(@Greenpeace) November 09, 2015
Jim Rose (@JimRose69872629) November 10, 2015
@RichardTol the paper says 1.525bn vegetarians, 75m by choice, 1.45bn will start to eat meat as soon as they can afford it, no?
Bjorn Lomborg (@BjornLomborg) December 05, 2014
Eating meat and cooking food made us human, the studies suggest, enabling the brains of our prehuman ancestors to grow dramatically over a few million years.
Although this isn’t the first such assertion from archaeologists and evolutionary biologists, the new studies demonstrate that it would have been biologically implausible for humans to evolve such a large brain on a raw, vegan diet and that meat-eating was a crucial element of human evolution at least a million years before the dawn of humankind.
I spotted this 20 years ago when I first travelled in Asia and then lived Japan for two years. In Japan in 1995, each generation of Japanese was head and shoulders taller than the last. In the Philippines, I could look over the crowd – it was great to be tall.
No more, no longer. In the Philippines, young Filipinos are often almost as tall as me.
When I visited Hong Kong recently, both the young Chinese men and women were a bit taller than me at McDonald’s. I am average height for my generation of Australian men.