News & Opinions
U.N. and Consumer Reports "Fess-Up"
November 29, 2006, the United Nations clearly admitted that
animal agriculture contributes more global warming gases than all
transportation combined. In a press release, they call animal
agriculture “one of the most significant contributors to today’s most
serious environmental problems [see
Consumer Reports also “comes clean” and reveals that 83% of
chickens are contaminated with the dangerous bacteria campylobacter or
salmonella. “Even ‘premium chicken’ are infected, they add.
Sorry Dr. Atkins: Thin People Eat More Carbs
With no apologies to Dr. Atkins, a new four-nation study of more than
4,000 men and women aged 40 to 59 has a stunning conclusion -- The
thinnest people on Earth eat the most carbohydrates. Even more
surprising, the Northwestern study, found that “Without exception, a
high complex- carbohydrate, high-vegetable-protein diet is associated
with low body mass,” said Dr. Linda Van Horn, who led the study, in a
Reuters report. Also notable, the more animal protein that was consumed,
the higher the person’s weight.
Rolling Stone Mag "Disses" Pig Farming
The December 14, 2006 edition of Rolling Stone includes an outstanding
article, entitled “BossHog” with the subhead, “American’s top
pork producer churns out a sea of waste that has destroyed rivers,
killed millions of fish and generated one of the largest fines in EPA
history. Welcome to the dark side of ‘the other white meat’.” An
accompanying photo shows a large pile of pig carcasses with the caption,
“Pork producers generate millions of tons of hog waste each year
including millions of dead pigs.” The article focuses on Smithfield
Foods, the largest and most profitable pig processor in the world,'
which killed 27 million hogs in 2005 alone.
International Restaurant Guide
The Dutch publisher Greeny Pig Media has produced a worldwide guide for
vegetarians, giving an overview of restaurants throughout the world
where vegetarians can have a good meal. Check it out at