Common Myths About Food

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*Photo of Dr. Maggie DiNome, advocate of whole-food, plants-only diet for preventing cancer*

I’m making separate posts on individual issues related to Veganism, so that anyone who wants a handy reference guide to each issue won’t have to go through my entire link list to find it. The links included in each individual post may not be updated regularly, so the Master List will be the only place to find complete updates. These posts will be comprehensive enough to cover most or all questions related to each issue however.

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

There is a lot of misinformation and disinformation going around about various issues surrounding what we eat. This is a collection of links that should clear up many of the misconceptions that people have and debunk much of the intentional misrepresentation of nutrition by armchair “experts.”

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Sub-Section 2A1:
The Myths About Proteins:

“The Dangerous Truth About Protein” – Janice Stanger, Ph.D.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R07FL1wVo4

“The Truth About Protein” – Dr. Tel Oren (MD):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR9iz8d_Dj4

Dr. T. Colin Campbell explains the science of why animal proteins are toxic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfsT-qYeqGM

Dr. T. Colin Campbell responds to Denise Minger’s attempt to refute his findings:
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2010/07/china-study-author-colin-campbell-slaps-down-critic-denise-minger.html

“How Do You Like These Apples?” By T. Colin Campbell, PhD:
http://nutritionstudies.org/how-do-you-like-these-apples

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Sub-Section 2B4:
Myths About Individual Foods And Nutrients:

Sub-Section 2B4a:
Myths About Proteins:

“The Mystique of Protein and Its Implications” By T. Colin Campbell, PhD:
http://nutritionstudies.org/mystique-of-protein-implications

“Vegan Protein”:
http://www.yourdailyvegan.com/learn/vegan-protein

“Protein for Vegans: Old Myths Die Hard”:
http://www.theveganrd.com/2008/12/protein-for-vegans-old-myths-die-hard.html

“Catching Up With Science: Burying the “Humans Need Meat” Argument”:
http://freefromharm.org/health-nutrition/catching-up-with-science-burying-the-humans-need-meat-argument

“Setting the record straight”:
http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/protein.html
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Sub-Section 2B4b:
Myths About Milk:

“5 Ridiculous Myths About Cow’s Milk”:
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/5-ridiculous-myths-about-cows-milk
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Sub-Section 2B4c:
Myths About B12:

“Vitamin B12 Deficiency—the Meat-eaters’ Last Stand”:
http://drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/nov/b12.htm

“Vegan B12 deficiency: putting it into perspective”:
http://nutritionfacts.org/2011/08/25/vegan-b12-deficiency-putting-it-into-perspective

“Vegan Sources”:
http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/vegansources

“Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It?”:
http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/vitaminb12

“B12 in Plant Foods”:
http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/plant

“THE VITAMIN B12 ISSUE”:
http://www.vibrancyuk.com/B12.html

“The Vitamin B12 Issue”:
http://libaware.economads.com/b12issue.php

“Vitamin B12 recommendations for Vegans”:
http://www.healthpromoting.com/learning-center/articles/vitamin-b12-recommendations-vegans

“Forum: B12 in plants?”:
http://www.veganforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?22-B12-in-plants

“More on nutrition”:
http://veganarch.blogspot.com/2008/02/more-on-nutrition.html

“Vegans and the Vitamin B12 Deficiency Myth”:
http://www.pamrotella.com/health/b12.html
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Sub-Section 2B4d:
Myths About Omegas:

Omega 3 study (the source of the Omegas was algae that may have fed on GMO though):
http://clinicalnutritionjournal.com/article/S0261-5614(14)00076-4/fulltext
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Sub-Section 2B4e:
Myths About Estrogen And Cholesterol In Plants:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytoestrogens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytosterols
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Sub-Section 2B4f:
Myths About Soy:

“Is soy bad for your health?”:
http://freefromharm.org/health-nutrition/vegan-doctor-addresses-soy-myths-and-misinformation
http://www.pcrm.org/health/health-topics/soy-and-your-health
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Sub-Section 2B4g:
Myths about cellulose:

http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/how-do-i-respond-when-a-meat
http://www.ehow.com/list_7316466_foods-contain-cellulose_.html
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/cellulose/BGP-20056281
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Sub-Section 2B4h:
Miscellaneous Myths about Plant-Based Diets:

“Seven Myths About Veggies”:
http://www.vegfriend.com/forum/topics/seven-myths-about-veggies

“Vegan Diets: Sorting Through the Nutritional Myths”:
http://freefromharm.org/vegan-diets-sorting-nutritional-myths

Myths about Vegan Diet:
http://www.yourdailyvegan.com/2014/03/04/paleo-advocate-warns-against-veganism-a-vegan-rd-response

“What Every Vegan Needs To Know about The Advantages And Pitfalls Of Vegan Diets”:
http://thevegantruth.blogspot.com.tr/2014/06/what-every-vegan-needs-to-know-about.html

If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

What Will I Eat As A Vegan?

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I’m making separate posts on individual issues related to Veganism, so that anyone who wants a handy reference guide to each issue won’t have to go through my entire link list to find it. The links included in each individual post may not be updated regularly, so the Master List will be the only place to find complete updates. These posts will be comprehensive enough to cover most or all questions related to each issue however.

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

Here are some useful sites that explain what insidious and harmful ingredients to look out for as well as a smattering of the Vegan recipe sites as well as alternative Vegan food sites that are out there. Enjoy!

