Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by TNTreeHugger, Jul 9, 2019.
And I thought it was proven meat is bad for arterial and heart health?
We can thrive without a lot of things in our lives, survive without even more. Maybe things would be better that way?
Now this is where your argument loses its validity with me. How do we figure out what’s ok to kill and what isn’t? Who draws that line? I’m going to assume something here and say that you drive a car. How many thousands of bugs have you killed by ramming them with your vehicle? But we don’t care about those living organisms because someone deemed them as pests. I’m sure you’ve swatted a fly in the house. Why are those ok to kill? That’s killing for comfort which I think is even worse than killing for sustenance.
How long before we start hearing arguments that celery has feelings too and therefore should not be eaten? And if that sounds crazy just know that argument can get really deep into proving how something is really alive. It can be difficult. Will there be a point when our diet consists of a protein filled sludge that meets all of our requirements but never came from a living organism? Sounds nuts but remember when people were crying over the cutting down of trees? I could see certain people crying over celery too.
Humans are omnivores. We eat meat and veggies. In order for us to do that we must harvest our foods. One of the problems is that life has gotten too good so we find these pointless things to start having problems with. Like eating meat. Get us away from our cities and grocery stores and ease of living and most people would go right back to eating what they needed to in order to survive.
One thing I do know is that sometimes when eating corn for example, human waste will pass it right on through. No benefit from eating that except to help make you “feel” full. I’ve never [email protected]!? Out a whole trip tip before!
Only the pericarp passes through undigested if you chew your food. It has little nutrient value anyway. The endosperm is the nutrient rich digestible part.
I have a bumper sticker: "Live Simply So Others May Simply Live."
I believe if everyone followed this advice, including me, things would be better.
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
I've also heard eating red meat makes people aggressive.
I sure as hell know it makes dogs aggressive!
Corn is cheap and is used in just about everything we eat and also in industrial manufacturing. Cows, rodents, and fowl eat corn. I don't.
The reason it's exits the body whole is because our digestive system can't digest it. Besides, isn't it mostly starch/sugar anyway?
Oops - never mind, I just saw Del already answered this one.
Don't care how it comes out. Sure tastes good . I fought wet ground,cold temps and deer. I know what it is and where it came from cause I grew it.
Yes it is very tasty on the grill!
It's really pretty simple... you have the responsibility to protect yourself and your property.
You're car analogy hits a nerve with me - I hate seeing roadkill, makes me so sad seeing a dead animal or bird in the road. But, what can you do? These are accidents, not intentional acts of killing. Swatting bugs? If it is in your house it has the potential to spread disease to you and your family: protecting yourself and your family from a threat. Same with bugs invading your garden... I think you get the point.
I guess you didn't take a good look at my username? I am The Treehugger.
And, as a matter of "fact" there are scientists that have "proven" that plants have feelings.
On my way home from work I was trying to recall something from the bible, about eating anything from the garden and a lamb lying down with a lion. Now, I'm no bible-thumper, so I'm going to have to look into this further, but for those of you who are, It Is Written!
Beautiful corn! Peaches & Cream? I do love sweet corn, I'd just rather not eat it.
Send it all here if you have any.
I tried growing it one year - did very well, almost ready to pick, decided to wait One More Day. damm bugs ate it by the time I got to pick it. never again.
besides, don't you think it takes up too much room in the garden? About 2 sq' per plant for just one ear of corn. Seems like a waste of space to me.
But it is so good!
No it's called Temptation. Why not eat it if you love it? It's not going to kill you any faster than driving a car. Or getting thrown from a horse if you don't drive a car.
EDIT: Thank you for the compliment.
Because corn is for cows! Just because it's been genetically altered to taste good, it's still basically animal feed.
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