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Do you have any dietary specialities?

No, I eat anything and everything
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Vegetarian
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Vegan
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Kosher
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Halal
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Other
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Veggies

Post by Adam Dexter » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:38 pm

Hmm was wondering if there was any correlation to proficiency at countdown and vegitarianism (or veganism)

Might do a study into this if I get bored enough, so I'll collect some data :)
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Re: Veggies

Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:39 pm

I saw a sign in a chicken shop the other day for a Halal veggie burger. Any idea what that means?

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Post by Jimmy Gough » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:40 pm

You missed fruitarian.

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Post by Adam Dexter » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:41 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:I saw a sign in a chicken shop the other day for a Halal veggie burger. Any idea what that means?
It means they're undoubtedly foreign and don't understand intricacies of English language. Or that they are overselling the point.
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Post by Adam Dexter » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:42 pm

Jimmy Gough wrote:You missed fruitarian.
I knew that would happen. Kinda handy to have the "other" option.
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Post by Jimmy Gough » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:43 pm

Adam Dexter wrote:
Jimmy Gough wrote:You missed fruitarian.
I knew that would happen. Kinda handy to have the "other" option.
Fruitarianism is pretty major though.

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Post by Adam Dexter » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:44 pm

Jimmy Gough wrote:
Adam Dexter wrote:
Jimmy Gough wrote:You missed fruitarian.
I knew that would happen. Kinda handy to have the "other" option.
Fruitarianism is pretty major though.
Oh well too late. Myeh.
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Post by Michael Wallace » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:00 pm

Adam Dexter wrote:Hmm was wondering if there was any correlation to proficiency at countdown and vegitarianism (or veganism)

Might do a study into this if I get bored enough, so I'll collect some data :)
Yeah, you're not going to get much data if all you ask is what people are, and not who went for what :P

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:31 pm

Jimmy Gough wrote:
Adam Dexter wrote:
Jimmy Gough wrote:You missed fruitarian.
I knew that would happen. Kinda handy to have the "other" option.
Fruitarianism is pretty major though.
In real life? I've never met any.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:38 pm

You missed breatharianism.

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Post by Adam Dexter » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:44 pm

I also missed the whole point of this. I was going to compare it to member's ratings, but now realise that votes are private. SO unless people tell me what they chose, it's not really going to work!

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Re: Veggies

Post by Jon Corby » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:56 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jimmy Gough wrote:Fruitarianism is pretty major though.
In real life? I've never met any.
Raccoon Boy and Phil Reynolds? Or am I getting my terms confused here?

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:01 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jimmy Gough wrote:Fruitarianism is pretty major though.
In real life? I've never met any.
Raccoon Boy and Phil Reynolds? Or am I getting my terms confused here?
Ooh, 1970s comedy. How retro.

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Re: Veggies

Post by Adam Dexter » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:02 am

Jon Corby wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jimmy Gough wrote:Fruitarianism is pretty major though.
In real life? I've never met any.
Raccoon Boy and Phil Reynolds? Or am I getting my terms confused here?
Phil Reynolds wrote:Ooh, 1970s comedy. How retro.
Oh. I just realised the joke. I thought you were actually a fruitarian! :$
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Post by Gary Male » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:57 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote: Ooh, 1970s comedy. How retro.
Or, right. So someone makes a post regarding your sexuality and you get all stroppy and upset, yet you think it's perfectly fine to make a joke about me being sexually assaulted by a priest in the thread about mars bars. You disgust me. I'm out of here.

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Post by Kieran Child » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:04 pm

You missed "freeganism" too, that's quite cool.
It's people who eat out of bins.
Also, wayeee! I'm veggie :D Go us.
If you eat fish you're not veggie, you're "pescatarian".
The easy way to distinguish is say "All the veggies in the room, put your hands up"
The pescatarians will put their hands up.
The veggies will be too weak to.

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:18 pm

Gary Male wrote:So someone makes a post regarding your sexuality and you get all stroppy and upset, yet you think it's perfectly fine to make a joke about me being sexually assaulted by a priest in the thread about mars bars. You disgust me. I'm out of here.
Blimey, that one must have been brewing for a while (as the other half muttered after me as I left the bathroom on the way to bed last night). Anyway, who said anything about assault? The receipt of gifts in kind would suggest that it was all consensual.

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Post by Rosemary Roberts » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:03 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:You missed breatharianism.
There are two types of breatharians, the ones who cheat and the ones who die.

I understand there is CCTV footage (don't know where) of Jasmuheen's sidekicks stocking up on takeaways. No doubt because the air of a room containing them is especially nutritious.

