Originally Posted by Vixen
Bingo. Politics, not health.
Years ago my brother figured vegetarianism is like a religion- faith based, not science based. And you can't argue someone out of their religion.
My two sisters, 70 yo +/-, both w/ Masters, one a nurse, the other a Masters in sciencey stuff, went vegan a couple years ago. At least the nurse talked to a dietician who told her she needs more protein. Now she is a won't-eat-4-legged-animals- vegetarian. Seems very hypocritical to me.
I've always suspected vegetarianism to be rooted in blood phobia. It's the blood in the red meat, not the protein or fat. Animal rights is a justification.