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Sub-Section 1B10d:
Miscellaneous Problems With Foods:

“Please, No Mo’ Faux Meat, Cheese or Milk!”:
http://freefromharm.org/veganism/please-no-mo-faux-meat-cheese-or-milk

“L-Cysteine in Bread Products Still Mostly Sourced from Human Hair, Duck Feathers, Hog Hair”:
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2011/03/09/l-cysteine-in-bread-products-still-mostly-sourced-from-human-hair-duck-feathers-hog-hair

“11 Disturbing Ingredients in Food that will Make You Rethink Your Diet”:
http://www.theyogablog.com/11-disturbing-ingredients-in-food

“Delicious food, disgusting ingredients”:
http://shehasgotitall.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/delicious-food-disgusting-ingredients

“Golden Circle juice maker reveals secret ingredients: beef and alcohol”:
http://fatgayvegan.com/2014/07/27/beef-juice

“10 Frightening Fast Food Additives”:
http://www.siegestalt.com/zges/29

“7 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade Chocolate”:
http://www.nutritionbykiki.com/blog/2014/02/15/7-Reasons-to-Buy-Fair-Trade-Chocolate.aspx

Vegan Chocolate:
http://www.vegan.com/chocolate
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Section 3:
Plant-Based Recipes/Vegan Nutrition:

Sub-Section 3A:
Videos:

“You Have Been Opening A Banana Wrong Your Entire Life!”:
http://www.newsiosity.com/videos/entertainment/you-have-been-opening-banana-wrong-your-entire-life-blew-my-mind

How to make Vegan yogurt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvj3u8-7PmU

“Learn How to Make These 5 Easy Raw Vegan Favorites (VIDEOS)”:
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/easy-raw-vegan-favorites-videos

“8 Videos of Vegan Recipes You Can Make in Less Than 5 Minutes (VIDEOS)”:
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/vegan-recipes-you-can-make-in-less-than-5-minutes-videos
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Sub-Section 3B:
Text-based:

Sub-Section 3B1:
Food Guides:

Vegan food pyramid:
http://postimg.org/image/ejdv00zj5

“Your Guide to Going Dairy Free; Plant-Based Milks, Cheeses, and More”:
http://freefromharm.org/food-products/your-guide-to-going-dairy-free-plant-based-milks-cheeses-and-more

Vegan liquor guide:
http://www.barnivore.com

A two-time Cupcake Wars winner on the chemistry of vegan baking:
http://www.splendidtable.org/story/a-two-time-cupcake-wars-winner-on-the-chemistry-of-vegan-baking

“Fits Me”:
http://www.fitsmeapp.com

“The Great Vegan Search Engine”:
https://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=007857372892095548138:j_cudozhaew

“17 Cooking Hacks Every Vegan Should Know”:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/hacks-every-vegan-should-know?sub=3191089_2839111

Vibrance!: What Vegans Eat”:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.534160356645011.1073741827.452441044816943&type=3

“25 Frugal Items for Your Organic Vegan Grocery List”:
http://www.wisebread.com/25-frugal-items-for-your-organic-vegan-grocery-list

“Plant-Based On A Budget”:
http://www.plantplate.com/Guide/Detail?GuideID=1006

“Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day: A Game Plan for the Budget Conscious Cook”:
http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Vegan-4-00-Day-Conscious/dp/1570672571

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Sub-Section 3B2:
Businesses/Companies That Sell Vegan Products:

Vegan cheese:
http://www.buteisland.com

Daiya Cheese:
http://us.daiyafoods.com

“So Delicious Dairy Free”:
https://www.facebook.com/sodeliciousdairyfree

“Midas Fine Art Cheeses”:
https://www.facebook.com/midasfineartcheeses

“Freja’s Foods” – They make seitan, a delicious plants-only food which can replicate and replace almost any animal flesh:
http://www.frejasfoods.com

“Replicated Meat – Coming Soon to Major Supermarkets Near You”:
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/innovation-dominates-communication-79965946822.html

“Scientists developing cow-free milk that tastes like the real thing”:
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/08/13/this-dairy-milk-is-cow-free

“Lazy Day Foods”:
http://www.lazydayfoods.com/engine/shop/index.html

“Food Fight”:
http://www.foodfightgrocery.com

“Unicorn Grocery”:
https://www.facebook.com/unicorngrocery

“Rescue Chocolate”:
https://www.facebook.com/rescuechocolate

“Natural Candy Store”:
http://www.naturalcandystore.com

“Vegan Athletic Shoes 2013”:
http://vegan8.me/vegan-athletic-shoes/vegan-athletic-shoes-2013

“Vegan Cleaning Products”:
http://thevegantruth.blogspot.com/search/label/Cleaning%20Products%20-Vegan

“ONE OF A KIND VEGAN CERAMIC DISHES”:
http://www.ecodogsandcats.com/blog/one-kind-vegan-ceramic-dishes.html

“Vegan Lip Balms”:
http://thevegantruth.blogspot.com/2014/09/vegan-lip-balms.html

“6 Amazing and Truly Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Brands”:
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/cruelty-free-cosmetic-brands

“Tropic Skin Care”:
https://www.tropicskincare.co.uk/shop/caroleellingham
http://www.facebook.com/TropicNorfolk

“Vegan As Printing”:
https://www.facebook.com/veganasprinting1
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Sub-Section 3B3:
My Favorite Vegan Substitutes:

Tofurky Italian sausage:
http://www.veganstore.com/product/tofurky-italian-sausage/vegan-meat-alternatives

Morningstar Farms BBQ riblets:
https://www.morningstarfarms.com/products/meal-starters/hickory-bbq-riblets

