I decided to further look into this, and I found that we are in fact omnivores, by reading journals published by anthropologists.
But I also came to find that our diets are extremely flexible to our environment, and nutritionists say that humans can be healthy with either an omnivorous diet or a diet as an herbivore.
I think this is really interesting information, if there were any other vegans out there who were wondering!
Posted by ahimsa32fa at 09/13/12 08:21:42Your conclusions are correct. Eating meat was an important part of our evolutionary tale. Even today, many people don't have access to a better diet and eat whatever is available, meat, whatever.
But you can't argue that a plant-based diet is not the best for the vast majority of people, and of course it's the best for the environment and the animals...
Posted by DeGoshReed at 09/27/12 10:50:25I think it was more of a scavenger diet we had eating bugs and cooking animals killed by other animals or that died from sickness. Meat is not the primary food for a human. We can live with out taking life, so shouldn't we? Our body's will be sick if we eat too much meat. (As in the western diet) with out a doubt our diet was and still should be centered around plants if not free from meat entirely.