The American Vegan Society defines veganism as living solely on plant products, which excludes any type of flesh, fish, fowl, animal milk, dairy products, eggs, honey, and all other foods of animal origin (Stepaniak 19). There has been much debate about whether or not a vegan diet is a healthy way to live. Many argue that meat is necessary to get nutrients that are hard to find in other food sources. However, the negative effects, such as obesity and high cholesterol, found in animal product diets highly outweigh the few amounts of possible negative effects of a vegan diet. The vegan diet is beneficial for animals, human health, the environment, and ultimately the best diet for the world.
Beef consumers have an uninformed idea that all the beef they are eating is pure and healthy for you. Consumers are trying to feel safer by ignoring certain facts, but it is putting them in danger. Willed ignorance can cause more harm than good. It is a strategy of avoidance. Fast food and beef production industries want consumers to be willfully ignorant of different aspects of the beef production.
I don’t think that I would want to go back to eating meat. If anything, I expect to learn new ways to overcome the various obstacles that may get in my way and become a stronger person for it. I see vegetarianism as a character builder as well as a sacrifice, but could also be a burden or viewed as a quirk. “Cardiovascular disease kills 1 million Americans anually and is the leading cause of death in the United States…” say Joel Fuhrman, MD author of Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. (Vegetarian Times / Why Go Veg) There are many benefits to becoming a vegetarian.
Benefits of being veg*etarian*. The most common reason that Americans choose not to eat meat is to improve their health, the second most popular reason is the desire to avoid the hormones and other additives in animal products, a more specific health consideration. Vegetarianism certainly has health benefits, although there are disadvantages to going vegetarian like lack of B-12, vitamin D, Iron, Zinc and Calcium. *Conclusion*. Our culture and our obsession for the American meal to include meat and dairy products hasus killing ourselves.
Diet For New America : Yahel Michaeli, Section# 3155 1. What are the main health problem and the main environment problem that the movie talks about? - The main health problem in the movie are : Heart diseases , diabetes , cholesterol, and breath cancer . The environment problems are water problems: to grow cows and authors animals for meat we need to use thousands of gallons of water, in that case lots of water are wasted the earth is getting dried and we will stay without water , also if people will stop to eat meat, there won't be so much pressure to grow more and more cows . The cows will live by their self , and we'll have more water for us and the whole environment.
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
In the article “This must never happen again” by Cathy Martin, Coldstream in The Age, published on June 9th 2011, she is telling the reader that only humans are only dominant enough to declare themselves owner of all other animals, which leads them with a huge role of responsibility. Cathy Martin would rather see meat prices go up instead of seeing the animals get hurt and harmed like they did shown on Four Corners. I would have to agree with this because it is wrong in so many ways with was done to the cattle. I would also feel sympathy for the 1200 peoples’ lives and jobs depend on the live export trade but maybe the ones that are to lose their jobs could help form a new authority to oversee the strict new standards relating to the future slaughter of Australian animals. The last argument supported in this issue is the use of the restraining boxes; a restraining box is used to restrain animals and to “stun” them quickly and accurately before slaughter- and in which a ‘stun gun’ is to render the animal unconscious.
As said by Manoj in an article Ethical and Environmental Reasons for being a Vegetarian, each year 90% of the grain produced in America is used for feeding the livestock such as cows, pigs, lambs and chicken. Every sixteen pounds of grain only gives us one pound of beef. That grain can be used to create bread, cereal, and other food products that can be used to help feed the nation and the nations poor. Along with this, a diet of grains, vegetables and beans will support about 20% more people than a diet of meat will. If we primarily produce vegetables and grains, this will drive down prices, making the food cheaper and more attainable to the nations poor and the planet would be about to support the population.
There are multiple reasons stated in Rachel's article on why it is wrong to eat meat. The main point in her article is that to eat meat is to support a cruel system of meat production. Rachels argues against Kant's belief that animals do not have a moral standing and are merely a means to an end, which is man. Rachels believes that
These parents believe that the government should not have a say in their diets, as this is a personal choice over which the government has no right to interfere. With beneficial effect on society, regulations on food may also create dispute among Americans who are concerned with their rights being invaded. Religious beliefs of eating certain foods may also be in conflict with government influencing what food Americans may consume. For example, citizens that are from India believe in abstaining from beef, some believe all meats, because the cow is symbolized as holy. If the government considers meats being significant in diets, this could cause arguments between citizens and the government.