Blog: Dean BestGod wants you to be a vegan

Dean Best | 2 May 2007

God wants you to be a vegan. So claims a book published in the US that says meat is the real forbidden fruit.

Author Jeff Popick cites page one of the Bible in which, he claims, the Lord instructs man to eat “every herb yielding seed…and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree-yielding seed.”

Hence, Popick argues, how can an apple or a fig have led to “man’s downfall”? He passes over the passage in the Bible on the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.

In his book, The Real Forbidden Fruit: How Meat Destroys Paradise And How Veganism Can Get It Back, Popick contends that once humans began to eat meat, paradise on Earth was lost. However, we can regain that paradise by becoming vegan again, as we were meant to be.

Meant to be? Without wishing to spark an evolution versus creationism debate on these pages, if we were meant to be vegans, why do humans come with the, well, equipment to eat meat?

From a man described as a “former Hollywood stuntman”, this tome seems nothing more than a crazy stunt.


BLOG

Barilla puts sustainability centre stage

Barilla's 2016 results statement, published last week, makes interesting reading, not because of the Italian food group's commercial performance, but for the emphasis placed on sustainability achievem...

BLOG

UK M&A deal volumes slide in early months of 2017

Fresh data from Grant Thornton indicates the number of mergers and acquisitions in the UK food and drink sector fell to the lowest level for over two years in the first quarter of in 2017 - but the ac...

BLOG

Food policy returns to focus in Westminster

Amid the political turmoil in the UK caused by the EU Referendum, the resignation of a Prime Minister, subsequent burning debates over the Brexit “divorce” settlement and now by the surprise announcem...

BLOG

Danone closes WhiteWave, who will acquire Stonyfield?

Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player. ...

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?