Re: Meat eating

Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 28 Jan 1998 22:28:20 -0500

Mark D. Fulwiler wrote:

> The human body is really not designed to process a lot of meat with the
> high level of fat common in modern farm animals. The wild meat the
> cavemen were eating is nothing like the fat laden stuff you see in your
> local supermarket. It's pretty well established that a high fat diet is
> not good for you. Yes, there are bad high fat vegetarian foods, but
> limiting (or eliminating) your meat intake and eating low fat vegetarian
> fare seems to be a healthy way to go.

Or you can hunt for your meat, and eat healthy protein, as well as be honest
and ethical about it, rather than depend on a guy in a slaughter house to
carry your karma for you.

> Frankly, I do not care what anyone on this list eats, but you do not
> need to eat meat.
> However, I would question the idea (expressed by Max More) that we would
> have more food on the market if we didn't eat meat. There are three main
> reasons some people do not have enough to eat:
> 1. They don't have money to buy food
> 2. Political interference in agricultural production.
> 3. War.

Also : 4. Distribution inefficiencies. This is actually the biggest cause of
wasted food. Even the American system which is from what I've heard the most
efficient food distribution system in the world, waste and spoilage accounts
for up to 40% of all food 'consumption'.

> My food buying habits will change none of these factors. Just because I
> stop eating meat, it does not follow that more grain will now go to feed
> a starving child in Africa. Almost certainly, total grain production
> would just decrease in response to decreased demand.

Exactly, or because you dont eat meat, the price of meat will go down a
minute fraction, making it more affordable for others to buy more....

   Michael Lorrey
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