Senseless Waste

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Senseless Waste – 31 October 2008

The senseless waste of the world’s growing meat-centered diet is illustrated by a hypothetical statement put forth by the Population Reference Bureau: “If everyone adopted a vegetarian diet and no food were wasted, current [food] production would theoretically feed 10 billion people [49 percent more people than alive today], more than the projected population for the year 2050.”
From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” by Pamela Rice
www.vivavegie.org/itoc 

Most humans in the West seem to be in a self-destructive mode, and unfortunately it appears that they’re determined to take others with them. One glaring example of this is Heifer International (Heifer Project) who send out their propaganda in the form of a holiday catalogue (filled with photos of smiling children and celebrity words of praise) this time of year.

With heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other diseases dramatically increasing in countries where the Western diet heavy on meat and dairy is copied, why would anyone want to introduce these problems in Third World countries? It has become common knowledge that meat and dairy products are especially detrimental to the health of many of the people in the countries to whom these animals are sent.

And as though the introduction of diseases were not bad enough, why spread the environmental devastation that follows the introduction of animal farming?
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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