Polluting the Planet

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According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, the amount of manure produced on American factory farms is three times greater than the amount of waste produced by Americans. And to make matters worse, unlike human waste that goes through a sewage treatment plant, farmed animal waste is virtually always untreated. It’s often just stored in massive hazardous manure “lagoons” or dispersed …

Depleting Resources

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There are currently more than 7 billion people on the planet – that’s twice as many as 50 years ago. We’re already straining our planet’s resources at dangerously unsustainable levels, and it’s predicted that in another 50 years, there’ll be 10 billion of us walking the Earth. Where are our resources going? Globally, agriculture accounts for about 70% of all …

A Warming Planet

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“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains … the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off US roads.” – Environmental Defense Fund The scientific consensus is clear: the Earth is getting warmer – and it’s got a lot to do with us.According to …

Controlling Your Weight

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Obesity rates in the US continue to increase at an alarming rate. In fact more than one-third of American adults and almost 17% of youth are classified as “obese.” According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death”. …

Stopping Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes is widely considered preventable, yet, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it accounts for about 90-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in the US. And while it was once associated with older age, Type 2 diabetes is now considered a worldwide epidemic that includes increasing numbers of children and young adults being diagnosed …

Preventing Cancer

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There is also strong and growing scientific evidence that a vegetarian diet lowers the risk of developing various types of cancer. Health and nutrition researcher Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of the groundbreaking and best-selling book The China Study found that “no chemical carcinogen is nearly so important in causing human cancer as animal protein.” A recent study funded by …

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Beating Heart Disease

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Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. The good news is that clinical studies are showing how, in many cases, heart disease can be prevented — and even reversed — simply by choosing plant-based foods. In fact, a few years …

Feeling Fish

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While fish may be unable to vocalize their pain in ways that humans can recognize, the scientific consensus is clear: fish feel pain, much like we do. They’re smart, have good memories, form complex social relationships, and some even use tools. Sadly, overfishing is putting many species on the verge of extinction. The number of aquatic animals killed for human …

Social Cows

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Looking in their eyes, you can begin to sense the emotional depth of cows. They form strong bonds with their young and develop relationships with each other. Studies show cows even have best friends. Cows are playful, inquisitive, and curious — and they’ve been known to “celebrate” when they’ve solved a problem. Like us, cows produce milk for their young. …