Letters: Aug. 5, 2002

Should We All Be Vegetarians?

"Being a vegetarian is a win-win situation. The animals win; the environment wins; and people win by living healthier, longer lives." SHERRILL DURBIN Mounds, Okla.

Thank you for a very evenhanded, intelligent report on the trend toward vegetarian and vegan diets [HEALTH, July 15]. It's encouraging to see that, whether out of compassion for animals or a concern for their own health (or both), people are starting to realize that it doesn't pay to eat too far up on the food chain. Meat needn't be what is for dinner. Factory farming is barbaric and cruel. Every...

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