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    What the hell did you guys do?

    Previous forum layout was very unique. I don't like the new one
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    Ethics of Milk

    This. Dairy products are fantastic. Honestly you can get most of your diet requirements from them. I do prefer cheese though, particularly Gouda and other semi-hard, they have a much higher protein content (26g per 100g), which is amazing for muscle development, although they are quite higher...
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    Ethics of Milk

    I think they have some level of toxicity, but are definetly not lethal, you could eat lots of them before having any real problem. They do upset the gut and can cause issues like diarrhea or inflamation. In the case of tomatoes, the problem is in the seeds and skin, which is why tomatoe paste is...
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    Ethics of Milk

    It is also important to note that not all "edible" vegetables are actually safe for human consumption, unless they are carefully procssed. The nightshade family has very harmful toxins for human beings, and can't be eaten raw, and usually require to be peeled, deseeded, and can still cause...
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    Ethics of Milk

    One issue which is of relevance, and the impact of animal farming in nature, is that some species are invasive to certain territories, and affect the ecosystem in a fairly negative way. There is a movement that is trying to promote the use of native species in certain territories. Here in...
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    Ethics of Milk

    Lets expand this to another example, which I believe is fairly interesting. Beekeeping. In nature most bee-hives are predated by different animals (bears for example), and get killed in literal wars against other species. Beekeeping does not harm the natural cycle of bees, actually protects...
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    Ethics of Milk

    My issue with vegans, as is with most other left-wing movements, is that they actually have a good claim, but focus on the wrong solutions. Yes animals are treated cruely, and exploited by giant corporations, have very poor standards of life, and spend most of their short time on earth in pain...
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    Ethics of Milk

    But we are talking about meat, not vegetables. If you want some meat, it takes a while to cook that. You can't just "throw together" a healthy meal based on animal protein, unless you are having processed meat, or something prepacked or cooked meal, which is expensive. And even more expensive...
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    Typical Chat Thread

    updated a few :w00t:
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    Typical Chat Thread

    Added Bunraku. I'm running out of colors so many more to cover :andy:
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    Typical Chat Thread

    added leomoon :happy::kissing:
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    Ethics of Milk

    Its not so simple waybread, not everyone has the time to buy food, spend hours preparing it, and then eat. I used to work in the financial disctrict in Buenos Aires, while still in college, and spent a lot of time working or riding around the city in the subway. I didn't have much time to go...
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    Ethics of Milk

    That is very interesting, and seems like the logical thing to do. Why should people have to pay taxes on basic things they need for survival? In my country sales tax on meat and vegetables is pretty high. In some EU countries they also have VAT tax on basic foods. I presume the logic is that...
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    Ethics of Milk

    This is true though. Unfortunately the organic route isn't economically viable given the semi-socialist systems in the world. Why are we paying taxes on food? Should food and basic needs be tax deductible? These taxes actually harm the poorest tier of society. Why not remove, for example, sales...
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    Ethics of Milk

    OMG I'm actually agreeing with waybread :surprised:
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