News

MD Debunks Myth that Humans Evolved to Eat Meat

Doctor Shivam Joshi points to homosapiens' herbivorous ancestors and inability to digest cooked meat as proof that the Paleo diet is preposterous.

In a recent feature on Huffington Post, Shivam Joshi, MD stipulated that homosapiens did not evolve to eat meat. Joshi points out that early humans ate opportunistically, and only recently discovered that our meat-heavy diets are contributing factors to diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Further, Joshi revealed that human digestive tracts and dental composition resemble those of herbivores due to our common evolutionary processes. “Humans descended from a long line—roughly 40 million years—of herbivorous ancestors that is shared with living primates,” Joshi said, “which is why we are so closely related to chimpanzees.” The doctor compares humans eating meat to dogs consuming chocolate in that neither evolved to do so, evidenced by the negative side-effects experienced in both scenarios. “If we look at the totality of human evolution,” Joshi concluded, “we find that our lineage has not only survived, but thrived on a plant-based fare.” A number of studies have linked meat consumption with increased risk of disease. Conversely, research has shown that eating plants promotes optimal health.

More News

London Chain Debuts Sourdough Vegan Doughnut Line

Crosstown doughnut shop in London spent months crafting the perfect vegan pastry after hearing their customers demands for three years.
Read More »

Two-Story Vegan Pizzeria Coming to Portland

This June, house-made cashew mozzarella topped pizzas, dairy-free ice cream, and locally roasted espresso will be on the menu at Virtuous Pie in Portland, OR.
Read More »

Obama Scolds Trump for Letting Schools Serve Junk

Former First Lady Michelle Obama asks Trump "What is wrong with you?" for his administration's attempt to dismantle her healthy school lunch program.
Read More »

Vegan Movies Win Big at Major Film Festival

Three vegan short films take home awards from the third-largest film festival in North America.
Read More »

Vegan Surf Camp Makes Waves this Summer

Surfers will be treated to organic vegan meals while surfing the Atlantic Coast of France.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »