"More an more, in the next thirty years, we are going to be resorting to a vegetarian diet. The reasons for this, are not moral or humanitarian, but because plants remain our healthiest, largest, and most economical source of food. A commission of the National Academy of Science in the US has come to a similar conclusion. To survive in the future, the commission reported, we will all have to rely more on plant foods for sources of protien,instead of the traditional diet of meat. "The day when a man can wantoly prey upon the diminishing species with whom he shares this planet is nearly over. Let us hope the lengthening shadows are not specters of doom." Vegetarianism is not new. It has been long established in INDIA as an intergral part of hindu religion. Plato and Socrates were vegetarians, as were Hippocrates, Ovid, Aristotle, and Buddha. Vegetarianism has been misunderstood throughout most of history. Its practitioners have been called faddists, fanatics and mystics about a person who didn't eat meat. The reasons people give for being vegetarians are many. A few base it upon their religious beliefs, other claims health benifits. Most, however, came to vegetarianism out of rational judgment.