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  • Dear Editor Championing

    Dear Editor
    Championing science and environment has always been your strong point, your signature for holistic alternative thinking in the Indian mind space. But neither was honourably served in Latha Jishnu's "Meaty" Analysis (DTE 16-31 Dec 2014) Some nutritional science analysis was surely called for given the subject but sadly lacking. Instead we got served up a sacrificial lamb named Vishal (assured candidate for bypass surgery by age 40) then social and political slogans and distasteful aspersions caste (sic) on vegetarian inclinations. And this too when all clear, cogent nutritional science points to a plant based diet as the most healthy option available to us even without the environment impact argument. (Witness the near 20% of GDP now spent in meat devouring US annually for illness care). Can India afford such a catastrophe?
    To make matters worse Jishnu introduces the strident Brahmin bashing Shatrugna to support the case for carnivores as if the only choice was between meat and grains! Shatrugna's nutri-science is so so dated, as is her questionable sociology.
    Distasteful, unscientific and casteist about sums up the entire 8 wasted pages. Some discrimination please!
    To add to insult came a disconnected cry in the wilderness about environment on pg 44 that ended lamely with a plea for meat despite the self-evident dire environmental consequences. Whither your science, whither your environment?
    If this is the calibre of articles to expect in issues to come I will need to review my automatic subs renewal since DTE's inception. How disappointing...
    Yours faithfully
    David Hogg

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