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I don't know what the current research now indicates
Thu Dec 7, 2017 7:10am

but Vegans who are pregnant are indeed a concern when it comes to meeting the nutritional needs of the developing fetus. I recall reading a study (admittedly it what a while ago) that babies born to Vegan mothers are of a lower birth weight and that there was a higher incident of miscarriage with Vegan mothers. I don't recall where I found the study and I don't know if those findings are now disputed or even discredited.

I would say that creating a nutritionally balanced diet as far as complex proteins are concerned is a good deal more difficult with a Vegan diet than with those who will eat meat, but it is not impossible. I haven't really researched the issue as thoroughly as one should because I have little to no interest in becoming a Vegan. (BTW - not all vegetarians are Vegans. . . .).

I don't really spend any time thinking about how 'humanely' the meat on my dinner plate was treated. If a discussion on the matter is brought up, I do think about it. But I enjoy my meat too much to spend time worrying about it when I am eating dinner and it doesn't stop me from checking out the meat counter at the grocery store.

The only place I have ever hunted is in the grocery store. No need to battle the weather, tromp through the brush for hours hoping to find something - no need to invest in hunting apparel and equipment. . . .

Interesting how some people find something soooooooo tasty and others can't stand it. I often wonder what causes the differences in tastes. You will never find me at a fish fry, but if beef stroganoff is being served, I am one of the first on line.

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    • I don't know what the current research now indicates — Ennui, Thu Dec 7 7:10am
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