Do we need to eat meat?
Yes and no. Many thousands of years ago we became omnivores, which means we can eat meat when available or vegetables, nuts and fruit, etc. when it is not. And Vise-versa.
With modern farming we have both available to us at a whim so we can now choose what we want to be. Most stay omnivore while others move to being vegetarian. But which is correct?
Logically, if we’re talking evolution, not eating meat will eventually become the norm. Vegetarian food costs less to produce, takes up less land, animals don’t have to suffer, and everything that we can get from meat can also be obtained from a vegetarian diet – and that’s without taking supplements. There may be some people with alergies or have an adverse reaction to becoming vegetarian, but with evolution in the mix then this will become less and less an issue over the next generation and the next.
I’m not saying vegetarians are more evolved, but I am saying that reducing our meat intake is not only inevitable, but also sensible.