various branchs of the media have been carrying the story that vegetarian and vegan children must have meat
this is all based on an experiment(?) conducted by a scientist closely linked to the american beef industry.
she went to kenya; found children living on a subsistance rice and beans diet, and fed them meat each day.
the improvement in their general health after this supplement has lead her to conclude that vegan and vegetarian diets harm children
what a crock!
speaking as a vegan (5 years, vegetarian 20 yrs), with a vegan daughter in her twenties and a vegan 10 yr old son, (who incidentally, looks the picture of health compared to many of his carnivore classmates), i can only say that this is a classic example of bad science, funded by vested interests.
i mean, even my bloody dogs live on a vegan diet.
“http://www.expressnewsline.com/2005/02/story2005-insight-meat diet helps-status-18-newsID-254.html”>Vegetarian diet is okay, but Meat is Required : Health News ExpressNewsline.com- ExpressNewsline.com