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Food Crisis: Can We Feed The World & Sustain The Planet?

The headline of a Washington Post blog post screamed global food crisis: “This terrifying chart shows we’re not growing enough food to feed the world.” The Global Food Crisis Is Here! OMG! I clicked through right away. I was (somewhat) relieved to see a reasonable post about a recent study in the journal PLOS ONE finding that crop yields haven’t …

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U.S. Horse Slaughter Set to Resume: Are Horses ‘Food Animals?’

Horse slaughter is scheduled to resume in the US next month, unless pending legal action stops it. There are questions surrounding this issue that we need to ask and answer, about what exactly we’re up to as a society: what is a ‘food animal?’ Should we have horse slaughterhouses selling horse meat? What about dog slaughterhouses selling dog meat? Does anyone think the problem with our dysfunctional food system is that we just haven’t been killing enough animals? Recent US horse slaughter developments beg serious scrutiny and reflection, from anyone interested in connections between food, health, and conscience.

Red Meat Even Worse than You Thought? (New Study Says ‘Yep!’)

A new study published this week reveals yet another way that red meat harms human health. During metabolism, a substance called L-carnitine — found in meat — appears to accelerate atherosclerosis. So yes: cholesterol can clog your arteries, and carcinogens in red meat can cause cancer. But now there’s a whole new reason to say, “Field Roast: it’s what’s for dinner!”

Think Green Eats for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wearing pink may help raise awareness about breast cancer, but eating green—healthy vegan foods—can actually help prevent the disease. Perhaps that’s why not only is October just Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s also World Vegetarian Awareness Month. If you want to “go” both pink and green, try Pink Lady apples, pink grapefruit, pink rhubarb, or even mushrooms in special pink packaging.

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