These folks seem to think so...
i told you so! -- science confirms eating animal products bad for you - 30 Bananas a Day!
Odd how something we've been consuming for millions of years suddenly did a 180 on us and decided to be the leading cause of cancer eh? Christ,I wish people would focus on the real issues and not throw up a convenient scapegoat.
Yes,factory farming is an absolutely disgusting practice,but what many vegans seem to forget is that meat isn't the only thing farmed at such a level and crops are farmed in ways that are also damaging the planet.The truth is you can't naturally feed 7 billion human beings because the earth was never meant to naturally support so many of us.The worldwide population has more than doubled since the 1950's according to the census reports,and you have to go outside of nature to feed that many people,and that's were factory farming,genetic modification of crops,chemicals and pesticides,and all sorts of other horrible things come into play.Not to be a downer or anything,but there is no silver lining or happy ending here.People are going to keep overreaching and fucking things up until we destroy ourselves,or at least that's the only foreseeable outcome if we keep doing the things we are now.People not eating meat isn't going to change this,because even if we didn't factory farm meat we still have numerous other horrible habits that are damning us to eventual destruction.
My personal hope is for it to all end with a zombie apocalypse,because at least then I have a plan of action.
Farmed meat is horrendous, atrocious for human health. But we all know that.
Conventional wisdom won't ever catch up to us. Ever. They may meet us a little (like this Harvard study, but see? They still advocate veggie oils and cutting back on BUTTER).
Consider the source in this case.
BIG FOOD won't ever let a study like this happen, but if there was a solid study on regular beef consumption vs. grass fed beef consumption, i suspect the latter would only have health benefits, and no downside.
but my god, we can't just stop growing wheat and corn and replace it with grazing space for cattle! then how would we feed the world?!?!?!
The article is from 30 Bananas, which speaks for itself. The article also states:
The author of the original article 30 BAD referenced is Michael Greger, MD, and his bio page says:if you find yourself becoming intrigued by what you read here, you may want to purchase dr greger's dvds from his website. he gives all proceedings to charity. in fact, i received the collection of studies from him by making a donation to mercy for animals, an excellent and dynamic organization we both support.
So... vegan much?Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.
Dr. Greger's recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family & Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.
Dr. Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and was a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel promoting his latest nutrition DVDs and honored to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's esteemed nutrition course at Cornell University. Dr. Greger's nutrition work can be found at NutritionFacts.org.
His latest two books are Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching and Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America's Low Carb Craze. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Last edited by RitaRose; 02-19-2012 at 08:58 AM.