Eating Meat

Question of The Day, December 29, 2012 ~ Views On Eating Meat ~

What are your views on eating meat?

I ate meat for 55 years and loved it.

I have been strict vegan for 2years and 7 months, and am getting used to it.

I still find it difficult, particularly when cooking a roast for the rest of the family, and I have been 2 years since my last piece of meat.

There is a lot of evidence that eating meat substantially increases the risk of cancer, and having been diagnosed terminal cancer, going vegan made sense to me. I have collected on my life insurance and am enjoying spending some of it.

In terms of the size of footprint on the planet, eating vegan should require about 1/10 of the land area and water that eating meat requires, and actually can have a negative greenhouse gas emissions.

Being vegan should allow us to have 20 billion people on the planet, and still have half of the land area in non-human modified ecosystems.

So I am happy not eating meat.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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