NYT Op-Ed Against Vegan Kids

The NYT ran an op-ed called “Death by Veganism.” Some “high”lights:

* “You cannot create and nourish a robust baby merely on foods from plants.”

* “There are no vegan societies for a simple reason: a vegan diet is not adequate in the long run.”

* “Children fed only plants will not get the precious things they need to live and grow.”

FWIW, our kids are vegetarian, not vegan, and they do consume a fair amount of dairy (and some egg) in their normal diet. I’d love to see some scientific critique of this article though; it seems more troll-y and designed to spur sales of the author’s book than a rigorous argument.

UPDATE: The vegan blogs are going crazy in response to this article. See, e.g., Vive le Vegan. And this doctor stands behind a vegan diet for kids.

UPDATE: Another doctor blasts the editorial’s author.