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What foods and drinks should you consume?

AlbinoBunny
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6/22/2014 10:54:18 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I personally care about health, moral and ecological reasons at the very least. Economic reasons also play a small part. Others may care about religious reasons also.

Arguments for and against eating certain types of foods?

This includes any parts of a food (brain etc.), genetically modified food, live food, humans, insects, fruit juices, any animal produce, blood, rotting food, hunted food and intoxicating food. Basically this includes anything. Items with no nutritional, hydrating, health or bodily enhancing effects can be ignored I think.
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6/29/2014 9:16:16 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
There are many possible discussions for this overall topic. The only one that I'd be motivated to pick up and discuss would be to do with eating animal products as I am vegan.

A quick explanation for why I believe this is: life should be respected as much as possible, so we shouldn't kill, exploit or damage living things unless we have to. We don't have to do these things to animals, so we shouldn't.
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7/8/2014 12:12:35 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/22/2014 10:54:18 AM, AlbinoBunny wrote:
I personally care about health, moral and ecological reasons at the very least. Economic reasons also play a small part. Others may care about religious reasons also.

Arguments for and against eating certain types of foods?

This includes any parts of a food (brain etc.), genetically modified food, live food, humans, insects, fruit juices, any animal produce, blood, rotting food, hunted food and intoxicating food. Basically this includes anything. Items with no nutritional, hydrating, health or bodily enhancing effects can be ignored I think.

Well to begin I'd say that there are different ways of thinking ethically about diet depending on one's place in the world. For instance, (and this is a problem that relates to a lot of other ways of thinking about ethics) someone who is in poverty (the homeless, poor working class, etc) or who doesn't have access to so-called acceptable foods (in terms of geography, societal development, etc.) or for reasons distinct from either personal circumstance or societal lack is forced to eat foods which are on yer list (though I'll mostly relegate my discussion to animal products) will obviously have a relation to yer question which is wholly different from that of a middle class, white American person. This may seem obvious but the distinction between the different ways that we relate to food is important when talking about the ethics of consumption. Is it acceptable to morally condemn someone for eating a food (which we take to be wrong for religious or moral reasons) without which they wouldn't survive? Or, more importantly I think, is the ability to safely discriminate (to a highly specific degree) between certain foods in a moralistic tone not a product of one's place within their societies given socio-economic placement?