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Posted By: Peter K (Fionn)
14-Sep-01 - 11:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats
Subject: RE: BS: Veggies !! Do you think they're prats
If vegetables do feel pain, that still leaves pme gppd reaspm fpr avoiding meat (personal decision, but I wish it wasn't, and I wish the sanctimonious churches would make more of this): humans don't need meat to be healthy, and the commercial production of meat is massively wasteful of world food resources.

It takes between five and ten times as much grain to produce a specified amount of human nutrition from beef as it would take to get that same nutritional value from the grain itself. Moreover cattle are flatulent enough to be poisoning the world with their farts. They are the second biggest contributor of methane to the greenhouse effect, after aviation emmissions.

If you think this doesn't matter much, remember that most of the malnourished people in the world live in countries that produce more than enough food to feed their poppulations - if it didn't go on fattening cattle for the developed world.