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May 01, 2008

Food and Health Links

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Are vegetarians really healthier than meat eaters?

* No reason not to have some chuckles at the expense of the localism-and-organic crowd, of course. Still: How many of those chucklers are aware of what Monsanto is up to?

* Another insane health tip is laid to rest. It turns out that there's no reason whatsoever to drink eight glasses of water a day. Which prompts a musing: If we're really serious about improving our health and our happiness, maybe the first thing we should do is dismantle the health-tips industry.



posted by Michael at May 1, 2008


I'm currently studying Tibetan Buddhism fairly intensely, and I can't help noting that eating meat is suggested when engaging in the practice of the more demanding forms (not just tantra). Being vegetarian seems to prevent the practitioner from being strong enough to do the really hard stuff.

Doesn't surprise me.

Posted by: PatrickH on May 1, 2008 1:12 PM

It's interesting that you link to Vegetarians are No Healthier article. The Weston A Price Foundation publishes a journal 4 times a year, and the most recent one is basically dedicated to exploding so many of those Anti-Meat, Anti-Fat, Anti-Cholesterol and Pro-Vegan things that we sometimes hear.

Posted by: Ian Lewis on May 1, 2008 1:18 PM

Localism and Organic are not the same. You could be a local farmer who just wants to serve a local market without being organic. It is no different than say what a local hardware store is compared to Wal-Mart or Home Depot. Organic is just a label that is being taken over by big business anyway and it is too hard to attain the label for most farmers. I assume that Monsanto will soon buy the rights to it!

Posted by: Robert on May 1, 2008 5:42 PM

The real Harvest of Fear:

Posted by: Robert Townshend on May 1, 2008 6:30 PM

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