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VEGETARINAISM Proteins, vitamins, minerals and fats which are the essential components of human life are efficiently present in fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes. Lynda Dickson stated that, “The human species did not evolve as carnivores or meat eaters” (37). It is seen that carnivores are anatomically different than those of herbivores. Meat eaters have well developed canine teeth, digestive juice with higher level of hydrochloric acid, long and larger digestive tract with well developed paws to hunt the prey, where as herbivores are physically different from these characteristics. These anatomical differences between herbivores and carnivores suggest that humans are created as non meat eaters. Vegetarian foods, which are eco friendly, are efficient enough to provide necessary nutrients to human body and opting the habit of vegetarianism is hygienically, economically, and morally beneficial. Vegetarian foods are eco-friendly Vegetarian life style is more eco-friendly than a non-vegetarian life style. Vegetarian eating habit helps in the conservation of environment (land, water and air); whereas, environmental impact generated from non vegetarian food production is quite severe. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, wastes from animal farms contaminate rivers and lakes more than all other industries combined. Insecticides and pesticides used in the animal farms to get rid of harmful insects and bacteria ultimately reach to soil and water causing chemical pollution. In addition, these chemicals deposited on animal bodies are of great threat to human health. Large amount of dung and animal residue produced from cattle farms and slaughter houses are the major causes of land and water pollution. Dung and... ... middle of paper ... ...h blood pressure and obesity can be minimized by consuming plant based food. From the economic point of view, vegetarian diets are far more efficient than meat based diets and teaches an individual to respect animals. Bibliography Ball, Matt, A Meaningful life, 2008 Dickinson, Lynda, WHY VEGETARIAN? 1994 Yourofsky, Gary. “Vegan Lecture Tour.” ADAPTT,, 2010, accessed on November 29, 2010. Rice, Pamela, REASONS WHY I’M A VEGETARIAN, 2005 Sapontzis, Steve F, FOOD FOR THOUGHT, 2004 United States. EPA. Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse, 2010,, accessed on December 1, 2010. United States. USDA. Vegetarian Nutrition Resource List, 2010,, accessed on November 29, 2010.

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