Originally Posted by toothdust
Fairly new - within the last half a year, anyway. The more people post, and about more and varied topics, the more others will find their way here and do the same. Hasn't reached critical mass, yet, but it will.
About the same for me, but without the supplements (just a multivitamin).
I am a vegetarian, for about a year and a half now, though I still eat fish every once in a while, so I guess pesco-vegetarian is the proper term. I also eat a bit of dairy and take fish oil supplements, though I am going to switch to hemp oil once my current bottle runs out.
I think you're right, if for no other reason than the fact that an acre of land can feed about 10 times more people when it's used for produce than when it's used for either grazing, or even alfalfa production. If I remember correctly, chickens are more than twice as efficient, at around 4 times. Still, that's a lot of wasted land.
As a last thought, I think humanity is evolving towards a vegetarian lifestyle. The number of vegetarians grows every year, faster than general population growth. The benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle are also becoming clear: better health for yourself and the Earth.
I agree it's better for the land. As I've switched towards more vegetarian intake, particularly organic foods, my thinking has improved, as has my overall level of energy. I'm certainly feeling a lot better than I used to!
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