Astonishingly, more than 70 percent of Australian men would happily lose 10 years of life rather than give up eating meat. which they see as defining masculinity according to a poll.

The data, commissioned by No Meat May,  also found that nearly half of participants see eating meat as a ‘masculine undertaking’.

While 81 percent of participants said they care about the environment – a staggering 79 percent said they wouldn’t give up meat to help the planet.

Men vs meat-free diets

Ryan Alexander is the co-founder of No Meat May. According to Men’s Health, he said: “Three-quarters of men [are] not convinced of the health benefits of a meat-free diet, despite the mounting evidence to the contrary. Significant research over many years has shown that eating meat and other animal products increases the risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, obesity and having a reduced life expectancy. [It’s also]one of the biggest contributors to global warming and the destruction of our environment.”

Alexander then described the survey as ‘alarming’ – stating it shows “Australian men are either not aware of any of these facts, don’t believe them, or simply don’t care”.

Original source: https://plantbasednews.org