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Eat Plant-Based for Spiritual and Physical Health
May 20, 2013

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

  1. Red Meat Might Be the New Cigarettes
  2. Famous Quote: Virgil
  3. Poultry Plants Using Poisonous Chemicals
  4. Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 10:25
  5. First Vegetarian School Cafeteria in the U.S.
  6. This Week’s Video: How to Make Vegan French Onion Soup

1. Red Meat Might Be the New Cigarettes
 
Martha Rosenberg, columnist/cartoonist who writes about public health, takes a look at what has happened with the view Americans have of red meat since the 1980’s. She clearly shows how little by little red meat has been linked negatively to health problems, to people related to the meat industry suffering from diseases linked to meat consumption, to egregious animal abuse and to celebrities ditching meat for good.

Please visit Is Red Meat the New Cigarettes?
http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/04/is-red-meat-the-new-cigarettes/
 
Red meat is the flesh of cows, who are God’s animals just like dogs and cats. They are sentient beings who feel pain, joy and fear. They play, mate, raise their young and form friendships. Sadly, when raised for their milk or meat, they are used and abused as if they were inanimate objects. It’s simply not possible to raise an animal for food and at the same time claim we love this animal or pretend we are showing compassion to him/her. Truly, the only way to show love and compassion to these animals is to abstain from using them for our benefit when there’s no need to do it. We free them from slavery and we free ourselves too. There’s nothing more liberating than to allow other creatures to live free from exploitation!


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
The greatest wealth is health.”
 
~Virgil 


3.  Poultry Plants Using Poisonous Chemicals
 
Toxic, bacteria-killing chemicals in poultry plants are a growing concern. These chemicals are hazardous and sometimes fatal to humans as seemingly was the case of federal poultry inspector, Jose Navarro, who died two years after starting his job.

Please visit At chicken plants, chemicals blamed for health ailments are poised to proliferate:
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-25/politics/38803667_1_poultry-plants-amanda-hitt-chemicals
 
When we cause misery to God’s animals, we cause misery to ourselves as well. The demand for poultry products has turned the human-animal bond into a mockery. What should be based on reverence, respect, love, joy and harmony has turned into a relationship based on exploitation, suffering, disease and death. We can turn this around and restore our relationship with God’s animals once we realize that hurting them might be hurting us even more; and that in setting them free we bring healing and reconciliation to God’s Creation.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
1 Corinthians 10:25
 
Eat whatever is sold in the meat market”.
 
We believe that this passage warns people against rejecting God’s gifts. However, Christian vegetarians celebrate good food. We do not object to meat because it is from God but because man-made factory farming is so harmful. 


5. First Vegetarian School Cafeteria in the U.S.
 
Public School 224 in New York has made the news by becoming the first school in the nation offering only vegetarian food at their cafeteria. School officials are proud to be leaders at encouraging school kids to eat healthier.

Please visit NYC Elementary School Adopts All-Vegetarian Menu:
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/nyc-elementary-school-adopts-vegetarian-menu-19077251

The world is changing! Public School 224 is setting a precedent for all other schools in the nation showing that children can be healthier by not eating God’s animals. Hopefully many other schools will follow this fantastic example!


6. This Weeks Video: How to Make Vegan French Onion Soup
 
Watch this video about how to make a decadent Vegan French Onion Soup! The recipe is by Roberto Martin, author of "Vegan Cooking for Carnivores", and personal chef to Portia de Rossi & Ellen DeGeneres.

Please visit Vegan French Onion Soup Recipe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03J0uPllZcU&feature=player_embedded


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