hmmmmm , what is better than Vienna Schnitzel in this world
Well you'd be surprised
Besides, it's not like anybody should eat that on a daily basis, it's a fried food. There are healthier versions of that food though.
valerie wrote: I believe the eating of meat, particularly red meat, is a large factor in
people starving, climate change, and health issues.
I don't think so Valerie. It is GREED, WASTE, and LIFESTYLE that causes all the issues you mentioned.
For how long have humans been eating meat on this planet ? 50 million years ?
6 thousands ? 1 million ? 2000 ? The point is, for a long time. Even people in the scripture were eating meat. Of course in some religions it is specifically forbidden to eat certain types of main, and it's usually Pork. And people choose to be vegetarians because of the treatment of animals, not because of starvation, climate change, health issues..... There are health issues with vegetarians as well......... The meat itself is not the direct cause neither the consumption.
Yes there is starvation in the world, but let's look at what happens in North America mainly and some parts of Europe. WASTE !!!! A staggering % of the population is obese or above their ideal weight, people eat too bloody much - a lot of food is wasted. You have all you can eat buffet, food competitions, overly large portions, people who buy and consume more food in a day that can feed 30 people, people who over buy their groceries and end up throwing away a good part of it in waste !!! So much waste in the foods and beverage industry, do you know how much food gets thrown away ? all the while people are starving !
Health issues come from people who over consume, and who are not active, if you put FOOD as a priority in your life, you will get health issues, maybe not for some in the early part of your life, but it'll catch up to you eventually, there may be such a thing as miracle genes, but one day it'll catch up. I personally know some vegetarians who do not eat any meat and have had so many health issues, not related to their dietary habits.
As to health issues, there are very healthy people eating meat. If you over consume red meat, that's another story, but meat in moderation is not a problem - there are companies who work based on sustainable sources and practices, whilst other companies work against it. It's the GREED and PROCESSING of the food that has taken over. Companies are injecting animals with all kinds of poisons to make them fatter, bigger quicker, to make more $$$$.
Companies are the BIGGEST contributors to WASTE and CLIMATE CHANGE, because it is the bottom line that counts first, making shareholders happy means their business grows, means more money is generated. If all businesses practiced behaviour that contributes positively to climate change, they would make far less profits, hence the greed !
And second, consumers ! True that red meat can cause health issues, but so can many other foods, the list is quite long, and the TYPE of food preparation (fried, etc) and the QUANTITY of foods........You have people on YouTube posting food eating competition videos, like guy eats 100 hamburgers in 30 minutes. Now THAT......is waste, and I'm pretty sure that eating so much meat cannot be healthy for you. Some people are compulsive meat eaters.....
I'm not one of those wasters of food, I HATE to see ANY food wasted, so I get only what is necessary and meat consumption is in moderation- I also avoid the veggie alternatives to meat, those are much unhealthier than the actual meat, like the impossible CRAP they have on the market - Rich in fat, rich in salt, has additives, colouring and all kinds of crap.
Industrial practices, industrial waste and pollution, over consumption, waste, inactivity, THAT is what is contributing to our demise.
People in the scripture ate meat didn't they Valerie ? Industrial waste, greedy and non sustaining practices only came much later.THAT is the problem.