f you’re talking about feeding young children and pregnant women and lactating women, I would go as far as to say it is unethical to withhold these foods during that period of life. There’s a lot of empirical research that will show the very adverse effects on child development of doing that.”
LOL YOU ARE A DUMBASS. DID YOU EVEN READ THE WHOLE FUCKING ARTICLE?
The African study involved 544 children in Kenya, typically aged around seven, whose diet mainly consisted of starchy, low-nutrition corn and bean staples lacking these micronutrients. Over a period of two years, one group of the children was given a daily supplement of two ounces of meat - equivalent to roughly two spoonfuls of mince.
However, the British Dietetic Association said the study looked at impoverished, rural children with a poor background diet low in essential nutrients such as zinc, B12 and iron, and its findings were not applicable to vegan children in the developed world.
HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! THAT’S AMAZING. I HONESTLY CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THEIR DEVELOPMENT IMPROVED SEEING AS HOW THEY WERE DEPRIVED OF NUTRIENTS. This fucking “STUDY” is a MOCKERY. The fact that he fed them meat is completely irrelevant.
yes i did read the whole article. it’s a conversation starter for me but i should have realised that having a conversation is impossible with most vegans.
how are you going to make sure that your vegan child is not deprived of nutrients though. that is the question.
|reblogged lyssakitten-deactivated20130811||originally sabelmouse|