Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Sunday, August 07, 2016
Baxter Black: Meatless Monday Magic Show
Meatless Monday… what kind of person would think something like that up?
same kind of people who would support Breathless Tuesday, Whistleless
Wednesday or Jalapeñoless Cinco de Mayo? It is the same cloudy-headed,
“we know what is best for you” starry-eyed finger-shakers that have
brought us rubber chickens and the Ice Age of the 70s. Surveys and
trials that support this whole "Wizard of Oz" Magic Show are based on
this contention: “…going meatless once a week MAY reduce your risk of
chronic preventable conditions like cancer, (MAYBE) cardiovascular
disease, (MAYBE) diabetes and (MAYBE) obesity… and (MAYBE) help reduce
our carbon footprint and (MAYBE) save precious resources (MAYBE) like
fossil fuels and (MAYBE) fresh water.”
by such phrases as, “…convincing evidence…” “…limited but suggestive
evidence,” “…research suggests…” “…this may be in part…” are used to
qualify claims that have not been proven.
It’s called “Pop Science.”
Meatless Monday Mafia have chosen meat as the victim, for many reasons.
The biggest is that the vast percent of our population has no clue
where their food comes from, has no farmer friend to explain the
difference between fat and lean and therefore they are gullible to the
Meatless Monday Magic Show. Another big factor that drives the Meatless
Mafia; people like to eat meat! Humans are omnivorous! And the Mafia
hates that! In every community there are people that are against
anything that is popular, accessible and good for you. How about oil?
How about your pet dog? How about GMO crops? Pasteurized milk? Measles
vaccine? How about nuclear power?
you, the Mafia are not against everybody being restricted or abused;
our National Health Care system, for instance. The politicians that made
it mandatory for everyone except themselves! They are part of the Magic
am a scientist myself, as well as a rancher. I respect good science,
especially trials and surveys that have statistical significance. As a
veterinarian, when the diagnosis is not clear and not confirmed, I am
cautious about prescribing treatment. Rule No. 1 “First Do No Harm.” The
knowledgeable men and women working in this area of nutrition and
health are entitled to speculate on the value of “Meatless Mondays.”
They have some basis to back their opinion either way. But when an issue
is overtaken by the politicians, charlatans, ad men and their mafia who
deliberately manipulate the facts and blame food producers, that’s when
I’m allowed to question their motives.