Monday 18 December 2017

Why has it taken so long to discover meat is bad for us?

Didn’t the diet of early man consist, for the most part, of meat?
Didn’t the diet of early man consist, for the most part, of meat?
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It seems eating red meat is now bad for your health and that’s official. Our experts tell us we should avoid it if we want to live long, healthy lives. Why exactly did it take our experts 2.6 million years to discover this, considering evidence suggests early man ate meat as part of their diet? I foolishly thought that evolution would make us bigger and stronger, capable of fighting whatever diseases came our way.

It also occurred to me that breathing air, drinking water and eating most foods are also bad for your health but what, might I ask, is the common dominator, or indeed, the proverbial elephant in the room?

Answer: the human race, of course! We have destroyed our rivers, polluted our oceans and pumped endless amounts of toxins into the air we breathe. Our livestock roam in lush, green manufactured meadows, created using artificial fertiliser and are fed a “balanced diet” manufactured in a lab to the “highest standards” to ensure better meat and milk yields.

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