Benefits of a vegetarian diet

 

Sir, – Bill Clinton, Oprah and Beyoncé have all adopted an animal-free diet. It is an option that is a lot less difficult than it looks. Give it a try in 2016. – Yours, etc,

MARY KERR,

Wexford.

Sir, – Vegetables? Aren’t they what food eats? – Yours, etc,

JANE MAXWELL,

Rosenallis,

Co Laois.

Sir, – Both vegans and vegetarians are to be admired. With one eye to the future and the potential negative impact of war and global warming on crop production, should they also be seen as a source of multivitamins? – Yours, etc,

EUGENE TANNAM,

Firhouse,

Dublin 24.

Sir,– Vegan diets may be all fine and dandy for some, but how can we argue with several hundred thousand years of evolution?

Humans have evolved as carnivores, and science supports the view that eating meat gave us the brain-power that got us to where we are today. This may not be ideal as far as our food animals are concerned, but not only is nature red in tooth and claw but knife and fork as well. – Yours, etc,

JOHN ROGERS,

Rathowen,

Co Westmeath.