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Gary Male wrote:So someone makes a post regarding your sexuality and you get all stroppy and upset, yet you think it's perfectly fine to make a joke about me being sexually assaulted by a priest in the thread about mars bars. You disgust me. I'm out of here.
Blimey, that one must have been brewing for a while (as the other half muttered after me as I left the bathroom on the way to bed last night). Anyway, who said anything about assault? The receipt of gifts in kind would suggest that it was all consensual.
Charlie, close my account. I don't want to be a part of any forum where this cunt can post what he wants without making any sort of apology.

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Re: Veggies

Post by Kieran Child » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:41 pm

Guys guys. This is a board for countdown fanatics. We're a very small section of society as it is. The last thing we need is fighting between us. Let's stick together for the greater good :D

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Post by David Gunn » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:30 am

Kieran Child wrote:If you eat fish you're not veggie, you're "pescatarian".
Kieran, where do you get "pescatarian" from?
I worked with a guy in 1998/99 who wanted a word for this and claims he coined "pescetarian", though I think the "et" in the middle is a leftover from "vegetarian", so should be "pescarian".
Interesting if this word has spread, and how.

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Post by Rosemary Roberts » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:41 am

David Gunn wrote:
Kieran Child wrote:If you eat fish you're not veggie, you're "pescatarian".
Kieran, where do you get "pescatarian" from?
I worked with a guy in 1998/99 who wanted a word for this and claims he coined "pescetarian", though I think the "et" in the middle is a leftover from "vegetarian", so should be "pescarian".
Interesting if this word has spread, and how.
Wikipedia thinks the spelling is "pescetarian". And Wikipedia is usually right.

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Post by Derek Hazell » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:43 am

Ian Volante wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote:How ironic!
Is this from the Alanis Morrissette school of irony?
Gary Male wrote:
Phil Reynolds wrote:...
Charlie, close my account. I don't want to be a part of any forum where this cunt can post what he wants without making any sort of apology.
I'll tell you what is ironic - Phil's new nickname being Phil "this cunt" Reynolds
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Post by David Gunn » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:22 am

Rosemary Roberts wrote:
David Gunn wrote:
Kieran Child wrote:If you eat fish you're not veggie, you're "pescatarian".
Kieran, where do you get "pescatarian" from?
I worked with a guy in 1998/99 who wanted a word for this and claims he coined "pescetarian", though I think the "et" in the middle is a leftover from "vegetarian", so should be "pescarian".
Interesting if this word has spread, and how.
Wikipedia thinks the spelling is "pescetarian". And Wikipedia is usually right.
Thanks Rosemary, there's a reference there to a Guardian article in 1993 that mentions "pescetarian", so seems to debunk my ex-colleague's claim.
Interesting that Websters have accepted the word (in July 2008) but it's not in the OED yet.
btw, I also saw reference to "fishetarian", a definition of which was "vegetarians who eat lots of fish". D'oh!

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Post by Kieran Child » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:11 pm

^ That's curious. I got the word from Vegsoc, so it's in pretty wide usage now. I have no clue where it emerged or even that it was such a modern word.
A term I heard recently and quite liked was "fish and chip-ocrite"

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Post by David Roe » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:23 pm

Kieran Child wrote:A term I heard recently and quite liked was "fish and chip-ocrite"
CJ de Mooi said it on Eggheads, that may have been the one you heard.

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Post by Kieran Child » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:03 pm

Nah it was someone who I knew for a brief time recently who said it, a few weeks ago. Only ever watched eggheads a couple of times. It's certainly a term I hope becomes popular though.

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Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:43 pm

Adam Dexter wrote:I also missed the whole point of this. I was going to compare it to member's ratings, but now realise that votes are private. SO unless people tell me what they chose, it's not really going to work!.
I went for other, because I don't have any dietary specialties etc but nor do I eat anything and everything (there are some foods I wont eat).

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Post by David Gunn » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:00 pm

Kieran Child wrote:A term I heard recently and quite liked was "fish and chip-ocrite"
Like it :-)
I think that not having a word to describe people who do not eat air-breatheing meat has led to the "confusion" of some people believing that vegetarians eat fish. If the word pescetarian is now in general use that's great. Hope the OED include it soon.

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Post by Ben Hunter » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:03 pm

There's nothing hypocritical about eating fish but not other meat, it all depends on your reasons for not eating meat.

