24 Apr '12, 8pm

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Every time I’m on social media, I am reminded of a growing trend that worries me — let’s call it dietary tribalism . I use this term to refer to the many fractured groups with conflicting dietary views who, for the most part, don’t realize just how much they have in common. This recent piece in the New York Times about the “challenges of plant-based eating in a meat-based world” got me thinking, as it described several people’s efforts to adopt a vegan lifestyle and how they were fraught with challenges. Not only did I find this lens problematic (for one, not everyone finds the transition that difficult), but I was struck by how it repeated a familiar, yet inaccurate frame: that one is either a vegan or they’ll eat an entire cow in one sitting. But it bothered me even more that the comments turned, predictably, into “veganism isn’t natural” vs. “everyone should go vegan.” ...

Full article: http://grist.org/sustainable-food/lets-put-an-end-to-diet...

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