Would you rather live on a deserted island with only animals for food, or only fruits and veggies?
I would chop some grass down gather seeds, grow some wheat, and breed the animals lol
Neither. I would die without proper nutrients either way...
Plants don't run away
Because its easier to eat fruit that chase, kill, clean, cook.
I'm vegan anyway!!
I am very tempted to quit eating meat all together. Well, all but fish
You can't live without producers, and you can farm plants much more efficiently than animals, especially because plants can grow in large numbers in a shor amount of time, while animals take several years and only provide little amounts of meat. Also, they would need plants to eat.
How would the consumers survive on an island with no producers?
Well, seeing that it is virtually impossible to survive on the meat island, obviously id choose PETA island.
This is sort of a dumb question. I PREFER meat...but they provide a substantially more limited range of nutrients. You really couldn't survive on meat alone (you'd get scurvy, for example).
Vegans live without animals and animal products and they're perfectly fine(: I'd go vegan!
The animals would be my only friends. I would never eat my friends.
well animals would need plants so id pick animals because then id have both
Animals would need plants to live so you can just have one or the orher
It takes a lot more energy to hunt down an animal than it does to pick a berry
so plants would be the smarter choice. you can get your protien from peanuts
animals need to be fed and they create waste.
Plants can't get away.
I'd like to be on this island with Maxwell, the talking pig and his Geico smartphone app. Can you say, "Open-pit barbecue", boys 'n' girls?! :D
I could eat only meat but not if I had to kill them then eat them, I'll leave that to the kitchen staff
Curious why there aren't more vegans/vegetarians.
I wouldn't read too deeply into a hypothetical question about nutrition on this one. Meat tastes better plain and simple. My guess is most people realize this is an impossible situation.
So you think a steak tastes better than watermelon or peaches?
I agree, I picked meat because it tastes a hell of a lot better.
If you only ate meat, you would never crap!
Seeing how many people chose plants made me think, "Oh, good. People know about scurvy..." Well. I guess that shows me for having any kind of hope.
Animals run, plants don't
Well.. Plants would provide the efficient vitamins.
Well seeing I can't kill anything I would have to choose veggies and fruits
Easier to retrieve, easier to prepare, easier on your body. Veggies. Although I LOVE MEAT >:)
All meat no veggies = CONSTIPATION So that is why I chose veggies. :0)
I personally love to have a steak but I would want to be on an island and only have fruits and vegetables. Be healthier for me.
Plants for food, animals for companionship.
I'd vote for a nice young native girl for companionship.
I agree about plants not being good for companionship.
Vegetables don't have much to say and the Fruits & Nuts are all liberals.
I think that you would survive longer on fruits and veggies because you can get more vitamins from them. Also they are much more sanitary than having a bunch of animals everywhere, not to mention less maintenance.
Fruits can't run away.
I like your thinking! :D
Via calories per acre, the veggies would be most efficient. Unpleasant, but efficient.
How would we cook the meat?
With a campfire of course… Oh, but I guess you don't know how to make one. It's really fun once you know how to do it.
Better yet it's a deserted island where are we getting the weapons to kill animals & on that note what kind of animals because I am not trying to become my dinner's dinner...fruit and veggies purely bc it would be easier I'm too lazy!
Can you even get enough vitamins via meat to make this feasible? I prefer steak to fruits/veggies but not if I'm just going to end up with scurvy!
Nope. There are tons of vitamins meat don't carry enough of. And all meat diets can cause heart problems protein poisoning and gastrointestinal problems
Alcohol is not an option?
Alcohol is made from fermented carbohydrates, so that would be plants...
Love me a juicy piece of animal flesh but I could not do it for every meal. It would make me sick.
The fruits and veggies are easier to get and easier to prepare, plus if there are animals some of them might be interested in turning you into a snack
I'd take the veggies, they're easier to kill!
I would only want to eat the plants. But I'd miss have animals around for companionship, work (plowing, protection, etc.)
I'm used to cleaning up poop. I do it now with my pets -- 2 lizards, 3 birds, 3 toads, a hamster, & a dog.
Whatever you do don't kiss the frog. They may want to marry you!
I've already found my prince.
I thought an all-meat diet would lead to malnutrition, but apparently Inuits do it. I also found a study in the early 1900s where 2 men ate nothing but meat for a year and were healthy. It had to be fatty meat or they went into ketosis. I think I'd still be worried about scurvy, etc so I'd go veg.
Much more variety in plants. You wouldn't be healthy eating all meat!
If there's only plants I can still fish.
not animals. I eat them, but I can't do the killing and butchering part. ick
As much as I love to eat meat, I'm not really partial to the thought of getting scurvy.
Is the question basically: would you rather eat meat or vegetables and fruit for the rest of your life? Or is it more referring to what survival strategy you would use in the given situation?
How would an ecosystem void of edible plant-life be able to support an animal population?
The ecosystem wouldn't have to be void of plant life. Just void of plants that humans could digest. I'm assuming grass, tree leaves, etc. are not part of your normal diet.
I am a fruit monster! I love it!!
Are we supposed to include fish, muscles, etc with meat? If so, then I take meat.
Probably, they sure aren't fruits/veggies!