Is Our Diet Healthful and Compassionate?
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous quotes,
news and commentaries.
1. Wal-Mart Milk Hormone-Free
2. Famous quote – Mahatma Gandhi
3. Factory Farming Antibiotic Resistance Problem
4. Bible verse – Psalm 62:7
5. Potlucks Important for Vegetarians
1. Wal-Mart Milk Hormone-Free: Due to costumer
demand, retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced last week that its Great
Value private-label milk brand is now being produced with cows that have
not been treated with artificial growth hormones. Although the hormone
is approved for use in the U.S. and the Food and Drug Administration
(USDA) has said it poses no health risk to humans, safety concerns have
not been dismissed.
To read the full article please search online for Wal-Mart milk to
be hormone free
Modern agriculture has resorted to artificial hormones and
antibiotics to manipulate animals as commodities in order to increase
profit and minimize cost, bringing misery to humans, animals and
contaminating the environment. The article above shows that consumers
have great power when making their choices, and hopefully more of us
will realize that dairy products are not only not necessary for a
healthy diet, but that the industry causes unimaginable suffering to
dairy cows and their calves.
should be able to refuse to live if the price of living be the torture
of sentient beings." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
3. Factory Farming Antibiotic Resistance Problem:
Immunologists are raising awareness about the increasing problem of
antibiotic-resistant bacteria due to the overuse of antibiotics by the
factory farming industry. Because farmed animals are raised under
confinement and in great numbers, the spread of disease happens quickly
and easily, which is why they’re fed antibiotics and other medicines
when they aren’t sick. While beneficial in the short term, this
short-sighted practice leads to stronger and more drug-resistant
bacteria in the long term.
To read the full article please search online for Factory farming
and its dire consequences
Causing misery to God's animals comes back to us in different forms,
such us the rising of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Being stewards of
God's Creation has privileges and responsibilities and we should take
this sacred responsibility with a Christ-like heart. Factory Farming is
reflecting our lack of care for God's animals, for our health and the
state of the environment.
4. (RSV) Psalm 62:7
“On God rests my
deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.”
The basis of our behavior and achievements is the grace and glory of
God, in whom we should put our faith and life. God, our rock, helps us
overcome the suffering and injustice we witness and experience.
5. Potlucks Important for Vegetarians: The
number of vegetarians is growing in the US from 1 percent of adults in
1997 to an estimated 2.5 percent. However, the percentage is still small
and some vegetarians feel lonely or alienated because of their choice of
diet. This is were support is essential and the reason why vegetarian
potlucks are organized on a regular basis in many cities and towns,
giving vegetarians a chance to connect, relate to one another and find
the moral support that they need.
To read the full article please search online for Potlucks supply
moral support for local vegetarians
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