Meat and Dairy Polluters greater than Oil; The Largest Polluters

The world’s five biggest meat and dairy producers emit more combined greenhouse gases than ExxonMobil, Shell, or BP, the top three oil production companies, according to a new report by GRAIN and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Researchers tracked greenhouse gas emissions for 35 of the largest producers of beef, pork, poultry, and dairy. They found that …

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Water Footprint of Food

The Water Footprint of Foods “California is experiencing one of its driest years in the past half millennium. It also happens to be the country’s leading dairy supplier. With profits surpassing $7 billion in 2012, the California dairy industry is far and away the most valuable sector of the state’s enormous agricultural bounty. Unfortunately…dairy products use a whole lot of …

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Going Vegan Easy-as- 1, 2, 3

Photo Credit:  PETA Many choose to become vegan because of their compassion for animals and environmental concerns. Others choose the plant-based lifestyle for health benefits. It is well documented that those who follow a plant-based diet are generally leaner, and vegans are slimmer than both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Research has shown that vegans have a dramatically reduced risk of heart …

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Ocean Dead Zone In Gulf of Mexico Fueled by Animal Agriculture

If you do enough research on this subject, you will find that Animal Agriculture is the major culprit for fueling catastrophes to our land, air and water across the globe. Tyson Foods is responsible as being the most dominant influence, due to their massive productions of pork, beef and chicken, supplying McDonald’s and Walmart to name a few big names. …

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The Reality of the Leather Industry

From jackets, belts, handbags, wallets and shoes, leather has become innocuous, with many people not thinking twice about where leather comes from. Sadly, the leather industry is horrifically cruel with the majority of leather being produced in India. Where Does Leather Come From? Most leather comes from developing countries such as India and there is immense cruelty involved in creating …

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Meatless Mondays Mill Valley Proclamation Celebration

Second Step:  Celebrate the signing with a Vegan Meet-up and share beautiful vegan food! The vegan movers and shakers were all here for Mill Valley Meatless Monday proclamation signing! Miyoko Schinner, of Miyoko’s Kitchen and her decadent vegan cheeses! Colleen Holland President of VegNews Magazine, Camilla Fox President of Project Coyote, Mikaële Dawn Tate of Green Your SPIRIT, and so …

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Meat production and the Environment

 Vegans don’t usually need a reason to hate factory farming aside from cruelty to animals and their death. Some people, though, need a little more convincing. Plus, it never hurts to have more support when someone asks why veganism is so fantastic. This is where knowledge about the environmental impacts of factory farming is critical.   Approximately 10 billion animals are …