Did you research the Cornucopia Institute? Its president is a beef farmer. Beef production is in no way sustainable.
“True, but the evidence affiliated with carrageenan is overwhelming,” she replied, pointing me to some of the research. “They actually use it to cause cancer to study anti-cancer drugs — granted they inject it, but still! Anyway,” Dixon added, “I would just eat real food — mostly pulses and vegetables…” (Since I had to look up “pulses, I linked it back there.)
Did you research the NIH link you supplied? The carrageenan in the study was mixed with animal proteins. It seems dubious to call a vegan product into question based on the potentially carcinogenic properties of a mixture of carrageenan and animal proteins.
I am under no illusion that food additives are healthy, but I think if you want to rate the health effects of vegan food products in human beings, turning to a study that administers lab rats non-vegan injections is a poor place to start.
Invoking MSG paranoia is also poor form. The bulk of modern science on the subject indicates that MSG is not even as harmful as table salt, but was basically maligned in what can only be described as a Sinophobic smear campaign that has managed to stick after all these years. Pretty much anything on the menu at McDonald’s has stuff in it that is far worse for you than MSG. I realize this is a low bar, but still.
Meat is just bad any way you slice it, and consuming meat is a highly selfish and destructive act. Veganism is at least less bad, no matter how annoying vegans may seem.