Friday, December 15, 2006

Smart people don't eat cows

I ran across an interesting article in the Washington Post today about vegetarians entitled "Kids with High IQs Grow Up to Be Vegetarians." This is something that I have actually noticed recently. Out of all the vegetarians I know, none of them are dumb. Or even remotely dumb. All, in fact, are quite smart - very smart actually. (Not that I'm saying that I am smart, it's just that everyone I know that is a vegetarian is incredibly smart.) It makes sense really. A vegetarian diet is not only healthier, but the social implications of foregoing meat are also great. A diet full of meat similiar to that of which the typical American eats is in no way good for the planet. It takes an incredible amount of land, water, and other resources to raise animals so that we can eat them. There is a reason why most of the world's population does not eat meat - it is not efficient! They get much better use our of their land to grow vegetables to eat instead of raising cows or other animals. I strongly urge people to read Diet for a New America which I would link here, but I'm lazy and the link is on the right hand of the page already, scroll down.

And eat less meat!


Melissa said...

I eat less meat. I don't think I'll ever be a vegetarian though. I eat meat in moderation; that's good enough for me.

Betsy! said...

Knock the mud of the hoof and slap it on a plate!

shadylady said...

Those who grow up and change to a vegetarian lifestyle may be smarter but those who begin that way due to family tradition/religion are not necessarily smarter. I base that comment on observation. Wonder if there have been any studies to that effect?