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What cultural factors make it hard to beat an addiction to eating meat?

Kathy Freston
Nutrition & Dietetics
It's important to remember that, like any addiction, an addiction to animal products is both physiological and psychological. The culture and family traditions have held that indulging in meat and dairy and eggs is good and right. And omnipresent marketing and advertising campaigns constantly tell us that we should feel good about eating animals. So while it's certainly critical that we take responsibility for our current state of health, we should also give ourselves a bit of a break.

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