Gardein Sizzling Szechuan beefless strips:
http://gardein.com/products/beefless-strips

Veganaise:
http://followyourheart.com/products/original-3
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Sub-Section 3B4:
Recipe Sites:

“VegWeb”:
http://vegweb.com

“Live Vegan”:
http://livevegan.org

“Oh She Glows”:
http://ohsheglows.com

“Post Punk Kitchen”:
http://www.theppk.com

“VegKitchen with Nava Atlas”:
http://www.vegkitchen.com

“Simply Vegan”:
http://www.simply-vegan.org

“Finding Vegan”:
http://www.findingvegan.com

“Hell Yeah, It’s Vegan!”:
http://hellyeahitsvegan.com

“VeganEasy”:
http://veganeasy.org/30-Day-Menu

“Skip The Bacon: 20 Vegan Breakfast Ideas”:
http://www.brit.co/vegan-breakfast

“Hippie Vegan”:
http://Hippievegan.com
https://www.facebook.com/hippievegan

“Forks Over Knives”:
http://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes

“The Vegan Bacon That Meat-Loving Foodies Can’t Get Enough Of: Recipe Included!”:
http://freefromharm.org/vegan-recipes/vegan-bacon

“I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan Gravy”:
http://www.vegweb.com/recipes/i-cant-believe-its-vegan-gravy

“My Vegan Burger King”:
http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2013/04/07/my-vegan-burger-king

“17 Very Cherry Recipes (All Vegan!)”:
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/very-cherry-recipes

“Veggieful.com: Vegan Sausage Roll Recipe”:
http://www.veggieful.com/2013/09/vegan-sausage-roll-recipe.html

“What Fat Vegans Eat”:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/194567900666819/254864584637150

“The Vegan Stoner: Peanut Stew”:
http://theveganstoner.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/peanut-stew.html?m=1

“LASAGNA GRILLED CHEESE. NUT-FREE SOY-FREE VEGAN RECIPE”:
http://www.veganricha.com/2014/06/lasagna-grilled-cheese-nut-free-soy.html

“Jeff Novick, MS, RD: My Simple Recipes”:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.204432390124.260255.177550385124

“14 Recipes for Turning Avocados Into OMGados”:
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/05/28/14-recipes-for-turning-avocados-into-omgados

“The Simple Veganista: SMOKY CHIPOTLE MAPLE T.L.T.”:
http://thesimpleveganista.blogspot.com/2012/12/smoky-chipolte-maple-tofu-sandwich.html

“The top 10 best vegan recipe websites”:
http://www.thisdishisvegetarian.com/2011/12/the-top-10-best-vegan-recipe-websites.html

“Anna Adey’s Recipes”:
https://www.facebook.com/anna.adey1/media_set?set=a.10151913073610069.1073741840.679240068

“10 Basic Vegan Recipes Even the Worst Cook Can Master”:
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/basic-vegan-recipes-even-the-worst-cook-can-master

“First Proper & Best-Ever Vegan ‘Egg Mayonnaise’ (Egg Salad) Sandwich”:
http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2013/04/06/first-proper-best-ever-vegan-egg-mayonnaise-egg-salad-sandwich

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Sub-Section 3B4:
Miscellaneous:
“8 Vegetables You Can Regrow Again And Again”:
http://www.trueactivist.com/8-vegetables-that-you-can-regrow-again-and-again

“5 Reasons You Should Add Turmeric to Everything”:
http://vegaprocity.com/2014/10/5-reasons-using-turmeric

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Just some of the delicious stuff I eat:

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If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

How Living Vegan Includes The Rejection Of Our Participation In The Massive Ecological Problems Of Exploiting Animals

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I’m making separate posts on individual issues related to Veganism so that anyone who wants a handy reference guide to each issue won’t have to go through my entire link list to find it. The links included in each individual post may not be updated regularly so the Master List will be the only place to find complete updates. These posts will be comprehensive enough to cover most or all questions related to each issue, however.

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against the exploitation of nonhuman and human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Out Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

Veganism is a social justice movement and a philosophy of nonviolence towards all sentient beings. It’s an Animal Rights movement, not an environmental one. However, there are incidental benefits to consuming a plants-only diet and many of those are environmental. Here is all the info I’ve collected so far for The Master List on these issues.

Section 4:
Ecological (primarily):

Sub-Section 4A:
Video Section:

“Making the Connection – Why Vegan? PART 1”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnlVS3sw_-s

“Making the Connection – Why Vegan? PART 2”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmMMm2Vh8YQ

“Sustainability and Food Choice: Why Eating Local, “Less” Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fws0f9s4Bas

“Planet Earth Is You – Carlos Chavira”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PAe1pZAewE

“Green Gold” – Documentary by John D. Liu:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBLZmwlPa8A

“Forest Gardening with Robert Hart (Complete)”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBQCKK4sLhg

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Sub-Section 4B:
Text-Based Info (primarily):

Sub-Section 4B1:
Environmental Destruction And The Solutions To That (primarily):

“We can’t keep eating as we are – why isn’t the IPCC shouting this from the rooftops?”:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/08/ipcc-land-climate-report-carbon-cost-meat-dairy?

