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Jharkhand govt to join go-vegetarian campaign for animal rights

By Sanjoy Dey, Hindustan Times, Ranchi | October 4, 2015 A non-government organisation and the state animal husbandry department will launch a campaign in Jharkhand on Sunday to protect animal rights and appeal people to turn vegetarian. Helping Organisation for People, environment (HOPE) & Animal Trust in association with the department will organise a rally as part of the World Animal Day (WAD), which will be observed for the first time in Jharkhand and Bihar. More than 200 people, …

Yale Environment 360: In Booming Aquaculture Industry, A Move to Plant-Based Food for Fish

… feed, rich in supplemental nutrients, are healthy and grow quickly. “I was told by many [people] that fish require fishmeal because that’s what they eat in the natural world,” says Barrows. “But that’s just wrong.” To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Yale environment 360: In Booming Aquaculture Industry, A Move to Plant-Based Food for Fish …

Go vegetarian – Livemint

By Sujata Kelkar Shetty | June 22, 2015 Experts around the world are advising people to eat a more plant-based diet, or a vegetarian diet, because it is healthier “So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.” Albert Einstein wrote these words in a letter dated 30 March 1954, a year before he died, suggesting that he had switched to vegetarianism. It seems to have been an odd …

Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices | Scoop News

… exciting short film competition for all NZ school students. The competition is open to any currently enrolled school students (including homeschooled students) and consists of primary, intermediate and secondary age categories covering animal advocacy, health and nutrition, and protecting the environment. Sponsored by South Seas Film & Television School, New Way, Linda McCartney’s NZ, Quorn, Hardy’s Northland, The Animal Connection, Plug In Pest Free, Ethicalshopper.co.nz, Hell Pizza and …

I’m going vegetarian 3 times a week – Jamie – IOL Lifestyle

… “an absolute joy” and encouraged others to enjoy “more plant-based delights” because it is “beneficial for the environment and your wallet”. Oliver has revealed he has written a vegetarian cookbook – but says he is struggling to get Channel 4 to make a programme because producers are “not yet convinced the general public want to see it”. The 39-year-old said: “Vegetarian and well-managed vegan diets are looking very good at the moment in general health terms. “We should all …

6 Delicious Vegetarian Dishes Requiring 5 Ingredients or Fewer

By Kirsten Klahn | April 27, 2015 Being a vegetarian — or even a part-time vegetarian — is not only good for you, it’s also good for the environment. Women’s Health notes that limiting the meat you eat reduces your likelihood for heart disease. “Fatty red meats and many processed meats are high in saturated fat, which raises LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases risk of coronary heart disease,” Rachel K. Johnson, a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association and professor of …

Vegetarian recipes for modern tastes – Winston-Salem Journal: Food

… up to the fact that more vegetables and less meat, especially red meat, can pay dividends in the reduced risk of disease, longevity and overall well being. “Today, almost everyone you meet, of any age, is becoming super-conscious of what they eat and the effect on their health,” Jones wrote in the introduction of “A Modern Way to Eat” (Ten Speed Press, $35). People also are more interested in where food comes from — and how its production affects the environment. To finish reading this …

Being vegan’s about ‘making positive changes’ | Stuff.co.nz

By Jonathan Allen | April 4, 2015 Being vegetarian or vegan is about making positive changes. Huge ones. For the animals, for your health, for future generations and for the environment. It is choosing to not contribute to the industries that we know are exploitative, cruel and damaging. When I was 16, I worked in a supermarket butchery for a few months. At the same time I was considering going vegetarian and had already cut my meat consumption down to just chicken. When I left that job, I …

7 Types of Vegetarianism and Their Environmental and Health Benefits | Care2 Causes

… the early stages of humankind, there are all sorts of interpretations of what a vegetarian is, as well as assorted names and categories for each type of plant-based eater. Some people believe that vegans, those who do not consume or use animal products whatsoever, are showing the ultimate kindness to animals and the environment. While others feel that pollotarians and even flexitarians, which are both newer terms for two different classes of semi-vegetarians, are doing a great service to …

This is why I love being vegetarian | Stuff.co.nz

… ethical to kill something for food when you can live without it. This is why I don’t eat free-range meat, as I still think the killing of the animal is wrong. For me, it doesn’t matter how good the animal’s life was: at the end of the day, it still ends up being killed, and for me that’s not right. I am also concerned about the environment, particularly the damage that dairy farming has on water systems and rainforests. I eat eggs from my parents’ four free-range …

Luxemburger Wort – Weekday vegetarian – an act of love!

