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ENC1102 - Topic Guide - BC Online

About Vegetarianism

 Vegetarians, in the simplest terms, do not eat meat. However, the issue of vegetarianism can be rather complex, with even the simplest terms—such as “meat”—sometimes having more than one accepted definition.” (Opposing Viewpoints)

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  • What are the ecological concerns about livestock production and meat consumption?
  • Discuss the impact on health from meat and dairy consumption.
  • Compare the diet of the average American to one in an Eastern region and discuss the health of each.
  • What are livestock factories and are they inhumane?
  • Do humans have an obligation to animals?
  • What factors should be considered when changing to a vegetarian lifestyle?
  • Is it better to just become a vegan? 
  • Does the USDA do enough regulating of food sources to support the vegetarian lifestyle? 
  • Is eating organic necessary for a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle? 

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