“UK could slow climate clock by converting animal farmland to forest and still grow enough protein”:

UK could slow climate clock by converting animal farmland to forest and still grow enough protein

Book Review: “Food Choice And Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, And Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work” by Dr. Richard Oppenlander:
http://www.ourhenhouse.org/2014/02/book-review-food-choice-and-sustainability-why-buying-local-eating-less-meat-and-taking-baby-steps-wont-work-by-dr-richard-oppenlander

“What Would Happen To All The Animals If Everyone Went Vegan?” by Will Tuttle:
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/uncategorized/what-would-happen-to-all-the-animals-if-everyone-went-vegan

“Response to Criticism of Cowspiracy Facts”:
http://www.cowspiracy.com/blog/2015/11/23/response-to-criticism-of-cowspiracy-facts

“New estimates of the environmental cost of food”:
http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2018-06-01-new-estimates-environmental-cost-food

“Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers”:
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6392/987

“Number of Animals Killed to Produce One Million Calories in Eight Food Categories”:
http://www.animalvisuals.org/projects/data/1mc

“Livestock And Climate Change”:
http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Livestock%20and%20Climate%20Change.pdf

“Livestock Impacts On The Environment”:
http://www.fao.org/ag/magazine/0612sp1.htm

Peer-reviewed studies on livestock grazing impacts:
http://www.cof.orst.edu/hart/hartstudies.html#link%20to%20studies%20on%20livestock%20grazing%20impacts

“Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Green to Go Veggie”:
https://www.downtoearth.org/go-veggie/environment/top-10-reasons

“Food choices, health and environment: Effects of cutting Europe’s meat and dairy intake”:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378014000338

“Evaluating the environmental impact of various dietary patterns combined with different food production systems”:
http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v61/n2/full/1602522a.html

“Meeting the demand: An estimation of potential future greenhouse gas emissions from meat production”:
http://www.nathanfiala.com/Meeting%20the%20Demand.pdf

“Land”:
http://www.vegansociety.com/resources/environment/land.aspx

“Environment”:
http://www.woodstocksanctuary.org/learn-3/global-environment-issues/environment

What goes into a burger:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/06/27/155527365/visualizing-a-nation-of-meat-eaters

“Eco-Invasion: Laying out the facts about invasive species”:
http://eco-invasion.blogspot.com/2009/11/general-misconceptions.html

“Climate Change” July 2009:
According to Elke Stehfest, it is necessary to cut global GHG emissions by 2/3 before 2050 to not exceed a critical point of warming. This is estimated to cost $40 trillion USD. By drastically reducing animal consumption, we can cut the bill by 50% or $20 trillion dollars.
Study:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-008-9534-6
Report:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16573-eating-less-meat-could-cut-climate-costs.html

“International Journal of Climate Change” June 2012:
The World Preservation Foundation estimated that the savings were closer to 80% or $32 trillion USD.
Study:
http://ijc.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.185/prod.142
Report:
http://www.worldpreservationfoundation.org/blog/news/global-warming-can-be-kept-below-2c-affordably-through-steep-reductions-in-livestock-production

“Nature” July 2013:
A more recent estimation of the global cost of “battling” global warming is $60 trillion dollars- or $30 trillion for 50% reduction and $48 trillion for 80% if these reduction in costs are still applicable.
Study (note: this is behind a paywall):
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v499/n7459/full/499401a.html

WPF June 2013:
“So there we have it – what’s killing the Great Barrier Reef is cattle.”
“…72% of the reef’s hard coral has died since the 1960’s…”
“…Fine silt (the major coral killer), over 75% of which comes from grazing lands… Nitrogen pollution, mostly particulate, from sediment erosion of grazing lands… Phosphorous pollution, mostly particulate, from sediment erosion of grazing lands…”
Study:
http://www.reefplan.qld.gov.au/about/scientific-consensus-statement/sources-of-pollutants.aspx
Report:
http://www.worldpreservationfoundation.org/blog/news/cattle-not-climate-change-killing-the-great-barrier-reef
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Vegan food forest in Arizona. Credit: Off Grid Athlete on Youtube

Sub-Section 4B2:
Sustainable (Veganic) Farming And Communities:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock-free_agriculture

“Robert Hart”:
http://www.veganpeace.com/famousvegans/profiles/robert_hart.htm

Posts on this issue by Anders Branderud:

http://bloganders.blogspot.no/2014/04/vegan-permaculture-vegan-ecological-and.html

“Terra Frutis”:
http://www.terrafrutis.com

“Vegan Agriculture Network”:
http://www.goveganic.net/rubrique22.html

“Vegan Organic Network”:
http://veganorganic.net

“Veganic Gardening and Farming Resources” on Gentleworld:
http://gentleworld.org/veganic-gardening-and-farming-resources

“Club Veg’s website for Veganic Farming resources”:

Veganic Farming

“The Vegan Book of Permaculture: Recipes for Healthy Eating and Earthright Living by Graham Burnett”:
http://permanentpublications.co.uk/port/the-vegan-book-of-permaculture-recipes-for-healthy-eating-and-earthright-living-by-graham-burnett

“Spiral Seed”:
http://spiralseed.co.uk

“Stockfree Organic Services”:
http://www.stockfreeorganic.net

“One Path to Veganic Permaculture: From Organic to Veganic and Beyond….”:
http://veganicpermaculture.com

“Sunizona Family Farms”:
http://m.sunizonafamilyfarms.com

“My Vegan Corner of the World”:
http://thevegantruth.blogspot.com/2015/03/my-vegan-corner-of-world-by-long-term.html

“Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening”:
http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/build-underground-greenhouse-garden-year-round.html

“Veganic Gardening At Home”:
http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/2014/07/veganic-gardening-at-home

“No, Cows Don’T Make Fertilizer”:
http://appliedmythology.blogspot.com/2013/03/no-cows-dont-make-fertilizer.html

“Impressions from the 3rd Grade Farming Field Trip”:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/stephen-augustine/impressions-from-the-3rd-grade-farming-field-trip/4782848227858

