by Eirian Jane Prosser
Scientists find that studies promoting an end to
meat consumption in favor of vegetarian or insect
consumption are fatally flawed and destructive to
Instead, meat has always been a staple of the human
diet and societies that have little access to meat
suffer huge health issues.
Anti-meat rhetoric is nothing more than globalist
propaganda to degrade the human population on planet
health, scientists say
as they call for
end to the 'zealotry'
vegetarian and vegan diets.
farming is too
to 'become the
victim of zealotry'.
Scientists have called for zealots to stop pushing
vegetarian and vegan diets on to people, warning that meat is
crucial for a healthy lifestyle.
Almost 1,000 academics from leading universities across the world
have signed an initiative which argues that livestock farming is too
important to 'become the victim of zealotry'.
Publishing in the academic journal Animal Frontiers, as part
of a collaboration between professional animal science societies,
dozens of experts looked behind new claims that eating meat causes
diseases, as well as being harmful for the planet.
It comes amid a bigger push from campaigners to take up a
plant-based diet, with initiatives such as Veganuary and
Further to this, the medical journal The Lancet published a
paper 'The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factor
Study' in 2020, where they said a high red meat diet was
responsible to 896,000 deaths globally.
Researchers found, however, that it is hard to replicate the
nutritional content of meat.
It added that,
those who live in
poorer communities and have a low meat intake often suffer from
a number of nutrient-deficient diseases such as stunted growth,
wasting and anemia, The Telegraph
Animal Frontiers said that
unprocessed meat is responsible for
B12 vitamins, omega-3
fatty acids, and minerals, such as iron and zinc, as well as
The paper suggested that
the link between red meat and disease was almost eradicated when it
was combined with a healthy diet, leading to the suggestion it was
the rest of the diet that is the cause behind health issues.
One the authors of the peer review, Dr
Alice Stanton from the Royal
College of Surgeons in Ireland, explained that peer reviewed
evidence showed that the Global Burden study's claim was
Researchers found that
it is hard to replicate
the nutritional content of meat.
'Removing fresh meat and dairy
from diets would harm human health.
Women, children, the
elderly and [people on] low income would be particularly
'Livestock-derived foods provide a variety of essential
nutrients and other health-promoting compounds many of which are
lacking in diets even among those populations with higher
incomes,' the declaration states.
'Well-resourced individuals may be able to achieve adequate
diets while heavily restricting meat dairy and eggs. However
this approach should not be recommended for general
Another one of the
reports author's Dr Wilhelm Windisch, of the Technical
University Munich, added:
agendas, such as the drastic reductions of livestock numbers
could incur environmental and nutritional consequences on a