Many indians are vegans for religious reasons otherds for cultural ones.
Ps i should have clarified i dont mena that mos tof the world choses to be vegetraibn simply that they have no choice because of availability and cost of food sources Iam sure most third world peole would love to eat meat If they did of course the world would go to hell in a hand basket even faster . At the moment costs of all foods are increasing astronomically in the third world becuse of the conversion of a lot of food stocks especaily grain and maize to biomass for fuel sources. And guess whose using all that fuel.
We dont have to starve ourselves, or even go hungry. The value of the food we waste in our homes shops and restaurants, would feed most of the starving people and if we spent a couple of a percent of our individual incomes that would do it too. Its not about overpopulation. Its about inequality of access to resources. We take their resources as well as using our own. I require about 5 hectares of the earths surface to support me as a westerner A third world person gets by on a few hundred square meters of it As a result the west dies of diseses causes by over eating while the third world diesof hunger and malnutrion
if all human slived like westerners we would require several earths to support our population . Fortunately (for the earth)westerners are failing to reproduce themsleves at a sustainable rate and our numbers are starting to decrease in many countries.
Then you were doing something else wrong with yur diet A veagn diet requires a litle more thougthin slectiona nd variety It also requires a bit more creativity in cooking But he problems you faced are the opposite to most staisticla evidences.
Hint, if this was the case why are "africans" producing 5 or so children per woman while weterners are producing less than two
There are both longitudinal/generational and latitudinal(including large numbers) studies which provide these evidences these are run by universities hospitals and others. MAny are financed by govts in places like austrlalia, which has a mixed sociality /capitalist society and feels that individual health matters are alos a ntions. A ustralia provides free medicalla and hospital cover to most people
Its like smoking or drinking. I am not here to convince others to live a healthy life, but I will point out the statistical evidences on any of these things . I've given statistics many times before. I'll have a quick look and see if i can find a few but, really ,if you are interested, thats your job. Your health(and anyone elses) is your/their responsibility (unless i have to pay for your medical expenses with my tax dollars)
A lot of smokers live healthily to 100 but no one today would argue that smoking is not an unhealthy habit which causes numerous diseases and millions of deaths. Here's a basic article which covers many of your questions in detail, although it does not provide references for all its sources.
Here's another one, which does supply refernces.
http://www.livestron...egetarian-diet/ Finally, heres a very detailed 'academic' article with a lot of references and commentary.
You and your logic (spot on as usual)