Real Meat Is Greener and Healthier than Plant Based

Today’s the staff Christmas party. We’re shutting the office early to celebrate and say adios to what’s been a pretty ordinary year.

So I’ll spare you my musings today and hand over to occasional Rum Rebellion contributor Viv Forbes.

Below, Viv (as always) points out the absurdity of modern-day thinking in this short but informative essay.

Enjoy, and I’ll see you next week.

Regards,

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Greg Canavan,
Editor, The Rum Rebellion

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Wandering recently through an arcade popular with the green smoothie set, I saw a sign boasting: ‘Plant-Based Meat’.

Someone should advise those nutritional dunderheads that all real meat is plant-based. Real beef and lamb are built from live plants like grasses, lucerne and mulga, plus salt, minerals and clay; the best chicken is built mostly on seeds and shoots of wheat, corn and grasses plus a few worms, insects and gizzard grit; and when I was a kid our bacon was built by porkers from pollard, whey and vegetable scraps.

Cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, deer, bison, rabbits, turkeys and kangaroos have a long history of providing meat for our ancestral hunters and farmers. In tough times the gatherers and gardeners collected and cultivated survival foods like wild onions, seasonal fruit, cabbages, tubers and grass seeds. But there was always a celebratory feast when the hunters returned with high-nutrition meat.

Fake ‘meat’ is usually made from denatured soybeans, peas and wheat, all grown using diesel fuel for cultivation, planting, harvesting and transport — a huge carbon footprint. Then they add meat glue, binders and fillers to hold it together, and artificial flavouring and colouring to make it look and taste right. It is not natural, not green, and less healthy than the worst feedlot meat.

Sustainable plant-based meat is made when cattle, sheep, goats, camels, deer and pigs graze natural free-range pasture which gathers solar energy via their green-leaf solar collectors. These grazing animals harvest plant biomass without using diesel and they also spread valuable plant fertiliser onto the ground and into the air.

Real meat is greener and healthier than any fake ‘meat’ manufactured by green alchemists.

Viv Forbes


Greg Canavan approaches the investment world with an ‘ignorance is bliss’ philosophy. In a world where all the information is just a click away at all times, Greg believes we ingest too much of it. As a result, we forget how to think for ourselves, and let other people’s thoughts cloud our own.

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