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Old 05-06-2013, 3:42 PM
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Default How much meat do you eat?

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There’s talk the world’s resources are getting drained because of too much meat production. It’s argued a field growing crops can feed many more people than one growing crops to feed animals destined for our kitchens.

Which of these is closest to your situation?




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Old 11-06-2013, 11:32 AM
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Pleased to see true omnivores topping the list.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:46 AM
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So many selfish, ignorant people. You could tell them the world will end tomorrow if they keep eating meat and they'd STILL stomp their feet and bleat about their rights to do so. I doubt half the voters (or commenters on FB) even bothered to read the opening statement about the point of the poll, just jumped to the usual defensive "I eat loads of meat coz I want to and we're meant to... blah blah..." nonsense. *sigh*
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:49 AM
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Annually I'd probably get through: Some turkey on Xmas day; maybe 1-2 kebabs a year (not had one this year); 3 packs of sausages; a couple of pizzas with some meat on.

I'm not a big meat user/eater.

It wouldn't bother me if no meat were available.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:55 AM
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I eat food containing meat more than once a day. It's a staple in my diet.
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Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:27 PM
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I don't eat meat because it's expensive. I'd rather spend the money I save on holidays & days out.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:40 PM
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I don't eat vegetables, still cannot stand my greens. So it's meat all the way for me.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:44 PM
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So many selfish, ignorant people. You could tell them the world will end tomorrow if they keep eating meat
If you told me the world was going to end tomorrow, I would happily tuck into a meal in which the main ingredient was dead animal.

No point dying on an empty belly is there?
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Old 11-06-2013, 1:14 PM
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There’s talk the world’s resources are getting drained because of too much
meat production. It’s argued a field growing crops can feed many more people
than one growing crops to feed animals destined for our kitchens
I read about this in The Higher Taste 25+ years ago. It's not news, but glad MSE is putting it out there

I've been vegetarian for 37 years. My children have been veggie since birth. One might turn omni later, the other says she would never.

I love all veg apart from baby corn cobs and lady's fingers.
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I love all veg apart from baby corn cobs
Philistine - baby corns are yum!
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Old 11-06-2013, 2:19 PM
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I'm very surprised that only 10% of people who voted are vegetarians. I would have estimated it as 20 or 25%. Although that does explain why most restaurants can't be bothered to cater for us.
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I eat meat daily, I would be very ill if I didn't and the cost of me being ill would be considerably more than the cost of the meat I eat, both in monetary value and on the environment
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:19 PM
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Think of the greenhouse methane we'd produce if we were all vegetarians!
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:34 PM
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I have some meat with most meals. However, to save money and reduce our meat intake, these meals only contain a very small amount of meat (it's normal for 2 smallish chicken breasts to make 6 portions).

So it's the poll won't quite tell the whole story.
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I find that I'm eating less meat, simply for reasons of cost.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:34 AM
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Meat is too expensive, and hugely overrated. The trouble is we kill off another industry soon enough nothing will be left of anyone's livelihoods. If we lived in a more sustainable environment, with the right balance, then it wouldnt be as bad as it all seems.

Trouble is, it's money and profits that drive the world, not people, and their needs.
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Think of the greenhouse methane we'd produce if we were all vegetarians!
This always comes up, but mostly it's down to what you're used to. Most people don't eat enough veg or legumes, so their digestive systems react when they do. There are individual foods that will always upset some people's stomachs (with me it's apricots) but if it's just a matter of not being used to things, the problem solves itself naturally over time. I can eat beans and lentils with no problem but nothing, NOTHING makes me f*rt like a big meaty pizza.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:27 PM
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Almost all meals for me include meat. I'm a fairly picky eater, and whilst I do eat eat vegetables I need them with the flavour of meat. Lunches are slow-cooked mince with a variety of vegetables to bulk them up/reduce the calorie content per portion/add nutritional value.

Evening meals are usually chicken, fish, beef or gammon products with vegetables.
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I chose 5-6 times a week, although i am only basing that on this week to come as i am clearing out my freezer.
I am slowly trying to eat less meat and more alternatives.
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Meat is too expensive, and hugely overrated. The trouble is we kill off another industry soon enough nothing will be left of anyone's livelihoods. If we lived in a more sustainable environment, with the right balance, then it wouldnt be as bad as it all seems.

Trouble is, it's money and profits that drive the world, not people, and their needs.
Some meat products are expensive some are incredibly cheap
Hugely overrated? How and by who?
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