For some strange reason the meeja is contaminated by a push to spread the disease of vegetarianism recently and thejournal.ie is no exception but have no fear Uncle mort is there to ward off their nonsense 🙂 One lady thinks that there a new and exotic diseases around and I had to tell her “Back in yer grannies day if you survived childhood then you might be lucky to have immunity to some of the illnesses that have become common today, none of which are really new. Deaths from cancers and some other diseases were lumped together under the wonderful catch-all of ‘Consumption’ and different counties still to this day have euphemisms to hide the reality of disease such as TB. I was born in Dublin’s Liberties where life was brutal and mostly short and I can’t remember a single household where at least one baby died from diseases that a bowl of decent stew could have given them strength to fight off.
Roast beef ,lamb and pork have no substitute. I do like the comment from Pierre Gosselin
“Yet, there are many tree-hugging vegetarians out there who insist their way of life has to be imposed on others and demand we stop eating meat. These happen to be the very people who want to tell us what’s best for the climate and the planet…based on, as is the case with vegetarianism, crackpot science peddled by charlatans experts.
If you want the entire human civilization to end up with rotting teeth, brittle bones, weak muscles and blind, then let the nutjob alarmist environmentalists run the show.
It’s clear: Bad science leads to bad results. Example: Greenpeace and golden rice.”