September 6, 2021 at 1:27 am #221688
A thinktank report is calling for the government to encourage the consumption of “alternative proteins” that do not come from animals.
Despite the vegan hype, the UK today consumes only 6% less meat per capita in the home than in 1974.September 6, 2021 at 3:11 pm #221702Bijou DrainsParticipant
Do you really think we should taking any guidance from the Social Market Foundation regarding climate change?
September 6, 2021 at 4:35 pm #221705MovimientoSocialistaParticipant
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Now they want to blame climate change on the cows, goats, lambs, and chickens instead of blaming capitalismSeptember 7, 2021 at 4:47 am #221723
China consumed 86 million tonnes of meat in 2020 or about 30% of global demand.
CellX unveiled a selection of lab-grown pork dishes and said it was aiming to produce the more environmentally friendly meat at competitive prices for the world’s top meat-eating nation by 2025.September 10, 2021 at 11:33 pm #221865
In defence of livestock farming
modest portions of nutrient-dense animal products are uniquely effective in preventing or addressing chronic malnutrition. The high concentration of essential nutrients in animal-based foods – often impossible to replicate in plant-based foods – also makes them highly valuable during other life stages, especially adolescence, pregnancy and lactation.
sustainable approaches to livestock farming that are good for people and the planet.September 11, 2021 at 5:45 am #221879October 10, 2021 at 10:16 pm #223359robbo203Participant
People are animals, but we’re unlike other animals. We have complex languages that let us articulate and communicate ideas. We’re creative: we make art, music, tools. Our imaginations let us think up worlds that once existed, dream up worlds that might yet exist, and reorder the external world according to those thoughts. Our social lives are complex networks of families, friends and tribes, linked by a sense of responsibility towards each other. We also have awareness of ourselves and our universe: sentience, sapience, consciousness, whatever you call it.
And yet the distinction between ourselves and other animals is, arguably, artificial. Animals are more like humans than we might think – or like to think. Almost all behaviour we once considered unique to ourselves are seen in animals, even if they’re less well developed.
And in the past, some species were far more like us than other apes – Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, Homo erectus and Neanderthals. Homo sapiens is the only survivor of a once diverse group of humans and human-like apes, the hominins, which includes around 20 known species and probably dozens of unknown species.
The extinction of those other hominins wiped out all the species that were intermediate between ourselves and other apes, creating the impression that some vast, unbridgeable gulf separates us from the rest of life on Earth. But the division would be far less clear if those species still existed. What looks like a bright, sharp dividing line is really an artefact of extinction.October 24, 2021 at 11:47 pm #223684
The anti-vegan debate is presented hereOctober 25, 2021 at 7:49 am #223687Matthew CulbertKeymaster
I recently had to block email from a recent contributer to this topic.February 7, 2022 at 8:57 am #226196
A look back in the posts and you will find i m no fan of pet ownership.
Here is another reasonMay 10, 2022 at 7:43 am #229452
Latest theory on history of meat-eating
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