And a major new study from the National Cancer Institute has found people who eat the most red meat and the most processed meat have the highest overall risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and cancer. Researchers came to this conclusion after studying the eating habits of more than 500,000 people between the ages of fifty and seventy-one. The researchers said thousands of deaths could be prevented if people simply ate less meat. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/3/24/headlines
I've seen people on self-styled conservative, Republican websites puffing up about how real men eat lots of red meat. Well, real, real men think not only about the health consequences to themselves for the sakes of all those around them, but they also think about the consequences to the whole of the planet. The red-meat industry causes a great deal of problems do to grazing, energy usage, and taking up so much land for it's use that could otherwise be producing much more food that is also much healthier all the way around. Be smart, not a self-styled, conservative Republican. Of course, there are plenty of Democrats who need to get the message too!