Re: Optimal Eating (Herbivors and Veganing)

From: Dave Sill (
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 16:20:08 MST

Michael S Lorrey <> wrote:

> And what 'commercial meat' are you talking about? Typically cornfed beef
> is the main culprit in any meat diet, but free range beef is as healthy as
> beans, fish, or chicken. The danger of the modern meat diet comes from the
> practice of raising the animals on a corn diet in unsanitary conditions
> with little exercise.

What exactly is your beef with cornfed beef? Is it the fact that the cattle
eat corn, the fact that they're finished on feedlots, or both? I raise my
own beef and finish them for a couple months on sweetfeed (grain products
including corn + molasses) plus grass. If I should be avoiding all corn, I'd
like to know that, and why. Of course my cattle are hormone free and the
only chemicals I use are those necessary for pest control--and I use them
less often than I should, due mostly to procrastination.

> My own meat diet consists primarily of fish, eggs, venison, chicken, buffalo,
> and ostrich, with possibly 5-10% beef somewhere in there, though I've
> eliminated beef completely in the last month to measurable benefit. Rice,
> pasta, tomatos, salads, mushrooms, broccoli, and other veggies make up the
> rest.

Just out of curiosity--I don't doubt your word--but what measurable benefit
can you attribute to cutting out 5-10% beef? And what is the basis of that
percentage: calories of total diet, protein by weight, or what?


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