… consumers of the world. For all of us meat lovers out there though, as much as we accept everybody else’s choices, becoming a vegetarian is such a big commitment. Right? environment I’m sure most of you are aware of the environmental issue of eating meat. Meat farms are one of the largest producers of greenhouse gases and in developed countries, they are the biggest source of water pollution. Meat production is a bigger environmental problem than all transport worldwide combined. Cars, …

Ideas to please vegetable lovers – The Washington Post

By Margaret Ely February 27 A top U.S. nutritional panel is recommending that everyone eat less meat to protect the environment. Ellie Krieger answered your questions, including plenty about vegetables, during our recent online discussion. Here are some tips and suggestions for vegetarians, vegans and other vegetable lovers. Going vegetarian? Be sure to vary your diet to be sure you’re getting enough protein. “As long as your vegetarian diet contains a mix of grains, beans, nuts [and] seeds …

Ecocentric | Happy Chinese Lunar New Year – Share a Vegetarian Hotpot!

… cleaning of the house and, most importantly, the household’s family ancestral altar called “Ching Chen” (清塵). This cleansing of both the visible and invisible of one’s environment symbolically begins the new year with a clean slate, devoid of any of the previous years leftover detritus. Though each region and community may have their own unique twist on the Lunar New Year festivities, they all have one thing in common: the importance of food. The various styles, flavors, …

This Meat-Eaters vs. Vegetarians/Vegans Shit Needs to Stop

… GustOrganics, recently decided to phase meat off its menu out of concerns the meat industry is having on the environment. They didn’t get preachy about it, they just decided for themselves that they’d rather go meatless, which is fair. They of course immediately started getting hatemail from angry customers the owners started referring to as “CrossFit people” (I guess CrossFit involves a lot of meat-eating? Maybe that ridiculous Paleo diet I’ve heard people talk …

Inspired by Jane Goodall, Vincent Tan says he is going vegetarian | Malaysia | Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 — There was no denying that the 2,000-strong audience at Dr Jane Goodall’s talk this morning were inspired by her story of her life and work. But perhaps nobody was more inspired than Tan Sri Vincent Tan, the founder of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, who declared he was thinking of becoming a vegetarian because of her. Earlier in her talk, she had spoken about the impact on the environment from something as simple as eating red meat. After Goodall concluded her talk to a …

No meat? No problem: Vegetarian recipes the whole family will love | Things to do in Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times

… that eating red meat every other day, instead of daily, can substantially reduce heart disease risk. But it’s not just health. The Meatless Monday campaign says it saves money, both in doctor bills by reducing health risks, and because meals built around vegetables, beans and grains tend to be less expensive. As for the environment, the water and fossil fuel needs of livestock are much greater than those of vegetables and grains. One fewer burger a week for a year would be the equivalent …

Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

… that lowering our meat consumption is also an excellent way to protect the planet. As you contemplate how you can step up your efforts to recycle, conserve energy, and purchase green-friendly products, consider how cutting out meat one day a week can help! Three Meatless Monday Benefits for the environment: 1. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change Do you opt for walking, biking, or public transportation as often as possible because of the climate-damaging emissions produced by …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

Aside from its brutal treatment of livestock animals, the meat industry is no doubt one of the worst offenders when it comes to the environment. Producing one kilogram of beef requires 150 square meters of land and 15,000 liters of water, most of which is used to grow feed for the animal. That same kilogram generates 27 kilograms of climate-altering carbon dioxide, the equivalent of driving a car more than 100 miles. Indeed, beef has 13 times the carbon emissions of an equivalent amount of …

Watch: Manchester United legend Phil Neville gives meat the red card in new PETA video

… like quinoa. Two years ago if you put quinoa on my plate I’d have said: ‘What are you giving me?’” Neville’s new diet also includes plenty of nuts, seeds and soya protein. He joins a growing list of top no-meat athletes including boxer David Haye, Olympic cyclist Lizzie Armitstead and squash world champion James Willstrop. “I think it’s become more and more fashionable now,” he said. “I think people are understanding the benefits, not just for yourself but for the environment. …

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