Posts Tagged 'Meat'

Dr. David Suzuki – How to Feed the World as the Planet Warms

Calculating farming’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is difficult, but experts agree that feeding the world’s people has tremendous climate and environmental impacts. Estimates of global emissions from farms range widely. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency puts them at 24 percent, including deforestation, making agriculture the second-largest emitter after heat and electricity.

Agriculture contributes to global warming in a number of ways. Methane and nitrous oxide, which are more potent than CO2 but remain in the atmosphere ...

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Phillip Schneider – New Studies Give More Proof Organic Foods Far Superior For Health And Wellness

To a world raised on conventional foods and thinking, scientists and consumers alike have been touting the nutritional value and overall healthfulness of organics. And as a new study reveals more insight into the value of organics, those who before avoided the truth are once again forced to as the question: Is organic food really inherently healthier than conventionally grown?

Yes. Here’s how.

Higher Omega-3’s In Organics

After reviewing over 150 papers on organic vs. non-organic meat and dairy products, a group of 25 scientists published their findings ...

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Alexandra Jacobo – WHO Announces Processed Meat Causes Cancer

On Monday, the World Health Organization announced that they are now classifying processed meats are carcinogenic to humans. Bacon, ham and sausages were listed as ranking alongside cigarettes as a major causes of cancer. Processed meat has now been placed in the same category as abestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco.

Red meat, including beef, pork and lamb, may also cause cancer too, and has been labeled as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

The report comes from WHO’s International Agency ...

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James McWilliams – When Big Ag Gobbles Up Small Ag Is There Any Hope for Real Reform? Sadly No

Perdue, the fourth-largest chicken company in the United States, is a giant among giants in the agribusiness world. Recently, it purchased Natural Food Holdings, which owns Niman Ranch, a niche meat producer known for its comparatively impressive welfare and sustainability standards.

News of Niman’s acquisition was ...

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7 Giant Lies About Red Meat Promoted by the Meat Industry By Martha Rosenberg

In 2005, the USDA rolled out a new food pyramid [3] reducing red meat’s place in a healthy diet. Recently, an advisory committee developing [4] the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are revamped every five years, said Americans should eat less red meat and processed meat in favor of a “diet higher in plant-based foods.” Committee members wrote that a red meat-based diet ...

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STUDIES CONFIRM: YOUR STEAK IS POSSESSED BY DEMONS

The North American Meat Institute is going to battle this week over new federal guidelines that suggest that “a healthy dietary pattern is…lower in red and processed meat,” just the latest installment in an ongoing debate over the health effects of meat. Is meat essential for children’s health, a terrible toxin, or a great tool  Continue Reading →

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