18.Are we able to survive without eating animals' meat?
Firstly, one of the important reasons why we, humans, have eaten animal's meat is nutritional aspects. For example, meat has a lot of protein which is essential for us to sustain our body functions like the immune system. However, some people are against this opinion. they say that we can get necessary nutrients without eating meat. One alternative food they suggest is soybeans. This is because they have as much protein as meat, and they are easy to grow. In addition, these days, there are many soybeans products such as, Textured soy protein(大豆肉), Soy flour(大豆粉), Soy oil(大豆油) and things like that.
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