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Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
We already were not eating any red meat, but now due to the influence of our daughter (who basically eats just raw foods), my wife has decided to go vegan in our diet. I'm holding out for being able to eat chicken and fish occasionally, but I think my days of eating any kind of meat are numbered.
John
#2

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Perhaps, after a bit, your wife won't like it any more than you. Winking
#3

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
sorry to hear. I'll eat my chicken in your name tonight! Tongue
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
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#4

Member
Seattle
I know some great burger joints here in Seattle. If you can sneak out, I'll join you...

(12-04-2016, 01:52 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: We already were not eating any red meat, but now due to the influence of our daughter (who basically eats just raw foods), my wife has decided to go vegan in our diet. I'm holding out for being able to eat chicken and fish occasionally, but I think my days of eating any kind of meat are numbered.
--Scott
#5
Daughters!! Why do they always do this? Big Grin
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#6

Member
Ferndale, MI
Vegan? Really? Man that sucks! I feel for you man. I couldn't do it.
- Jeff
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#7

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(12-04-2016, 02:24 AM)Marko Wrote: Daughters!!  Why do they always do this? Big Grin

Obviously because they love their dads best. Winking
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#8

Merchant
Central Maine
:-) HA HA, yeah that would work on me! (not really)

If someone wants to indulge in a foolish diet they'd be on their own doing it. Cooking tasty meat of various types is just too easy to endure an exclusively raw food diet. But some of what they eat is quite good and worth trying as part of a normal diet as an omnivore. The key word there being "omnivore".

It wouldn't bother me one whit to cook meat in front of them so that they could smell it. In fact I would enjoy doing it.

I need to ask, what is the reason for the raw food diet?
Brian. Lover of SE razors. Maker of Krampert's Finest Products.
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#9
I recall listening to an interview with the author of a book on human evolution and food. Apparently the fossil record shows a significant evolutionary step when humans learned to cook their food. It made meat a more practical part of our diet because our teeth and jaws aren't suited to eating large pieces of raw meat. Apparently humans' brains and bodies got bigger as a result of the increased protein. Bigger muscles, stronger bodies enabled increased ranging in search of bigger food to hunt and better at competing. For many plant foods the nutritional content isn't available to be absorbed in our guts without cooking. The catalyst of heat allows greater availability. Try eating raw oatsSmile
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#10
Increased meat consumption did increase our evolutionary development. It also did so at a cost both physically ( charred Imperial Mammoth increases carcigons) and the oldest
pan human measure of wealth; cattle are impacting the global climate with methane levels, water use ( it takes more gallons to produce one pound of hamburger than saved in an entire year for sea showers) and deforestation for grazing. Commercial farming is not without impact either; chemical use ( insecticide, herbicide and fertiliser) causing bee colony collapse disorder from nicotoids and ocean dead zones from nitrogen fertilizer runnoff. The impact of frankenfood GMOs, patenting seeds used by local culures for millenia and charging them while heirloom varietals go extinct along with domesticated animal species from monoculture farming and animal factory farming. The new gold rush to control dwindling water resources predicted to begin failing demand in under 20 years has witnessed gross human rights abuses.
Few people, no matter how well intended on ethical or dietary grounds fullly comprehend our individual impacts. I eat meat; exclusively american bison and the smaller sardine and herring fish species able to reproduce faster than our alpha apex tuna, salmon and swordfish. I eat organic produce- when needed. Some items; ie Kiwis are not subjected to chemical treatment and avocados have these really thick skins. There is just as much marketting dishonesty by the 'organic community'.
Instead of resentment or in your face consumerism toward anyone with dietary beliefs EDUCATION is the solution.
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