I mean seriously?
An outspoken critic of the meat industry, Ms McCarthy believes livestock farming contributes to world hunger by using crops as animal feed, rather than to feed humans.
“Then there are the sky-rocketing healthcare costs that are attributable in large part to the increase in human consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products. “Loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and saturated fat, these products have been linked to cancer, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and obesity. “These top killers burden the NHS and necessitate that billions of pounds be spent searching for cures and medications to relieve disease symptoms. “They also claim a huge number of lives.”
Let’s just start with the 80’s called and want their nutrition advice back, amiright?
The first thing she needs to watch is this amazing TED talk from Zimbabwean ecologist, farmer, soldier, exile, environmentalist, international consultant, and president and co-founder of The Savory Institute on reversing desertification. Spoiler alert: cows are not the villains!
Next, if a vegan were capable of learning, she should read this excellent demolishing of the Lipid Hypothesis.
Then this round-up of the relevant new studies and data at Diet Doctor would be an excellent follow up.
I’ll leave the final smackdown to the evergreen George Orwell (H/T NRO)
Vegetarians are of ‘that dreary tribe of high-minded women and sandal-wearers and bearded fruit-juice drinkers who come flocking to the smell of “progress” like bluebottles to a dead cat’.