One single act is all it will take to start to heal the planet we all share. We need to eat as humans are designed to eat – plants and only plants.
This is a personal call to action to all my fellow humans.
We are at a crossroads in history of the evolution of the human species; Covid-19 has been a wake-up call for all of humanity, I believe this to be the most important, critical, defining moment that we have ever experienced, with the survival of the human species at stake.
We are literally eating ourselves into extinction!
How many of you have seen the film ‘Sliding Doors’ starring Gwyneth Paltrow? In the movie the lead character (Ms. Paltrow) plays the same character but in two different storylines. The premise is, which path in life do I take, one leads in a direction that causes her significant negative consequences, while the other choice leads to a more loving successful life. Up until now we, as a species have made one very definitive choice, a choice in life that has brought us to this definitive point in time. I’m here to make a case that so far we have chosen the wrong path, and it has lead us to a life of disease, planetary pollution, and worldwide pandemics. We’ve created a world that is leading to a planet that won’t be inhabitable for the human race in the very near future due to lack of water, unliveable heat and un-breathable air. That is, if we survive the ever-increasing epidemics of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and dementia. Of course, we can not forget the explosion of deadly viruses like Covid-19 engulfing the planet, as of this writing in May of 2020.
The one single choice that has led us down the wrong path is a choice that goes against our ‘biological’ design, and for those of faith, against our ‘Biblical’ design. That single destructive choice is;
We have chosen to eat the wrong food for human design!
Despite what we have been led to believe, and I might add, what we have been marketed to believe we need to eat, eating animals is the wrong food for our anatomy. Human’s are 100% PLANT EATERS, our anatomy proves that to be true and as I said before, if you believe, GOD tells us plants are the ONLY foods we are meant to eat. By going against our biological design and Biblical design, EVERY problem we are experiencing today can be attributed to human’s addiction and choice to eat animals.
Every disease humans are experiencing today, yesterday, and in the future can be linked to our unnatural choice to eat other animals. Not only the obvious diseases like heart disease and cancer, but also the destruction of the planet and all creatures that we share it with.
When humans first occupied this earth, there were periods of time when fresh fruits and vegetables nuts and seeds were not easily accessible, and in order to keep ourselves alive, we were forced to eat other animals (humans are animals by the way) or watch our species die out…no argument here.
Since I was born, there have been 5.8 billion people added to this planet. We are not cave people anymore, we have food literally at the touch of an app on our phone. We don’t need to eat animals anymore to survive and keep our species alive.
Today, we only eat animals for greed, NOT for need!
To feed the 7.8 billion and growing humans that presently occupy this earth and to satisfy our unnatural craving of animal flesh, industries have been born called “animal agriculture” as well as “commercial fishing”.
When it comes to raising and eating cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens for food, animal agriculture has proven to be the most unsustainable industry ever created. If they weren’t subsidised by the tune of BILLIONS of dollars by the world’s governments, they could not survive on their own. It takes an average of 10-15 pounds of plant protein (yes plants have protein and are actually the original source of ALL nutrients) to create just one (1) pound of animal protein.
As of this writing, humans raise over 70 BILLION land animals, EVERY year, to feed the unnecessary human addiction to eating animal flesh. Because of our wrongly chosen demand for animal flesh, an industry has been born that is ravaging planet earth. Animal agriculture is literally the greediest, deadliest, most unsustainable business ever created, The majority of planet earths land, water, food, deforestation, water pollution and air pollution can be attributed to animal agriculture. This planet-killing industry was created by us, and our demand for animal flesh, and the consequences have been devastating.
Here’s where I want to change the tone of this letter and create a call to action. We got ourselves into this situation by our food choices and we can get ourselves out of this situation simply by taking a new path, making new positive life-giving choices.
‘One Single Act’; changing the human diet from one based around eating animals, to a sustainable, healthier diet based in plants, or even better, a diet consuming only plants. Plants don’t clog arteries, plants don’t feed cancer, plants can be fed directly to starving humans no middle cow needed, plants don’t poop, plants don’t pollute and an added bonus, plants don’t cause pandemics!
When it comes to our ‘biological design’ we have; a compassionate nature, slow foot speed, short dull teeth, low acidic stomach acid (carnivores is 10 times greater, hence our need for antacids), long windy intestines (11 times our torso, carnivores are 2 times their torso designed to get the meat in and out before it rots), plants have fibre, meat does not. We have enzymes specific just for us to digest plants, ‘amylase’ (our closest ancestors the great apes have just a small amount of amylase, humans have a lot), we need to consume foods with vitamin C (carnivores make their own). Vitamin B-12 is a ‘bacteria’ in every stream, river, and ocean as well as in all the dirt on planet earth itself. Because of our over sanitary world, ALL humans need to supplement with B-12, even meat-eaters. Even though some animals eat dirt along with their food, B-12 is very heat sensitive and is denatured when the animal flesh is cooked.
When I reference our Biblical design, GOD couldn’t have said it more clearly; right after we were created in Genesis 1:26, GOD made the first and most important declaration to humans in Genesis 1:29;
“I have given you every herb baring seed on the face of this whole earth, and every tree that bares fruit in it and these shall be yours for food.”
This is GOD’S ideal design for humans; despite the loopholes people will look for throughout the Bible (as they do GOD’S most powerful declaration “Treat others as you’d like to be treated and love your neighbour as I love you) eating plants and only plants was how were created by GOD, and our anatomy (science) proves it.
Once again; GOD’S ideal food for humans are PLANTS.
Animals were NOT put on this earth for us to eat, they are here to live and love like us, and because we were created in the image of GOD and given “dominion” over the earth just as GOD has dominion over humans, we are here to look after and protect them. NOT systematically raise and kill 70 billion land animals a year and pull Trillions of fish out of our increasingly dying oceans!
Here is the progression of positive changes we can expect to see when we stop eating animals and start eating whole, organic, locally grown plants whenever possible;
- 70% of human disease will vanish (read the ‘China Study’ or ‘How Not To Die’, watch ‘Forks Over Knives’ on Netflix)
- More freshwater (55% of our precious freshwater is going to animal agriculture, watch ‘Cowspiracy’ on Netflix)
- More trees (animal agriculture is devastating our planet’s forests to raise animals and to grow food to feed those animals, read ‘Food is the Solution’)
- Cleaner waters (animal waste is over 100 times greater than human waste and has no place to go except into our rivers, streams, groundwater, and oceans)
- Less meat = less heat (the billions of rudiment animals, especially cows and sheep that humans raise for food, emit a far greater “warming effect” to the planet then fossil fuels, ‘methane’)
- Less Violence (violence of any type creates more violence, conversely more acts of Love creates more Love in the world, raising and killing animals for needless food is the epitome of horrific violence)
- Less Airborne Diseases; (3 out of 4 viruses are born in the disgusting, over crowded, world of animal factory farming and live animal wet markets)
- To all the men out there worried about their masculinity if they don’t eat a dead decaying animal, watch the fantastic new film called ‘The Game Changers’ on Netflix and be enlightened.
We are at a crossroads, we can continue down the same path that has put us in this precarious situation and watch our species slowly die out, or we can take a new, more loving, more sustainable, healthier path and eat as humans are designed to eat, plants and only plants.
One…Single…Act…that is all it will take, to start to heal this one and only planet we all share. We NEED to start eating and living as we all know deep down inside we are supposed to eat.
Eat a low fat, whole food plant only, vegan diet, as well as living a life of Ahimsa, “a life of doing our best, by trying to go through life doing as little harm as possible”!
Thank you for listening to my plea and vision for ALL humans to follow.
Written by Kent Maurer, author of God is Vegan