difficult to get protein and vitamins
mattshrops wrote:I dont think that is true at all. As humans we have a need for protein and certain vitamins which are very difficult to get from other sources apart from meat. Obviously in todays society we can do that very easily but as little as 60or 70 years ago that was not the case. and we certainly have not evolved our digestive system within that timescale.
, absolute nonsense
tell that to the 159million vegetarian people in India!60or 70 years ago
where do you get your info from?
Our early ancestors lived on a semivegetarian diet for several million years. Some anthropologists have fostered the stereotype of "man the hunter," but studies of contemporary "hunter-gatherers" suggest that early humans lived primarily on a diet of plant foods, with supplementation from animal flesh. A view of early humans as gatherers rather than hunters is a more accurate portrayal.
Like most good ideas in the West, vegetarianism was developed by the ancient Greeks. Pythagoraswas the best-known practicing vegetarian, but the list of those who advocated a vegetarian diet includes Diogenes, Plato, Epicurus, and Plutarch. Plato, in The Republic, described a vegetarian diet as being best suited for his ideal society. Plant foods were preferred, according to Plato, because they promote health and because they require less land to produce than do animal foods. Other Greek thinkers felt that eating animal flesh was naturally repugnant and should be rejected on aesthetic grounds.
Don't worry vegetarianism is a choice,
relax, you are not being threatened,
it's your stomach, eat what you like,
but don't write about subjects you have no idea about