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by seeker242
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wanting and Suffering
Replies: 22
Views: 443

Re: Wanting and Suffering

so is the solution to get the girlfriend by whatever means necessary or is it to not want the girlfriend in the first place? is there a middle path i can take where this isnt such an issue? The ideal Buddhist solution is to realize that getting one isn't going to bring any real or lasting satisfact...
by seeker242
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

He also never defended slaughterhouses. Quite the opposite in fact.
by seeker242
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

There is plenty of data and evidence that shows rice is less harmful than meat. Simply because you refuse to acknowledge it, doesn't mean there isn't any. Tell that the countless chickens whose feathers get processed into feather meal for fertilizing organic fields. And why are those chickens slaug...
by seeker242
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Most water pollution comes from human sewage and sources other than water runoff from farms. Water usage will increase, not decrease, under more intensive farming of fruit and nut trees. Most water pollution does not come from human sewage and other non agricultural sources. Water usage will not in...
by seeker242
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Most water pollution comes from human sewage and sources other than water runoff from farms. Water usage will increase, not decrease, under more intensive farming of fruit and nut trees. Most water pollution does not come from human sewage and other non agricultural sources. Water usage will not in...
by seeker242
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

What people will or won’t do is not relevant to the question of which diet causes more or less harm. Even if everyone were to do absolutely nothing, that still wouldn’t change the fact that a plant-based diet causes less climate harm. Your criteria has been harm through death to creatures. Now you'...
by seeker242
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

If you want to reduce harm, look at the major causes of harm to the environment, and it is not agriculture as a sector (10% of total greenhouse gas emissions from the US, according to the EPA). It is transportation, electricity, and industry. The idea that you can just ignore food is a mistaken ide...
by seeker242
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

There are no innocents, not even vegans. Which is irrelevant to whether or not something does or doesn't cause more or less harm. If you want to reduce harm, look at the major causes of harm to the environment, and it is not agriculture as a sector (10% of total greenhouse gas emissions from the US...
by seeker242
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Malcolm wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:04 pm
seeker242 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:23 pm Is it just a coincidence that vegan comes in last place, in causing climate harm, in virtually every single country studied? Hmmm. :thinking:
There are no innocents, not even vegans.
Which is irrelevant to whether or not something does or doesn't cause more or less harm.
by seeker242
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

How many people here live in the United States? What causes the most and least climate harm is pretty obvious. This data is from research conducted by actual scientists, with actual facts and figures, from Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, University of Nebraska, University of Twente, Net...
by seeker242
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

It is true that vegan, vegetarian is luxury way of living in richer countries. I find comments referring to that quite interesting because how many people here on this board live in the slums of Calcutta or Katmandou? I'm going to guess none. Meanwhile, they type out their responses on their $1,000...
by seeker242
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

The most important is for individuals to shift towards predominantly plant-based diets. First world arrogance, expecting others to take responsibility for our cultural excesses. And that is irrelevant to what causes more or less harm. It's not an expectation. It's a declaration of what causes less ...
by seeker242
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Some more interesting research from the University of Oxford We must change what we eat to solve the climate crisis, shows research. https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/change-what-we-eat-to-solve-the-climate-crisis/ “Discussions on mitigating climate change typically focus on reducing greenhouse...
by seeker242
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I doubt very much that the cows would be ok with being killed, simply because they are not eaten alive. The idea that purchasing that meat, is somehow entirely divorced from its production, is certainly naive. Its pretty clear that purchasing meat is entirely divorced from its production, consideri...
by seeker242
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I doubt very much that the cows would be ok with being killed, simply because they are not eaten alive. The idea that purchasing that meat, is somehow entirely divorced from its production, is certainly naive.
by seeker242
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Doesn’t take a genius to figure out that a reduction of land use, a reduction of water pollution, a reduction of water use, a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, a reduction of animal slaughtering, would cause less harm. The idea that it doesn’t matter what we do it’s all the same, is really quit...
by seeker242
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Then there is reality: the world is not gong to go vegan, not tomorrow, next week, next year, or in the next century. In fact, meat consumption will continue to rise, especially in China and India. Doesn't change the fact that it causes less harm, which is the salient point. No, you have not proven...
by seeker242
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

"Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet. " https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/avoiding-meat-and...
by seeker242
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

"Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet. " https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/avoiding-meat-and-...
by seeker242
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84842

Re: Great Vegan Debate

So your idea is plain wrong. If we all moved to a vegan or other plant based diet, there will be at least as many sentient beings harmed since the use of pesticides, herbicides, and other pest control measures will increase, not to mention the "collateral" damage of harvesting, pressing, etc. No, y...

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