Hi my name is Holly. Usually when I have written to various people with this question none of them
ever reply so I am hoping that you might. I am doing a project for school that is due very soon and I
am desperate to find an answer! Can people survive without eating meat? If they can, what do they
eat instead of meat to get all of their protein?
People can certainly survive without eating meat. Meat eating was only connected to survival in the
early days of mankind before he had developed skills for growing things like wheat and vegetables.
Now it is not necessary and doesn't have much nutritional value since protein is found in other foods
such as eggs, cheese and nuts. In any case, carbohydrates (bread/potatoes/rice) and vegetables are
sufficient for survival. The reason people eat meat now is that they like it, or it is easily available.
For your project, you could look at religions which forbid the eating of meat, as well as national foods
which don't involve meat such as rice and pulses in India and fish in Japan.