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OniLinkPlus wrote (edited )

Carnist, I have objections to vegan diets on basis of cost (it's far too expensive in the US so I cannot afford it, plus I feel a lot of the arguments for eating vegan come across as classist by ignore this? I'd love to eat ethically but I prefer to not starve, I like to think that doesn't make me evil).

If lab grown meat becomes affordable and available to me, I would switch entirely to lab grown for my meat source.

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Chomskyist wrote

Are beans and lentils and rice more expensive than meat where you live?

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OniLinkPlus wrote

I was under the impression that beans and lentils do not provide a sufficient source of bioavailable essential amino acids, and are therefore not a recommended alternative to many meats which do provide those essential amino acids? Do you have a source saying they are a sufficient alternative? My google-fu is pathetic and I can't find anything :(

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OniLinkPlus wrote (edited )

Ok, I get the concept now. I personally have special needs so this might be a bit harder (I have some interesting sensory quirks with my digestive system among other things), but I'll see if I can find myself a diet that at the very minimum highly reduces my meat intake. Even if I end up unable to eliminate my meat intake, minimizing my footprint has to count for something I'd think.