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Post by David Gunn » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:06 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:There's nothing hypocritical about eating fish but not other meat, it all depends on your reasons for not eating meat.
Quite right, Ben. The hypocritical element is anyone calling themselves a vegetarian and eating fish.

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David Gunn wrote:
Ben Hunter wrote:There's nothing hypocritical about eating fish but not other meat, it all depends on your reasons for not eating meat.
Quite right, Ben. The hypocritical element is anyone calling themselves a vegetarian and eating fish.
I don't consider that particularly hypocritical. What would be hypocritical would be for somebody to call themselves an animal lover and rigorously eschew meat while happily eating battery eggs.

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David Gunn wrote:
Ben Hunter wrote:There's nothing hypocritical about eating fish but not other meat, it all depends on your reasons for not eating meat.
Quite right, Ben. The hypocritical element is anyone calling themselves a vegetarian and eating fish.
But they're no worse than atheists who worship Cod.

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David Gunn wrote:
Ben Hunter wrote:There's nothing hypocritical about eating fish but not other meat, it all depends on your reasons for not eating meat.
Quite right, Ben. The hypocritical element is anyone calling themselves a vegetarian and eating fish.
It's very easy for these people to avoid accusations of hypocrisy, they just need to stop giving themselves pointless labels. A friend of mine who had declared herself vegan was going through a stressful episode when she really wanted to eat honey. Even though she didn't see anything wrong with the practice of beekeeping, her objection was that she would 'no longer be vegan' if she ate the honey, as though it was more important to stick to a rigid definition of a word invented by some guy than to define and stick to her own principles.

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Joseph Bolas wrote:
Adam Dexter wrote:I also missed the whole point of this. I was going to compare it to member's ratings, but now realise that votes are private. SO unless people tell me what they chose, it's not really going to work!.
I went for other, because I don't have any dietary specialties etc but nor do I eat anything and everything (there are some foods I wont eat).
Me too :)

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Rosemary Roberts wrote:
David Gunn wrote:
Ben Hunter wrote:There's nothing hypocritical about eating fish but not other meat, it all depends on your reasons for not eating meat.
Quite right, Ben. The hypocritical element is anyone calling themselves a vegetarian and eating fish.
I don't consider that particularly hypocritical. What would be hypocritical would be for somebody to call themselves an animal lover and rigorously eschew meat while happily eating battery eggs.
If you're a vegetarian on moral grounds that killing animals for food is wrong, then eating fish is hypocritical. I can't think of any sensible moral code that would value a rabbit's life above that of a haddock.

On the other hand, I knew someone who claimed to be vegetarian on the grounds that she didn't eat red meat, although she did eat chicken. That's just misuse of language.

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David Roe wrote:I can't think of any sensible moral code that would value a rabbit's life above that of a haddock.
The moral code of the rabbit?

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If vegetarians eat only vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?

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Post by Rosemary Roberts » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:31 am

David Roe wrote: I can't think of any sensible moral code that would value a rabbit's life above that of a haddock.
Agreed - I never claimed that any such views were sensible.

The rabbit and the haddock both eat whatever comes their way that suits their digestive system. Most people do the same, and many of them starve because sufficient acceptable food is simply not available. Being picky about your food and having the leisure to apply a moral code to what you eat is a luxury that the human race in general does not enjoy.

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Post by Kieran Child » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:41 am

Reasons to be a pescatarian but not a vegetarian:
Fish is healthier than other meat.
Fish requires less processing than other meat.
Fish are not usually fed as many antibiotics as other livestock.

That being said, I don't eat fish either.
One curious statistic that many vegetarians don't recognise (even if it is wrong, which is probably is) is that being vegetarian only reduces your meat consumption by around 60%
This is because other items (most notably furnishings, makeup and cars) have lots of animal products in.

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I'm an omnivore for moral purposes. If everyone were veggies, all the farmyard critters aren't exactly going to live in a wonderous sanctuary where they serve man no purpose or financial gain, are they?

Also I learnt from South Park that if you don't eat meat you grow vaginal sores on your face and become a pussy :P

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Dinos Sfyris wrote:you grow vaginal sores on your face and become a pussy :P
Dinos has such a way with words, he's a cunning linguist.
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David Roe wrote:I can't think of any sensible moral code that would value a rabbit's life above that of a haddock.
The other half used to be a hardcore Roman Catholic (it's ok, he got better), and apparently his family ate fish but not other meat because that's what Jesus did, or something like that. I'll ask him when he gets back to explain further.

(I'm not proposing that religion is a 'sensible moral code', by the way, more just saying something that seems relevant.)

