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Old 04-01-2018, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Brazil is feeding students to vegans

I am afraid I never learned Portuguese very well, but this is an interesting article nonetheless: Veganos do Sertão: cidades baianas retiram proteína animal da merenda escolar - CORREIO | O QUE A BAHIA QUER SABER

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Old 04-01-2018, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am afraid I never learned Portuguese very well
You already speak Spanish, so most of this article probably wouldn't be too hard for you to understand. Trust me, resorting to the "portuñol" had been very useful (and still is) whenever I need to talk to some tourists from the neighboring countries that are mostly Spanish-speakers (apart from Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana).

But anyway, one of the excuses for this plan is that it would result in cheaper meals for the children who sometimes resort to the school meal as their only daily meal. On the political side, for me it's disgusting to see those veganazis pushing their agenda (literally) down the throats of the children, plus most of the proposed changes on the menu are more likely to require items that would need to be sourced from other regions instead of being supplied from local farmers. For example, why a rice-based milk analogue instead of the coconut-based one? And why soy-based protein instead of corn which is a traditional crop in the Northeast along certain varieties of beans (including black-eyed peas which in Brazil are considered a bean instead of a pea). Well, if regular beef is expensive, why not resorting to goat meat, poultry, or even trying to raise some regional game meat (already well-suited to the local environment) in captivity?
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And why soy-based protein instead of corn which is a traditional crop in the Northeast
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Slang used to describe males who completely and utterly lack all necessary masculine qualities. This pathetic state is usually achieved by an over-indulgence of emasculating products and/or ideologies.

The origin of the term derives from the negative effects soy consumption has been proven to have on the male physique and libido.

The average soy boy is a feminist, nonathletic, has never been in a fight, will probably marry the first girl that has sex with him, and likely reduces all his arguments to labeling the opposition as "Nazis".
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Even though some of my disapproval toward the usage of soy-based stuff is in fact a result of its eventually-emasculating effects, I mentioned corn because of its popularity in the region where this project is going to be implemented. Well, my mom is from the Northeast just like my grandfather (grandma is from Porto Alegre but has moved to Recife at a very young age), so I got to know some of the traditional cuisine in the region which relies in a lot of corn-based dishes, especially around June due to the St. John festivities (São João). And since I'm from Rio Grande do Sul, where much of our culture originated at the cattle farms, I also tend to be even more unfavorable than other Brazilians to any attempt of imposing restrictions on meat consumption (even though I usually eat more chicken and fish because I can get it cheaper than beef).
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I started avoiding soy when the GMO varieties took the market. Not regretting it at this point.
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Brazil is feeding vegan meals to students

The article admits that the vegan meals are more expensive than omnivore ones. They also say that people overestimate the importance of protein, which is a different approach than I have ever seen by vegans. Usually I see them say something like "You've got to be kidding me!"

Then they list protein vegan sources.
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This article argues that purchasing locally-raised meat is better for the environment than purchasing vegetables from around the world, but don't stop importing flora, because those countries depend on the exports: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...-a8177541.html
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I think they've got it backwards. They should be feeding the vegans* to the students. Or perhaps feed them to the Brazilian equivalent of coyotes & grizzly bears, then feed the students on them.

*Only the political sort of vegan, of course - the ones who try to impose their lifestyle choices on everyone else.
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James, you are just voicing your opinion, right? You are not trying to make this happen?

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