A website called suite101.com does an excellent job of educating us on our immune systems. They state, “T cells (also called T lymphocytes) are white blood cells that defend the body from infectious disease, cancer, and foreign substances. T cells also release chemicals (interleukins) that control the entire immune response, that is, how the body recognizes and defends against disease and infection.
“Sugarcane is an important cash crop for many countries, because it is a major source of several products, including sugar and bio-ethanol. To obtain maximum yields there is a need to apply large quantities of chemical fertilizers. Worldwide yields are also severely affected by more than sixty diseases, mostly caused by fungi…”
Talk to any vegetarian, and most of them will swear by their lifestyle. Giving up animal flesh and products was a life changing decision, and they would never choose to go back. Most will say that they don't even miss meat anymore, even a little bit. It is hard to argue with that kind of fervor; it is also difficult to refute the many health benefits of vegetarianism.