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    Fifth Annual Forest Photo Contest 2019 - The Winners!

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    Maps of Forest

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1.The CUP-Eladeni Isocracy of Liberal LiberalsLeft-wing Utopia“Can't we all just get along? Eladen Rep”
2.The Kingdom of The Black ForrestInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Where's Momo?”
3.The Cool Temperate Rainforest of ErrinunderaCivil Rights Lovefest“Please leave meat, leather, guns & cars in bin provided”
4.The Glorious Empire of WoolitaniaLiberal Democratic Socialists“Lassen Sie mich Arzt, ich bin durch!”
5.The Pristine Wilderness of Yeldan Nature PreserveDemocratic Socialists“Let us return to the trees, my brothers!”
6.The Epic Rolling Hills of TeraticusLiberal Democratic Socialists“tempus fugit”
7.The Rapture of Pixies on ToadstoolsBenevolent Dictatorship“Ooooh! said Fanny, shivering with delight.”
8.The United Mangrove Archipelago of RansiumInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Semper Virens”
9.The Autonomy of AutonomousnessLeft-wing Utopia“In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”
10.The Great Pine Forest of KarockLiberal Democratic Socialists“Sure, whatever...Go For It”
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Kinectia wrote:The point is that what’s healthy for you or for me is very relative, and it will almost certainly vary over the course of a typical lifetime.

In re food ethics, it’s also important to keep in mind that these are “first world” problems. There are a lot of people in the world who eat things we might disdain, because they don’t have a lot of choices.

Love these two lines.

Anyone ever read Animal Liberation by Peter Singer?

A philosophy/atheism/and more recently veganism YouTuber I follows and used to have great time for and thought was an intellectual powerhouse recommended it in his 2020 50 books to read video. According to him on the basis of chapter one alone he became a vegan and he challenged his friends that he would buy them the book and they would also go vegan. Five of his friends accepted and became vegans.

I read chapter one with an open mind. I did not become a vegan. I know think yer man on youtube and his friends are actually weak minded fools. It was not the airtight philosophical justification for veganism that I had expected.

Kinectia wrote:The whole idea of eating “healthy” food is very individual. If it makes you sick, it’s not healthy for you.

Some people have health issues related to some foods that a lot of vegans and vegetarians take for granted, like grains (wheat, rice, corn, etc.), legumes, nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers, eggplants), onions, mushrooms, and/or nuts and seeds. That does not leave much vegan food.

If they also have problems with seafood, dairy products and eggs, then it doesn’t leave much vegetarian food either. What is left is a lot of vegetables and some fruits and meats.

If you also require organic, sustainable and/ or local foods, and reject additives, preservatives, artificial colors and flavor enhancers, then there’s not much food left at all.

The point is that what’s healthy for you or for me is very relative, and it will almost certainly vary over the course of a typical lifetime.

In re food ethics, it’s also important to keep in mind that these are “first world” problems. There are a lot of people in the world who eat things we might disdain, because they don’t have a lot of choices.

And if your priority is environmental protection, then you must factor in the environmental costs of large-scale agriculture - think pest control, irrigation, fertilizer, machinery, fuel, soil depletion, erosion, and impacts on native plants, animals and insects. Then there’s the subsequent packaging (plastics and plastic-coated papers), transportation, refrigeration and waste.

In other words, if you’re going to debate food practices, think about the whole picture, not just the micro-part that you believe makes your lifestyle more or less responsible compared to someone else’s.

Insightful! It is awful that the food industry largely tramples the personal choice element! I encourage people to garden and eat homegrown fruits and veggies whenever possible! The American food system as a whole is broken:
"The US food production system uses about 50% of the total US land area, 80% of the fresh water, and 17% of the fossil energy used in the country. The heavy dependence on fossil energy suggests that the US food system, whether meat-based or plant-based, is not sustainable."--Pimentel, D., & Pimentel, M. (2003). Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 78(3), 660S–663S. doi:10.1093/ajcn/78.3.660s

I suggest reading the entire article. Here is a link: https://sci-hub.tw/10.1093/ajcn/78.3.660S

Armenico-Myordas wrote:Do vegetarians even think about plant rights?

