Well, lo and behold, I get an email from Faunalytics (a research library for those of us promoting a more humane lifestyle) that includes an abstract from a position paper published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics providing guidelines for helping vegans and vegetarians reach optimal health.
What does the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics think of a vegetarian or vegan diet?
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.
Whoa! Read that again my friends! They actually said that my diet can prevent and treat certain diseases.
I didn’t actually read the paper because I would have had to pay to do that, and, well, that ain’t happening.
But here’s a paper you can read in its entirety: Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return’s The Future of Food: The Investment Case for a Protein Shake Up. In a nutshell, this paper says what we all know: animal agriculture is not sustainable to meet the protein needs of a growing population. They discuss where investors would best serve their needs as well as the needs of the planet through their investments. If you have money or simply have a conscience, give it a go. I just skimmed but found it fascinating.
The wave of the future is eating less meat, people! Want to be a trendsetter? Go vegan!