Sub-Section 4B3:
Debunking Anti-Vegan Environmental Arguments:

“Top 5 Climate Change Myths Debunked”:

“Why Vegan Diet Failed In Land Use Study”:

Sub-Section 4B4:
GMOs:

Sub-Section 4B4a:
Videos:

“Genetic Roulette: The Gamble Of Our Lives”:
https://archive.org/details/GeneticRouletteTheGambleOfOurLives

“Daniel Bissonnette, at March against Monsanto, Vancouver”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGhRuO0JMzY

Sub-Section 4B4b:
Text-Based Links:

“How GMOs Unleashed a Pesticide Gusher”:
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/10/how-gmos-ramped-us-pesticide-use

“Impacts of genetically engineered crops on pesticide use in the U.S. – the first sixteen years”:
http://www.enveurope.com/content/24/1/24/abstract

“USDA downplays own scientist’s research on ill effects of Monsanto herbicide”:
http://grist.org/article/usda-downplays-own-scientists-research-on-danger-of-roundup

“Too many stacked crop trait genes?”:
http://westernfarmpress.com/management/too-many-stacked-crop-trait-genes

“Are GMOs Worth The Trouble?”:
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/525931/are-gmos-worth-the-trouble

“37 Million Bees Found Dead In Ontario, Canada After Large GMO Corn Field Was Planted”:
http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/37-million-bees-found-dead-after-large-gmo-corn-field-planted

“StarLink corn recall”:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarLink_corn_recall

“An overview of the last 10 years of genetically engineered crop safety research “:http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Nicolia-20131.pdf

Non-GMO Shopping Guide:


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Sub-Section 4B5:
Other Environmental Solutions:

Recycling water:
http://greywateraction.org

“Garbage Warrior – Full-Length Documentary”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNYFlcV9R1w

Intermarché – “Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2nSECWq_PE

“Local food, food miles, and carbon emissions: A comparison of farm shop and mass distribution approaches”:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919208000997

“The World’s Largest Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce a Day in Japan”:
http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-largest-indoor-farm-produces-10000-heads-of-lettuce-a-day-in-japan

“Edible film made from essential oils can protect foods better than plastic”:

Edible film made from essential oils can protect foods better than plastic

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Sub-Section 4B6:
Environmental Lists:

Another link list on Veganism and ecology:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/vegan-philosophy-forum/environment-note-by-rudy-steffen/229266517259531

This Section Of The Master List On my blog:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/ecological-problems-of-exploiting-animals

If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

Please Help Me With The Master List

I need help expanding the Master List Of Vegan Info.

As some of you may already know, I’ve been working on this project for a couple of years now:

https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

My goal is to have as comprehensive a resource for Vegan info as possible, in an attempt to answer every question a human might possibly have in regards to our interaction with nonhuman animals.

Recently however, due to time constraints imposed on me by both various offline and online activity, I’ve gotten hopelessly behind on both collecting and organizing links for inclusion in that list.

I’m looking for some person or persons to help me with the organizational aspect primarily. I still have some time to collect links, but I don’t have much time to investigate whether those links belong on the list/why/what section, or to check whether they are already on there. In addition, I could use minimal help with collecting the links, as your time permits (basically just in case you see any that catch your eye).

I would appreciate for anyone interested in helping me to friend me on FB (if you and I are not already friends) and PM me stating you’d like to help.

I am looking for people who fit the following criteria:

A) You are 100% Abolitionist Vegan who is anti-SIC and anti-violence.

B) You have some significant amount of free time each week (state how much in your communication).

C) You are capable of discerning both relevance and accuracy in the content of pro-Vegan information.

The work you’ll be performing (one or more of these, depending on your time and ambition):

1. I have a list of links that I need organized into 2 groups: viable and questionable.

Viable links are ones that are pro-Abolitionist Vegan in tone (Or at least contain accurate scientific or other information that supports Veganism) and contain no blatantly irrational or factually false information or welfarist/speciesist/pro-violence content and will be immediately added to the list by me without further verification (I am trusting you).

Questionable links include ones that have partial Veganic info and may have welfarist/speciesist/pro-violence info or links included in the content, but are pro-Abolitionist Vegan in tone, and will be further verified by me for inclusion or dismissal in the master list. A short description noting which section of the master list they should go in for each link (including the sub-section designation) is entirely optional but appreciated.

If you come across links that are not necessarily pro-Vegan in tone, but include any info that supports the idea that Abolitionist Veganism is a more viable way of life than non-Veganism, feel free to make a 3rd category or simply note this with each relevant link.

2. You’ll be looking around on any website or forum you come across in your online surfing and collecting any links that are pro-Vegan in tone.

The hierarchy of importance, from most to least: ethical, medical, environmental, then Veganism-related. Recipe/fitness sites are acceptable but of much lower priority. Also, it would be helpful to concentrate on areas of the existing list that are sparse and need expanding.

3. You’ll be verifying that said links are pro-Vegan and that any claims as far as logic and science on said links are factually accurate (to the best of your ability). The same goes for the new links re: the description in #1 re: welfare/speciesism/violence.

4. You’ll send links to me through PM or email periodically so that I can include them in the master list. Your list should follow the format of my Master List with the same structure of headers for each sub-section. Each link should be in the format on my Master List i.e. the title above and the link below. Titles that are the actual title should have quotes before and after and ones such as “so and so’s blog” etc. should have no quotes.

