An Inconvenient Culinary Truth ! An Inconvenient Culinary Truth ! c/o william g. roberts MBA/MIS, CCP, ACBSP c/o American Vedic Association · April 2008 · Ojai, Ca. Conserving The Environment One Meal At A Time Ver. 2.0 *
Are You an Environmentalist? Have you ever met someone who said NO? Shouldn’t we really be asking: “ If there was one thing you could do that would… … make the air cleaner than getting rid of your car, … conserve more water than by not showering, … save more energy than unplugging your refrigerator... … heal the earth more than not sending trash to land fills, … would you be willing to do it? * We ask: “Are You an Environmentalist” But isn’t that the wrong question?
The United Nations “ The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global… it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change, air pollution, water shortage and water pollution and loss of biodiversity. Livestock’s contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale and it’s potential contribution to the solution is equally large. Livestock’s Long Shadow/Environmental Issues & Options 408 Page Study -Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) Multinational Scientific Department of the UNITED NATIONS . The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency .” * 2006 Environmental Study Conclusion…
Sergeant Pepper Knows The Most Important Way You Can Best Help Save This Planet! “ If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat . That’s the single most important thing. It's staggering when you think about it, vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty “ -Sir Paul McCartney *
The Fossil Fuel Co t of Meat <ul><li>It requires </li></ul><ul><li>Gallons of OIL </li></ul><ul><li>to raise a 1,200 pound steer. Gasoline is used to grow the feed, apply the fertilizer and transport the animal from the factory farm, to the slaughterhouse, and </li></ul><ul><li>then finally on to </li></ul><ul><li>the consumer point </li></ul><ul><li>of purchase. </li></ul>$ “ How Our Food Choices can Help Save the Environment” - by Steve Boyan, PhD
Dead Oceans “ The Massive amounts of feces, fish carcasses, and antibiotic-laced fish food that settle below fish farm cages have actually caused the ocean floor to rot in some areas. The sludge of fish feces and other debris can be toxic for the already-strained ocean ecosystems.” "Roughly one-third of seafood species have collapsed so far… if this trend continues, and we don't change the way we are managing ocean ecosystems, then…100 percent of species will collapse by the year 2048" - Lead researcher, Canadian Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. - Our Food, Our Future Earth-Save International “ Large marine mammals are being robbed of their food sources and the ecosystems which nourish our food and water supply are collapsing into hidden toxic waste dumps that lie quietly on the bottom of the ocean.” - Science Journal Dec 2006 c/o Glenn McGee Chair Medical Ethics "People do not realize that all pollution ends up in the seas. The earth is washed by rain which carries everything into the oceans where life has diminished by 40% in 20 years... The ocean floors are being scraped… Shrimps are being chased from their holes into nets by electric shocks. Lobsters are being sought in places where they formerly found shelter. Even coral is disappearing… Very strict action must be taken.” - Jacques Yves Cousteau Time Magazine Sept 28, 1970 (Over 35 years ago!) Beautiful Ocean … is dying Since the mid 1990’s the United Nations has reported that all 17 of the world's major fishing areas have been fished to the point that sustainability is seriously in question. Debates about holes in the Ozone layer pale in comparison to what is currently happening in our oceans! The
Physiology Based On The Way The Human Body Is Designed, Which Of These Two Body Types Are Human Beings The Most Similar To?
Summary The water, fuel, land, food and air resources provided by the earth are limited. The meat industry is responsible for the most inefficient use of those resources and since 1950 meat consumption has increased by 500%. The antibiotics, cattle waste, crop pesticides, and fertilizers used to produce meat have chronically polluted the environment we rely on for survival. *
Conclusion "Patronizing the meat industry is by far the worst habit anyone could have because it is more threatening to the sustainability of the Eco-System then any other industry.“ You are the one who will determine if you are going to be a threat to the environment, or it’s greatest advocate every time you reach for something to eat! Conclusion: The Inconvenient Culinary Truth Is: "Patronizing the meat industry is by far the worst habit anyone could have because it is more threatening to the sustainability of the Eco-System then any other industry.“ * The good news is that habits can change! You are the one who will determine if you are going to be a threat to the environment, or it’s greatest advocate every time you reach for something to eat!
"Dispel the Darkness of Ignorance With the Torchlight of Knowledge!" - Bg. 10.11 * c/o william g. roberts MBA/MIS, CCP AKA: mayesvara dasa ACBSP 687 West Villanova Road Ojai, California 93023 md @ jagannatha.com (805) 640-0405 For more information please contact: