The City of Vancouver is going forward with a good example, Their Mayor Gregor Robertson , claims that; They will be proclaiming June 10 to be “Meatless Monday” in honour of a growing global campaign that encourages carnivores to take a break from consuming animal products one day a week for environmental and health reasons.Read more:
Information from the World watch institute about development in meat consumption
Difference between meat consumption in developing and industrial countries is shrinking, it remains high: the average person in a developing country ate 32.3 kg of meat in 2011, while in industrial countries people on average ate 78.9 kg.
I cannot answer how far man”kind” is going to go to MAXIMIZE meat production. This is beyond sick;
Cows are meant to eat grass not corn, how do we “solve” the problem? Do you want to know?
The purpose of this method is to investigate the digestive process of each feed which is supplied to the cow, always with the purpose of obtaining the greatest possible productivity in milk and meat, saving in every possible cost. This is one of many incredible and gruesome experiments which are performed daily, in a society that values non-human animals as objects for use and consumption.
source; Vegetarian friend
Many people assume that beef and dairy cows spend most of their lives happily grazing in grassy meadows. The reality is that most cattle in the United States spend significant parts of their lives in crowded feedlots with hundreds or thousands of other animals, eating feed that contains large amounts of grain (primarily corn). While cattle on pasture rarely get sick, those confined to feedlots and fed grain are prone to disease and most feedlots operators routinely feed antibiotics to prevent illness and to accelerate growth. This, in turn, increases the risk of antibiotic resistance in humans. In addition, air and water pollution stemming from dust and mountains of feedlots manure, and the many fertilizers and pesticides used in grain production, exact a heavy toll on the environment and the health of farmers, farm workers, and nearby residents.
source; Sustainable agriculture/greener pastures
I can´t understand why people actually want to consume something that is treated this badly.
Neither do I understand this, no respect what so ever, in the end no respect for your own body.
I just get sad.
Posted in Health, interesting links, women's health
Tagged Eats, Environment, Gregor Robertson (politician), Mayor Gregor Robertson, Meat, Meatless Monday, Paul McCartney, United States, Vancouver, Vegetarianism
When I first heard about Monsanto I thought; does the guy not have a heart? Well actually “he” does not.
Because “he” does not exist. Monsanto is a global corporation that stems from the chemical, industry and developed pesticides. The seeds business is as far from the chemical industry as you can imagine.
Seeds are to Monsanto corp. a patent, something that is registered and privatized! That is why it is important that we do not just watch it happen.
I reblogged on Monsanto from “To your health” last year;This was Monsanto action against GMO labelling; and then I blogged about the lack of GMO education
Do we want the crops and the seeds to be mutated and made to something that is far from the creation. A laboratory creation that can drive the bees to extinction?
Therefore the March against Monsanto that was on the 25th of May, is super important to us. Here is the Press from the event. People came together globally, thanks to social media, to raise awareness against the threat of Monsanto.
Dr Vandana Shiva educates us why it is important;
on the May 25th walk
Pollution V.S Pollination
The dangerous polluting seeds that Monsanto is promoting is killing the bees, the main pollinator, here is a website for the film the queen of the sun
The world according to Monsanto is not the world I want to live in , it is explained in this full length documentary;
Some advice how to avoid Monsanto taken from April Dávila she wrote it for Yesmagazine!
Good First Steps
While it’s extremely difficult to entirely avoid Monsanto, there are some basic guidelines that anyone can use to minimize the genetically modified organisms in their lives.
Avoid processed foods. In particular, eliminate High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) from your diet and be sure to read labels. HFCS appears in everything from sodas to wheat bread.
Consider going vegetarian, limiting your meat consumption, or buying grass-fed varieties. Over 60 percent of genetically modified corn goes to feed cattle on polluting concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in America.
Buy organic dairy products to make sure animals weren’t given Monsanto’s recombinant bovine growth hormone.
Buy organic cotton when you can. Monsanto is a major player in the cotton industry. Even though cotton makes up only 2.5 percent of the world’s crops, it is doused with 16 percent of the world’s pesticides. Cotton pesticides, most of which are listed as “extremely hazardous” by the World Health Organization, turn up regularly in water sources around the globe.
