You may have seen recent news stories about a malnourished child who was removed from his parents. A sad case, of course, but given that malnutrition affects over 3 million people in the UK, why has this particular story made international headlines? Because the child was vegan.
In the wake of this news, chat show The Wright Stuff posed the question, “Is it abuse to put children on a vegan diet?” while the Telegraph asked “Can vegans ever be good parents?” You can spot the media bias a mile off.
Vegans love to extol the benefits of their diet, and from environmental impact to animal welfare, there are many. But when it comes to helping feed our expanding global population using the land we’ve got here in the US, a vegan diet isn’t the best option, according to a new study from US researchers.
In fact, continuing to eat some meat would allow American farmlands to feed more people overall, than if everyone switched over to veganism.