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Monday, February 21, 2005

Vegan diet for children deemed "unethical"

Some dietary news:

Putting children on strict vegan diets is "unethical" and could harm their development, a US scientist has argued. Lindsay Allen, of the US Agricultural Research Service, attacked parents who insisted their children lived by the maxim "meat is murder".

If her research into nutrients found only in meat products and their effect on children's development stands up, it is hard to see why parents who endanger their children's health by forcing them to adopt a vegan diet should avoid prosecution under child abuse legislation.


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