I am a great supporter of eating plans that treat sentient beings and our environment with respect, which is why I avoid all CAFO animal foods (including dairy and eggs), and crop-based plant foods.
Even though I eat meat from pastured animals, I am a strong supporter of the vegan lifestyle as an honest attempt to improve the lives of CAFO animals.
I chose the Original Diet because I found it to have an ecological footprint smaller than either a vegan or vegetarian diet. It also is arguably the most nutrient dense and lowest in toxins, while respecting the ethical treatment of both animals and plants – something unavailable in any other diet.
It does not require the use of artificial fertilizers or pesticides (environmental neurotoxins that kill animals); or agricultural machinery to plow, cultivate and harvest; or artificial irrigation; or GM seeds (Frankenfoods).
It is completely independent of farms and all of the agricultural machinery that destroys topsoil and kills/maims/crushes millions of ground-living animals. It eliminates the need for any of the products produced by the pesticide, fertilizer, and GM AgriGiants, or the need for feed-lots, egg-breeders, or dairy farms.
It does not use anything made by Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland, Syngenta, Dean Foods, Heinz, Nestle, Kraft, General Mills, Betty Crocker, Solae, Kellogg, Nabisco, Stonyfield, Yoplait, ConAgra, Cargill, etc.