5. If, after you perform any one or more of the above actions, you wish to optionally go through the existing content on the master list and make any notes as to whether a link should be moved to another section, and why, or should be deleted from the list altogether, I would welcome that. In fact, any ideas on re-organization are welcome.

6. The same as number 5, except you’ll be adding titles to the existing links on The Master List that have no titles with them. Titles that are the actual title of the page on the site should have quotes before and after and ones such as “so and so’s blog” etc. should have no quotes.

Note: I may accept or reject your conclusions regarding any specific link at any time, for any reason, stated or otherwise (although as time permits I will endeavor to explain to the best of my ability). Please do not take this personally. Your work will be much appreciated and inclusion of links on the list does not reflect on your character in any way. Only on my strictness for certain criteria, whether I have previously adhered to those criteria, or they are new. In fact, I commonly anticipate that less than half the links that any one person finds (myself included) will ultimately be added to the list. Anything more will be a pleasant surprise to me. Please remember, we’re not doing this for our own sake, but in an attempt to completely halt a system of horrendous atrocities.

Also, I’m not sure I can offer any compensation for this work, except for the knowledge that I will be using the powerful fruits of your labor in advocating that the exploitation of nonhumans comes to a swift and joyful end for all involved (and possibly credit in terms of a resume if possible). And you can feel free to use the list in your own advocacy as well.

If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

Humans Are Naturally Herbivores

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I’m making separate posts on individual issues related to Veganism so that anyone who wants a handy reference guide to each issue won’t have to go through my entire link list to find it. The links included in each individual post may not be updated regularly so the Master List will be the only place to find complete updates. These posts will be comprehensive enough to cover most or all questions related to each issue, however.

Saying that exploiting animals for food or other reasons is “natural”, and therefore it’s beneficial because we’ve been doing it for all of recorded history and that makes it morally justifiable is irrational, since many things we consider detrimental to humans regarding moral matters occur in nature (either perpetrated by humans on other humans or by nonhumans on other nonhumans).

We have been enslaving, raping, torturing and murdering humans for all of recorded history and most people don’t feel that those things are morally justifiable, even though they can be described as completely natural. If it’s unnecessary to do something in the present and it harms a sentient being, then how does pointing to the fact that we did it in the past or that nonhumans do it make it morally justifiable?

In other words, the term “natural” has no bearing whatsoever on the subject of morality.

However, there is a real concept that relates to the term “natural” regarding our diet. That is what we call “nutritional science” or “dietetics.”

According to biology, a species’ natural diet is made up of individual foods that that species can metabolize without those foods causing a member of that species to begin or continue to develop chronic disease. That is how science determines “natural” diets when we talk about all nonhuman animals.

Thus, if we take a cow, for instance, and begin to feed animal flesh to her, we would see her begin to develop chronic disease (most notably atherosclerosis). That is how we know that the cow’s “natural diet” is herbivorous. We know the cow is what we call “a herbivore.” Physiology determines what dietary classification an animal is, not behavior. To illustrate this, we can do a thought experiment. Let’s say we take a pile of animal flesh and grind it up and mix it into a ground-up pile of corn. Next to that, we put a pile of animal flesh, unground.

If we let a starving cow decide, they will usually eat the corn/flesh mixture rather than the pure flesh (and we actually do feed ground up chickens and cows to cattle every day on farms) until they’ve satisfied their hunger. However, just because the cow chose to eat a pile of corn and flesh mixed together, doesn’t mean they are an omnivore. Choosing to eat something didn’t change their dietary class from herbivore to omnivore because behavior doesn’t determine which dietary class you are, only physiology does. Once the cow has eaten all the flesh/corn mixture she needs to satisfy her hunger, the flesh will begin to cause her to develop chronic disease, just like any herbivore would.

Now, the thing is, humans undergo the same process of developing chronic disease that other herbivorous animals do.

The way it works is this. Let’s say you are a child that has never consumed animal substances. You eat a small bite of any animal substances, whether it be flesh, dairy or eggs. Doesn’t matter which of those substances, doesn’t matter how big.

Let’s call that *1 increment*

That 1 increment has what we’ll call “1 increment of animal proteins.” I focus on the proteins because the proteins are in every animal substance, cannot be separated out the way cholesterol or animal fats can be (proteins are the basic building block of all flesh, dairy, and eggs), they are as bad as cholesterol or animal fats and they are the one nutrient that is most misunderstood even by scientists. The cholesterol and animal fats are also horrible though and contribute to this phenomenon, obviously.

When you consume 1 increment of animal proteins (those proteins being chronically toxic) they cause your body to begin to develop chronic disease of various kinds. The mechanisms for this toxicity are actually caused by the ratio of inessential amino acids in all animal substances.

When you consume the second increment of animal proteins, your body continues to develop chronic disease. A third increment continues this, and so forth.

When you have consumed a sufficient quantity of increments of animal proteins, your body will start to show symptoms of one or more of the diseases in question. This is mitigated by a variety of circumstantial factors, including, but not limited to: genetic predispositions, environmental factors, amount and type of plant-based food consumed, etc. There is no telling from the beginning of consumption when and how these symptoms will first manifest, and which diseases the person in question will show symptoms from (unless tests have been performed to screen for genetic predispositions).

Now, when the person in question ceases consumption of animal substances, all other things being equal (no permanent damage to the immune system, or impending death, etc.) their body immediately begins to heal itself. This is why people who have horrible chronic diseases of all kinds, when they switch to a 100% whole-foods plants-only diet, immediately see huge improvements and have cured most or all of the diet-related disease they had.

