What Is It About Animals As Food?

Photo Source: Wall Street Journal

Some people are asking … what is it about eating animals? Why would it be unhealthy?

Here are a few things in animal foods that aren’t healthy for humans:

1. Endotoxins
2. Bioaccumulation of POPs (Persistant Organic Pollutants)
3. Heme iron
4. Saturated fat
5. Animal protein

Animal foods aren’t healthy for the environment either because industrial farming degrades land, creates waste, expends resources (like water), contributes to global warming, and does not respect life. But I was focusing narrowly on human health here. (Notwithstanding that anything that damages environment also damages humans because the two are inextricably woven. They are one.)

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