To avoid supporting the companies that buy polluted crops from Monsanto here is the full list;
Posted in Health, interesting links, nutrition, women's health
Tagged Allegedly Unethical Firms, Genetically modified food, Genetically modified organism, GMO, High-fructose corn syrup, Monsanto, Seed, Vandana Shiva, World Health Organization
I am applying for jobs, I graduate in June, the date is set for graduation on June 22nd. Graduation means that I am at the end of the road. It is a closure to three years of hard work. Now it is back to business for me and the task ahead is landing a job. preferably it would be in the field of Art History but I have realized I cannot afford the cultural sector, for the time being. Therefore I have to find a job that is interesting, well paid and hopefully something that is fun to do. It would not hurt if the colleagues are nice and the benefits and company culture are amazing. Asking too much??
How do I sell myself?
I got an email today from a job agency, I was supposed to send something that would prove me worthy of copywriting. So I pointed them to my blog. I realized that it is the only online forum that I have ever written, in English at least. Then I noticed that the last post was hardly showing my writing skills, I would have to write longer text and make it juicy in order to be considered for the job.
I have to write a text that does myself justice.
I am hard-working, I am creative, I see possibilities where other see only obstacles. I wake up in the morning and decide that it is going to be a good day. In the evening I thank for what the day has brought to me.I am thankful for the opportunities and challenges that I have gotten till now and I am convinced that this time around I will be as lucky as before. I have practiced my writing skills for the past year and a half, both in my study´s and this blog. Now I´ll wait and see what is to be my next adventure.What will it be??? Stay tuned
My sister posted this on Facebook recently, I have watched this lecture by Dr. Terry Wahls few times and it makes such sense what she is saying. I hope that she gets through to people suffering. I hope the perception drug mafia does not manage to silence her!
keep it simple, eat real food in variety and color!
Last years results
Maman by Louise Bourgeois ©Wikipedia
How do I stay positive?
We live wall to wall with heavy drinkers. Christmas and New years has been extremely busy for them. They “party” all day and all night then find a time to “sleep” now and then. That is , they pass out and when they wake up they are at it again. Many days of drinking makes a person insane. So for the last three nights and day´s we have heard screams coming from the person that is in the worst condition. My husband thinks the person is experiencing delirium tremens or some sort of psychotic state. Well…. our bedroom is wall to wall with their living room so there have been some sleepless nights in the past. The screaming is worst. Well ….the polish disco is pretty bad too, actually… so is the occasional singing.
Two nights ago I was fast a sleep when I woke up at 01:30 and could not sleep again. I called the police but it actually did not change much. So after the sleepless night I called work and asked to work from home and crawled into bed to get some rest.
Last night when we were going to bed it sounded like we would not get any rest so we decided to camp out in our living room. Which we did and we made it a fun experience. Totally different from the night before when we were giving our drunk neighbors full control over our mood. We already have talked to the neighbours, yelled at them, called the police, talked to the landlord. Nothing we do is going to change the way they choose to live. So the action plan is to open the wall in the bedroom and look at the isolation, improve the isolation and when it is at its worst, camp out in the living room.
When I was putting our duvet and pillows from the camping back ,I noticed two, not one, but two huge spiders in my bed. Ugh….they had come with the madras from the storage room. I saw the third spider when putting the madras away again in the storage room. It is winter!!! There are not supposed to be any spiders alive in January!!!
I love all gods creatures but I actually am not fond of sleeping with them.
That is my story of spiders and drunks for today.
Although my spiders did not have the beauty of Louise Bourgeois spiders which are my favorite spiders in the world.
Do we have to eat meat every day?
I am concerned about the future we have as a race. I worry about the consequences of globalization and global warming. I think it is sad how we have treated our mother. Mother earth. There are some things, little things that we can do to minimize the damage. If we all stopped eating meat. It would help the planet tremendously. But is it realistic?
But what if we just started with one meat meal less pr. week? It would actually make a big difference. Read this article on research on the impact of too much meat being produced globally. Here is part of the articles conclusion;
“The case against eating animal products is ironclad; it’s not a new argument, and it goes way beyond just global warming. Animals will not grow or produce flesh, milk, or eggs without food and water; they won’t do it without producing excrement; and the stages of meat, dairy, and egg production will always cause pollution and be resource-intensive.”
Not to mention the health benefits, save you and save the planet while doing it! Start with meatless monday.
I could´t help throwing in some hard-core message, the Smiths say it their way.