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Old 29-12-2004, 11:38 PM
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J.C. Scott wrote:
What "ill effects"?

The whole list or individual ones?

- Cancer: The studies most often cited deal with multiple issues, not
merely meat consumption. Some misuse the data to suggest that ALL
meat should be avoided, when the correlations have a lot more to do with


****, two can play that game.

Yes, I mean we've all heard the stories in the news of those who
consume way too many fruits and vegetables to the detriment of their
health and develop cancer, raise their cholesterol, develop heart
disease or die prematurely as a result.

I realize science is beyond your grasp, but stop with the strawman.

I mean, who hasn't?

Who hasn't heard of the tendency for people to say that if too much of
something is bad, then zero is even better; or even its twin slothful
induction that if a little is good, then a lot is better. You twit, the
research shows that TOO MUCH is bad, and that TOO LITTLE can also be
bad. You've no concept of moderation.

Of course, unlike eating fruits and vegetables, none of those are
associated with meat consumption.

Overconsumption is not the same as "consumption."

What a crazy scare tactic that would
be to suggest that there are potential health risks associated with
eating meat.

There are also potential health risks associated with eating produce:
...[F]ederal health surveillance of food-borne diseases from
1993 to 1997 found 2,751 outbreaks. Those outbreaks totaled
12,537 individual cases involving fruits and vegetables,
compared with 6,709 cases involving meat.

Nevermind that the meat industry is a multibillion dollar
a year industry,

So is the "vegetable industry." So is the "fruit industry." So is the
"soy industry." So is the "grain industry." So is the "water industry."
What kind of industry are you employed? Guess what. It's probably a
multibillion dollar a year industry. You sloppy dunce.

There's also no evidence whatsoever that CWD affects humans. Not all
TSEs cross species. Scrapie, the oldest known TSE, affects sheep but
it doesn't affect humans who eat them.

You're right, there's none, except this:

That's anecdote, not evidence.