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found this at youtube

https://youtu.be/ANUoAdXfA60

what you think about it? how would the world be?


let me know if thread like this exist.
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I guess there would be a lot of lethargic people in the world, and there would be no yelling or screaming in the world. And live stock would become a problem, since we won't slaughter animals, there would have to be population control since every animal that needs vegetation to survive would consume all of our own food. Plus everything would be too expensive, and everyone would probably starve, and just create more problems.

So yeah, it would be a pretty shitty situation in general.
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less cruelty, waste of land/resources like water, questionable feed/antibiotics use etc

Some people and cultures definitely enjoy a wide range of animal-based protein etc. But in a "better" world this would be greatly reduced.

related to this a global problem is food waste, generally

I think a balanced Global diet that still utilizes animal protein and incorporates more veg would be best
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Quite hard to make this every becoming a reality.
But if it was true.. Would see people having a hard time.
Even though for your own body... just use knowledge to what is good for you as a mix is mostly better.
For animals.. I dunno if they just stopped production where would all these animals live? (unless it was before that and never needed such production it could make it more natural world with more life? still hard to do and when you got all this tech etc) what it does to the nature and such.
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Humms wrote:

I guess there would be a lot of lethargic people in the world, and there would be no yelling or screaming in the world. And live stock would become a problem, since we won't slaughter animals, there would have to be population control since every animal that needs vegetation to survive would consume all of our own food. Plus everything would be too expensive, and everyone would probably starve, and just create more problems.

So yeah, it would be a pretty shitty situation in general.



Basically this.
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As a gradual change, it would be mostly fine, but as a sudden thing, it would be catastrophic. The only problems I can really see with it being is people sustaining a healthy diet in 1st world countries (which it is possible while being vegetarian, just more difficult than your average bad eater could manage), and third world countries being able to get by without worsening hunger problems.
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We would relive the archaic times.
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I'd be the only human omnivore.
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Not sure why some view factory farming or beef production as efficient, wise or evolved - but in terms of water use - the Cattle industries own figures are cited versus the 1,000 gallon estimate : "the beef industry promotes a study that determined, that only 441 gallons of water are required to produce a pound of beef"

source: www.vegsource.com/articles/pimentel_water.htm as to How Much Water to make one pound of beef?

You can feed more people if grain isn't the "food" being used to fatten up cattle, too

The population of animals is directly related to the production needs of the cattle, poultry industries - it isn't like they would be walking around some farm road if they weren't being raised in cages (like hens) if we stopped eating them.

Though taking the contrarian view to the more the meat, the merrier - I am fine with omnivore diet - it's widely known that in USA, americans consume more daily protein than the body can utilize (ie waste). A body can't utilize and store the protein in a super-size me burger or a 20 oz steak.
Posted 3/25/16
What would we do with all those animals? I'm pretty sure some environments require grazing animals like cows but I doubt they have the ability to survive in the wild by themselves since we've domesticated them to their current state. I mean we can keep some for milk and eggs but if anything were gonna have to kill a lot of them.

Depending on how we go about procuring fats for a bunch of the stuff we make and eat could just perpetuate our current unsustainable agricultural practices.

I think there is some concern for nutrient deficiencies mostly DHA/EPA, zinc, Iron, and Vitamin A are what I think probably need to be supplemented (especially for children and pregnant women) if certain animal foods are no longer available.

Also what would we say to the cultures that are still pretty much hunter-gathers??? Would we be like, " Yea you can't eat meat any more...so stop killing animals and find another way to nourish yourself." o_0

I don't think it's worth the effort in the end cause I doubt the world would be a better place if everyone was vegetarian. If anything we should take a different/more sustainable approach on how we go about food production and figure out ways to stop wasting so much food.
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1) An increase in poor overall health and nutrition for those of us who cannot survive on a diet that does not include animal proteins, have difficulty digesting plant matter, and the simple fact that eating nothing but fruits, vegetables, and nuts means you are going to have a nutrient deficiency when it comes to fat soluble vitamins (don't even get me started on the Iron deficiency).

2) Pharmaceutical companies will make a lot of many peddling nutritional supplements to deal with the above. The cost of which will climb higher and higher (thanks Pharma Bro).

3) Increased water shortages

4) An increase in world hunger as food shortages become more intense since farming is only sustainable (from a financial and environmental standpoint) in certain regions.

5) An increase in food prices since an entire source of food is eliminated.

6) Increased deforestation as more land is cleared away in a vain attempt to grow more food to feed people.

7) Global warming increase due to flatulence (hey, if the environmentalists are gonna complain about cows...).
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We would lose lots of good food.
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humans are naturally omnivorous until they see propagandist bs that convinces them otherwise
it'd be a disaster
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give me a rope I would hang myself
I want a juicy steak!
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Sagenaruto68 wrote:

found this at youtube

https://youtu.be/ANUoAdXfA60

what you think about it? how would the world be?


let me know if thread like this exist.


That's 3 minutes and 46 seconds of my life i won't get back - If i had to stop eating meat i would adapt but if the choice to eat healthy meat is available i will probably take that option. Some vegetarian dishes are lovely and sometimes when i eat out i do choose a vegetarian option but at the end of the day i am a meat eater.
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