“We need to change how we eat.” Yes, that is something nutritionists, climate scientists, and vegan activists agree about, as an overall statement about average western consumption patterns. But they don’t necessarily agree about what we need to change to.

For instance, the scientific review that you’ve linked to mentions a “Mediterranean-style diet” as one recommended option. A Mediterranean-style diet and a vegan diet are two different things.

Your own position seems conflicted. You don’t like being mistaken for a vegan, you’ve mentioned that you still eat meat occasionally, you’ve said “that kind of makes me a hypocrite”. Logically, eating some meat doesn’t make you a hypocrite unless you’re advocating for the vegan goal of zero meat.

I’m like you, in that I’ve substantially reduced my red meat consumption in recent years, without cutting it out entirely. I also eat seafood, some of which I forage myself.

I do not think that makes me a hypocrite.

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