Response to Michelle Kallio letters to the editor (april 11): Milk has been a food for humans for over a thousand years, and there is no compulsion to drink milk or eat cheese, yogurt or butter. But to say that it is peaceful to sit down and talk with other people's children, which may lead to the children not want to eat it, the parents give the child is far from okay.
Why should this ideology go before the eating disorders, children and adults to get nutritious food, the freedom of choice and the industry's right to be on the market on equal conditions with herbal drinks?
the girls who have had eating disorders to be vegans. One of them is now in therapy to be able to start eating more balanced – she had physical problems of the vegan diet.
It hurts in the soul, when I see Allan M Lund, chefsbarnläkarehuvudläkaren at Copenhagen's Rigshospital, go out with warnings about small children is troubled by poor vegan diet.
It is time to start defending people's right to choose what they want to eat. It should be equally okay to choose to opt out of animal products, and you should not have to defend their choice.
want to defend their choice, there are many arguments:
• You do not want to import too much food, but also to support Swedish lantmän.
• You wish to preserve the Swedish food production for various reasons: jobs, living countryside, preparedness in emergency situations etc It also wants to preserve Swedish traditions, such as skogslantbruk.
• By eating meat and dairy products from animals that may go outdoors, we help to protect the natural environments for plants and animals that are endangered and need to open landscapes, or forests with grazing livestock, which actually is on the decrease in Sweden.
• We can also help to keep the topsoil alive, something that also is good for those who do not eat meat. The natural manure from the animals is also very good if you want to be able to produce organic vegetables.
as a consumer: you can choose to buy meat and other things from small farms or opt out of meat and/or milk. Both choices should be accepted as much. But many animal rights activists equate meat-eaters with satanists and child, at the same time as vegans should be seen as a saint.
animal rights activists want it overall to be less animals and that everyone should be vegans. But all of our food may not come from fields that are pumped with chemical fertilizer or from raw materials imported from other parts of the world. Many essential nutrients can also be taken up much more readily from animal products than from vegetables and cereals.
vitamin D, a substance that many are deficient in, is, for example, in the fat milk products. It is not natural in any drink that is based on plants, and it is not djurrättsaktivisternas choice to squeeze the whole population of Sweden to the use of chemical vitamins and minerals.
Let other people live in peace and decide their diet.