Archive | 2016

King Carb

A Registered Dietitian explains why carbs in their natural form are the human body’s preferred fuel source by George Eisman, RD  (co-written with Claire Holzner, MA) For many years carbohydrates have been maligned as something to avoid in our diets. It’s time to set this notion to rest, and appreciate the value of carbohydrates as […]

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Veganic Gardening continued

A second guest post by Kelle Kersten on veganic gardening. VEGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS Part 1 – What Plants Need to Grow The ideal garden plot would be in the open, and would have loam soil (intermediate in texture between clay and sand) with a small amount of organic matter (plant and animal residues at […]

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“Humane” meat

We know that factory farms are terrible places. Animals are crammed by the thousands into sheds, bred and manipulated in unnatural ways, and usually killed before they are fully-grown adults. These huge farms also produce immense amounts of pollution, all for the sake of meat and dairy products which are often contaminated –- so we […]

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Growing Ahimsa Veganically

A guest post by Kelle Kersten, a friend and a compassionate person who is very knowledgeable about growing good food and causing the least harm to others in the process. In 2005 my husband and I set out to create Ahimsa Village, a vegan community and sustainable living education center, in the mountains of central […]

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Environmental Impact of Animal Product Consumption

In an authoritative report published by the World Watch institute in 2009, authors Goodland and Anhang concluded that over 51% of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions come from livestock. A widely cited 2006 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” estimated that about 18 percent of annual worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) […]

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