To the Editor:
Dr. Dean Ornish notes the vast inefficiency of meat consumption, which entails
growing large quantities of soy, corn and grain to feed animals, so that humans
can eat those animals ("The Myth of High-Protein Diets <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/opinion/the-myth-of-high-protein-diets.html>,"
Op-Ed, March 23).
Dr. Ornish also ably makes the case that animal protein is linked to heart
disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. What this means is that we
are, as a society, wasting resources to create a product that is destroying our
quality of life and killing us. This makes as much sense as taking pure well
water, cycling it through a sewer system and then drinking it. It is past time
for a societal shift away from meat consumption.
The writer is director of policy for Farm Sanctuary, a national farm animal
Bruce G. Friedrich
Director of Policy
cell: 202.306.2020, Selected Works <http://works.bepress.com/bruce_friedrich/>
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