Weekly Competition #32

It's nearly the end of this Issue! We hope you are having fun making your pro or anti vegan blogs and vlogs. Complete this week's final poll on the Issue and give your reason below to be in with the chance of winning the Weekly Competition! Remember: the question asks about the WHOLE society and not just individuals, so see if you can relate your answer directly to that. 

Good luck! Winners will be announced on Friday. Don't forget to add your Hub Handle on your entry.

 

12 Comments

  1. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    Although I am actually a mix, I think a non vegan society would probably be better.

    1.People should not be forced to be vegan even if they don’t want to.
    2.Vegan food doesn’t contain the vitamins that we need for every day life.
    3. Veganism isn’t as environment friendly as you would think. A lot vegans need food from tropical countries and to ship it pollution would be caused.

    Ferrari Spies

  2. Willowtown Primary School Willowtown Primary School

    i accidentally clicked on good but actually it is not a better society in my eyes because most of the farmers depend on meat buyers and veggies will have to be shipped from over the world causing more pollution than god would want for us . many of us don’t want more pollution because this is serious…

    the earth is dying, save the earth!, no more pollution !!!!!

    by emotions of youtube
    ps i get really emotional sometimes as you can guess.

    • Ben Jonson Primary School Ben Jonson Primary School

      I strongly believe that a vegan society is not a better society because if food is being carried a long way just for different people it will affect th environment hugely . Also thinking about the population of farmers if we were all vegans farmers would have jobs . Also if we became vegans then the animals would be eating all the crops and we wouldn’t have a lot. Another reason I would like to point out is that meat has a lot of vitamins and minerals that vegebatles don’t have.
      By diamond giraffe

  3. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I logged on again as I thought about it a bit more and did some research and I chose that a vegan society is better as there are some health benefits.

    Here are some of the benefits
    Disease Prevention
    Eating a healthy vegan diet has shown to prevent a number of diseases. Find out from the list below what you could potentially avoid just by switching to a healthy, balanced vegan way of eating.
    Cardiovascular disease. Eating nuts and whole grains, while eliminating dairy products and meat, will improve your cardiovascular health. A British study indicates that a vegan diet reduces the risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Vegan diets go far in preventing heart attack and stroke.
    Cholesterol. Eliminating any food that comes from an animal and you will eliminate all dietary cholesterol from your diet. Your heart will thank you for that.
    Blood pressure. A diet rich in whole grains is beneficial to your health in many ways, including lowering high blood pressure.
    Type 2 diabetes. Not only is a vegan diet a weapon against Type 2 diabetes, it is also “easier to follow than the standard diet recommended by the American Diabetic Association.
    Prostate cancer. A major study showed that men in the early stages of prostate cancer who switched to a vegan diet either stopped the progress of the cancer or may have even reversed the illness.
    Colon cancer. Eating a diet consisting of whole grains, along with fresh fruits and vegetables, can greatly reduce your chances of colon cancer.
    Breast cancer. Countries where women eat very little meat and animal products have a much lower rate of breast cancer than do the women in countries that consume more animal products.
    Macular degeneration. Diets with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens, carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes, can help prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration.
    Cataracts. Much the same way macular degeneration is headed off by a vegan diet, cataracts are also thought to be prevented through the intake of the same fruits and vegetables. Produce high in antioxidants are also believed to help prevent cataracts.
    Arthritis. Eliminating dairy consumption has long been connected with alleviating arthritis symptoms, but a new study indicates that a combination of gluten-free and vegan diet is very promising for improving the health of those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
    Osteoporosis. Bone health depends on a balance of neither too much or too little protein, adequate calcium intake, high potassium, and low sodium. With a healthy vegan diet, all four of these points set a perfect scenario for preventing osteoporosis.

    Physical Benefits
    In addition to good nutrition and disease prevention, eating vegan also provides many physical benefits.
    Body Mass Index. Several population studies show that a diet without meat leads to lower BMIs–usually an indicator of a healthy weight and lack of fat on the body.
    Weight loss. A healthy weight loss is a typical result of a smart vegan diet. Eating vegan eliminates most of the unhealthy foods that tend to cause weight issues. Read more about weight loss and a vegan diet here.
    Energy. When following a healthy vegan diet, you will find your energy is much higher.
    Healthy skin. The nuts and vitamins A and E from vegetables play a big role in healthy skin, so vegans will usually have good skin health. Many people who switch to a vegan diet will notice a remarkable reduction in blemishes as well.
    Longer life. Several studies indicate that those following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle live an average of three to six years longer than those who do not.
    Body odor. Eliminating dairy and red meat from the diet significantly reduces body odor. Going vegan means smelling better.
    Bad breath. Vegans frequently experience a reduction in bad breath. Imagine waking up in the morning and not having morning breath.
    Hair. Many who follow vegan diets report that their hair becomes stronger, has more body, and looks healthier.
    Nails. Healthy vegan diets are also responsible for much stronger, healthier nails. Nail health is said to be an indicator of overall health.
    PMS. When switching to a vegan diet, many women tell how PMS symptoms become much less intense or disappear altogether. The elimination of dairy is thought to help with those suffering with PMS.
    Migraines. Migraine suffers who go on vegan diets frequently discover relief from their migraines.
    Allergies. Reduction in dairy, meat, and eggs is often tied to alleviation of allergy symptoms. Many vegans report much fewer runny noses and congestion problems.

    The majority of scientists agree with this but not all.

