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?
I bet the "paleo diet" is actually pretty good for you—moderate amounts of wild meat, lots of nuts, berries, and root vegetables.
I wonder how that scales up to 7 billion people (or, in a few decades, 9 billion people). I'm not trying to imply that it's necessarily impractical on a global scale, but I wonder how it would work with that many people, so many of whom live in areas where "nuts and berries" aren't available all year.
We need meat. Don't even question the fact that we may be hurting the animals by eating them. They are on this earth for our enjoyment. Which means they belongon my plate
Ok. But even as a meat-eater myself, I'd point out a couple things: lots of people don't eat meat, and they get along just fine, so whether or not we "need" meat is perhaps debatable. Also, some folks might take issue with the idea that other animals are on Earth simply for us, and that our enjoyment outweighs their suffering in importance.
But if we accept for the time being that a) we need meat and; b) screw the animals, there is still something to consider:
What if eating animals begins to interfere with our enjoyment of life on the Earth? The way we raise meat now requires lots of land and food (i.e., animal feed). What if enough people around the planet want to eat meat that it becomes super expensive? What if that also means that other non-meat foods are really expensive, if they're available at all? What if raising that many animals speeds climate change? These are all plausible consequences of increased meat consumption (and meat consumption is increasing).
Does that change you opinion at all? Should everyone be able to eat as much meat as they want? Or are animals on this earth for the enjoyment of only some of us?
meat is a wonderful food! and it is a neccesity for human health....i think if we eat it in the right proportions everythings gonna be fine!
it's not technically essential...cuz u can get protein from other things like lentils. actually, american's probably eat too much of it..
MEAT IS SORT OF GOOD FOR YOU DIPENDS WHAT IS IN IT AND WHAT KIND OF MEAT
First off, global warming is climate change and it is very real. Open your eyes to that. Secondly, animals have been eating other animals for millions of years, why should it be any different if we raise them or not? If we didn't, they would expand and there would be ultimately less land to do anything with because of wild meat!
I can eat vegetarian meals, but sometime's there is nothing like a nice steak on the grill!
Sometimes we can eat meat but not always
Meat production is inefficient, cruel, and contributes to much chronic disease.
I LOVE MEAT
I prefer not to eat meat, but if I do I like to eat grass fed meat.
I'm tired of other agendas being forced down my throat and told to be more tolerant - yet the last thing anyone else will be is tolerant of my position.
God gave us everything we need to survive that includes the cows.
God bless America.
`i agree with you! God gave us the sea also and there are yummy things in it to eat. Vegetable and fruits should be consumed in bigger quantities and cut down on those big meat portions. Obesity is a huge problem in the USA and too big meat portions are calories.
Yes, eating too much meat is a problem in the US. however, it tastes much better to me than any combination of veggies to me. That or my parents didnt make me eat enough veggies...
While this survey did seem to skew rather alarmist, eating locally sourced meat and eating less meat is a much more sustaniable solution in the long term than either the status quo or taking on the impossible challenge of forcing those around the world to give up their indigenous foods that involve meat, etc.
Sorry, i just cant live without steak. most of my favorite foods have meat in them. I love meat!!!
i agree with youuuuu!!!! good for you and i hope your veiws on things is to save as much farm land as possible!!!
I think think this was informative and will help people eat more veggies. I do agree that it was a weird survey, but it also scared me at what happens. Peace OUT!!!
well for one, I LOVE MEATTTTT!! and this thing is very dumb for telling us to waste beautiful farm land on city. save the land and love america
Animal protiens are the most complete. But vegatable protiens with proper supplements are also nutritious. The secret is variety.
Personally,I would consider myself a carnivore. I love meat. I also eat almost all vegatables and fruit( ecept bananas and lima beans).
I really could care less about meat, i could live without it. The questions really irritated me!
Eating meat can be un-healthy if you buy it form the wrong places where they add things to their meat that can make yousick and very un-healthy
I do love meat, but eat beef and pork rarely. we tend to eat more wild game: venison, fresh fish, pheasant. We raise our own fresh chickens and have a garden so tend to be somewhat self-sustaining. Gotta love a great slab of beef from time to time!
meat should be eaten in moderation. also for the fat problem there is something called a knife.
other than taste, meat has no real nutritional value other than it has all the essiential amino acids in the same serving. (which can technically be derived from eating a variety of vegetables).
i love beef, but it is hardly necessary or heathly.
SOME MEATIS BAD
Very interesting! I never realized how inefficent meat consumption is. Thank You!
I like meat alot, but i think i have the write balance of meat and other foods.
I totally agree
This survey left some things to be desired-- it had an option for not eating meat, but it was a very aggressiveanswer. I don't eatmeat, but it'sfor a personal reason, not for an ideological reason.
This did give me som wonderful food for thought, though.
More people need to know how many resources can be saved by reducing meat consumption. Making people feel guilty and using extreme and insulting comments to make a point just alienates people from opening their minds to new ideas. Barring disaster, gradual change is the only way to make permanent change.
meat taste good
I agree i eat meat all the time!!!! it does taste good
it gave me something to think about and was informative. BD
meat tastes good, but i think eating an innocent animal is kind of gross.
I think this is something very important to think about. People should take the time to do this and see the reasults its suprising to see that so many people have found this intresting.
i dont care if meat destroys the world. me = meat :)
I cant live without meat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
meat is neat
Meat is awesome! And filling, and tasty!!!
GO MEAT EATERS!!!
Meat is good and tastes good
I love meat it is a good source of protein and makes you strong. it also has a wonderful taste expescially with difrrent spices and ingredients.
Thanks, Anonymous T
we shoud eat meat all the time. nothing else then meat an nd vegetariens should change there ways and eat Meat.
I like meat. I also want to make environmentally- and socially-responsible choices.
I know that meat-eating is less environmentally- and socially-responsible than being a vegetarian, but I'd rather not give up meat completely. (As I've mentioned before, I LOVE me some grilled cheeseburgers!)
What's a girl to do?
In response to the realization that
"industrialized societies are not about to go veg any time soon"
the Environmental Working Group published the "Meat Eaters Guide to Climate Change + Health."
This super-easy to digest (pun intended!) website offers a
"a nifty set of infographics and guidelines for health- and climate-conscious carnivores.
It's almost like they know me!
I agree with this.... it is unsafe to eat unheathy food. So, start eatting healthier!!!!!!! :)
i love meat so dont mess with me
This was a very odd survey. But it did show me a lot more about meat and how it affects the planet. I think that this survey should possibly be shown in schools and around the science museum more. It's so educational and so interresting for everyone. I loved it!!!! Even though it was very odd........ :)
It isn't so much meat as the way our food system works. There are plenty of documentaries and books that discuss meat production and how it is bad for the environment. There is also the concern of eating veggies that have been shipped half way across the country if not from another continent, that also goes against being environmentally conscious. Look into the locavore movement and try to eat as many locally grown/produced foods.
Thanx, it gives me something to think about
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