June 14, 2010

Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week

Clarence Clayman of New Castle thinks that, in order to save the planet, we all have to turn vegan:

If we want to save the world from starvation, fuel shortages and the worst impacts of climate change, then we need to adopt a vegan diet. That’s according to a United Nations report just published. Prepared by the International Panel of Sustainable Resource Management, the report notes that agriculture, particularly meat and dairy production, accounts for 70 percent of global freshwater consumption, 38 percent of total land use and 19 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Sorry, but since the UN climate change "experts" can't be trusted any farther than we can throw them, I ain't gonna change my diet 'cause some other UN "experts" say so. And aren't humans omnivores? That means we eat both vegetables and meat, Clarence.

Sorry, but a healthy diet is composed of both items. Over-indulgence of red meat certainly isn't a good thing, but in moderation it's just fine. So stick your nanny state paternalism where the sun don't shine.

Posted by Hube at June 14, 2010 10:24 AM | TrackBack

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That isn't touching on the fact that you can't raise kids on a vegan diet. Expert nutritionists have tried it and failed. Kids need the proteins in fish and lean meat either through their diet or by way of supplements. If the kids don't get them, then they develop nutritional deficiencies that show up in a number of different ways.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at June 14, 2010 12:13 PM

Dude, isn't the U.N. the same organziation that let IRAN on their women's rights body, the Commission on the Status of Women? Pfft!

So, we should always believe what the U.N. says pillar of facts that they are.

Posted by: Miss AO at June 14, 2010 04:11 PM

Don't understand the letter writer's complaint. You need lots of water and lots of land to grow enough crops to feed billions of people. If you increase the amount of water diverted for crops and the amount of land for growing crops, then you get other environmental problems.

Posted by: AYY at June 17, 2010 03:26 AM