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    Default Time to mock plant-based diet is long gone - Joanna Lumley

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    Judging from Joanna Lumley in The Times

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/com...cle2666294.ece

    "We may not all want to be vegans – though the time to mock their plant-based diet is long gone ..."

    as well, the message is finally percolating into the UK mainstream!
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    Default Re: Time to mock plant-based diet is long gone - Joanna Lumley

    Fantastic article! I'd like to think the global warming argument can play a big role in getting people to cut their animal produce consumption.

    Role on green taxes on meat, dairy, eggs and honey.
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    Default Re: Time to mock plant-based diet is long gone - Joanna Lumley

    It's a great article - straight forward and to the point. What else is there to know about meat consumption? The article said it all. But unfortunately it seems to be such a hard and complicated issue to grasp for most people in this world.
    "Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends". ~ George Bernhard Shaw.

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    Default Re: Time to mock plant-based diet is long gone - Joanna Lumley

    It is a good article. I personally don't think it is hard hitting enough but I suppose that is to be expected and I wouldn't want people to be alienated by the idea of veganism just for animal rights as I think mostly people don't care much about animals.

    I think if people are informed about the environmental impact of meat and dairy maybe they might make an ethical decision.

    (I read the comments where the readers had their say at the bottom, grrr so annoying. I find it amazing that so many people make the mental link between vegetarianism and Hitler.)

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    Default Re: Time to mock plant-based diet is long gone - Joanna Lumley

    who, incidentally, wasn't a vegetarian.

    http://www.veg-world.com/articles/historical.htm

    On a side note, does anybody else imaging Lumley's dulcet tones in their head whilst reading this article?

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    Default Re: Time to mock plant-based diet is long gone - Joanna Lumley

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    (I read the comments where the readers had their say at the bottom, grrr so annoying. I find it amazing that so many people make the mental link between vegetarianism and Hitler.)
    I was watching QI with Stephen Fry last night. One of his interesting facts was a study into internet forums. Apparently, if any thread goes on long enough, a discussion about anything at all, someone will make a comparison to Hitler, and at that point the argument is lost for the person who makes that post. So it's not exclusive to discussions about vegetarianism!
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    Default Re: Time to mock plant-based diet is long gone - Joanna Lumley

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    Apparently, if any thread goes on long enough, a discussion about anything at all, someone will make a comparison to Hitler, and at that point the argument is lost for the person who makes that post.
    They call that Godwin's Law - ETA the first bit anyway; not sure who came up with the idea that you automatically lose the argument.

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    On a side note, does anybody else imaging Lumley's dulcet tones in their head whilst reading this article?
    Hahaha! Yes! I thought it was a great article too.
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