I think most people would agree that harming anything that can suffer or feel pain is a negative thing. Unfortunately, our current food and agricultural industries contributes to this bad practice regularly. So what can a person do if she wants to reduce the inhumane treatment of animals while getting all the nutritional benefits that animal foods provide? The answer lies in the insect kingdom.
Even in a well-formulated real foods vegan diet there are many possible, even unavoidable, nutrient deficiencies. Several studies have shown that both vegetarians and vegans are prone to deficiencies in B12, calcium, iron, zinc, omega-3 long-chain fatty acids EPA & DHA, and fat-soluble vitamins like A & D. Let’s go through the most common ones and look for a solution that doesn’t involve pills, injections or fortified foods.