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GRAY: Learn to eat humanely, even if not a vegetarian | Opinion | dailynebraskan.com

… cows, chickens and pigs are confined to small, painful spaces where they can barely move, are injected with growth hormones and live their lives never seeing the outdoors or engaging in natural behaviors. They stand in their own feces, inhaling ammonia and biting each other out of fear and stress, causing open sores. Ninety-nine percent of meat products come from these places because it’s cheaper to produce and makes the huge food corporations a lot more money. They continue to run only …

IKEA’s new vegetarian meatballs ‘will save the planet’, says furniture firm | Daily Mail Online

… meatball. We see a big opportunity. The vegetarian meatball will go global in April and have 50pc less carbon dioxide than a normal meatball. It’s healthier and better for the planet.’ The firm has spent two years developing the veggieball, the first innovation to its meatball since it started selling food to encourage shoppers to stay inside its stores back in 1959. The vegetable-based snack is more environmentally friendly than the meat version, because cows and pigs are responsible for …

You will eat more than 7,000 animals in your lifetime – that’s a lot of steak – Mirror Online

By Stian Alexander, Posted 8 March 2015 The Vegetarian Calculator page on Facebook says humans eat 11 cows, 27 pigs and an amazing 2,400 chickens. Human carnivores devour more than 7,000 animals in their life – including 11 cows, 27 pigs and 2,400 chickens. A meat eater who lives to 80 will also average 4,500 fish, 80 turkeys and 30 sheep, according to the Vegetarian Calculator page on Facebook. It says that if rabbits, ducks, geese, goats, prawns and squid are included, the total rises to …

Telling your kids they just ate Babe: Observations from a meat-phobic mom

… of my diet. It was liberating, freeing, life-changing. Then I got sick, ended up seeing a nutritionist, and reluctantly added meat back into my diet. Vegetarianism works great for some people, but I am not one of them. What’s a girl to do? My entire outlook on eating meat changed when I had kids. Suddenly, I cared more about their nutrition more than I cared about the poor, wide-eyed cows. For most families, meat is a part of everyday life, but every once and awhile, you get a kid like me …

Sweets fit for a vegetarian – Sentinel-Tribune: Cooks

… take him to the Detroit airport. We talked a long time in the car. Everything he was saying to me, he just surprised me in a lot of ways.” At his urging, Karches said she read about the dairy and egg industry and discovered that its treatment of animals was worse than the meat industry. “For dairy you have to have this production line of female cows and you have to keep them continually pregnant.” The “girls,” Karches said, go right back into the system, while the “boys” get locked …

Eating insects is better than eating meat, but is it any more ethical? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

… fossil fuels and have concluded that replacing meat with insect protein needs to happen. After all, insects have a much (much) smaller environmental footprint and still provide plenty of protein. In terms of energy-in, energy-out, it’s a no-brainer: “They can make about 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of insect meat for every 2 kg of feed, while cows need 8 kg (17.6 pounds) of feed just to make 1 kg of beef,” writes Russell McLendon here on MNN. In fact, insects of all types have a …

Peanut butter: the vegetarian conspiracy | OUPblog

… invented Corn Flakes, was seeking an alternative for “cows’ butter.” He thought puréed nutmeats might work, and in the early 1890s Kellogg experimented with processing nuts through steel rollers. He served the nut butters to his patients at the Sanatarium, who loved them. Remarkably, in less than a decade peanut butter would emerge from the province of extremist “health nuts” to become a mainstream American fad food. America’s elite visited the Battle Creek Sanatarium to recover …

GRAY: Vegetarian lifestyle provides many health benefits, saves animals – Daily Nebraskan: Opinion

… first and foremost in my heart is that by eating less meat, I cause less harm to animals. I’m an avid animal lover, which was more than enough of a reason for me to initially stop eating meat. But there’s more concrete information to back it up as well. Studies  show that all warm-blooded beings experience pain, stress and fear. Animals such as cows, pigs, chicken, turkey, ducks and sheep all feel distress and have the same kind of fear and pain as we do when being hurt and killed. They …

Talking to kids about vegetarianism – IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za

… name for this type of eating and was excited when I told her she would be considered a flexitarian. The kids then begged for labels describing each of their eating habits. Although I don’t believe we need to brand the way we eat, I shared a list of the different types of vegetarianism with them because they were so engaged. The conversation got really interesting when the kids debated their favourite meats, their passion for animals and how cows should be treated. They wondered: If they …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

… don’t respect. Roughly 45 percent of all land surface worldwide is devoted to raising livestock for food. This includes growing crops that feed animals. Amazingly, some 80 percent of corn grown in the U.S. goes to feed cows, pigs and chickens, while 90 percent of soybeans go for the same purpose. That’s a lot of cropland that could be used much more efficiently to feed people directly, rather than through the wasteful process of growing animals. We need forests to produce oxygen and …

Thinking outside the box: farmers could make more money switching from cattle to carbon

… money by allowing their land to naturally regenerate. Under carbon markets designed to stop global warming, they could get paid to change the use of their land from growing cows to ‘growing carbon’ – receiving around US$1.99 per tonne of carbon dioxide the trees remove from the atmosphere. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-04-cattle-fields-carbon-farms-tackle.html#jCp …

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