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Veganuary?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PiKe, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. pooley

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    thanks's for sharing SGF
     
  2. 413x

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    I think meat eaters (I eat it some times) don' l to face fact it is selfish and not environmentally friendly and cruel to eat farmed meat.

    Even needs to be able to justify their actions to themselves. And having those arguments thrust in your face isnt pleasent.
     
  3. iamtheoneneo

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    No because if he would he would have a basic understanding of nutrition, which its clear he doesn't.
    He sounds more like someone stuck in the 70s than anything.
     
  4. dirtychinchilla

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    Why are you so angry? Take a chill pill.
     
  5. SexyGreyFox

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    Was the GP correct though?
    Just because he thought the problem was a vegan diet perhaps he should have referred to a dietitian and not Social Services.
     
  6. pooley

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    lol what you on about?
     
  7. pooley

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    he/she might have made that decision not only with the health of the child but took into consideration the parents too and made the decision..
     
  8. JunglistE

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    Seems more and more people are going vegan and I can't even stomach going vegetarian. Is going vegan even that great for the environment? They're often eating fancy foods that aren't native to the country so they have to import them and then you need a lot more space to grow the same amount of nutrition
     
  9. SexyGreyFox

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    and that's not taking into account how many animals die to make way for vegan tastes
     
  10. pooley

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    as as result of this being pushed into mainstream as of late it is trendy atm and as SGF points out the irony of it..

    and while they are at they are better start learning degrees in nutrition otherwise they are doing it wrong...
     
  11. jpaul

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    .. no mention of its sibling .... #februdairy ... veganism was yesterdays fad.

    amusingly radio 4 had some discussion of new vegan evangilists suffering IBS ... not accustomed to a healthy diet
     
  12. NoobCannon

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    Meat ftw.
     
  13. Adnams Drinker

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    One of my mates has been vegetarian for years, but has now gone full vegan. He's constantly telling me how great it is and how a vegan diet would benefit my gym-based activities more than my traditional omnivorous lifestyle. I'm having a curry with him tonight - my local curry house swears they can cater for veggies and vegans no problem - just hope it passes off without a scene being made ... remains to be seen whether he's one of the more 'militant' types ...
     
  14. Yadda

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    Quietly tell everyone else that you must all take a drink every time he mentions anything vegan related. :)
     
  15. NoobCannon

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    Lol they would all be wasted within the first 10 mins
     
  16. jpaul

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    hadn't realised french had the terminology nailed

    post-mortem ....

    LOL herd mentaility .... detox !
    ... but with only a sample of 1K people maybe its statistically insignificant.

    Hope the folks considering the environment are also reflecting on whether their clothing purchases are friendly/sustainable.
     
  17. MikeTheNative

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    The claims that vegan/vegetarian is healthier than an omnivore diet really annoys me. Not consuming any animal products doesn't magically make it a better/healthier diet than a well balanced omnivore one. A well balanced Vegan diet is better than a poor omnivore diet, but the same applies that a well balanced omnivore diet is better than a poor vegan diet.
     
  18. EliotG

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    Whilst I agree with you, I think it's also more the fact that animals can be stuffed full of antibiotics, diseases etc.

    But of course if you're Vegan and stuff yourself full of sugar, then it's not going to be healthier overall. However you would still be avoiding the potential issues that are only present with animal products/meat as mentioned above.
     
  19. VincentHanna

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    Greggs have seen a big upsurge since they launched the Vegan Sausage roll.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47480247
     
  20. TheOracle

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    I tried quorn sausages over the weekend. To be honest, not as bad as I was expecting although my expectations were on the floor.
    Certainly didn't taste fatty like normal ones, and the kitchen was a damn site cleaner/less smellier.

    Maybe covering them in gravy and mashed potatoes helped :p

    Not a patch on lincolnshire ones though