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Nonviolence: Food as an Act of Compassion for Animals

What about compassion for animals?  The central idea of nonviolent living is to cause as little suffering as possible in one’s lifetime. This practice, called Ahimsa in India, was made widely popular in western countries in the early 1980s, especially as the film Gandhi won an Academy Award in 1982. The animal rights movement in […]

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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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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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