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Vegetarianism and feeding more people

This depends on several factors. This answer uses Cowspiracy as a source, which in turn uses several reputable sources as source. I will state the sources of these sources in small under the quotes. ...
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Is it true that no traditional culture ever subsisted on a pure plant-based diet?

Okinawa Japanese is one of the populations with the longest life span. Their average life span is 77 for men and 86 for women. They eat to 80% fullness and rely very heavily on whole unrefined plants. ...
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Why are so many YouTubers giving up veganism now?

Part of the answer is how youtube works- youtubers need views, so they need to generate a story with change and drama. "Yup, still vegan and doing fine" isn't a story that is going to get views. Many ...
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When did veganism begin to become so popular and how?

I would suspect that it's related to the same reason that other subcommunities (such as LGBT*, "furries", etc) have become popular: a combination of the Internet and people moving into dense cities. ...
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Is it true that no traditional culture ever subsisted on a pure plant-based diet?

I wouldn't be very surprised if it was. In the history of mankind, the ability to sustain something as big as a culture by purely plant-based means would not be the easiest way of doing things and ...
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When did veganism begin to become so popular and how?

There are multiple factors which have contributed to the rise of "vegetarianism" food habits. Although I disagree it has risen only in past few years, it has been growing consistently over several ...
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Is it true that no traditional culture ever subsisted on a pure plant-based diet?

Some Neanderthals in Spain have been found to have consumed zero animal products. The theory is that since they lived inside forests there was plently of roots, mushrooms, nuts and fruits thus no ...
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Why are so many YouTubers giving up veganism now?

This is what they do for a living. Maybe slightly opinion-based, but some of the influencers you name were never vegan. They just followed and then abandoned a strictly plant-based diet the same way ...
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Is it true that no traditional culture ever subsisted on a pure plant-based diet?

It is definitely not true "that a plant-based diet never sustained any traditional culture." St. Jerome gives numerous examples of cultures in antiquity who abstained from eating flesh in ...
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Eating 100 small fish or 1 big fish

Surely from a vegetarian's point of view, it is the one big fish. You are killing one being rather than one-hundred. However, if the species of large fish is endangered, then the question is 'Is ...
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Vegetarianism and feeding more people

Yes, this concept is called "carrying capacity" and it has been studied. One person going vegetarian frees up enough resources to feed one extra vegetarian. In other words, it takes about twice as ...
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