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To: Pinkbell
Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the motion with Councilman Ed Reyes, noted the environmental impacts of meat production, and she emphasized that a high-meat diet has been linked to health problems such as colon, prostate, kidney and breast cancers, as well as heart disease.

A diet high in anything will cause health problems. That is because we are omnivores. We are supposed to eat a diet that contains a little of all food groups.

There is no evidence that eating all vegetarian will have an impact on the environment. Livestock eat plant matter that we can't eat. I am not at all sure that converting crops to only foods that humans can eat is possible, and I have never seen an analysis. However, human health would suffer if there were an effort to force vegetarianism on everyone. Just like health would suffer with attempts to force a low sodium diet on everyone.

22 posted on 11/11/2012 5:23:43 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

“A diet high in anything will cause health problems. That is because we are omnivores. We are supposed to eat a diet that contains a little of all food groups.”

We should diversify to reduce risk, just like with our stock portfolios.
Corollary: taking in most of the revenue from a small number of taxpayers is a bad idea.


27 posted on 11/11/2012 5:32:17 AM PST by ari-freedom
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