Pete Singer Research Paper

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Veggies Pete Singer, a well known advocate for vegetarianism, states that “A diet heavy in animal products, catered by intensive animal production, is a disaster for the animals, the environment, and the health of those who eat it.” This might make a person believe that the vegetarian diet is the best way to go. The problem is that most people won’t go to a nutritionist to find out what exactly they need to eat, and how much, to make sure that they are getting enough complete protein from a variety of foods. For example in Laura Fraser’s article she jokingly said that in early 80’s most of the vegetarian cook books called for three cups of cheddar cheese in every recipe except for granola. Well my husband’s cardiologist has a joke about cheese and that is the commercial that calls it “the power of cheese” should be required to say it is really the power of death. So we know that…show more content…
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