Thursday, July 7, 2011 11:01:49 PM
And the reason that listed products use waste materials from slaughterhouse cattle?
Let us assume that 60% of the cow is meat, (its actually much less) that leaves another 40% of the cow not suitable for human consumption that we have to do something with. Total U.S. beef production in 2007 was 26.4 billion pounds of beef. Using these numbers we are left with 10.56 BILLION POUNDS of waste, with a B. Companies either have to pay for waste products to be disposed of or find some willing to buy it. Industries that want to make money just don't let 10.56 billion pounds of goods go to waste.
Remove industrial meat farming from the picture and watch those products start using a slightly harder to obtain and therefore pricier ingredient or have to go through a more complicated process to be made.
Saturday, October 23, 2010 6:29:28 PM
"let the vegans live their lifestyle- its healthier"
It can be, if the following things are true:
i) You live in an area where a wide variety of plant food is available.
ii) You spend the time needed to learn what nutrients you need, what plants have them and in what quantities, and you learn from a proper source. There's some total BS online from some over-zealous vegan advocates.
iii) You pay careful attention to your diet, using (i) and (ii).
iv) You can afford to do so.
v) You supplement with adequate levels of B12. You WILL have to supplement or eat animal dung (and the right kind of animal dung, too). There are NO plant sources of B12 that humans can use. B12 deficiency will gradually ruin you. It`s slow, nasty and in some cases irreversible.
Having said that, if you`re equally careful with an omnivorous diet that would be a lot healthier too.