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Protein – 11 February 2009
Isn’t it interesting that the myths about protein still persist,
even with all the available scientific proof that should lay to rest
any fear of “not getting enough”?
Here are a couple of quotations about protein:
“A bear, who was kept in a zoological garden, displayed, so long as
he had bread exclusively for nourishment, quite a mild disposition.
Two days of feeding with flesh made him vicious, aggressive, and even
dangerous to his attendant.”
~ Justice Liebig (1803–1873), German chemist
Mr. Liebig became famous for research into protein. He concluded that
plants are a primary source of protein, and that plant protein is
equivalent to the protein found in animals.
Quoted in the Ethics of Diet, by Howard Williams, 1883.
“Consider the following statistics: one thousand acres of soybeans
yield 1,124 pounds of usable protein; one thousand acres of wheat
yield 1,043 pounds of usable protein. Now consider this: one thousand
acres of soybeans or wheat, when fed to a steer, will yield only about
125 pounds of usable protein. These and other findings point to a
disturbing conclusion: meat-eating is directly related to world
~ Steven Rosen, American author: Food for the Spirit
(Figures reflect protein yield for an average day of the year.)
To read “When Friends Ask: Where Do You Get Your Protein?” by John
McDougall, M.D., visit:
For more facts and articles about protein, visit:
For a large collection of quotations, visit:
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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