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Meat-Eating Wastes HUGES Amount of Water and Resources

July 1, 12 at 05:29 PM

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Meat-Eating Wastes HUGES Amount of Water and Resources

John Robbins was right in his groundbreaking 1988 book, Diet For A New America.  It takes enormous amounts of water and other resources to create meat.  If you don't care about the future of the planet or starvation of those...

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Percy Schmeiser stands up to -- and takes down -- Monsanto

March 18, 11 at 12:38 PM

Read More: canola, monsanto, percy schmeiser, round up

Percy Schmeiser stands up to -- and takes down -- Monsanto

Percy Schmeiser, a farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada, spent a decade battling GM behemoth Monsanto. In the end, after many setbacks, he came away with a win of $660, which was the cost of removing Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" canola oil seeds...

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Want fries with that budget crisis?

Robert Singer | February 21, 11 at 10:05 AM

Read More: burger, meat, water

Want fries with that budget crisis?

Instead of cutting jobs and services to solve California’s budget crisis, why not eliminate the state water subsidies that allow McDonalds and Colonel Sanders to market burgers and chicken for a dollar? Reducing the consumption of water by the livestock...

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To Bee or Not to Be? Insects, amphibians and birds dying off

washingtonsblog.com | January 6, 11 at 05:51 PM

Read More: Bumblebee, Clothianidin, colony die off

To Bee or Not to Be? Insects, amphibians and birds dying off

Bees - upon which the entire human food chain rests - are suffering a sharp decline. As the Guardian pointed out Monday: The abundance of four common species of bumblebee in the US has dropped by 96% in just the...

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The Leveraged Buyout of the US - Financial Coup d'Etat (VIDEO)

youtube.com | January 5, 11 at 10:07 PM

Read More: Bailout, Coup d'état, gmo

The "Tapeworm Economy" "We are literally changing the way countries are governed - no longer by governments but by corporations." Former Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush Catherine Austin Fitts blows the whistle on how the financial...

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Meat diets pose environmental danger: report

ap | October 5, 10 at 10:52 AM

Read More: Climate change, environment, global warming, Greenhouse gas, Habitat destruction, meat

Meat diets pose environmental danger: report

LONDON (Reuters) - People will have to cut meat from their diets if the world is to stay within safer limits of planet-warming greenhouse gases, nitrate pollution and habitat destruction, according to a report published Monday in the Proceedings of...

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Meat Wastes Water

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | September 26, 10 at 04:43 AM

Meat Wastes Water

Clean water for drinking and other human needs such as irrigation is a precious and increasingly scarce resource. Indeed, the increasing scarcity of water is one more reason to promote vegetarianism. Meat production not only pollutes water, due to the...

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Pollution Takes Its Toll on the Heart

sciencedaily.com | September 23, 10 at 03:51 PM

Pollution Takes Its Toll on the Heart

The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for Medical...

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10 ways vegetarianism can help save the planet

guardian.co.uk | August 4, 10 at 03:35 PM

Read More: environment, reasons, veg

10 ways vegetarianism can help save the planet

The average British carnivore eats more than 11,000 animals in their lifetime, each requiring vast amounts of land, fuel and water to reach the plate. It's time to think of waste as well as taste If we really want to...

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Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made for Us

youtube.com | July 23, 10 at 09:34 AM

Read More: Pale Blue Dot, Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality, sagan

Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made for Us

Excerpts from Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, specifically, from the chapter titled A Universe Not Made For Us.  The music is Jack's Theme from the Lost soundtrack. Scroll down for thought-provoking video......

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Diabetes Drug Maker Hid Test Data, Files Indicate

nytimes.com | July 17, 10 at 11:53 AM

Read More: corporate science, fraud, study

In the fall of 1999, the drug giant SmithKline Beecham secretly began a study to find out if its diabetes medicine, Avandia, was safer for the heart than a competing pill, Actos, made by Takeda. Avandia's success was crucial to...

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UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

guardian.co.uk | July 13, 10 at 06:31 PM

Read More: global warming, greehouse gas, hunger, united nations, vegetarian

UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, UN report says A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the...

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What Ever Happened to Public Transportation?

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM | JOHN ROBBINS | July 2, 10 at 02:50 PM

Read More: john robbins, public transportation, the new good life

What Ever Happened to Public Transportation?

In 2009, National Geographic conducted an annual study measuring and monitoring consumer progress toward environmentally sustainable consumption in seventeen countries around the world. The resulting "Consumer Greendex" found that Americans ranked as the world's least green consumers. Of all the...

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More consequences of the takeover by oil & gas industry

youtube.com | June 26, 10 at 10:26 AM

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More consequences of the takeover by oil & gas industry

While the news media slept and Congress collected its payoffs, the US was handed over lock, stock and barrel to the oil and gas industry during the Bush administration. The catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico (and soon to be...

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Fighting Food Fascism: Monsanto's GM foods exist simply to own you

youtube.com | June 10, 10 at 06:58 AM

Read More: Genetically modified organism, gmo, Monsanto, Percy Schmeiser

Fighting Food Fascism: Monsanto's GM foods exist simply to own you

Multi-national corporations are waging a war against humanity. This may sound like an exaggerated claim, but it's literally true as this video shows. But they're not using bullets, they're using seeds. Possibly the most important video you'll see this year...

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UN Study: "Substantial worldwide diet change away from animal products" our only hope

eurekaalert.org | June 2, 10 at 07:54 AM

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UN Study: "Substantial worldwide diet change away from animal products" our only hope

Fossil-fuel use and feeding world cause greatest environmental impacts: UNEP panelEnergy and agriculture top Resource Panel's priority list for sustainable 21st centuryHow the world is fed and fueled will in large part define development in the 21st century as one...

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Researchers: Cell phones responsible for disappearance of honey bee

telegraph.co.uk | May 30, 10 at 03:26 PM

Read More: bee, cell phone, colony collapse disorder, mobile

Researchers: Cell phones responsible for disappearance of honey bee

The growing use of mobile telephones is behind the disappearance of honey bees and the collapse of their hives, scientists have claimed.   Their disappearance has caused alarm throughout Europe and North America where campaigners have blamed agricultural pesticides, climate...

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The Only Answer for Counteracting the Gulf Oil Gusher

culturechange.org | Jan Lundberg | May 30, 10 at 10:08 AM

Read More: Energy, Oil well, Petroleum industry, spill

The Only Answer for Counteracting the Gulf Oil Gusher

Washington, D.C. - If 100,000 barrels a day of crude oil are gushing out of the damaged sea-floor well underneath where BP's offshore oil rig used to perch, what can be done to offset this pollution immediately? Time is of...

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Ocean fish could disappear in 40 years

news.com.au | May 18, 10 at 10:29 AM

Read More: Environmental Protection Agency, fish

Ocean fish could disappear in 40 years

THE world faces the nightmare possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 unless fishing fleets are slashed and stocks allowed to recover, UN experts warned. "If the various estimates we have received... come true, then we are in the situation where...

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WorldFest - Eco Hero Kids (VIDEO)

youtube.com | May 17, 10 at 01:24 PM

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WorldFest - Eco Hero Kids (VIDEO)

While at WorldFest yesterday, we came across this group of 12-and-under singers and dancers, all of whose performances were centered on a message of environment, ecology, etc. They were just adorable, and you'll get a kick out of this number,...

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