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    Quote Originally Posted by Lojasmo View Post
    A paleo lifestyle is not sustainable on a global scale, given our overpopulated world.
    Completely true. The best defense to this one that I've heard is:
    A) It doesn't have to be sustainable on a global scale because getting even 5% of the global population to embrace this way of eating is unfeasible at best.
    B) Very little of what we're currently doing as a species is sustainable. I'll admit that one is a bit of a red herring, but it's true.

    On a personal level, I couldn't give a damn about global. I'm in this for my own personal, selfish reasons. People can go screw up their own lives all they like; it's just a shame that in doing so they influence policy that affects me.

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    I catch a little flak from my parents once in a while because consuming any kind of saturated fat will cause instant death from an explosion of cholesterol as it stops one's heart from beating and then comes flooding out of your lifeless body.

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    Needs more cowbell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennelmom View Post
    I most often hear: "Eliminating a whole group of foods (usually referring to grains) isn't healthy/sustainable"
    Yep, and yet I have never heard anybody outside this forum tell a vegetarian the same thing about eliminating meat...

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    This is my own critizism: The assumption that everything our ancestors ate was benificial and everything they didn't is harmful. Often it's true, but not always, and it's frequently used as if the argument was equal to actual scientific evidence even though further studying is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post
    This Wikipedia entry lists some scholarly criticisms of paleo. I have not waded through all of them.
    I've noted to myself before how it is VERY apparent that the veggie advocates have so heavily edited that page. There are a lot of Cordain's counter arguments that just aren't there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaohinon View Post
    This isn't really an argument against paleo, it's an argument against overpopulation (which is largely a result of cereal grain production)
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    Completely true. The best defense to this one that I've heard is:
    A) It doesn't have to be sustainable on a global scale because getting even 5% of the global population to embrace this way of eating is unfeasible at best.
    B) Very little of what we're currently doing as a species is sustainable. I'll admit that one is a bit of a red herring, but it's true.

    On a personal level, I couldn't give a damn about global. I'm in this for my own personal, selfish reasons. People can go screw up their own lives all they like; it's just a shame that in doing so they influence policy that affects me.
    This way of eating could be sustainable and is certainly of more benefit to the environment than growing grains. Most of the criticisims against cattle farming are about grain fed cattle. Grains destroy top soil and turn viable farming land arable. Pastured cattle are good for the land (providing you do not over stock them). Grains are a thirsty crop and use a lot of water. Most of the water wasted in cattle production is in growing the grains to feed grain fed cattle. Grass fed cattle require very little water and piss most of it back on the grass (which makes it helps it to grow).

    By the way, there is such a thing as the methane cycle, so the whole argument about cow farts is silly. Anyway, grain production on our current scale requires artificial fertiliser made from petroleum, which is neither sustainable, nor renewable.

    And BTW, all that bio fuel is a scam. Its just another mono crop like grains that is not sustainable and that degrades the soil and needs artificial fertiliser to grow.

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    My biggest criticism of the paleo lifestyle: my stovetop always gets covered with grease spatters. I'm considering switching to a low fat vegan diet so my kitchen will be easier to clean.
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    my biggest criticism would have to be the complete lack of bread :P

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    totally agree with you, bushrat.

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