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Monday, April 30, 2007


Stewardship of Our Health

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.

1. Fruits and vegetables help prevent cancer
2. Famous quote – Alice Walker (1944 - present), African-American author, environmentalist and
animal advocate, who received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for her novel The Color
Purple.
3. Arsenic use in chicken feed
4. Bible verse – Psalms 63:1
5. India's first vegetarian airline
6. New Case of birdflu in Ostrich

1. Fruits and vegetables help prevent cancer: Three new studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research found evidence that vegetables and fruits help lower your chances of getting certain cancers and even increase cancer survival. Although both fruits and vegetables were found to offer protective properties, vegetables appeared to offer more cancer prevention than fruits alone did.

To read the full article please visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/16/AR2007041600455.html 

A plant-based diet is a peaceful and compassionate way to relate to God’s animals and stay healthy. It also helps us witness the love of Christ for all Creation!

2. "The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not created for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men."
~ Alice Walker (1944 - present), African-American author, environmentalist and animal advocate, who received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for her novel The Color Purple.

3. Arsenic use in chicken feed: Health experts and environmentalist are concerned about the wide-spread practice of adding arsenic-based compounds to most chicken feed. Roxarsone, the most common arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed, is fairly benign; however, part of it converts into inorganic arsenic within the bird, and the rest is transformed into inorganic forms after the bird excretes it. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic can cause bladder, lung, skin, kidney, and colon cancer, as well as deleterious immunological, neurological, and endocrine effects.

To read the full article please visit http://pubs.acs.org/cen/government/85/8515gov2.html 

4. (RSV) Psalms 63:1 "O God, thou art my God, I seek thee, my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh faints for thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is."

We live in a world beset by injustice and suffering; however, our hope and faith rests in a loving God who cares very much for all His/Her Creation. Our Creator gives us the strength to live out Christ's teachings of compassion, mercy and love.

5. India's first vegetarian airline: MDLR Airlines in India has announced their decision to serve wide variety of multi-cuisine vegetarian specialties and no meat-based dishes at all. Operations will start in May 2007 and will connect the cities of Chandigarh, New Delhi, Ranchi and Kolkata.

To read the full article please visit http://www.expresstravelworld.com/200704/
aviationworld06.shtml 

It’s great news that this airline is setting a precedent that hopefully others will follow. Serving only vegetarian dishes shows compassion toward animals, and concern for our health and the environment.

6. New Case of Birdflu in Ostrich: Kuwait officials announced on Sunday that an ostrich was found to have the H5N1 strain of birdflu. Kuwait has culled around 1.7 million birds, banned import of live birds, and closed down the country's zoo as well as poultry shops in order to minimize the spread of the virus.

To read the full article please visit http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/
newsid/41492/story.htm 

The way we irresponsibly manipulate the environment and God’s creatures for our benefit has brought grave consequences to us. In this case, the intense confinement and stress poultry is subjected to fosters the spread of the birdflu virus. A plant-based diet helps us to restore harmony and balance in God’s Creation.

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