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Things Are Good: Food Good For You Is Good For The Planet

Producing food takes a lot of energy regardless of where it comes from, but some foods require a lot more input than others. In general it takes way more energy to feed people meat than it does a plant based diet because the animals need to be fed before they are slaughtered. A meat diet […]

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Things Are Good: Studies Reveal Vegetarians Are Intelligent And Empathetic

Good news for vegetarians! If you’re a vegetarian then you’re probably smarter than the average person according to some research. It turns out that people who opt for a meat free diet tend to be better able to confront the reality of the modern diet (which is that we don’t need to kill animals to […]

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Things Are Good: More People Eating Less Meat

With every passing year more and more research points out that eating a diet with less meat (than the average amount consumed per person) is good for your health and really good for the planet. This is good news in itself, and what’s better is that the post-boomer population are forcing restaurants to change their . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: More People Eating Less Meat

Things Are Good: Eating Less Meat is Getting More Popular

Having a vegetarian or vegan diet can be difficult for some people even though such a diet can make you happier than meat eaters. The message that eating less meat is being heard though – the benefits of a reduced meat diet are huge.

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Things Are Good: A Veggie Diet Could Prolong Your Life

There are tons of benefits from having a vegetarian diet from improved individual health to having less of an impact on the environment. Now there’s one more reason to have a vegetarian diet, or at least something close to one, it’ll help you live longer.

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Things Are Good: No Need to Deforest the Planet for More Food

One of the leading causes of deforestation right now is food production. As population levels grow we need more land to feed more people and this as resulted in the cutting down of forests for arable land.

We’ve already seen that a simple diet change can protect forests and save wildlife, and that one can . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: No Need to Deforest the Planet for More Food

Things Are Good: You Can Lower Greenhouse Emissions With a Simple Change in Diet

Want to lower your impact on the environment by reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted to bring you food? Yes, you can ride your bike (or walk, or take the bus) to the grocery store instead of driving, but there’s an even simpler solution: adopt a vegetarian diet.

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Things Are Good: Eat Less Meat and Save More Wildlife

Just reducing the amount of meat one has in their diet can have a positive impact on our food system, the planet, and wildlife. Take Extinction Off Your Plate is a campaign to get people not to be vegetarian, just to get people to reduce their meat intake. Producing meat in the modern farming system . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Eat Less Meat and Save More Wildlife

Things Are Good: Decrease Blood Pressure By Simply Changing Your Diet

I love knowledge and it’s exciting that a meta-analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine has concluded that a vegetarian diet is perfect for decreasing blood pressure!Meta-analysis of research data is the assessment of a multiple research papers related to the same issue and sometimes the meta-analysis can disprove existing assumptions, in this case the meta-analysis confirms . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Decrease Blood Pressure By Simply Changing Your Diet

Things Are Good: Easy Ways to Eat Less Meat

The meat industry is very energy intensive and the raising of animals for food takes up a lot of land. It’s no surprise then that to help save the environment one ought to eat less meat, but many people find it difficult to cut back their meat intake. Over at Flexitarian there’s a nice post . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Easy Ways to Eat Less Meat

Things Are Good: Easy Ways to Eat Less Meat

The meat industry is very energy intensive and the raising of animals for food takes up a lot of land. It’s no surprise then that to help save the environment one ought to eat less meat, but many people find it difficult to cut back their meat intake. Over at Flexitarian there’s a nice post . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Easy Ways to Eat Less Meat

Things Are Good: Vegetarians Live Longer

If you’re not vegetarian yet, this may change your mind: vegetarians live longer than meat eaters. A plant-focused diet is fantastic at helping people with all sorts of ailments from diabetes to heart disease. This is great news for all of us as a vegetarian diet puts very little pressure on the environment whereas modern […] . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Vegetarians Live Longer

Left Over: Greed is Driving a Steak Through My Heart…..

Canadians ‘need to know’ about mechanically tenderized meat – in CBC online October 26,2012

 

Warning!!! Vegetarians, this posting contains suggestive references to meat….

Once again, greed trumps safety…

Since I grew up as an omnivore, I make no apologies for the fact that I love meat, a good, thick rare steak in particular.. Years . . . → Read More: Left Over: Greed is Driving a Steak Through My Heart…..

Art Threat: Animals in the Hen House – Interview with Our Hen House executive director, Jasmin Singer

Back in January I posted an article highlighting a video about Sue Coe’s art that was produced by Our Hen House, a “Multimedia hub for people who want to change the world for animals.” Jasmin Singer, one of the founders of Our Hen House, immediately stood out as someone who was not only . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Animals in the Hen House – Interview with Our Hen House executive director, Jasmin Singer