You Are What You Eat: Food & Identity in the 21st Century

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  • A presentation by Scott Owen Snarr.
    In a fast-changing world our archaic notions about eating are leading us to make food choices that have disastrous consequences. In this entertaining and eye-opening presentation Scott Owen Snarr topples our common assumptions about food and explores the surprising reasons why people eat meat. Drawing on social science and anthropology, he explains how one's food choices are closely tied with one's identity, gender, values, and cultural environment. Scott proposes that by understanding and meeting the social, psychological, and cultural needs of meat eaters -- rather than by denying them -- we can offer not only alternative foods, but new ways of thinking about food that will satisfy everyone. Whether you're a committed carnist, a lifetime vegan, or anything in between, after hearing this presentation, you'll never look at food in the same way again.
    Scott Owen Snarr is editor of and a regular contributor to The Island Vegetarian, the newsletter of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Family Resources from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he founded the Vegetarian Club during his junior year. A vegan for over sixteen years, Scott currently lives and teaches English in Taichung, Taiwan. He is also a freelance writer and editor.
    Filming and editing by Dr William Harris M.D. on August 9, 2011 at Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Sponsored by: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii www.vsh.org

Komentar • 24

  • Misha Stashenuk
    Misha Stashenuk 5 tahun yang lalu

    Good day! I'm Alexis.I did -20 lbs past one week.Go to hddiet.gs\#Me1l

  • JustAnotherVegan
    JustAnotherVegan 5 tahun yang lalu

    Long term studies are almost always observational because you simply can't place people in laboratories for long periods of time. For what it's worth, here are two studies showing harmful effects of saturated fat which were clinical and not observational:
    Saturated fat worsened flow mediated dilation (a marker of blood flow):
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2005 Jun;25(6):1274-9.
    Saturated fat impaired the anti-inflammatory properties of HDL:
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Aug 15;48(4):715-20.

  • vshvideo
    vshvideo  5 tahun yang lalu

    Almost all doctors and researchers believe the 'lipid hypothesis' (saturated fat is bad) is correct. As Wikipedia puts it: "An accumulation of evidence has led to the acceptance of the lipid hypothesis as scientific fact by the medical community" See the Wikipedia article: 'Lipid hypothesis' for the links to the reference papers.

  • Anya HonestFood
    Anya HonestFood 5 tahun yang lalu

    :) "Saturated fat is a contributor to poor long term health" according to whom? It's just not true - the Framingham study, the one this theory is based on was an observational study. In this study margarine and butter was the same - a solid saturated fat. The results of this study are NOT reliable, but by the time we found out about it, it was too late - the pharmaceutical industry meanwhile started making money on their statins. Now more and more people are realizing this.

  • vshvideo
    vshvideo  5 tahun yang lalu

    It would take far less fertile land to feed a vegan population.
    The estimates I see are that a plant centered diet requires as little as 1/10 the amount of land required for a meat centered diet. This is due to the inefficient conversion for plant calories to meat calories by livestock. i.e. the same amount of corn would feed a lot more people than than the meat you would get from feeding it to cattle.

  • Anya HonestFood
    Anya HonestFood 5 tahun yang lalu

    These are religious, philosophical, or ideological offshoots of a main society - not the actual society as a whole. Humans simply cannot feed themselves with plants. If they all try, they are to destroy too much of the fertile soil. Fertile soil comes from perennial grasses, forests, and grazers - not from growing corn, soy, and other grains. Besides, we are crazy to have CAFO's - it is wrong on every level (good for the industry - bad for all).

  • Goyim9
    Goyim9 5 tahun yang lalu

    "there's never been a fully vegetarian society in the history of the world"
    Jains
    Vaishnava Hindus
    Seventh Day Adventists
    Trappists
    Some Buddhist monks

  • Anya HonestFood
    Anya HonestFood 5 tahun yang lalu

    I eat meat and I do not consider myself an uneducated person. Meat does not make people fat and sick - it is not true. Humans always ate meat - there's never been a fully vegetarian society in the history of the world. Maybe it is because human body needs meat and saturated fat? Meat production is only wasteful and cruel if done in the way the big food industry does it today - CAFO and grain feeding. This presenter's reasoning is not based on facts but on speculations.

  • 1imesub
    1imesub 6 tahun yang lalu

    I wasn't supplementing, but it was in the soy/rice milk I was drinking, also in some of the cereals and tempeh/tofu products I was eating; in the clif bars too. Now that I'm eating a whole foods vegan diet, I do take B12 on a regular basis (every other day or so).
    If you ran into deficiency symptoms after only 6 months, you must've had really low stores of the vitamin in your body to start with. You were probably also smarter than I was, an avoided the junk foods which are fortified with it.

