Perhaps I’ve become a bit too focused on the rhetoric against animal agriculture, but there’s been too much discussion lately not to share.  I’m hoping my friends from the grain side of the business are in the field – but if not, please send examples from those claiming you’re poisoning the world with GMOs, pesticides, etc. and I’ll gladly add your information to the mix.

Nutritionists have often commented about the dietetic concerns surrounding vegetarianism.    A recent Oxford study validated those concerns are legitimate, showing that vegetarians are six times more likely  to experience brain shrinkage.  Read the complete article “Eating Veggies Shrinks the Brain” at https://causematters.wordpress.com/ag-advocacy-tips/ – it’s the second one on the page.  I’m not against veggies – we eat a lot of them in our house.  This study shows the necessity of a balanced diet, with a variety of nutrition.  As a side note, it also indicated that beer shrinks the brain less than a wine – sad news for those who enjoy vino.

Hold on to your hats for the reasoning behind the second part of the title…  PETA would like to have milking women supply milk to Ben and Jerry’s.  In yet another media-grabbing attempt, PETA sent a letter to Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.   PETA officials say a move to human breast milk would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their babies on factory farms and benefit human health, as you can read at http://www.wptz.com/news/17539127/detail.html.  There are so many reasons this is wrong that there’s not enough space to comment.  I’ll just say that very few dairy farms could be considered a factory, that whomever wrote the article has obviously never experienced breastfeeding and that suffering of cows would be FAR worse if their calves were beating on their udders.  In a nutshell, PETA has again generated word-of-mouth – a goal that comes in second only to their agenda to drive animal agriculture out of society.

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