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Are We Taking Care of Godís Creation?
December 29, 2014

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

  1. The Hog Industryís Big Problem
  2. Famous Quote: Native American proverb
  3. Bluefin Tuna Close to Disappearing Forever
  4. Bible Verse: Hebrews 1:1-2
  5. The Solution to Global Warming
  6. This Weekís Video: Food by the Numbers

1. The Hog Industryís Big Problem

Read this well-written article on National Geographic about the terrible problem of pig waste that many states are having to deal with. Pig factory farms are known to pollute streams and rivers, and to continue breaking state laws of how to dispose of pig manure. Of course, the high demand for pork increases this problem.

Please visit What do Do About Pig Poop? North Carolina Fights a Rising Tide.

People can complain much about the devastation of Godís Creation including pollution; but as long as they continue to support industries, such as the factory farming one, those complaints carry no weight. The consumer is the one with the power to end this problem.


2. Famous Quote

We do not inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children.
~ Native American proverb


3. Bluefin Tuna Close to Disappearing Forever

Pacific bluefin tuna is at the brink of extinction according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Sadly, just in the last two decades scientists have seen a 33 percent drop in this bluefin tuna population mainly due to their indiscriminate fishing for human consumption in traditional dishes such as sushi and sashimi.

Please visit Sushi eaters pushing Pacific bluefin tuna to brink of extinction.

How sad it is that because of taste and profit Godís animals, such as the bluefin tuna, are killed to the point of extinction! If we truly cared about Godís animals and the rest of Creation, we would make choices that allow us to participate in the healing and reconciliation of Godís Creation.

Therefore, moving away from animal agriculture helps us align our Christian values with our food choices, and at the same time helps us move toward a more compassionate and harmonious world.


4. Bible Verse:
(RSV) Hebrews 1:1-2

In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

Jesus Christ's teachings provide us with the tools to follow God's will. Jesus' teachings encompass love, compassion and peace, helping us be good stewards of God's Creation.


5. The Solution to Global Warming

The vast majority of scientists agree that global warming is a real threat and that actions must be taken to mitigate its negative consequences on the planet and its inhabitants. And, according to World Bank scientists up to 51 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the livestock industry. Therefore, surprisingly to many, the most efficient way to reduce greenhouse gases is to eat plants, instead of feeding plants to animals and then eat them.

Please visit The Solution to Climate Change Isn't Difficult -- It's Delicious.

Compassionate and delicious! Yes, the solution to global warming should be seen as an expression of our sacred task of doing our best to be good stewards of Godís Creation.


6. This Weekís Video: Food by the Numbers

This is an excellent short video by National Geographic depicting the reality of our farming system and the challenges humanity is going to face as the population grows. The solution? A plant-based diet, of course!

Please visit Food by the Numbers.


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