My issues with the good Professor Grayling seem to have created some confusion, here and on Facebook.
I do not feel the need to enter into a debate on vegetarianism, as such. It was not the point of the post.
I do feel strongly that a person in a position of influence and power should not lie, and continue to lie once he has been shown his information is blatantly false, to push a personal barrow.
On any issue.
I took issue with Dr Helen Caldicott many years ago when she was campaigning against the French nuclear testing in the Pacific. I was strongly against the tests as was Dr Caldicott but, full of passion, she talked rot. Easily disproved rot. And my campaigning was weakened by association.
I rail against any politician, usually but not always the Opposition, who abandons truth in an effort to instil fear in voters.
If you can't win your case with the truth, perhaps you don't have a case.
Back to the Professor, briefly:
He claims meat is full of bacteria. And defecating bacteria to boot. Oh, poo!
But we humans are made of meat.
And if we get a cut that permits bacteria to enter our flesh it gets red, sore and pussy.
So, is our flesh, or any animal's flesh, full of bacteria? No, it is not. Our bodies react badly to the presence of bacteria.
I am not making a case for or against meat eating.
I am making a case for the use of truth.