Friday, September 2, 2011

I'm paleo for ethical reasons

What are some of my reasons?

  • over-consumption of corn, soy, and wheat is making us sick
  • overproduction of corn, soy, legumes, wheat and other grains is destroying our soil
  • the govt encouragement of and subsidies to farmers who grow corn, soy, and wheat is hurting farmers who produce all the other, healthier stuff (fruit, vegetables, grass fed and pastured meat, dairy, eggs, fish, fowl)
  • all those poor animals killed while harvesting plants

Be more ethical, today:

  • when possible, buy free range, organic food, produced by farmers who humanely treat animals, vegetables, and fruits
  • minimize/avoid wheat and soy foods
  • minimize/avoid high fructose corn syrup
  • eat corn in moderation (if at all)
  • minimize/avoid seed oils (cottonseed, canola, sunflower, etc.)
  • minimize/avoid soybean oil
  • minimize/avoid corn oil
  • minimize/avoid "vegetable" oil

A side effect may just be an improvement in your health, too!


  1. I came here from Jp fitness forum, I was curious about ethical reasons for paleo. I was going to tease you, you have that statment, then you have your dog picture underneath. I was going to say your paleolithic ancestors would be more likely to eat dogs than keep them as pets! Good explanation though

  2. Thanks for the visit and the comment!

    As I hope you've discerned, my stance is more that it's not necessarily more ethical to eat vegetarian or vegan than an omnivorous diet. It's as much about the choices in your source of foods, rather than the foods themselves.

    See you on JP's!



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