Tuesday, October 16, 2007

1 Point For the Veggie Eaters!

I found an interesting article on USA Today that talked about how more and more kids are becoming vegetarian each year. Parents are saying that it is luckily becoming easier to find more and more vegetarian products in your run-of-the-mill grocery store.

You can read the article here.

Of course there is still the side that vehemently argues that vegetarian and vegan diets, especially, are incredibly bad for a child's health.

Well, I became a vegetarian when I was 12. I ate a lot of dairy, but my favourite dish was pasta with tomato sauce. Besides the common cold (which no one can seem to escape from), I really never got sick. Eventually I started taking out more and more animal products, but I was smart about it. With every product I took out, I'd find a vegan one to replace it. I was healthy and I still am to this day.

It frustrates me how narrow-minded these health 'experts' are. Do they realize that whether you're vegan or a frickin'cannibal, you still need supplementation? At least in this country, anyway. Yeah, that's right. Our food has been so tampered with, you'd need more than magick to find any nutrition in your milk or meat. Oh, and did I mention that your milk and meat products are loaded with toxic chemicals?

I'm sorry. I'd rather feed my child plenty of organic fruits, veggies, grain and soy than cancer-causing matter.

I've actually been hearing a lot of crap about vegan parents killing their children with improper nutrition. It's ridiculous to single out one or two vegan families that don't know what they're doing. Guess what? Non-vegan children suffer from malnutrition too, but ya don't hear 'Omnivore Parents Kill Children'. It all boils down to this: Give your children fresh, natural food and make sure they are getting all the nutrition they need- which is found both in plant sources as well as meat, mind you.

Case Closed.


urban vegan said...

It's ironic how the Authorities will vehementally state that vegan and veg kids really need to monitor their vitamin intake--and yet they don;t seem too concerned about all the fat, cholesterol, hormones, food coloring, sugar and other toxins the omnivorous kids are ingesting.

Ashasarala said...

I know, it's infuriating! It's all about the mighty dollar. If they can scare people away from the vegan diet, they will continue to make money off of all their processed junk. It's sad.

I'm just glad that more and more people are 'waking up' every year.

vko said...

It's really sad how closed minded people can be but it is nice that there are many more veg options available in mass markets- that is gives me hope...one day, people will come to their senses and we will have an evolved, intelligent vegan world- well, one can dream.

Welcome to the vegan blogosphere!

bazu said...

People need to get their nutritional information from a source other than the meat/dairy industries (and the U.S. government, who is beholden to them)! It was nice reading your story and getting to learn a bit about you!

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