The computer I am using to type this story is about seven years old now and has begun to make those deathly “crunching” sounds, as I like to call them, that signal its potential for a sudden demise. What this means is that soon, whether I want to or not, I’ll be buying a new [...]
Recently The Guardian came out with the headline “Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists”. It appears that leading water scientists are painting a dark picture for our future, entailing catastrophic water shortages unless we as a global community switch “almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years.” It is [...]
What do "humanely-raised", "free-range", "grass-fed", "organic” or “cruelty-free" animal products really mean for the environment?
Everyone has heard of Global Warming, but Global Depletion is much less known. As vast as Global Warming may seem, it is only a small piece in the growing puzzle of Global Depletion, which refers to the loss of all of Earth’s renewable and non-renewable resources. ... One of the few books that captures the [...]
If you’re new to veganic gardening and searching for alternatives to blood, bone and other so-called “organic” fertilizers, then this list of eco-friendly soil amendments will strengthen and support your green thumb.
Living in a first world country it's often hard to understand the impact of this crisis as we go about our everyday lives, but the choices we make do matter. Thankfully there are a number of simple steps you can take during your daily routine to reduce your water consumption both for the benefit of the planet and your pocketbook.
It’s time to learn about the byproducts in your organic fertilizers, and the truly green alternatives you’ll find in your own backyard, or on the garden store shelf.
If you're truly interested in organic alternatives to chemical fertilizers, then it's time to start scrutinizing organic growing practices and store-bought fertilizers a bit more carefully.
Simply put, using animal agriculture to feed a vast human population brings with it the unavoidable problem of dealing with vast quantities of sewage.
The Smithfield conditions are not the exception; they are an example of the rule. What is the rule? It’s simple. In order to feed our vast human population animal products, we must raise animals in horrifically intensive operations. And in order to turn a profit, these companies will continue to act irresponsibly. To do otherwise would not just mean less profit, it would actually mean no profit at all.
The emergence of vast monocultures that are destroying huge tracts of Amazon forest, catastrophic depletion of water and other resources, colossal pesticide usage, enormous reliance on genetic engineering… It sounds like yet another illustration of the callous disregard for the future of our planet for which the animal industry has become infamous.
No matter how strong the current opposition, it will soon have to be accepted that the vegan solution is our hope for the future, as it contains the power to address, all at once, the many different yet interconnected issues - from the environmental devastation we are causing, to the global pandemic of violence. These crises are crippling our civilization and threaten our very survival.