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Michael Wallace wrote:(I'm not proposing that religion is a 'sensible moral code', by the way, more just saying something that seems relevant.)
By "sensible moral code", I didn't actually mean "a moral code you agree with". I'm not vegetarian, but I can see it as understandable if that's how it takes you.

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David Roe wrote:If you're a vegetarian on moral grounds that killing animals for food is wrong, then eating fish is hypocritical. I can't think of any sensible moral code that would value a rabbit's life above that of a haddock.
If rabbits have a greater capacity for suffering than haddock (which they probably do) and you base your diet on how much the organisms you eat have suffered before they ended up on your plate then that would make sense to me. You have to draw the line somewhere, otherwise you can replace haddock with absolutely anything, including plant life and fungi, and you'll end up a breatharian. Most veggies draw the line at plant life and fungi to be on the safe side, but there are animals out there (probably not very tasty ones mind) that almost certainly have no consciousness let alone the capacity to suffer.

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Ben Hunter wrote:
David Roe wrote:If you're a vegetarian on moral grounds that killing animals for food is wrong, then eating fish is hypocritical. I can't think of any sensible moral code that would value a rabbit's life above that of a haddock.
If rabbits have a greater capacity for suffering than haddock (which they probably do) and you base your diet on how much the organisms you eat have suffered before they ended up on your plate then that would make sense to me. You have to draw the line somewhere, otherwise you can replace haddock with absolutely anything, including plant life and fungi, and you'll end up a breatharian. Most veggies draw the line at plant life and fungi to be on the safe side, but there are animals out there (probably not very tasty ones mind) that almost certainly have no consciousness let alone the capacity to suffer.
Are vegetarians generally happy to eat animals like grubs which don't even have a CNS? Sounds like you would be but I don't know whether that's generally true. Although I suspect most vegetarians are really motivated by the "cute and cuddly" factors which would same to make insects fair game.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:53 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:Are vegetarians generally happy to eat animals like grubs which don't even have a CNS? Sounds like you would be but I don't know whether that's generally true. Although I suspect most vegetarians are really motivated by the "cute and cuddly" factors which would same to make insects fair game.
I think I'd rather eat a bit of 'proper' meat than eat some of the grubs and shit they give them on that jungle celebrity thing.
But then I'm not especially good with slimy animals in general, not just when it comes to eating them.

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Kieran Child wrote:One curious statistic that many vegetarians don't recognise (even if it is wrong, which is probably is) is that being vegetarian only reduces your meat consumption by around 60%
This is because other items (most notably furnishings, makeup and cars) have lots of animal products in.
Vegetarians are eating furnishings, makeup and cars now? The sick freaks.

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Post by David Roe » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:21 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:If rabbits have a greater capacity for suffering than haddock (which they probably do) and you base your diet on how much the organisms you eat have suffered before they ended up on your plate then that would make sense to me. You have to draw the line somewhere, otherwise you can replace haddock with absolutely anything, including plant life and fungi, and you'll end up a breatharian. Most veggies draw the line at plant life and fungi to be on the safe side, but there are animals out there (probably not very tasty ones mind) that almost certainly have no consciousness let alone the capacity to suffer.
But it's surely not the suffering of the animal which is the reason behind vegetarianism? Otherwise vegetarians would have no problem with eating (say) wild venison killed by a clean shot. It's the principle of killing the animal, not the pain it feels.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:24 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:It's very easy for these people to avoid accusations of hypocrisy, they just need to stop giving themselves pointless labels. A friend of mine who had declared herself vegan was going through a stressful episode when she really wanted to eat honey. Even though she didn't see anything wrong with the practice of beekeeping, her objection was that she would 'no longer be vegan' if she ate the honey, as though it was more important to stick to a rigid definition of a word invented by some guy than to define and stick to her own principles.
She just needs to call herself a beegan. (I'm going to check that on Google.)

Or a hexagon.

Edit - it seems that people do use the term "beegan".

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Post by Stuart Arnot » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:23 pm

Dinos Sfyris wrote:I'm an omnivore for moral purposes. If everyone were veggies, all the farmyard critters aren't exactly going to live in a wonderous sanctuary where they serve man no purpose or financial gain, are they?
No, they just wouldn't be born. The meat industry is bad for other moral reasons...

"The Food Climate Research Network found that measured by production, the UK food sector produces greenhouse gases equivalent to 33m tonnes of carbon. Measured by consumption - including imports - the total rises to 43.3m tonnes. Both figures work out at under one fifth of UK emissions, but they exclude the indirect impacts of actions such as clearing rainforest for cattle and crops, which other studies estimate would add up to 5% to 20% of global emissions.

