Environment

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Going Veg is a Climate Must!

The latest global warming research makes clearer than ever that there’s no fixing, or even mitigating, a climate change catastrophe without a worldwide switch to a vegetarian diet. Don’t look for alternatives to save us, such as grass-fed beef which is actually worse.  Nothing else can be substituted for going veg, and even the most optimistic … Continue reading

Al Gore Goes Vegan

Al Gore has finally gone vegan. People were beginning to wonder, since he had been ordering only vegan food at events. He had also spoken about reducing his meat consumption in light of livestock’s impact on global warming several years ago, giving us a glimmer of hope. At that time he admitted, “It’s absolutely correct … Continue reading

Meatless Meals for the Norwegian Military

Are vegetarian meals available at the North Pole? Well not quite…yet. Almost at the North Pole, Norway has just instituted meatless meals once a week for their entire military, in order to do their part in the struggle against global warming. According to spokesman Eystein Kvarving “It’s a step to protect our climate. The idea … Continue reading

Court Battles for Animals and the Environment

Frequently these days, people who care about the plight of farm animals are taking their case to court. Thanks to a number of laws passed with the support and backing of groups such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), those concerned with animal welfare are able to use the legal system to … Continue reading

Soil Erosion – the silent environmental catastrophe

The following is an excerpt from our book, Say No to Meat, by Amanda Strombom and Stewart Rose. How does raising livestock cause soil erosion? It’s hard to get excited about dirt but our lives depend on it. The crops can’t grow without soil and without the crops we all face starvation. Soil is formed … Continue reading

Ed Begley – a Meat-Free Environmentalist

Edward James “Ed” Begley, Jr. is an actor and environmentalist. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. He is best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich, on the television series St. Elsewhere. For environmentalist Ed Begley, the reasons for being a vegetarian are simple and clear. Begley ditched … Continue reading

Gates Gets It!

Add Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist, Bill Gates, to the list of leaders who understand that we can’t feed a growing and hungry population, in an environmentally sustainable way, on a meat-centered diet, especially when diet-related diseases now top the list worldwide. According to Bill Gates, “meat consumption worldwide has doubled in the last 20 … Continue reading

Of Meat and Hurricanes

Strange weather we’ve been having lately! First we had one of the worst droughts ever in the Midwest over the summer, and then a record-breaking “superstorm” in the fall on the East Coast. Many scientists suspect that global warming, and the extremes in weather it causes, is behind them both, or at least is a … Continue reading

Corn into Ethanol – All is Not Lost

When turning corn into ethanol, not all the food value need be lost.  As of this writing, the current law requires that nearly 10% of the nation’s gasoline supply come from corn-based ethanol. To make that ethanol, up to 40% of the country’s annual corn production may be required. With the drought causing a diminished … Continue reading

Caving In to the Cattle Industry

Recently, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) made a recommendation in its regular newsletter to its employees, to consider participating in the Meatless Mondays initiative, which advocates going vegetarian one day a week, citing the health and environmental benefits. The advisory explained that the USDA cafeterias now contain plenty of meatless options to enjoy.  The … Continue reading

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