While the US leads the world in many things, we seem to be sadly behind in the area of food.
Huge corporate interests lobby hard to keep the public from seeing just how gruesome the slaughterhouses are (if you knew, you wouldn’t eat their meat,) just how filthy and cruel the dairy farms are (if you knew, you wouldn’t eat their cheese,) just how dangerous genetically modified foods are (if you knew, you wouldn’t eat their products) and just how damaging factory farms are to our environment (if you knew, you’d go vegan).
Many European countries do not subscribe to some of our common food production practices; for example, they are so concerned about the risks of eating genetically modified foods that they have completely banned them. Yet our government keeps telling us that genetically modified foods are completely healthy. If that’s true, then why have so many countries banned them? I don’t have a degree in agriculture but I do have a good deal of common sense, and common sense is telling me that something smells fishy.
The UN is urging a meat and dairy-free diet
There are many reasons to support a vegan diet, but I’m just one vegan from Gig Harbor, Washington. You may not be swayed by me, but you might be swayed by the United Nations.