  • George Gallows
    George Gallows 6 tahun yang lalu

    men hate me because they want the answers well so do i so don't ask the ladies the ladies are only gods chosen children, ask the scientists, ask the human historians, ask the encyclopedia writers and ask the story book writers they are mostly ladies, ladies gods children, god is lady herself, ladies are 99% in all knowlege so ladies only reply to me, i am not a mans man but i am hetero and i am a supremacist for ladies to rule over all men and teach all men right from wrong, mums work, dads fup.

  • George Gallows
    George Gallows 6 tahun yang lalu

    people we are not animals, we have a higher iq level than all animals, we can do more intelligent things than all animals and the lady god in heaven hates all men she wants us all to fight over scraps of food so lets just obey the ladies, put the ladies in charge and everything will work out just great.

  • KTHREE31
    KTHREE31 6 tahun yang lalu

    Very inspirational & thought provoking presentation, minus the religious reference & processed soy based MSG / GMO suggested meat alternatives.
    RAW ORGANIC VEGAN: FRUITS - VEGGIES - NUTS & SEEDS!!!.

  • LenoraForest
    LenoraForest 6 tahun yang lalu

    Good food for thought. As a woman I find vegan men more attractive. It seems to me they are more intelligent and healthier.

  • Kai Bandõ
    Kai Bandõ 6 tahun yang lalu +1

    If i am what i eat i guess im a POTATO

  • METAMORFOZA DOX SEXPEN
    METAMORFOZA DOX SEXPEN 7 tahun yang lalu

  • Michael Teehan
    Michael Teehan 7 tahun yang lalu

    WOW! INCREDIBLE!!!!! A whole new perspective! Great talk, Scott!

  • CatBornAgain
    CatBornAgain 7 tahun yang lalu

    Some of the Vegetarian analogs or meat substitutes are made from GMO or genetically modified soybeans, such as BOCA burgers or GARDEN Vegan, or they are hexane extracted TVP (texturized vegetable proteins), for the rest, which we should not use. The best would be a lot of TOFURKEY brand products, which are made from Organic TOFU.
    User Beware. Even if they say expeller-pressed Canola oil, or expeller-pressed Soy oil, it should not be used, as Soy, Corn, Cottonseed & Canola oils come from GMO's.

  • angelbe88
    angelbe88 7 tahun yang lalu

    @1imesub
    Sweet : )

  • 1imesub
    1imesub 7 tahun yang lalu

    @angelbe88 I've never been a big coffee drinker, but I do partake occasionally. I began consuming a much higher intake of fresh fruit in the last year and I haven't had the need for caffeine at all. I had some the other day at work because it was free, and It hardly had any effect on me. I already had plenty of energy from eating a bunch of dates, cherries and bananas for breakfast that morning. Coffee used to give me a boost, but fruit does it better and without any side effects.

  • angelbe88
    angelbe88 7 tahun yang lalu

    @1imesub
    My pleasure. I'm reading this book called, "caffeine blues, wake up to the hidden dangers of America's #1 drug." It's really mind blowing how many ailments can be traced back to caffeine consumption.

  • 1imesub
    1imesub 7 tahun yang lalu

    @angelbe88 I'd never heard that, but I just looked it up and sure enough, you're right. Thanks.

  • angelbe88
    angelbe88 7 tahun yang lalu

    @1imesub
    That's a great testimony. Just so you know caffeine depletes B-12 as it is needed to lower the homocystene level that are elevated by caffeine.

  • angelbe88
    angelbe88 7 tahun yang lalu

    Vegetarians still eat dairy which I think could be worse than meat. Well neither one is good. It's best to fill your diet with as much fruit, greens and vegetables then add the other stuff like beans, grains, nuts, seeds if you feel the need.

  • 1imesub
    1imesub 7 tahun yang lalu

    If you think about it, there's NO GOOD REASON to eat meat, literally, ZERO. Some people make the DHA/Omega 3 argument for eating fish, but you can easily supplement DHA from algae sources (vegan), the same with B12. Whether these vitamins even need supplementation remains controversial, however. I, personally, went nearly 10 years on a vegan diet without supplementing either and never had any deficiency symptoms; never felt anything was wrong.
    I do occasionally take B12 now as insurance.