(Image source: The New Indian Express)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

A new textbook in India is reportedly drawing criticism from academic professionals for its not-so-tender outlook on meat-eaters.

 

The book, titled “New Healthway,” praises vegetarians, not necessarily because of their diet, but for what their diet allegedly does for their morals.

 

“...claiming that meat-eaters cheat, lie, forget promises and commit sex crimes. The book on hygiene and health is  printed by one of india’s leading publishers”

(BBC)

 

The Hindu reports advocates of the research believe in the philosophy of “you are what you eat.” In fact, inmates of Tihar Jail in New Delhi are only served vegetarian food.

 

A socio-spiritual education coordinator explained “the belief that non-vegetarian food produces two very strong negative reactions ‘anger/fear’ …  ‘We believe that killing an animal releases toxic hormones and that gets into human beings, which further creates a negative impact on his moral, mental and physical well being.’”

 

NDTV reports the book contains more statements that might make the book even more questionable.

 

“It has lauded the Japanese for their vegetarian diet, which it says leads to a longer life span, while ignoring that Japan is known for sushi and seafood. ‘They are vegetarians and live longer than most other peoples. The generous use of green leafy vegetables, soya beans and grams has helped the people to maintain vigour, strength and endurance throughout the centuries’, the book says; there is no mention of the fish in Japanese diet.”

 

And while India has a long history of vegetarianism, the UN Food and Agriculture reported the highest record of Indians’ per capita consumption of meat since the database was created.
 

 

 

Textbook Claims Vegetarians Possess Better Morals

by Logan Tittle
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Nov 17, 2012

Textbook Claims Vegetarians Possess Better Morals

 

(Image source: The New Indian Express)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

A new textbook in India is reportedly drawing criticism from academic professionals for its not-so-tender outlook on meat-eaters.

 

The book, titled “New Healthway,” praises vegetarians, not necessarily because of their diet, but for what their diet allegedly does for their morals.

 

“...claiming that meat-eaters cheat, lie, forget promises and commit sex crimes. The book on hygiene and health is  printed by one of india’s leading publishers”

(BBC)

 

The Hindu reports advocates of the research believe in the philosophy of “you are what you eat.” In fact, inmates of Tihar Jail in New Delhi are only served vegetarian food.

 

A socio-spiritual education coordinator explained “the belief that non-vegetarian food produces two very strong negative reactions ‘anger/fear’ …  ‘We believe that killing an animal releases toxic hormones and that gets into human beings, which further creates a negative impact on his moral, mental and physical well being.’”

 

NDTV reports the book contains more statements that might make the book even more questionable.

 

“It has lauded the Japanese for their vegetarian diet, which it says leads to a longer life span, while ignoring that Japan is known for sushi and seafood. ‘They are vegetarians and live longer than most other peoples. The generous use of green leafy vegetables, soya beans and grams has helped the people to maintain vigour, strength and endurance throughout the centuries’, the book says; there is no mention of the fish in Japanese diet.”

 

And while India has a long history of vegetarianism, the UN Food and Agriculture reported the highest record of Indians’ per capita consumption of meat since the database was created.
 

 

 

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