WHAT IT IS
- Meat-based or omnivorous diets is a lifestyle in which people consume meat and animal products such as milk and eggs.
- Some people do not eat meat for personal and religious reasons. For example, cows are considered sacred in some religions like Hinduism; those following the Muslim religion refrain from eating pork, as it is seen as impure.
- Meat includes red meat, poultry and seafood.
WHY IT MATTERS
Whether following a plant or meat based diet, it is important for people to know what they consume and how it affects their body. Eating meat has positive and negative consequences that often get colluded.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
- The United States meat institutions feed over 318 million Americans, and consumption is up 30% since 1961.
- Despite rumors of cannibalism in factory farms, most companies promote only grass-fed meat.
- The Humane Society has called for the U.S. government to promote plant-based diets.
- The healthiest meat is considered to be seafood.
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
- Factory farming contributes to air pollution and other environmental destruction.
- Should there be a limit to how much meat one person should consume?
- How do facts and myths contribute to the meat versus plant diet debate?