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We Must Reclaim Human Health, Sustainability, Environmental Justice, And Morality From The Birdseed Brigade
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May 8, 2013
7:29 am
pzo
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The posting that refuses to die. Your writings are not limited by time. I see T. Williams posted just four days ago.

No one has ever addressed, here or elsewhere, that I've ever seen how vegetarianism and veganism are modern, recent diets that depend hugely on year round supplies of fresh and frozen foods from all over the world.

All those nice grapes and apples flown in from Chile at great hydrocarbon expense are the most obvious examples. Even here in Florida, mangoes are only a midsummer crop, and avacados in the fall. Summer is our winter as far as growing a vegetable garden, too hot and humid for most plants. Yet, like anywhere in America, every delight is available at Publix year round.

I've found that vegans tend to be hugely scientifically illiterate, believing all kinds of mythology that someone else told them. It's a religion without a god or goddess.

It also occurs to me that The China Study is Ancel Keyes all over again. Selected data, lies, and Cargill/ADM have been intentionally misleading the public for forty years now, against all our evolutionary instincts and preferences.

Carry on!

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May 9, 2013
2:17 am
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@PZO - I've blogged a bit about the modernity of veg*nism and how it is only really feasible in the West amongst the relatively affluent middle-classes who can afford out-of-season foods (with their attendent air miles and high carbon footprint). 

 

I've also mentioned 'ghost acres' - or 'phantom carrying capacity'.  This is a measure of how trade and fishing are ways for the rich nations to gain extraterritorial acres to support themselves above and beyond the resources of their own land (usually at the expense of poorer nations).  Worth looking in to.

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May 16, 2013
6:49 pm
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T. Williams:

I'm glad The Gnoll Credo spoke to you. 

And I'm glad to hear that something more sustainable than imported Spam is becoming available on the islands!  All that fresh volcanic soil might not be the best for agriculture, but one can certainly graze ruminants on it...

 

pzo:

You're absolutely correct.  Fruits and veggies are seasonal: the only non-seasonal food sources for humans are meat and tubers.  And I've noted before that vegetarianism and veganism are indeed religious in origin, although I haven't written an article on the subject.

Politics loves pseudoscience...it's a cloak of respectability thrown over naked greed.

 

Asclepius:

"Ghost acres" is a great term which I haven't heard before (though I'm familiar with the concept).  The ocean, in particular, has been strip-mined for protein ("fished", "trawled") for decades.  Any discussion of earth's "carrying capacity" that doesn't mention the impact of this unsustainable contribution is intellectually bankrupt.

JS

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March 20, 2014
1:00 pm
Jurik
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Hey,

The problem about lack of fruits in winter is very easy to solve. During the summer take a part of your fruits and dry them using solar power. It is a method used thousands of years on this earth. The biggest problem in the modern world, is that we are too much attached to our technologies. People lived on earth for thousands of years, even in the coldest parts of the world.

More than this I suggest everyone to switch to an alternative lifestyle check out what is wellness or any other resource to switch to a correct, tested by centuries lifestyle. Wellness and natural health has been on earth since egyptians.

It is scary to see what is happening to us, grass feeded animals are a luxury, I am here in europe and it is very hard to find such meats. People look at you like to an insane person when they hear something like that. For centuries people were fed with grass feeded animals - now it is hard to find it. Where does this world goes with this things?

Take care everyone, and I agree with the first part of the topic We Must Reclaim Human Health! We must untill we will not become somekind of zombies.

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March 21, 2014
12:17 am
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Jurik:

Based on the archaeological record, I would argue that "wellness" long predates the Egyptians -- or any agricultural civilization!  

However, it is true that we are making the problem of "healthy eating" far too difficult.  As I said in another article: Eat anything you could pick, dig, or spear.  If we eat within that paradigm, we usually come out pretty well.

It's unfortunate that government subsidies for growing grains have made grass-fed meat so expensive!  Hopefully we're making it profitable enough that more ranchers will start producing it.

JS

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