Posts

Are Animal Foods Sustainable?

A single 3-ounce serving of beef requires a staggering *338 gallons* of water to produce. For poultry (chicken meat), it's *88* gallons. For pig meat (pork), a whopping *108* gallons. [...]

January 23, 2017

Can We Afford to Play with Earth’s Climate?

Our two closest planetary neighbors, Venus and Mars, were once thought to have Earth-like climates in the distant past. But, a hospitable climate is not guaranteed forever. Today, temperatures on Venus can reach a blistering 864° F, while on Mars they can plummet to a frigid -195° F. [...]

January 22, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Recommends Plant-Based Diets

Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest managed care groups in the U.S. with over 17,000 physicians and over 9 million members, believes that: “Further research is needed to find ways to make plant-based diets the new normal for our patients and employees.” [...]

December 11, 2016

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Updates its Official Position on Vegan Diets

Not surprisingly, the recently issued position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals) not only reiterates its long-standing position that vegan diets are “suitable for all stages of the life cycle,” but further highlights some of the health benefits of avoiding animal foods. [...]

December 5, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

We are so thankful for our friends, family and good fortune. However, we will not be celebrating our thankfulness today by consuming a turkey’s body (or any other animal foods). [...]

November 24, 2016

Ghandi, Nonviolence and Animals

Earlier this week was Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. He once said, "An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching". When it comes to *preaching* values like respect and peace, should we not also *practice* eating and consumption choices that are consistent with those values? [...]

October 4, 2016

Temple Grandin and Confusing Ethics About Animals

Today is Temple Grandin’s 69th birthday. A spokesperson and consultant for the livestock industry, her work in the field of animal facilities design has earned her recognition from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, most notably for the adaptation of curved corrals intended to reduce stress and injury to animals being led to slaughter. [...]

August 29, 2016

1 6 7 8 9 10