    Ferrari Spies

  4. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I don’t think veganism as an ENTIRE society is a great one. Our final piece is to decide whether or not it is good to be vegan and I chose it to be good however now, it’s whether EVERYONE would co-operate in being vegan. All 7 BILLION people vegan. It would be just too chaotic.

    The first reason I have is not everyone is the goody two shoes. Some people won’t listen. For a fact in my class not everyone listens to our teacher so how can 7 BILLION people do that? At least some countries won’t abide the rules. There’s also the corrupted. The gang who betray. Who would go up to a murderer and go like ” Can you be vegan as everyone on Earth is becoming vegan?” No one! They would probably die.

    My second reason is that by doing this, another type of species would be at stake. Plants. When I was younger, I learnt that plants were alive and that when they fall, they die. Me, being the scardy-cat I am, avoided stepping on leaves that fell as I felt like I was stepping on real bodies. And it’s sort of right. If you saw a corpse on the floor would you call the police? Let me expand the sentence. If you saw a dead leaf on the floor would you call the police? If you get arrested for killing people and animals, why can’t you get arrested for killing a plant?
    AgentKitty

  5. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    I think a vegan society would be a better society because…
    -You can get all vitamins except vitamin b12 in plants or dairy alternatives.
    -It is more ethical because no animals get killed
    -Animal farming creates 51% of greenhouse gases, farming plants DOESN’T
    -Meat and other goods are shipped across the world already, so we need more eco-friendly ships
    -It can be healthier because you cut out red and processed meat
    -People don’t have to be forced, but to me, it seems as though people should be more aware of veganism

    WatermelonPrincess

  6. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    I also agree with Ferrari spies because the ships would cause pollution and they would also have to go back and forward. Jeeps also have to go back and forward and create pollution and it would mean that the environment would get worse

    Projector_10!!

  7. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    a vegan is not a better society because you need to get calcium, vitamins, protein.

    1.you aren’t forced to be a vegan
    2.you need to take care for health

  8. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I believe that a vegan society is a better society for multiple reasons.

    The first is the multiple health benefits of being vegan. This includes increase in vitamins A, C and E, as well as magnesium, potassium and folate. There are multiple nutrients that people believe you can only get from meat products, such as vitamin B12, which you can actually get from marmite, which is a vegan product.

    For many people, a vegan diet is beneficial as it can promote weight loss. Those with extreme weight gain issues can control their calorie intake and promote weight loss.

    Vegan diets may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They are also particularly effective at reducing blood sugar levels and may help prevent further medical issues from developing.

    Certain aspects of the vegan diet may offer protection against prostate, breast and colon cancers. This is because it increases a hormone which can stop growth of a cancer cell.

    Another reason is the amount of water which is used in farming animals. Most of the weight of meat products is water, water which we need to live as it is one of our main nutrients.

    VulneraSanentur4

  9. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    A vegan society is not a good society. There are plenty of supplement for all the vitamins and minerals and the other scientific stuff but I want to point out the thing that defines us all. Culture. You must have heard about ‘don’t be a sheep, think for yourself.’ well once we all go vegan we all be speaking one language and doing the same stuff and wearing the same thing and talking about the same stuff and thinking the same thing. We will become a clockwork machine and suffer from the cruel works of society. We will become a slave of society a worker and thinker of the same thing as your neighbour your town, the world. We would then all become socialist as Karl Marx predicted and then. Blam. All cultural ties will be destroyed. The things we were proud of once, the roast dinners, fish and chips, sushi, Hamburgers, pot-au-feu. All this fabulous food, culture created by food would disperse and fade away into living memory as the socialist vegan storm the path of the future, Animals take up space that humans need, land and trees get destroyed by us for farming. I’m not prepared to take that compromise for society and I believe that lots of people are not prepared to.
    Goldrhino

  10. I have on/off feelings towards this topic the more I look into it, so by the end of this issue, I might change my mind; here is why I think a vegan society is not a better society.

    1. Becoming a Vegan Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You Are Healthier
    Being vegan doesn’t necessarily mean you’re eating healthily. You can chow down on junk food – and miss out on vital nutrients – whether you eat meat or not. For example, vegan diets are naturally low in calcium, vitamin D, iron, vitamin B12, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. At the same time, some vegan products contain a lot of coconut oil, which is high in saturated fat. If you think about it, both herbivore and carnivore diets have the same health benefits, so a vegan society is not very likely to improve on health.

    2. Destroying the Planet?
    Advocates of veganism regularly point out how harmful the consumption of meat is to the environment. For example, producing one hamburger uses enough fossil fuel to drive a small car for 30 kilometres. However, this isn’t entirely true. According to a research study at Carnegie Mellon University, they claim eating lettuce is over three times worse than eating bacon. This is because lettuce has very few calories (around 15 calories a leaf) so someone would need to eat two iceberg lettuces to get close to the equivalent calorie intake of two rashers (approx. 200 calories). The leafy vegetable is also far more likely to perish before reaching the dinner table, with the food waste further increasing its emissions footprint.

    3. Are Vegan Diets Cheaper?
    Many people who recently turned vegan, and have yet to detach themselves from their old eating habits, will most likely struggle arduously to fill the gap in the meat-shaped hole that they perceive on their plate. While fake meats and cheese can be a fantastic aid to the transitioning vegan, these products can be on the pricey side. Also, if you want to buy meat from a non-factory farm, it would cost roughly around £15.00, compared to a factory-made £3.00 meat.
    Sources:
    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-would-world-look-if-everyone-went-vegan
    http://www.theveganwoman.com/is-vegan-food-more-expensive-a-guide-to-eating-vegan-on-a-budget/

    OriginallyCurious

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