The report found the meat and dairy sectors together accounted for just over half of those emissions; potatoes, fruit and vegetables for 15%; drinks and other products with sugar for another 15%; and bread, pastry and flour for 13%." The Guardian 30/09/08

I will confess to a certain amount of hypocrisy on the matter, as I still take cow's milk with with my tea, and will on occasion rustle up a mean omelette (with free range eggs, naturally). Also, I wear a leather jacket. That was second hand though... and from the 'society for abandoned animals' charity shop. I'd certainly never claim to be vegan.

On the honey issue, I would say that there's a moral imperative to eat honey, what with the good work they do in pollinating flowers, and their decreasing numbers round here.

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Post by Stuart Arnot » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:35 pm

Somewhat tangentially, could any of the vegetarians or vegans who post here ever contemplate entering a relationship with an omnivore? My sister is getting married to a man who eats meat and I find it incomprehensible. She's yet to give me a good excuse, only mutterings about not kissing him when he's just eaten meat.

It's only the start as well. She's an atheist marrying in a church, and a feminist taking her husband's name.

Enough of my sibling complaints though. Sorry.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:53 pm

Stuart Arnot wrote:Somewhat tangentially, could any of the vegetarians or vegans who post here ever contemplate entering a relationship with an omnivore? My sister is getting married to a man who eats meat and I find it incomprehensible. She's yet to give me a good excuse, only mutterings about not kissing him when he's just eaten meat.

It's only the start as well. She's an atheist marrying in a church, and a feminist taking her husband's name.

Enough of my sibling complaints though. Sorry.
You're the reason no one likes vegetarians.

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Post by Rosemary Roberts » Fri May 01, 2009 1:42 am

Stuart Arnot wrote:The meat industry is bad for other moral reasons...
You're citing climate change as a moral issue? I strongly disagree. Nor is it a political one, any more than nuclear power is a moral or political issue. Both are scientific questions that are artificially moralicised* and politicised by people with other axes to grind. And I object to you or them grinding axes on my territory.

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Post by John Bosley » Fri May 01, 2009 8:43 am

I am not a vegetarian because I eat fish. Why I do not eat other meat is because of the disgust I have with the meat industry (and it IS industry rather than farming in most cases).
I gave up meat some years ago not on the principle of killing but the way most food animals are kept and have to live their lives in absolutely disgusting conditions. It is their life I am opposed to, not their death.

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Post by Derek Hazell » Fri May 01, 2009 8:48 am

I eat all meat except marmeat (marmite), and all other food except Kit(e)Kat Chunkies.
Living life in a gyratory circus kind of way.

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Post by Paul Howe » Fri May 01, 2009 8:54 am

Stuart Arnot wrote:
On the honey issue, I would say that there's a moral imperative to eat honey, what with the good work they do in pollinating flowers, and their decreasing numbers round here.
I've always wondered if bees, a.k.a. nature's frotteurs, get any sexual gratification from pollinating all those flowers. Because if they do it may just bee the best life ever (sorry). I have to say though, I'd be pretty pissed off if I got home after a hard day's lovin and discovered some incomprehensibly massive bastard had nicked all my food.
Rosemary Roberts wrote: You're citing climate change as a moral issue? I strongly disagree. Nor is it a political one, any more than nuclear power is a moral or political issue. Both are scientific questions that are artificially moralicised* and politicised by people with other axes to grind. And I object to you or them grinding axes on my territory.
It's always a bit hairy labelling something a moral issue due to the impossibility of agreeing on a set of moral imperatives, but I'm stunned you don't think climate change has political implications. And what exactly makes the off-topic forum your territory? I don't agree with a lot of what Stuart said but he has every right to make his point on here.

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Post by Stuart Arnot » Fri May 01, 2009 9:53 am

Charlie Reams wrote: You're the reason no one likes vegetarians.
Really? But I know so few people! And why would they judge other people because of dietary similarities? Weird.

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Re: Veggies

Post by Stuart Arnot » Fri May 01, 2009 9:59 am

Rosemary Roberts wrote:
Stuart Arnot wrote:The meat industry is bad for other moral reasons...
You're citing climate change as a moral issue? I strongly disagree. Nor is it a political one, any more than nuclear power is a moral or political issue. Both are scientific questions that are artificially moralicised* and politicised by people with other axes to grind. And I object to you or them grinding axes on my territory.
Yes. I think it's morally wrong to fuck up the planet.

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