Should we eat meat?

04 December 2019

One of the burning questions we’re asking ourselves right now concerns our diet. Should we eat meat? Let’s discuss.

This video owes a huge amount to Vaclav Smil’s book of the same name. Much of the information I cover here was gathered together in his book which, if you have a deeper interest in this topic, I recommend. See link below.

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Should we eat meat? Vaclav Smil

Origins of human intelligence from meat eating

Brain growth directly linked with meat consumption

Percentage of land used for feed Feeding the World, Vaclav Smil 2001

Percentage of US people working on farms US Bureau of the Census 1975 Quantity of meat protein eaten FAO 2012

Chinese study of positive impact of meat eating on recall

Study on growth and cognitive effects in Children

Reasons for optimised chicken growth

Percentage of green water used for livestock production

Decline in French meat consumption