Friday, April 30, 2010 6:11:27 PM
Many people in first-world countries can not or do not manage their diets well enough already. Replacing every high-nutrient meat with seven different plant products will not help matters. Even if it is possible to eat a balanced vegetarian diet, most people would fail.
Which is pretty much why I don't do it.
I was thinking on an individual basis though, not a worldwide basis. It`s a sound choice for individuals who could do it right and have the resources to do it right. I agree that it isn`t a sound choice for all people.
Although if it became more widespread it would become easier to do in wealthy countries because there would be a big market for food products to meet the demand for vegetarian food with a suitable variety of plant-sourced amino acids and wider knowledge of what`s needed for a good vegetarian diet.