Could Worldwide Veganism Work?

Is it possible to have a world filled with vegans?

Does anyone else out there feel that it's a fools errand--and even a bit smug and 'aren't we more politically correct than you' to claim we support decent treatment for all living things, yet promote world wide absolute veganism as the only way?

I have been considering this a long time, and have come to the conclusion that the world--especially the Third World--cannot realistically become completely vegan without whole population malnutrition.

We, in the industrial world have access to (plastic wrapped and far from local) necessities like nutritional yeast and algae supplements--supplements in general, the Third World does not have.

Global Warming progression would cease to exist if the whole world went nearly vegan, without the human cost of malnutrition in the many places where local products/plants are minimal.

It is, I think a realistic goal--and even something likely to occur due to planet collapse anyway.

Pure veganism, I feel, will never go over ideologically in so many places, anyway--so what about promoting 'near veganism', a realistic, humane goal that people might even listen to. Because, if we only ever change the industrial world, that leaves most the world's people out.

Anyone else thought about veganism beyond our backyard this way? Curious...

-- Anonymous

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May 26, 2010
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Please be kind to the worms in this kettle.
by: Anonymous

This is a subject that I too have given thought to. My first consideration is to proceed with compassion. I live in a country (Canada) where I have a huge choice of what to eat. I can choose to be vegan and never know hunger. I could choose to be omnivore and never know hunger. The majority of the world does not have this option. They eat what they are able to grow, glean or be given.
As a mother,I know one thing. I can change myself, I can encourage and teach my own children but to change the habits and beliefs of my entire city, let alone my province or country is too large a task at this point in time. I would drive myself to madness if I set that as my goal.
That being said, I can educate and set an example.
Right now, the emerging powers (like China) are adopting a more meat- oriented diet. We could govern OUR meat industry at home and send out a clear message to all countries that a diet high in meat and dairy contributes hugely to health issues, costing the health care system billions of dollars. Money talks. At the same time, encourage a vegan diet through reduced insurance costs, corporate sponsorship and propaganda. Before you get mad at that word, understand that we are surrounded with propaganda. It is inevitable,it is powerful and it can be put to good use.
In the meantime, be a happy, healthy person so that others will see by your good example that a compassionate diet is a great choice. How can we consider removing the speck from the worlds eyes when our own mote is so huge.

May 26, 2010
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world wide veganism
by: dominique

i do believe eventually far into the future mankind will be vegans. it makes me proud because it has already started and im apart of that change. and when i say the future i mean 1,000s of years from now when we are more advanced, smarter, and wiser. theres gonna be a time when our future relatives will look back at their ancestors and say "can you believe our ancestors ate flesh and animals milk and eggs?!?! wow thats crazy." lol! the change has already started, but we and even our great great great great great grandkids wont witness absolute strict worldwide veganism. its a process. kinda like evolution.

May 27, 2010
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world wide veganism
by: Edna

I feel that we need to start a movement like this at home first. I have started a class mainly for vegan and vegetairn recipe exchange. My doctor and a doctor from our oncology center here in Yuma, Az. are very excited about what I'm doing. We started with four the end of last year and are now up to 27. I can't believe how eagaer and almost desperate these people are for better eating and anxious for all the information I can give them I back up all the info I give them with where I find it. I have two more classes that will start up next fall for the Hispanic's. The Doctor's said they really need the follow up help after there cancer treatments. We are in a seasonal area in Youm, but my class hasn't dropped that much. The ones that leave for the summer want me to send our info and recipes while they are gone. We need more individual classes like this, You'll be surprised how eager people are for not only keeping there health after cancer treatments, but also preventive measures.
I'm also learning along with them and have meet so many wonderful new friens. Thanks Edna

Jun 03, 2010
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Slowly, and with Compassion
by: Veganopolis

We can't make a quick change, for many reasons including: unemployment for those in the meat industry, people who need meat to live due to non-arable land, and of course, meat-lovers will balk at changing. Much of the non-arable land is the result of human decisions and behaviors. If we slowly and compassionately move towards world-wide veganism, some of the money that is saved (eventually) can be used to replenishing the depleted soils. So maybe, eventually, everyone could become vegan. However unlikely that may be, I like to think that it's possible.

Jan 12, 2011
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Not such a good idea...
by: Anonymous

The idea of the whole world going vegan in some respects is rediculous. Many farmers depend on their animals. jobs would be lost and animals would populate to an unhealthy explosion. I have tried going vegetarian so far for 3 weeks for health reasons and own chickens. I eat their eggs and spoil them soooo much. they are in perminant chicken retirement but their is no rooster. The eggs are not fertile so why cant vegans eat them? Trust me, my chickens (A.K.A my babies) have nothing planned for those eggs themselves other than eat them.(Yes a chickens favorite food includes eggs, frogs, cooked chicken etc) many others feel the same and for me to own chickens and see those eggs be wasted is crazy. Im just being blunt with you. Animals eating other animals is neccessary for the enviroment. Wolves arent vegetarian and for good reason. I believe it would be cruel to see all the animals have not enough food for them to go around and starve to death.

Sep 05, 2014
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Vegan and Energy Revolution are Necessary
by: Melissa

To produce one pound of meat is necessary feeds with 14 to 17 pounds of soy. Meats and dairy products accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total lands, and 19% of the world greenhouse gas emission.
The largest nutritional study ever conducted " The China Study " reveals a very different nutritional requirements and controls of diseases . In other hand, UN reports "UN urge to move to meat and dairy free diet" to save the world hunger, and climate change.
If we can save the word from hunger, disease, freshwater consumption, ecosystems contaminants, reduce greenhouse gas emission and animal cruelty. Healthy people, healthy world. Sure, the veganism works worldwide.
Vegan and energy revolution are equally necessary, depends in our knowledge. and efforts. It's times to unlearn and relearn sustainable natural systems supports.

PD: . The bees are in charge to pollinate 30 % of our foods, some disease attacks and eliminates the bees in days. watch the bees from extinction. It's an urgent situation.

Aug 31, 2016
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Utopia vegan style
by: Meghan

Honestly, world wide veganism would be a Utopian ideal but there will always be those people ( not bashing just addressing a group as a whole) that will not give up meat, dairy, and eggs...God forbid you ask them to try faux leather or anything like that. That's just how it is. But as the past has shown people do not like being told what to eat or drink... Why the soda limits proposed by Mayor B of NY didnt pass, but if those attempting the cruelty free and healthy lifestyle keep going it will still make the world a better place

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