, not. SO, will YOU eat meat?

P.S. not me.

posted on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 11:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well to be healthy you have to eat meat not just pasta! duhh!!!!!! and that gives you alot of protien its ALOT more healthier then pasta is anyways! so get soome loser

posted on Sat, 04/07/2012 - 4:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

meat is very stupid

posted on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 12:43pm
emma's picture
emma says:

i do believe that even though it doesnt make a big difference on our world today

posted on Sat, 04/28/2012 - 2:01pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

*protein

posted on Sat, 04/28/2012 - 2:38pm
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meatlover says:

i'll eat meat only on certain days because i don't want to eat it all the time so i dont always kill animals

posted on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 1:44pm
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Chicken Thigh says:

I love meat and will eat it for every meal of every day

posted on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 11:26am
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MoneyIsThekeyToHappieness says:

Meat is amazing, and I think that EVERYONE can eat it. Yea sure, it does have fat, but it is also sorta good for you.

posted on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 11:43am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Why the heck to people like meat? What is wrong with you?!? I mean, we kill way too many animals to spare!!! SHEESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Sat, 04/30/2011 - 3:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well its sort of a way to keep the population down...

posted on Sun, 05/22/2011 - 1:00pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

why wouldnt you eat meat? i think its ridiculous that you think animals should be more supirior. cause in reality humans are and your lucky to be one. but honestly meat is good for you. great health. but dont get me wrong, you dont want to kill anything that is close to being endangered or anything ike that. but thats why we need to stoooop wasting all this beautiful country land and give a better life to the animals..but yet eat them.. lol

posted on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 3:54pm
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Ben Heath says:

well meat is an exellent source of protein, and is far easier to raise than plants. all you have to do is a feed a couple times a week, and plants require constant watering and care. and to start a large field of crops you have to plant all these little seeds and to raise livestock, you buy two and they'll reproduce all on thier own.

posted on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 10:42am
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JGordon says:

It'd be great if someone with firsthand experience raising both animals and crops could contribute here, but I think you're only half right, Ben.

Raising a field of crops from seed isn't a super easy process, I'm sure, but you might be underestimating what it takes to raise livestock. Livestock, especially when you're dealing with lots of them, require their own facilities and equipment, and they need daily care. And they need food too. In fact, most of what we grow in this country is used as animal feed—for example, 80% of the corn we grow goes to feeding animals. (We only eat about 12%, and the rest goes to make fuel and other products.)

So meat production doesn't just require animal care, it requires all the effort of raising crops too! (This would be a little different if we only ate animals that got all their food from grazing, but, as I understand it, the quantity of meat we consume requires us to grow extra feed.)

posted on Wed, 06/29/2011 - 2:44pm
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dancerules!!!! says:

true, but eating meat is a good source of protein, and it tastes yummy.

posted on Sat, 11/12/2011 - 6:28pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

people eat meat so they can get the protein they need if we dont get the protein our body will start taking the protein from our own body to survive and soon we will become way too tired to get up or even walk to the kitchen we wont have any energy and basically we will die. And FYI this is coming from a 15 year old biology student.

posted on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 11:46am
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JGordon says:

Hey dude

You're right—meat does contain a lot of protein. However, there are plenty of plants out there that do an excellent job of providing us protein. That's why vegetarian people (and animals) don't just waste away. Also, protein is mostly used by the body to build more body. It's carbohydrates (sugars and starches, etc) that mostly give us the energy to walk to the kitchen.

A couple more points: somewhere else in these comments, somebody makes the opposite point to yours—they say that you can get more protein from a serving of kale than you can from a serving of beef or pork. That's actually not true at all.

Also, I'd argue that the reason people eat meat generally isn't to get protein. I mean, they get protein nonetheless, but I think the motivation is more because it's a tradition in their family or culture, because they like the taste, because it's something people with money do, and we all want to be people with money, or because it's something they've always done, and we tend to keep doing the things we've always done. So it's not that the nutrition stuff isn't real, it's just that I think that point boils away pretty quickly when we look at why people eat what they eat.

posted on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 5:12pm
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wyatt says:

meat is good

posted on Sun, 05/01/2011 - 12:39pm
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shomari says:

i dont no y some people dont like meat

posted on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 9:23am
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spongebob squarepants says:

YES IT IS MEAT IS REALLY GOOD HAHA :)

posted on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 9:49am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I don't by it! Paleo diet (eating like of ancestors) Is the healthiest diet (what you eat) there ever was! People that eat grains have issues (think gluten free). Wild game, nuts, and berries are where its at!

posted on Sun, 05/01/2011 - 2:52pm

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