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Should you go vegan?

That is the headline on the front page of 27 January edition of New Scientist magazine. The article by Chelsea White describes how she was vegan then changed back to eating meat and why she has now decided to return to a vegan diet.

There are many good reasons for not eating meat like amount of land used for farm animals, plus the land needed to grow food for livestock, the water used and the CO2 produced. All are drastically reduced by eating a plant based diet.

The big concern that always comes up is whether we can get enough of the essentials for a healthy life from plants alone. It is more difficult and needs care and thought when choosing what to eat. That goes against the grain for many people who live normal ‘busy lives’. But do we need to think more about what we eat? Does eating a standard diet of junk food and ready meals provide optimum nutrition? My guess is a resounding no.

White goes through all the pros and cons and end up stating that she has returned to being vegan. It really is not that hard especially if you grow your own fruit and veg!