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The truth about milk and meat

Discover the "behind the scenes" of the milk and meat industries and their strategies. These facts show how we have been conditioned to eat. Find out things we don't realise about nutrition and how to be happier, kinder and healthier!!!

Sofia Sierra Lord

on 21 November 2014

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The Truth about Milk and Meat



Dairying started in Australia in 1788 with small dairy farms of 6-8 cows. In 1820 the first real foundations of the dairy industry of today were laid in South Wales.
Dairying as a local industry started to change in the 1890's when technological developments enabled a rapid expansion of the industry on a commercial basis.
THINK- cereals, ice-cream and yoghurt companies like Nestlé promote milk for their products.
"Calcium helps bones grow healthy and strong"

= weigh 725 kg & have 4 parts to the stomach to digest plants and fibre.
= 62 kg & only 1 stomach for the digestion of all types of food.

Cow's milk is for calves not humans
Lactase & renin
: Enzymes needed to digest calcium or casein in cow's milk which we lose by the age of 3.
To digest casein, calcium is taken out of our bones to be able to digest the thicker calcium from cow's milk.
Do we need milk?
How long does it take to digest a steak dinner?
Huge rise in illnesses.
Symptoms from milk:

Heart disease
Colds (mucus) And many more...
History of Vegetarianism
Cow's life

Natural life span is 25 years
, in the dairy farms they only live up to 4-7 years and are killed when they stop producing milk.
They are artificially impregnated so that the milk glands fill up.
When they give birth, the calves are taken from them within 24 hours.
After 5 days the male calves are slaughtered for food (
, pet food...).
More than 700,000 newborn calves are slaughtered every year.
Mastitis- infection in the udder often caught in factory farms.
Tail ducking to "make conditions more comfortable for workers".

Do adult animals drink milk?
So where can I get calcium from?
almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds
garlic, broccoli, parsley, celery
oranges, dried apricots, prunes, kiwis
- high amount of protein but
also a high amount of fat
- very difficult to digest
- contain a lot of protein
- low fat
- much easier to digest
"We need meat for protein"
The first prominent modern vegetarian was the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, 6th century BC. He was supported by famous philosophers such as Homer, Plato & Buddha for ethical reasons. It was referred to as the "Pythagorean diet".
The christianization of the Roman Empire in late antiquity (4th-6th centuries) made vegetarianism nearly disappear from Europe.
Vegetarianism jump started
in England through Christian Reverend William Cowherd
in 1809
. He founded the Vegetarian Society in 1847.
Later, studies show that meat is not so good for the body and is very difficult to digest.
Vegetarianism back in fashion for health reasons instead of moral reasons to do with animal cruelty.
Famous Vegetarians
Mahatma Gandhi
Leonardo Da Vinci
Sir Isaac Newton
Albert Einstein- "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
Dr. Oz says: “A steak dinner can take you
two, maybe three days
to get out of your intestine. What that means is the way you digest it is basically to rot it in your intestines. On the other hand, if you eat
vegetables and fruits
, they’re out of your system in less than
12 hours
Benefits of Vegetarianism
Still think we need meat to build muscle?
Erin Moubray
As Raw Vegan Athlete, Erin Moubray took the 3rd place in the Fitness Model division at the WBFF World Championships.
Jeremy Paradis
"I was most struck by the ease by which I could recover after workouts."
What is veal?

How long can a cow live?

What are amino acids?

When did vegetarianism start? Why?

If you were starving and lost in the jungle and had to choose between a buffalo or a mango, which one would you eat?
Protein is made up of building blocks called amino acids.
There are billions in the body which are being recycled constantly. The human body requires
22 different amino acids
, which the body is able to create. It does this in the cells by reforming the amino acids and recombining them into the ones that are missing-> synthesis. There are 8 essential amino acids the body cannot synthesize but can gain from different foods.
Quinoa contains all 22 amino acids!
Number of pounds of milk produced in
1972 per dairy cow:

Number of pounds of milk produced in
2012 per dairy cow:



Be natural!

Meat always needs to be prepared
before eating.

Fruit and veg can be eaten raw. Going back to our real roots.

We slaughter 150 billion animals a year for our food.
Better world!
about what you're putting into your body...

The process it goes through before arriving to your plate...

your instincts and
to your body!
Did you know?

Casein forms the base of woodwork glue!
Amino acid
Digestion time: 5 hrs
(due to more fat)
Digestion time:
1 - 2 hrs
Clearly, we are not carnivores.

We don't have sharp fangs nor claws to rip flesh off animals.

As you've seen previously our teeth are much more like those of herbivores.
Quick instinct check
Would you sink your teeth into a live animal's body?

If the answer is no and the thought of doing it repulses you...

...you're probably human.
Find the answers in this prezi!
Non-meat protein foods:

Are we meant to eat meat?
Global costs
Pharmaceutical costs
Environmental impacts
Improve the world
The Effects of our Food Consumption
To reduce costs against climate change, Harvard Medical School recommends:

Low meat diet
- reduces costs by 54%

No meat diet
- reduces costs by 70%

Vegan diet (no animal products)
- reduces costs by 80%
reports: 80% of antibiotics sold in 2009 were administered to livestock animals and were identical to the ones humans use.

If antibiotics are consumed when healthy, their consumption when ill is less effective.

$16.6 billion - $26 billion is spent annually on antibiotics.
Deforestation for animal feed production

Pesticide, herbicide and fertilizers are used for feed production

Unsustainable use of water for feed-crop

Pollution of soil, water and air from fertiliser used for feed-crops and from manure

Worldwide reduction of genetic diversity of livestock
More food for the population and land to build homes

No investments in drugs for feed crops

Jobs in animal farming can be transferred to horticultural farms

Save water on factory farm animals

Save money on land for factory farming- more land for vegetable, fruit and grain growth.

http://www.theecologist.org/ green_green_living/ food_and_drink/1190709/ can_becoming_a_vegetarian_help_save_the_planet.html
Dr. G.S. Huntingen, from Columbia University, noticed that carnivores have short, small and large intestine. Their large intestine is characteristically very straight and smooth. In contrast, vegetarian animals have long, small and large intestines... Just like humans.
Still need convincing?
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