The myth busting has come thick and fast in the last few chapters. Chapter 11 is no different. The truth is no, cattle do not take up too much land. What a surprise. Bring on the Documentary Our authors begin with the Meatless Mondays claim that livestock take up "75% of Earth's Agricultural Land." Given … Continue reading Don’t Cattle Take up Too Much Land?
The answer is yes...if you're a propagandist for vegetables or a shill for big-Agriculture. The answer is no if you have functioning brain cells and live on planet Earth. I know, this is a big ask for "anti-meaters". This is a short, punchy chapter that really debunks the idea that you have to put far … Continue reading Aren’t Cattle Inefficient with Feed?
Vandana Shiva Dr Mercola has an article out that ties in very nicely with the recent chapters of Sacred Cow that I've been reading. Vandana Shiva has been fighting against monocrop, GMO, chemical-laden agriculture for six decades. One of the tactics big-Agro uses is to patent GMO seeds in order to trap farmers into a … Continue reading Fighting the Green Revolution
Full disclosure: I don't believe in anthropomorphic global warming. If you know the history of this movement, and those who push this theory, you see that this is just another effort to destroy capitalism, private property and individual liberty. Do you not remember the East Anglia Climatic Research Unit scandal? If you want to be … Continue reading Are Cattle Contributing to Climate Change?
I ate a delicious Thai chicken curry on Thursday night with broccoli. Too much broccoli it turned out because my blood glucose was a poor when I woke up: 11 mmol/L. My typical response is not to eat anything all day and maybe skip dinner too. This time, however, I decided to hit the gym … Continue reading Early Morning Workouts for Blood Control
No. This is short, but interesting, chapter. I don't know the authors' politics other than they're not radical leftists. They do believe that climate change is a real concern but ruminants are not the problem. This thorny topic will be addressed in later chapters we're assured. One thing Rodgers and Wolf do well here is … Continue reading Can a Sustainable Food System Exist Without Animals?
Do vegans and climate hysterics call for a countryside without domesticated animals? Wolf and Rodgers suggest yes. If you think about it, they're correct. After all, cow-farting is supposedly destroying the planet according to Gretchen and her ilk. If they had their way, these animals would be gone. Clearly the Root of All Evil But … Continue reading What Role Does Livestock Play in our Environment?
Readers will know I have been wary of Pacific seafood. It seems like ancient history but some will remember Fukushima back in 2011. Simply put, a lot of radioactive material made its way into the Pacific Ocean. I don't like the idea of eating salmon with a side of Cesium. That was ten years ago. … Continue reading Rethinking Pacific Seafood
Not without a host of supplements and probably not even then. Our authors come out of the blocks in this chapter, "we disagree that a totally plant-based is best for all people, and indeed, it may even be unsafe for some." So begins chapter six, which is a polite assault on the plant-only diet. Rodgers … Continue reading Even If Meat Isn’t Bad For Me, Can’t I Get All My Nutrition From Plants?
You bet it is. This is not a shock revelation to anyone who reads this site. Our authors lay it all down in this chapter: B vitamins, vitamin D, Iron, zinc, magnesium, copper cobalt, phosphorus...You get the idea. Meat contains all of these essential nutrients and minerals. Moreover, there are certain things one simply cannot … Continue reading Sacred Cow – Is Meat a Healthy Food?