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2 thoughts on “US Federal Report: Vegan Diet Best For Planet

  1. Fewer people would be “best for planet” – the religion/non solution du jour, be that veganism or any other, notwithstanding. The problem with diet-based and agriculture-based “solutions” is that throughout human history, they have always fostered population growth. And they’ve always run us into the same dead end. There is no dietary, “green revolution,” technological or “life-style-change” solution to the fact that this planet cannot support billions and billions of humans without tremendously negatively impacting biodiversity. Be a vegan if you want… for whatever reason you choose. But to suppose it’s going to somehow going to “save the world”… How’s it working in India, for an example?

  2. While population growth and overpopulation can be an issue, there are multitudes of economic, political and social reasons why countries like India and people around the world suffer from starvation, disease and poverty. Even if fewer people would be best for the planet, we can’t get rid of the people we have, so we need to work with solutions that make sense for the world now. Eating plants puts less of a burden on the earth, so does regulating pollution and shifting from unsustainable energy sources. I invite you to read more into the population myth. Check out this website: https://overpopulationisamyth.com/ and some more reading: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/paradise-stolen-myth-of-overpopulation.html and http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/14/opinion/overpopulation-is-not-the-problem.html

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