You can actually perform an experiment to verify this. This is why people with cancerous tumors can omit animal proteins and eat a 100% whole-foods plants-only diet and watch their tumors shrink, and then re-introduce animal proteins and watch their tumors start to grow again. Many diabetes sufferers, when switching from the Standard American Diet to a 100% raw plant-based diet find that it’s dangerous to continue taking insulin after as little as 3 days.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell has done a 20-year study and correlated mountains of data just on this theory alone (not a hypothesis, a theory. 2 different things).

“But doesn’t ‘obligate herbivore’ mean ‘on pain of rapid death’?”

No. As I said, each increment causes a corresponding amount of disease. “Obligate herbivore” simply means that you begin to develop some amount of chronic disease from ANY amount of animal substances. It doesn’t speak to how much, in either instance.

In fact, if you eat animal substances but also plant substances, the beneficial nutrients in the plant substances mitigate the harmful effects of the animal proteins, animal fats, and cholesterol to an extent (plus any beneficial vitamins and minerals that happen to be present in the animal substances are some sort of factor). Remember, the human body has the ability to continually heal itself from harm that’s done to it – whether accidental or intentional. Our bodies do this by taking the nutrients that originate from plants and using them to drive certain actions -that our metabolisms are evolved to automatically engage in- that allow our bodies to regenerate damaged tissue. When you’re intentionally doing something harmful to yourself, it’s like you’re fighting a war inside your body, with the times you’re consuming the animal substances damaging your body and the times you’re not consuming them allowing your body to heal itself a bit.

People at this point are saying “but-but-but… we do get some nutrients from animal substances! How can this be, if they’re all toxic???”

The truth is that animal substances have nutrients that are not related to proteins, fats, and cholesterol in them, that the animals only gained from eating plant substances. So if you consume animal flesh or secretions you are getting recycled nutrients. These vitamins, minerals, etc. in the plants would normally be very healthy for you, and indeed are still mitigating the effects of the toxic animal proteins somewhat, but animal proteins, animal fats, and cholesterol are so toxic that there isn’t much that the good nutrients can do to overcome the bad effects of the animal proteins, fats, and cholesterol. Indeed, many animal substances cause the human body to block the absorption of the good nutrients in both animal substances and plant-based food.

You may ask “What about people who eat small quantities of animal substances….what about the Okinawans? Why are they so long-lived and healthy?”

You don’t need to do a study in Okinawa to extrapolate basic science to those people’s circumstances. They eat a diet low in animal substances. If someone in Okinawa ate no animal substances for their entire life, all other environmental factors being equal, they would be the healthiest person/people in Okinawa.

You might say “But my miscellaneous relative lived to the age of ___ and they ate tons of animal substances all of their lives. If animal substances are as toxic as you say they are, then how can that be?”

You have to remember one important thing here; the human body has the ability to heal. So if you eat animal substances for breakfast, along with some plant-based food, and then you don’t eat again for 3 or 4 hours, in the time you’re not eating, your body is trying to eliminate the toxic animal substances, and it’s using the plant-based food to try to do it. However, just as your body begins to get the upper hand, here you go eating more animal substances for lunch. Heal a bit, and then it’s dinner and more toxic proteins, fats, and cholesterol all over again. And this pattern repeats and repeats every day.

The best time for your body in this situation is while you sleep, but even with those longer periods of healing, if you eat flesh, dairy, and eggs every day, you can’t fight off the symptoms of disease for very long. It’s like fighting a war against your own body by continuously, slowly poisoning yourself little by little. Totally ridiculous. Also, there is the fact that different people do have different genetic propensities for different disease. However, most genetic predispositions for disease are like loaded guns,  in that they aren’t a foregone conclusion, but need an environmental trigger to activate them or they won’t do anything in most cases.

Also, the animal proteins and animal fats themselves can be used by the body to build its tissues and fuel its processes, however, since they are inferior to amino acids and fats from plants, the resultant body you build is just waiting to fail. The fact that our bodies are supposed to build our own proteins from amino acids in plants rather than the much more taxing work of breaking down the proteins that were already built by nonhumans and then using those aminos to build our proteins is one of the mechanisms that causes chronic disease in humans.

That’s why there are so many athletes who consume certain amounts of animal substances, and exercise and other environmental factors keep them muscular, but they either die early or have long-term chronic disease in their final years. Merely being “in good shape” when you’re younger does not mean your diet won’t eventually catch up to you. Older non-Vegans may sometimes seem healthy, but the stats belie that idea. I mean, just look at the booming pharmaceutical business. Most older people in developed nations are simply riddled with chronic disease. Then look at the percentage of Vegans with chronic disease.

Therefore, when we look at humans, and we see that the optimal diet for humans is fruits, vegetables and nuts (and arguably legumes and seeds can be added to that) and that any addition of animal substances like flesh, dairy or eggs causes chronic disease to begin or continue to develop , we can see that our natural diet is herbivorous also. This means that we are what we call an herbivore, which is a word that means not just browsers and grazers, but any being whose optimal diet includes only plant substances and no animal substances.

There are many different sub-classes of the main class called herbivores.

One sub-class is folivores, whose optimal diet is leaves (like koalas).
One is granivores, whose optimal diet is seeds (like mice and some birds).
There is a class called nectarivores, whose optimal diet is nectar (like the honey possum, and some bats, birds, and insects).
Palynivores optimal diet is pollen (like bees).
Mucivores drink plant fluids, like sap (aphids are in this class, among others)
Xylophages have an optimal diet of wood (like termites).

