Terri yes china study said 5% to 10% animal products
Is ok. cambell compared those with 5% to those with 10%
calories from animal products and found that there was no
Increase in risk of disease. Once again no vegans in china
Study. it's only above 10% that causes problems.
Hopeful_guy, you need to reread The China Study again before you go around telling people what it does and doesn't say.
From pages 242-4 in the chapter called "How to Eat" (emphases mine):
"The findings from the China Study indicate that the lower the percentage of animal-based foods that are consumed, the greater the health benefits – even when that percentage declines from 10% to 0% of calories. So it's not unreasonable to assume that the optimum percentage of animal-based products is zero, at least for anyone with a predisposition for a degenerative disease.
But this has not been absolutely proven. Certainly it is true that most of the health benefits are realized at very low but non-zero levels of animal-based foods.
My advice is to try to eliminate all animal-based products from your diet, but not obsess over it. If a tasty vegetable soup has a chicken stock base, or if a hearty loaf of whole wheat bread includes a tiny amount of egg, don't worry about it. These quantities of animal-based foods makes applying this diet much easier – especially when eating out or buying already-prepared foods.
While I recommend that you not worry about small quantities of animal products in your food, I am not suggesting that you deliberately plan to incorporate small portions of meat into your daily diet. My recommendation is that you try to avoid all animal-based products.
So, hopeful_guy, if you want to eat meat a couple of times a week, that's your choice. But don't delude yourself into thinking that you have got Campbell's endorsement to do this.