I do, but I cannot survive by eating gravel.

Turbeaux wrote:I do, but I cannot survive by eating gravel.

Is that a bet?

Bananaistan wrote:Anyone ever read Animal Liberation by Peter Singer?
A philosophy/atheism/and more recently veganism YouTuber I follows and used to have great time for and thought was an intellectual powerhouse recommended it in his 2020 50 books to read video. According to him on the basis of chapter one alone he became a vegan and he challenged his friends that he would buy them the book and they would also go vegan. Five of his friends accepted and became vegans.
I read chapter one with an open mind. I did not become a vegan. I know think yer man on youtube and his friends are actually weak minded fools. It was not the airtight philosophical justification for veganism that I had expected.

I did actually read Animal Liberation in college (voluntarily, not assigned). And I stopped eating animals about the same time. I also thought a lot about Singer's idea of speciesism: "discrimination on the grounds that a being belongs to a certain species." Then a couple of years later I got really, really sick. After that I was just glad to be able to eat anything that didn't eat me first.

More recently, I read The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World, by Peter Wohlleben (2016). Apparently, forests are ecosystems where the trees and their microscopic friends (fungi, etc.) engage in individual and collective defensive maneuvers, and interact in many other unseen ways. So McClandia and Armenico-Myordas are more right than they may realize.

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Kinectia wrote:I did actually read Animal Liberation in college (voluntarily, not assigned). And I stopped eating animals about the same time. I also thought a lot about Singer's idea of speciesism: "discrimination on the grounds that a being belongs to a certain species." Then a couple of years later I got really, really sick. After that I was just glad to be able to eat anything that didn't eat me first.

More recently, I read The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World, by Peter Wohlleben (2016). Apparently, forests are ecosystems where the trees and their microscopic friends (fungi, etc.) engage in individual and collective defensive maneuvers, and interact in many other unseen ways. So McClandia and Armenico-Myordas are more right than they may realize.

Wow, I was actually pretty right about something for once! Thanks Kinectia for actually recognizing something I said people usually just ignore whatver i say. Also if you guys are every bored go to this site ---> http://ozh.github.io/cookieclicker/

Lousykitty wrote:Is that a bet?

Sure, loser gives the winner one hundred million dollars (unless they die)! (◠‿◕)

Cameroi wrote:the meat of the day mentioned that at the restaurant at the end of the universe.
hot grease smells way better then anything cooked in it tastes, meat or veg.
humans evolved eating meat, but a lot less of it then most of us do today.
sort of like being vegetarian every day that isn't some kind of holiday, and only eating meat to celebrate them.
that's pretty much the way most people ate before food animals were mistreated so we could have lots of it.
and if we had to butcher it ourselves, most of us wouldn't eat that much of it very often.

There are actually people in Africa and in the far north who live almost exclusively on meat diets. They apparently get full nutrition because they eat the whole animal. I have not-so-distant ancestors who trapped and hunted most of their food in Alaska. I would have to be very hungry before I could kill an animal for food.

There are also many people in parts of the world who eat larvae, crickets, grasshoppers and ants. Makes me wonder how my nation’s people lost in the wilderness could possibly starve. Guess they get eaten by wolves... or vultures. Eventually we all become food for something, don’t we?

Also, as I recall in the above-mentioned restaurant the meat of the day (while still alive) was brought around and tried to persuade the diners to eat it. And I thought choosing live lobsters was too creepy.

Actually, if you consider petroleum a mineral, TEORICALLY you course live on gravel, or better say, minerale... there are various kind of rocks that contains near every elements you need, Just have to industrially produce vitamins, carbos, proteins and fat..

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