Musing on Mussels

“In ancient times, the people fed on herbaceous plants and drank [only] water, picked fruit from shrubs and trees and ate the meat of oysters and clams…”

Most of us automatically think of dairy when we consider a meatless diet. It’s a wonderful meat substitute if you can tolerate it. But it certainly isn’t paleo. So How do we define vegetarianism? is it about avoiding causing suffering, or adhering to some abstract idea about avoiding eating flesh? The Bivales in question actually lack a central nervous system, rendering them incapable of feeling pain. In a way, they are almost like plants. And if you think about it, there is no reason we couldn’t live on insects, barring our emotional hangups about it.

Thanks For Reading. Be well.


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