--- aliases: [veganism, Vegetarianism, vegetarianism, Vegan, vegan, Vegetarian, vegetarian] publish: true --- #transhumanism #health #ethic #ecology # Veganism ## 241122 I'm 80% vegan FYI ## [[Morality|Ethics]] The greatest men were vegetarian/vegan or even [[Fruitarianism|fruitarian]]. [[Benjamin Franklin]], [[Leonardo Da Vinci]], [[Steve Jobs]]... [[Benjamin Franklin]] gave up vegetarianism when he realised that other animals eat each other anyway, that's not such a profound reflection though... [[Leonardo Da Vinci]] logic for going vegetarian is that animal feels [[Pain]] unlike plants, and he loved animals. I agree that we should try to reduce, in a sort of [[Utilitarianism]] fashion, living being suffering, but I believe that we can achieve that without sacrificing our health. ### Quitting meat leads to extinction If we stop eating cows, cows will go extinct Is it good or bad? I don't know. ### Domestication reduces [[Philosophy/Rationality/Intelligence|organic intelligence]] We are turning domestic animals into food machines, rabbits for example lost their intuitive fear of birds %%(TODO: ref)%%, in other words, we optimise animals for feeding human stomachs. Is it good or bad? I don't know. ## [[Ecology]] - monocrop culture & [[Biology/Interventionism|interventionism]] (pesticides etc.) - meat is more water costly than plants (to verify) ## [[Health]] - monocrop culture & [[Biology/Interventionism|interventionism]] (pesticides etc.) - "By I.6 million years ago, when Homo erectus was living in Africa, he was without question the most carnivorous monkey or ape the world had ever known" ~ [[Biology/Matt Ridley|Ridley]] ![[g52OKwOH3m_YXF6R.mp4]] So can Homo Sapiens digest as well other foods or our body works better with [[Meat]] based diet? [[Organ meat]] seems to be a lot more nutritive than plants? ### Vegan food is more likely processed Just an intuition, it's easier to sell sugar-filled bars than meat bars? ![[Pasted image 20220807233054.png]] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2805706/ ### To digest [Mortality in vegetarians and comparable nonvegetarians in the United Kingdom](https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/103/1/218/4569305?login=true) >United Kingdom–based vegetarians and comparable nonvegetarians have similar all-cause mortality. Differences found for specific causes of death merit further investigation [vegetarian vs vegetarian + egg, association with cancer, egg prevents cancer?](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6164652/) https://roguehealthandfitness.com/meat-saturated-fat-and-long-life/ ## Alternatives - [[Whey]] (vegetarian), without deadly material such as [[Refined oils]] preferably (otherwise it's a [[Iatrogenic]]), most whey contains deadly material - Spirulina, same, most are probably full of pesticides - Other protein hacks - Low [[Carbohydrate|carbohydrate]] / "healthy" carb - eating insects (with [[Empiricism|empirical]] evidence showing it's as healthy as meat and financially possible) - artificial meat (with [[Empiricism|empirical]] evidence showing it's as healthy as meat and financially possible) ### Artificial meat https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-93100-3 >Within the nutrient class of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), the fatty acids arachidonic acid (ARA, C20:4, ω-6) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6, ω-3) were found exclusively (DHA) or in greater quantities (ARA) in grass-fed beef samples (Table [1](https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-93100-3#Tab1)) But PUFAs are >These essential fatty acids are major constituents of the brain phospholipid membrane and have important roles in cognition, immunomodulation, platelet function, and cell signaling[15](https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-93100-3#ref-CR15 "Ruxton, C. H. S., Reed, S. C., Simpson, M. J. A. & Millington, K. J. The health benefits of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: A review of the evidence. J. Hum. Nutr. Diet. 17, 449–459. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2004.00552.x (2004)."),[36](https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-93100-3#ref-CR36 "Tallima, H. & El Ridi, R. Arachidonic acid: Physiological roles and potential health benefits—A review. J. Adv. Res. 11, 33–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jare.2017.11.004 (2018)."). Their deficiencies are associated with cognitive decline and increased risk of cardiovascular disease[15](https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-93100-3#ref-CR15 "Ruxton, C. H. S., Reed, S. C., Simpson, M. J. A. & Millington, K. J. The health benefits of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: A review of the evidence. J. Hum. Nutr. Diet. 17, 449–459. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2004.00552.x (2004)."),[36](https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-93100-3#ref-CR36 "Tallima, H. & El Ridi, R. Arachidonic acid: Physiological roles and potential health benefits—A review. J. Adv. Res. 11, 33–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jare.2017.11.004 (2018).") https://youtu.be/kAdX3MfD8OA