From a very well written article - http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/food_and_gardening/886459/can_we_cut_cancer_and_heart_disease_rates_just_by_going_vegan.html
'Meat & Dairy Inc.' is also the biggest funder of the world's numerous 'Vegetarian Societies'.
An example of a disgusting 'anti-cow' campaign - http://www.vegsoc.org/page.aspx?pid=850
'We'd like veggies to have a nice cheesy smile on their face when eating out, watching cookery programmes or reading recipes – but there's a problem:........'
Posted by AndyT at 05/18/11 01:18:47Wow, this Vegsoc campaign is just wrong on so many levels!
But, I did not know that parmesan needs to be produced with rennet. Guess that makes it even worse than it already is.
However, can you provide some sources to your statement that 'meat & dairy inc' are the biggest funders of 'Vegetarian societies'? I guess if that information were easily accessible, it would be a good argument against those societies.
Posted by JohnnySensible at 05/18/11 02:43:07I am based in China now Andy - my library of books & magazines are in the UK.
If you pick up a back issue of "The Vegetarian" you can see which companies are directly supporting the main UK society with Ad's & annual fees for lacto & ovo products.
Cow abusing, goat abusing, sheep abusing, chicken abusing, duck abusing, bee abusing etc. companies are continuously paying their annual fees for 'approving' their products - see - http://www.vegsocapproved.com/corporate08/product_accreditation4.asp
A connected item - from here - http://www.happycow.net/forum/vegetarian/view_topic.php?id=468 - posted last year.
A prime example of 'milky vegetarianism' - http://www.communityfoods.co.uk/about3.htm
Community Foods in the UK -
The business started trading from a squat in the early 70's - organic rice plus, plus, plus - in the 80's quite a few of the team became 'born again Christians' - then they fully sold out to milky killers.
+ In September 2006, Milk Marque, the successor company to the Milk Marketing Board of England and Wales purchased the entire share capital of Community Foods (Holdings) Ltd and the business passed to shareholder hands of over 12,000 British Farmers. +
Devoted to abusing cows.
......feed them 'organic' anything - rape them to keep them almost continuously pregnant - kill their male calves quickly - once they are 5 / 6 years old send them off to the slaughter house to be killed & made into burgers.
Posted by Chia at 05/24/11 11:22:13It's obvious to me that dairy cheese is still acceptable to mainstream vegetarians (not vegans). Dairy and cheese probably feels like "comfort" food for those who were routinely fed dairy since they were children.
In time, a switch in diet, mind, and heart is required for the mainstream vegetarian to evolve into a even more compassionate being. Because the dairy cows raised for mass consumption lead very tragic lives.
Cow milk is for calves.
Posted by bhollen76 at 01/19/12 04:34:49Have you seen this new market report: "Food Preservatives Market"? I looks like it's got some new information.
It's not cheap, but it might be worth it.
Posted by knightofalbion at 01/24/12 15:44:24Yes, the meat and dairy marketing boards spend millions advertising their 'products' and bribing celebrities to endorse them in high profile media campaigns.
But hardly a week goes by without some researcher or nutritionist warning about the health dangers of consuming red meat and dairy produce. So I think the tide is flowing against them no matter what they say or do.