The absurdity of an obesity vaccine
They call it the “new weapon” against the obesity epidemic.
Researchers have found that rats that were given a vaccine against a
"hunger hormone" called ghrelin, were able to live the dream of eating
what they wanted without packing on body fat. Even though these
preliminary results cannot yet be extrapolated to humans, scientists
speculate that a similar vaccine could help people obtain a healthy
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However, as stewards of God’s creation, we should realize that the
answer is not in a vaccine, even though it might come helpful to many
people. The answer is in taking care of our bodies by eating a healthy
plant-based diet, in addition to exercising regularly and not smoking.
Moreover, an “obesity vaccine” will not solve any of the issues related
to intensive modern agriculture such as the toll it’s taking in our
bodies, the environment, and the suffering of animals raised for food.
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