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George Eisman’s blog: 2 — Why I Buy All I Can at Farmers’ Markets

Fresh produce is the healthiest food for us, and I choose to buy all that I can from local farmers at area farmers’ markets. There are many reasons for which I do this, including, of course, that it is the freshest, picked-most-ripe produce available, and therefore tastes best and has the highest nutrient content. Other, […]

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On Beyond Vegetarian – LOVE

Beyond not partaking in products made from animals’ bodies, we can also choose kinder foods in these ways: L-O-V-E –– Local, Organic, Vegan, Ethical Local Less transport; Support your neighbors.  Eat what’s in season in your region. Be creative: every salad does not have to include lettuce. Organic Better for workers and environment.  Even better: Veganic, […]

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The poor feed the rich

Global Justice and Ethics in Food Choices The highest level of consciousness in food selection includes consideration of not only our own health and environment, but of other human beings: future generations as well as those presently living on our planet. Unfortunately, in Western society, the “us vs them” paradigm pervades all fields of human […]

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Animal products = unfair distribution of world resources

Many more people in the world can be fed if we eat plants instead of animals. When people in wealthy countries feed grain to farm animals so we can eat meat and dairy products, while people in poor countries don’t have enough grain or rice to eat, it is as if we wealthy people are […]

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Reasons to Go Veg

Go veg for humanity, the planet, animals, and ourselves Average meat consumption in the U.S. has decreased 10% in the past few years. Why are more and more people choosing to go veg? • Go veg for humanity: Many more people can be fed on a vegan diet than on a meat- and dairy-centered diet. […]

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Eating for Your Health and the Health of the Planet

Registered Dietitian George Eisman gives presentations on “Eating for Your Health and the Health of the Planet” at two Penn State campuses On November 19 and 20, 2013, VAVA sponsored presentations at the Penn State – Altoona campus and the main State College campus respectively.  Audiences of 35 – 40 students and community members each evening listened as […]

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Radio interview: Vegan diets can be nutritionally adequate for everyone

George Eisman’s interview with Kutztown University Radio 15 minutes Listen at: http://www.mediafire.com/?fqcsi8ere6j96bs George Eisman (Registered Dietitian) recently gave a presentation on “Benefits and Risks Plant-based Diets” at Kuztown University in Kutztown, PA. Before the presentation, he did an interview with Kutztown University Radio. Mr. Eisman spoke about how vegan diets can be nutritionally adequate for everyone, […]

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The Most Noble Diet

The Most Noble Diet: Introduction    by George Eisman, Registered Dietitian We all have to eat. What we choose to eat depends on a variety of factors, which can be divided into two categories: availability and acceptability.  In most affluent nations today, availability is largely a function of affordability, but time constraints often are a […]

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