The Watering Hole, Tuesday February 16, 2016 -Environmental News and Food Politics

Before the next set of primaries and Republican tantrums about Supreme Court nominees set in, how about a trip to the lighter side? Here’s Galanty Miller’s take on vegetarianism:

“It’s not that I’m against eating animals. Rather, I oppose the inhumane way in which they’re raised. It’s the same reason I won’t eat home-schooled children.

I’m a vegetarian. Vegetarian is a misleading word, though. Forgoing meat does not, by definition, mean eating vegetables. I’m really more of a Doritorian. Especially cool ranch flavored.

There has been a lot written about vegetarianism. So far, I’ve avoided the topic because I’m not sure I have any new perspective to add. But then I realized, “Hey, it’s 2016 America; I write for the same reason that everyone does everything now- to draw attention to myself.

Meat eaters argue that it’s our “biological instinct” to eat meat. Well, to those people who live in caves and hunt down wooly mammoths with a spear, you have a point. However, it’s kind of a stretch to include factory-processed Chicken McNuggets and “biological instinct” in the same sentence.

Have you tried the Slim Jim-flavored Snapple? It’s made from the worst stuff on earth.

By “biological instinct,” you mean survival. It’s our human nature to survive. Neanderthals didn’t have the pasta salad option. Luckily, life is better now. We don’t have to eat meat and we wear pants.”

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18 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Tuesday February 16, 2016 -Environmental News and Food Politics

  1. Have you tried the Slim Jim-flavored Snapple? It’s made from the worst stuff on earth.

    I always wondered what they did with fracking fluid that was past its sell-by date.

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  3. We’ve been practicing veganism for going on 7 wks already, and we both like it. I have long had genetically high cholesterol, probable cause of my 2014 stroke. Regular dieting has had no effect over the decades, nor have statins, so onward with the last resort, Time will tell, of course, but if a total lack of animalia in the diet can have an impact, I should know by summer.

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