Correlation does not equal causation. The most likely risk with meat …

Comment on PETA: Aussies going vegan ‘in droves’ by Interested Darwin Observer.

Correlation does not equal causation.
The most likely risk with meat is in the processed form, such as pepperoni and bacon. They contain a higher level N-Nitroso compounds. But this in itself is not certain.
Indian people, who eat less red meat than say Italian people, who eat a lot of processed meat, have an average life expectancy of nearly 15 years more than Indian people. Clearly there is a whole range of reasons, lifestyles and economics at play.
Meat is one of – if not the most – nutrient packed foods available. That is undoubtedly the reason why humans are both omnivores and the most widespread animal species.
The ability to eat such a nutrient packed food is a biological advantageous adaptation. Inuit people survived almost exclusively on meat. These incredible people would not exist if they tried to go vegan in the great north.
Bringing compassion into the equation is a cheap argument. There are respectful and decent ways to operate a live stock industry. Humans, like all animals, are part of the food chain. It is our natural born right to hunt and to eat.
Biologically, there is a simple truth, which a marketing campaign nailed perfectly: “Meat – we were made to eat it.”
Our very existence is the result of our historical diets. It made us who we are. It changed our physiology and our brain.
Mimi, your existence on this planet is the direct consequence of your ancestors eating meat.
Chew on that one.

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