If you look at the chart below, you’ll see that there is a sub-class of herbivorous animals called “frugivores.” These are beings like gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans, whose optimal diet is made up mostly of fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

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Side note: just because we see miscellaneous videos of individual examples of some of these primates consuming termites, or even killing and eating monkeys does not mean they are omnivorous and that their optimal diet contains these things. Many of these behaviors are related to choice rather than necessity and I suspect that the animal proteins consumed because of this affect them the same way they do us.

If you compare the anatomy of carnivores, “omnivores” and herbivores across a wide spectrum, you’ll see that in regards to every physiological adaptation that we have, when compared to the same types of adaptations in many different nonhuman species in all three dietary classes, we skew towards herbivores and away from omnivores in all cases. There is no instance where there is a significant adaptation that can be proven to relate us to omnivores, where it does not relate us more closely to herbivores.

This is because we are physiologically herbivores.

The truth is that before we came down from the trees, we were frugivores, and in all the many millennia that we’ve been consuming animal substances, our digestive systems have not adapted one bit to allow us to metabolize those substances better than we did back then. We developed chronic disease from them back then, and we do so now.

Right now you may be asking “If all this is true, then why does almost every scientist call humans omnivores?”

It’s because, to put it simply, most scientists use the term “omnivore” wrong.

Think about it; when we use the term “herbivore” in strictly nonhuman contexts, we are talking about beings who can only be optimally healthy if their diet does not include any animal substances, but only plant substances. I mean, if a horse or a giraffe accidentally eats some insects along with the plants they browse and graze, we don’t call them omnivores, right? Of course not!

Similarly, when we use the word “omnivore” strictly in nonhuman contexts, we are talking about beings who can be optimally healthy by eating either animal substances or plant substances, or both. It’s not because they choose to eat both, it’s because they are biologically adapted to eat both and not develop chronic disease from doing so.

However, the minute we start talking about humans, most scientists change their tune! They claim “humans are omnivores because we eat both animal substances and plant substances’.”

Think about that for a second. With nonhumans, they eat what is optimally healthy for them, and we use their physiology to determine whether they are herbivores, “omnivores,” or carnivores. But when it comes to humans, we choose to eat both animal substances and plant substances, and animal substances always cause us to develop chronic disease. And yet, we call humans “omnivores” because we choose to eat those things! Talk about bias!

You may be asking why this is relevant to the moral argument for Veganism. I believe it’s relevant because for one thing: it’s the truth, and nothing good ever comes of misrepresenting the truth. But above and beyond all that, I want the world to be a place where the truth about exploiting nonhuman animals is made perfectly clear. And the truth is that there is no aspect of humans intentionally exploiting sentient beings that is more positive than negative. Indeed, in almost all cases, exploiting nonhuman animals has no real upside at all. Which means that intentionally exploiting animals will never help our situation. It can only harm us, as well as the nonhumans and everything on the planet.

It’s just the way it is y’all. We’ve got to deal with it.

Sources for the info presented in this post:

“Humans are naturally plant-eaters: according to the best evidence: our bodies” by Michael Bluejay:
http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/natural.html

“The Comparative Anatomy Of Eating”:
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2009/11/the-comparative-anatomy-of-eating.html

“A rational critique of the talk: ‘Humans Are Omnivores’ adapted from a talk by vivisectionist John McArdle, Ph.D” – by Laurie Forti:
http://www.ecologos.org/mcardle.htm

“Whatever Happened To Omnivora”:
http://paleovegan.blogspot.com/2010/06/whatever-happened-to-omnivora.html

“Taxonomy vs. Diet”:
http://paleovegan.blogspot.com/2010/07/taxonomy-vs-diet.html

“Science Verifies That Humans Are Frugivores”:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/17111888/Science-Verifies-That-Humans-Are-Frugivores

“20 Questions On Atherosclerosis”:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1312295

“9 Reasons Your Canine Teeth Don’t Make You a Meat-Eater”:
http://freefromharm.org/photo-galleries/9-reasons-your-canine-teeth-dont-make-you-a-meat-eater

“The Human Predator: Eyes in Front Explored – Mic The Vegan”:

“Beyond Polemics”:
http://web.archive.org/web/20031206180418/http://venus.nildram.co.uk/veganmc/polemics.htm

“Biological Adaptations”:
http://www.iol.ie/~creature/BiologicalAdaptations.htm

“Fossil Implies Our Early Kin Lived in Trees, Study Says”:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/11/1121_021121_PrimateOrigins.html

“Theories of Human Evolutionary Trends in Meat Eating and Studies of Primate Intestinal Tracts”:
http://148.202.18.157/sitios/publicacionesite/pperiod/esthom/esthompdf/esthom19/21-31.pdf

“Planet of the Starch-Eaters”:
http://thexvials.blogspot.ie/2008/02/planet-of-starch-eaters.html

“The Ancient Human Diet Is Starch-based”:
http://thewaytoeat.ca/2013/08/12/1120

“Chimpanzees use botanical skills to discover fruit”:
http://phys.org/news/2013-04-chimpanzees-botanical-skills-fruit.html#jCp

“Relating Chimpanzee Diets to Potential Australopithecus Diets”:
http://cast.uark.edu/local/icaes/conferences/wburg/posters/nconklin/conklin.html

“Diet and seasonal changes in sympatric gorillas and chimpanzees at Kahuzi–Biega National Park”:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10329-005-0147-7

“Evolution and Prostate Cancer”:
http://urology.jhu.edu/newsletter/prostate_cancer511.php

The misc. medical info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/do-doctors-think


If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s incredible for the animals, easy and great for you, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.