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Vegetarianism
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Why Vegetarian? Economics Health Religion Concern for animal rights Hunger issues Environmental issues Moral issues
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Types of Vegetarians Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians: No red meat, poultry, or fish. Will consume dairy products and eggs. Pescetarian: No red meat or poultry. Fish OK Vegan: Plant foods only. May also avoid non-animal food products as well. Macrobiotic: 50% diet is whole grains, other 50% is soups, vegetables, legumes, seaweed
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Types of Vegetarians Raw Foods: raw produce, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains and beans, raw dairy products. Fruitarian: raw fruits, nuts and seeds.
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>70% U.S. grain harvest, 38% world grain used to feed livestock. Typical steer consumes 3000lb grain to gain 400lb in weight, and has an output of 50 lbs manure daily. Land not only taken up to grow grain as animal feed, but land used for pasture instead of to grow food. Almost half of world’s farmland being used as
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