A conversational strategy used by many vegans is to attempt to disgust the person who is eating animal products by describing what it actually is. That is a fair point that one should be aware of what one eats. I honestly think it’s quite scary how oblivious people generally seem to be about their food. […]Read more "Eggs, period."
In my first post I discussed how genetic engineering works and why it’s not bad. Here I’d like to expand the discussion how GMO could actually help in the process of abolishing the use of animal products. If I use terminology that doesn’t sound familiar, I explain some in the previous GMO post. Let’s go […]Read more "GMO to save animal lives"
Smallpox is a very horrible disease caused by an airborne virus. The symptoms are severe lesions all over the body, especially in the face. That, combined with influenza-like symptoms and death. Historically the average mortality rate of smallpox is 30%, but there are more deadly variants of the disease (Belongia & Naleway, 2003). Estimations point […]Read more "Why you should vaccinate"
The meat and milk industry, at least in Sweden, are claiming that their business is good for biodiversity. They are selling milk and meat, branding it as “produced in Sweden” and telling the consumers that it help gaining biodiversity. This seems to be the main strategy by the lobby organizations right now. The main argument […]Read more "Eating biodiversity"
A time a go media made a great deal of the IARC classification of processed meat as IARC group 1 carcinogens. One could see alarming headlines like this: Vegans were sharing this all over the place ecstatically. Well, it is kind of a big deal that food is put on this list, since it’s very […]Read more "Short: Processed meat = smoking? Not really"
An image that constantly circulates in various places is this: As much as I agree with veganism, distorting facts to make a point is not the way to go. In fact, it’s counterproductive. Definitions Herbivore An herbivore is an organism that feed exclusively or mainly on plants. Herbivores typically have adaptations towards a specialization of […]Read more "Humans are not herbivores"
One thing that really bothers me is the use of the word “natural” in arguments for… well anything. What does it really mean? From what I’ve seen the meaning is quite arbitrary. Definition Linguistically words of course have several meanings, but let’s ask the oxford dictionary for the meaning of ‘natural’: “Existing in or derived […]Read more "Naturally natural"
Something that seems to be worrying to a lot of people – maybe even more within the vegan community – are genetically modified organisms (GMO). My feeling is that this is mainly due to a lack of understanding of the technology rather than a sound skepticism. People seem to have the notion that GMO is […]Read more "The fear of GMO"