edhalmagyi table talk
FIRST things first, I am not a vegan.
That probably won’t surprise you (especially as there is so much delicious bacon in the world), but it also shouldn’t be seen as a vote against the idea. In fact, I think there’s a lot to recommend the concept of a non-animal diet.
While individual cultures have subscribed to the idea of veganism over the millennia, as a secular philosophical notion it is entirely a product of the 20th century. And no surprise, it is vastly more popular as a dietary choice in wealthier communities where food scarcity is not an issue.
The basic idea, as espoused by Donald Watson in the 1940s, is to “live without exploiting animals”. And really, how can you argue with that goal?
It begins from a position of respect for living creatures.
But what of the health outcomes?
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It begins from a position of respect for living creatures