Why globalists want mandatory veganism: Meat benefits economy and health.

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Never mind the fact that the globalists' low-fat vegan agenda was designed by their bought and paid for scientists to turn the global population into weak-minded slaves who can be easily pushed around and rounded up and put in concentration camps by jackboots.

NOLD: Meat industry benefits economy, human body
Zach Nold Dec. 2, 2013

Ranching has been a part of American culture for hundreds of years, and before America was a republic, animals of every sort were used as meat. Meat was an expensive commodity and an item that showed wealth in Biblical times. Livestock was traded and bartered with, sacrificed and sold. Livestock, and meat in general, has been a staple of the human diet for years, and over time it has become more affordable. What meat offers us is necessary for us to survive as individuals and as a country. Itís not only an important staple to our diet, but an important staple of our economy. There are many reasons to love meat and many reasons to support its role in our world  ó even if one is a vegetarian.

Meat is important for oneís body, and itís tough to get all nutrients meat gives you without touching it. For instance, your body needs amino acids to synthesize proteins that are needed for your very survival. Many amino acids canít be produced by the body on its own, so we get those amino acids from meat. These amino acids, and in turn proteins, are used to make new blood cells and manufacture antibodies. On top of the important amino acids found in meat, one will also find an ample supply of B vitamins. These vitamins are important to the circulatory and nerve health. According to the National Institutes of Health, meat is often considered one of the main suppliers of B vitamins. Even though you can often replace some of these nutrients with supplements, one can never replace the entire T-Bone.

Livestock is also very important to our economy. Livestock such as cattle were not native to the United States before the first settlers arrived. As more settlers came to America, more livestock arrived as well, and the livestock reproduced, which over time made the U.S. one of the biggest meat producers in the world. Today there are more than 30 million head of cattle in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

For each dollar of livestock sold, there are another $5 of business generated, as well as the 1 million jobs that are directly created because of it. The jobs and money created by the cattle industry donít lie. Without it, America would hurt economically and the lives of many Americans would be destroyed. The beef industry is so important that in the 2000s, it produced $49 billion annually in direct economic output, according to the EPA, and that is just the beef industry. We havenít even begun to take into account the pork, chicken and other industries that provide our world with meat.

Some would argue that the life of the animal is more important than the money produced, jobs created and the nutrients gained. Yet they seem to forget meat is more affordable than supplements these days, and without it, many low-income families and people wouldnít be able to get essential nutrients. Stores which sell vegetarian and vegan products are great for those who choose to use them, but they arenít for everyone ó including those who canít afford to buy whatís in them.

Stores such as these are notorious for being more expensive than regular convenience stores, and the products one would need to buy to replace meat are more expensive than meat as well. This is because the demand for products isnít as high as the demand for meat. Because meat is in such high demand, more of it is produced, which forces prices to be lower; organic products are more expensive because fewer of them are available. Another reason meat is cheaper is because of government subsidies. With these, ranchers can keep their costs down, which drives the price of meat down, something organic supplements donít receive. Unless demand for non-meat products goes up drastically and organic farmers receive substantial subsidies, one will not see non-meat supplements undercut meat.

Many complain that the food industry in the United States is cruel and inhumane to animals. There are various videos out which ďproveĒ the cruel practices committed on animals in the United States. However, these videos are often questioned for their credibility, and it doesnít seem likely that the EPA and the FDA would miss the cruelty portrayed in these videos. We havenít always had a way to monitor how Americans killed animals for consumption purposes, but the slaughtering of animals has always been important to the survival of many Americans. In the past, a gun was used to supply food for the family, and it evolved into basic procedures of euthanizing animals on the family farm. Now we have meat packing plants that do the job for us. Either way, outside of a few anomalies, we have always kept the life of the animal sacred and killed the animal in the quickest way possible.

As our country has evolved, so has the way we produce meat. Itís a part of the American foundation economically and socially. The numbers donít lie, and neither do amino acids and vitamins. If one really wants to change a majority of individuals to vegetarians, they would have to make it affordable, more nutrient-rich and economically sound. I donít see that happening in the near future, nor do I see the people of this meat-crazy nation changing their tune any time soon.

Zach Nold is a senior English major. Reach him at opinion@dailynebraskan.com.