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Evolutionary adaptations to meat-eating in humans.

Abstract

This article reviews the myriad of different genetic, physiological, morphological and nutritional adaptations in humans to eat meat.  These adaptations suggest human ancestors had a high reliance on meat and challenge the idea held by a substantial portion of the general public, and even some academics, that humans are “naturally” herbivores and that our current meat-eating habit is facultative. 4,108 more words

Evolution

Animal sourced foods and the environment.

There is no question that the current affair of livestock production is an environmental disaster. The most notable problems being greenhouse gas emissions, land usage and water usage.  1,318 more words

Humans

"Humans are herbivores!"-Except, not really.

So, Peta had done an article on their website (http://www.peta.org/living/food/natural-human-diet/)  proclaiming that humans are naturally herbivores.  Now I have no problems against vegetarians/vegans, but I do LOVE me some evolutionary biology, so I decided to go through the article and evaluate their claims that humans are naturally herbivores and not omnivores  where I examine the myriad of adaptations in humans to eat meat]. 1,929 more words

Humans