Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, pt. 6

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Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, pt. 6

Argument: “All this Veganism stuff can only be adhered to by very wealthy people in a society that is very advanced.”

Response: Fortunately, this is nowhere near true.  Unless you are buying a lot of pre-processed fake meats and cheeses–which are pricey, but shouldn’t be a large part of a healthy diet anyway–veganism is actually quite a bit cheaper than the alternative:

Most of the staples of a vegetarian diet are cheap. In fact, most of the world’s people eat a mostly vegetarian diet made up of inexpensive commodities such as beans, rice and corn.If you drop red meat, poultry and fish from your diet, you’ll find plant proteins cheaper than the equivalent amount of animal protein. (Go Vegetarian to Save Money)

Check out the rest of the article from MSN: Go Vegetarian to Save Money, and this one, Recession Flexitarians, which discusses the fact that the current economy is forcing more people to reduce their consumption of meat and dairy.


2 Comments

dawnofanewera

August 4, 2009 at 4:05 pm

As we’ve been discussing, removing the process of having to feed all that livestock (and then slaughter them) cuts supplies and labor.

Going veg is good for the animals, the planet, the bod, and the wallet. Most people care about all of these things to some degree.

Joanne

August 6, 2009 at 11:01 am

I love my tofu, broccoli and rice. Super cheap, even organic!

Back when I was making $7/hour and paying WAY too much for rent, being vegan was the only way to stay within my very tight budget.

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