I Want to be Bacon When I Grow Up!

The book titled I Want to be Bacon When I Grow Up! is causing quite an uproar on many sites including amazon. Many people are leaving reviews on the site without even reading the book.

I understand some of the points they are making. I believe in ethically sourcing meat and I’m aware that the majority of people source their meat from factory farms where the pigs are not treated well. But there is one thing I don’t agree with. I feel that animals protein is important to consume and my children should know where it comes from.

We get our pork from a local farm where they raise the pigs from birth (happily I might add). So, this would be a good book for my kids.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?

I Want to be Bacon When I Grow Up!

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  1. “I feel that animals protein is important”. Animals protein are not necessary and eating it is a leading causes of hearth attack, cancer, diabetes, water pollution, climate change, children and animal suffering and dying. Please feel with your heart, get the facts and do not deleteing this post for the future of the planets and our children.


    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’ve done a lot of research on this topic and I do have my facts straight. Humans have been eating animal protein for thousands of years. I don’t disagree that raising animals on factory farms cause water pollution, climate change and animal suffering. I just don’t think it has to be that way. If you source your meat from a sustainable farm that treats their animals well and feeds them well, then you’re making a difference. Saturated fat is one of the healthiest fats you can eat and it’s essential to your cells. If the meat is from a healthy animal it has many health benefits. I love animals but I respect the circle of life and don’t try to convince myself otherwise. The health of my children is the utmost important to me so I am not going to deprive them of something that is so good for them. I don’t want to replace meat in their diets with phytic acid containing grains and legumes (I’ve tried that route, trust me).
      I beg to differ about the leading cause of heart attack, cancer and diabetes. These problems stem from an unhealthy diet that usually contains too many grains and too much sugar. If the person is eating meat from an unhealthy animal then it may contribute to the problem but it isn’t the leading cause.
      I highly recommend the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. http://smile.amazon.com/dp/0967089735

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