Lone star tick creating new "vegans"

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Plant Muncher

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Apparently, one bite by this tick and you become allergic to red meat. Wow! Talk about nature fighting back. I have often wondered what it might take to get people to stop eating meat. Something like mad cow disease brings red meat consumption to a grinding halt when it is reported and many countries refuse to import beef from countries with an outbreak. What if masses of people suddenly became allergic to red meat due to tick bites? I guess chickens and pigs and fish would suffer the most. Just makes you wonder if nature is trying to tell us something. :)

Tick That Triggers Red Meat Allergy Spreading Across U.S.
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/06/23/tick-red-meat-allergy-spreading/
 

Christine

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Interesting discussion, never heard of this tick before! :eek: And to think the worst ticks we get in the UK are usually the ones infected with Lyme disease. Though of course terrible, there is certainly a dark irony behind specific folks such as hunters contracting this allergy...
 

Emma JC

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"Though of course terrible, there is certainly a dark irony behind specific folks such as hunters contracting this allergy..."

ticked off... you might say

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