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Are you worried?

(61 Posts)
GabriellaG54 Fri 12-Jul-19 01:29:16

Maybe you should be.
Having watched the BBC2 programme on BSE in which herbivores (cows) were fed dead animals (some of which had BSE) in order to bulk them up, I have grave doubts about the origins of our meat and the checks and balances presumed to be in place to prevent it ever happening again.
Would you be prepared to give up meat in it's entirety?

NotAGran55 Fri 12-Jul-19 18:52:47

I haven’t eaten meat for 46 years for health reasons and I’m fit as a fiddle. My MIL stopped eating beef during the BSE scare as she didn’t want to contract it ... whilst happily puffing away on 20 fags a day !

maryhoffman37 Fri 12-Jul-19 19:13:45

I gave up eating meat (and fish) fifty years ago. Never had a moment's regret.

lincolnimp Fri 12-Jul-19 19:33:10

Going veggie or even vegan would be very difficult for us thanks to my DHs digestive system
I have to be soooo careful about our meals, which I must admit are fairly boringly basic, with limited vegetables. I love to be more adventurous but the results are not worth it

CarlyD7 Fri 12-Jul-19 20:52:23

I eat meat twice a week only. I buy organic meat direct from a local farm, so I also know it's high welfare. (I also know that it's not halal meat - which a lot of meat is now, even though it's not labelled as such). I start to not feel as well if I don't eat meat - I've researched this and tried different supplements which are supposed to give the human body the same things that meat does, but all to no avail. I've come to the conclusion that I just have to take the risk - my life is pretty low risk anyway. Even the Dalai Lama eat meat !

Evie64 Sat 13-Jul-19 00:00:08

This is going to be unpopular, but I'm going for it! I'm sorry, but I am a meat eater and don't think I could give it up. I have these incisors that are designed to eat meat? Who could possibly say they don't enjoy a bacon sandwich or a chicken stir fry, or even a roast beef dinner with lashing of gravy? Apologies if anyone is offended by my carnivorous habits. grin

MissAdventure Sat 13-Jul-19 00:04:41

Oh, I used to love a bacon sandwich, but I've gone right off them now. sad
I don't know why, but they just don't float my boat anymore.

Lilyflower Sat 13-Jul-19 07:17:24

I love vegetable, fruit and vegetarian food but we are omnivores with incisors and need protein and other things obtained from meat. I actually don’t eat a huge amount of meat but have red meat about once a week for the iron and so forth and chicken or fish in some form for at least one other meal.

I have a vegetarian sister who, with the rest of her family, is constantly ill and catches everything nasty doing the rounds. The vegan niece has mental health issues which is unsurprising because there is a a very large link between veganism and depression.

I think that, in the absence of organised religion in the lives of many now, other things have taken its place and vegetarianism, veganism, extreme political beliefs, political correctness and virtue signalling are all filling the void.

Of course, I respect those who cannot eat anything killed for the purpose as in a very sophisticated society such views can be accommodated without starvation. Nonetheless, I question the rights of those who make personal choices to evangelise for their preferences. I don’t push what I eat down everyone’s throats, metaphorically speaking, and I expect them to remain equally silent on their views.

HannahLoisLuke Sat 13-Jul-19 09:17:51

If you're lactose Intolerant there's lactose free milk and cheese. You can get vit B12 from eggs so a vegetarian diet is very healthy. Not so sure about vegan.

Seiko70 Sun 14-Jul-19 08:40:21

I love meat but seem to be intolerant to it so for many years have been meat free but occasionally will be tempted if we go out for a meal and I cant find a veggie alternative , which is a bigger problem because i am Dairy intolerant and allergic to peppers and tomatoes !

discodiva Mon 15-Jul-19 12:12:31

No. Go to a reputable butcher and don't eat fresh fish from supermarkets - only buy frozen.
Tried different alternatives but quite frankly its not a dining delight.