What Do You Consider A “Moderate” Amount Of Animal Food?

I just came from Marion Nestle’s blog post, Dietary guidelines shouldn’t be this controversial, where she says that people should “eat foods from animal sources in moderation” and that this is “plain common sense.”

So, I’m wondering… how much animal food do people think constitutes “in moderation?” Animal food includes all meats (beef, pork, lamb), poultry, seafood, eggs (muffins, cakes, and most baked goods), and all dairy products (cheese, yogurt, milk, ice cream, butter).

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3 thoughts on “What Do You Consider A “Moderate” Amount Of Animal Food?

    1. Bix Post author

      Epic is right. I read Nina Teicholz’s reply and some comments after that. Very polarized. I read her reply on another site as well, can’t remember where. I read her article in the New York Times too. I’m not on the same page as her, as you know. I think there is more than enough evidence to discourage eating lots of animal food.

  1. Bix Post author

    I met someone who said she was a vegetarian. She ate a cup of yogurt every day, and pizza often. She said she would never eat meat for ethical reasons, and for her, eating animal food in moderation meant never.

    On a related note, I was reading an interview with Sam Simon, a co-creator of The Simpsons who recently died. He said:

    When did you become a vegan, and what inspired you?

    I have been a vegetarian for forty-two years. I did it because I didn’t want animals to die so I could eat. Then, eight to ten years ago, when I found out the life of a dairy cow is way worse than the life of a beef cow, I understood I had to switch to complete veganism. Otherwise, I would be very inconsistent in my beliefs that animals shouldn’t be abused for food.


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