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Our data is consistent with the idea that OR7D4 genotype predicts the sensory perception of meat containing androstenone and that genetic variation in an odorant receptor can alter food preferences."
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originally posted by: iDope
To start off I would like to say that being a vegetarian is a choice, but I have found no claims to back up that stance. The reason I bring this up is because by son who just turned 3 years old has always favored vegetables and fruit over meat. For example, for a snack he wants apples, bell peppers, carrots, cantalope, banannas, rice, etc. He will eat meat now and then when it is offered, especially when I smoke ribs or chicken, but he only eats a few bites, he likes it, but he literally consumes over 95% non meat. I don't want to force him to eat meat because i can replace it with other proteins, but it just seems strange. Who doesn't like a smoked chicken or ribs? And why wouldn't they, especially if they can't comprehend the idea of consuming animals (tortured or not)? And this is why I ask, could vegetarianism be genetic?
Noone in my family is vegetarian, and we enjoy well cooked meat, but my son would rather eat brussel sprouts rather than chicken nuggets. I have no problem with it, but how is that not strange as tri-manballs?