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Could eating meat really have caused us to evolve? Horizon: Did Cooking Make Us Human? BBC 2010
This is either a protein-rich and nutrient packed dietary necessity or an artery-clotting life-shortening food to avoid. I am genuinely confused. Dr Michael Mosley, Horizon: Should I Eat Meat? BBC 2014
What’s in it that’s doing the harm? ibid.
When the connection between fat and heart trouble was made, red and processed meat were firmly in the firing line. ibid.
Carnitine can react with bacteria in our guts to produce TMAO, a substance that can slow down removal of cholesterol from our arteries. ibid.
What it is that makes processed meat like ham and bacon potentially carcinogenic? ibid.
You can never get meat without violence to creatures with the breath of life, and the killing of creatures with the breath of life does not get you to heaven; therefore you should not eat meat. Laws of Manu 5:48
Recent research suggests it was cooking, not meat, that fuelled the evolution of our big brains. It was cooking that made us human. Dr Alice Roberts, Origins of Us 2/3: Guts, BBC 2011
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. Genesis 9:3
Now it’s scientists here in Holland who are leading the artificial meat revolution with nothing more than a few cells – collagen and squares of velcrose. Brave New World with Stephen Hawking, BBC 2011
It may indeed be doubted, whether butcher’s meat is any where a necessary of life. Grain and other vegetables, with the help of milk, cheese, and butter, or oil, where butter is not to be had, it is known from experience, can, without any butcher’s meat, afford the most plentiful, the most wholesome, the most nourishing, and the most invigorating diet. Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776
In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat. There used to be. But now we cannot stand the thought of slaughter-houses. And, in a population that is all educated, and at about the same level of physical refinement, it is practically impossible to find anyone who will hew a dead ox or pig. We never settled the hygienic question of meat-eating at all. This other aspect decided us. I can still remember, as a boy, the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughter-house. H G Wells, A Modern Utopia, 1905
You drive. I got a car full of fox meat. The Office US s7e15: The Search, Dwight, NBC 2010
Cloned Meat Betrayal: Unlabelled diary and beef products to go on sale here after OUR minister sabotages Europe’s call for a ban. Daily Mail headline 30th March 2011
Today the EU pays an annual fine of $150 million to maintain its ban on the US hormone-fed beef. Clear evidence that WTO rules put free-trade interests of agribusiness above national health concerns.
Meanwhile, a flood of new GMO products are surreptitiously being introduced into EU agriculture. Monsanto, Syngenta and other GMO multinationals have already taken advantage of lax national rules in new EU member countries such as Poland to get the GMO ‘foot-in-the door’. Pro-GMO governments, such as that of Angela Merkel in Germany, abdicate any responsibility by claiming they are only following WTO ‘orders’. Which is exactly the line taken by the FSA!
Powerful agribusiness multinationals such as Monsanto, Dow Chemicals and DuPont are working through the WTO-backed Codex Alimentarius Commission in their determination to overrun national or regional efforts to halt the march of GMO. Ian R Crane, The UN/EU Plan to Destroy Organic Farming and to Eradicate the Complementary and Natural Health Care Agenda; viz website