2009-05-07

C'mon Max, don't hate

A brief response to Max Fisher's column in The Atlantic's Food Channel, because I don't have time and don't want to get drawn into any potentially long arguments with the other commenters on his post.

Anyway Max, I get the impression you feel that vegans and vegetarians are somehow in a contest to see who is holier than the other. Why do you see it this way? I don't get it. Don't let the hate mail from a vocal minority of angry vegans skew your perspective. It seems to me every time the subject of veganism or vegetarianism—or even a suggestion to reduce meat consumption just a bit—is brought up in the mainstream press, it is invariably met with a torrent of vicious and belittling responses from meat eaters, yet I know from real-life experience that most omnivores aren't rabid foaming-at-the-mouth hate-spewers. Live and let live, you know?

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  1. "It seems to me every time the subject of veganism or vegetarianism—or even a suggestion to reduce meat consumption just a bit—is brought up in the mainstream press, it is invariably met with a torrent of vicious and belittling responses from meat eaters, yet I know from real-life experience that most omnivores aren't rabid foaming-at-the-mouth hate-spewers. Live and let live, you know"

    so true and well spoken!

    ...love your blog and the almond butter post. I really appreciate a scientific approach to veg food. thanks:)

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