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Why do people just believe everything the meat and dairy industries tell them, why are people sheeple, and refuse to learn the truth?

Why do people refuse to look into their food choices, refuse to consider animal rights and refuse to accept information that can cure illness such as diabetes and oesteoporosis and cancer ? Do people care about future generations that will have no water if factory farming and dairy continue?

Topics: veganism
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    May 1 2013: Please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_B12
    Humans like other omnivores lack the gut flora to make our own B12 so we get it by eating herbivores or carnivores that eat herbivores.
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      May 16 2013: Yes if you are lucky as a meat eater you get some , many clinical studies show that a large majority of meat eaters are deficient in B12. As many as 3/4 ! Meat eaters only get small amounts as due to the intense fast pace of slaughter occurs , the animals are caked in faeces and mud/dirt and can't be helped get into the meat as it is processed. Along with hair and other bacterias and sometimes blood borne viruses- eg mad cow disease. The reason why vegans take a supplement as most humans like to wash our fruit and veges, removing the soil, and todays soil is often poor in quality . Thats why they say mushrooms are good for B12 as they are grown in soil, contain some soil and are grown in manure like properties. And Wiki isn't the most reliable source to quote as any one can edit it. Thanks for the input though !
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        May 17 2013: If you are concerned about Wiki pedia feel free to read some of the peer reviewed papers referenced at the end. I assure you everything I have said can be varified. I don't know where your information is coming from but mine is coming from published science journals as I am a science teacher and teach nutrition as part of the course. I would not have posted the link to the wiki page if I hadn't fact checked it first
        http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-HealthProfessional/
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          May 17 2013: "Vitamin B-12 is synthesized by single-celled microbes (bacteria) that live in the soils of the earth. And long ago when the earth and soils were healthy, before we put all sorts of chemicals on them, the surface of the earth was covered with vitamin B-12. There used to be lots of vitamin B-12 in our lives. Even if you were a pure vegetarian 300 years ago, you could open up the back door of your cottage and outside would be a beautiful organic garden. Every carrot you pulled out of the ground would have little particles of vitamin B-12 sticking to it. When it came time to get your water, you'd take a bucket of water out of the stream, and there too you would find vitamin B-12. There would be B-12 under your finger nails from working in the garden. There would be plenty of B-12 in your life, and since you needed so little of it, concerns about deficiency would not be an issue.

          "We've become very isolated from the earth and we've lost our natural sources of B-12. Cows have B-12 in their muscles because they're eating grass all day and their pulling up clumps of dirt that have B-12 producing organisms clinging to the root of the grass. They eat the B-12 producing organisms who produce the B-12, which gets absorbed into their bloodstream, goes out into the muscles, and is deposited into their muscles and livers. But that is bacterial B-12 in the cow's muscle. The cow did not make it, nor did the pig or chicken. "

          http://www.vegsource.com/klaper/optimum.htm [Comment: at least the animal didn't make the cobalt required for B12 synthesis. Korn.]
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        May 20 2013: The bacteria that produce B12 live in the gut of any animal that derives nutrition from fermenting cellulose. That's first year biology if you're interested in an education. If it wasn't for the gut flora most herbivores would starve. That's why cows have four stomachs and most other herbivores have some part of their digestive system greatly enlarged.
        BTW B12 isn't common in nature as it oxidises on exposure to the air. It has a half-life of 6 days, so must be stored away from exposure to oxygen like inside an organism of some description.
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      May 25 2013: Thats just plain silly ...

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