A farmer has called veganism a ‘cult’ and labelled it as ‘controlled malnutrition’ at a farming event.

Patrick Kent, President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association spoke at a panel during the event, according to Agriland.

Kent was asked whether he thinks that veganism poses a threat to the future of farming. He replied: “I think we have a massive opportunity to address some of these issues. Veganism now is very, very financed and it is kind of a cult movement.

Kent continued: “A tomato in the 1940s had apparently as much nutrition as eight tomatoes today. So people are eating a lot more calories, but they’re actually malnourished.

“I think it needs to be tackled for what it is; it’s controlled malnutrition.

“People are eating less nutrient-dense foods than ever before.”

It has also been reported that he responded to alleged abuses inflicted on Irish cattle in Turkish slaughterhouses by blaming ‘some form of vegan plot’.

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  1. Paula regan on September 24, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    If I want advice on nutrition . I won’t ask a violent murderer who rapes the tax system for personal gains greed. .kerp land mass for greedy self. .is destructive toto world environmental issues. .

  2. Eli on November 17, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Patrick Kent just wanted to blame veganism for educating and spreading the word because more and more people out there have become educated and decided to go vegan and vegetarian for benefits of the environment and their health and the prevention of animal cruelty. Therefore I hope American and foreign slaughterhouses will be lawfully banned someday or better yet soon!

    • Matty mc on August 28, 2018 at 10:50 am

      It dont benifit the enviroment tho dose it. No its worse due to the deforestation to plant soy and tofu plants that are then transported 1000s of miles then heaverly processed to make meat substitutes wich makes it lot worse than my bit of steak from bessy the cow from 2 miles down the road at the local farm.

    • daniel spillett on May 12, 2019 at 10:47 am

      brainwashed and pale could a vegan keep up with me an ex army commando nope all 4 of the vegans that tried the all arms commando course failed cant get 5000 calories a day from veg

    • Kerri Milam on March 22, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      Veganism is actually the opposite of Cult. It is an undoing. It is following the Golden Rule. Do as you wish to have done unto you. Veganism is unlearning. Undoing. Unwinding from our harmful ways. Veganism is having faith in our inner humanity, not some fairy santa claus in the clouds.

  3. Proud Bacon on January 14, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Thanks to you lot, we now have better quality meatsand less stressed flesh. Keep up the good work! My thanks to all cultists!

  4. Kerri Milam on March 22, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Veganism is actually the opposite of Cult. It is an undoing. It is following the Golden Rule. Do as you wish to have done unto you. Veganism is unlearning. Undoing. Unwinding from our harmful ways. Veganism is having faith in our inner humanity, not some fairy santa claus in the clouds.

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