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"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.


World Hunger – 4 September 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

It seems like everywhere you turn you hear about world hunger, but very few people mention the obvious solution: utilize crops to provide food directly for people and not to feed animals who are then killed to provide food for relatively few humans while millions of others go hungry and/or starve. In other words, Go Vegan!

Here are a few facts about the cause of the increase in world hunger:

“The world’s exploding human population, combined with its sagging ability to feed itself, appear to be on a collision course. The Green Revolution, which facilitated much of the recent growth, has clearly stalled out. Indeed, cereal availability per capita has been declining since 1984, and the “promise” of biotech is far from certain or free of risk. Today, 70 percent of grain in the U.S. and 43 percent of grain worldwide lavishly go to feed livestock. And just as the world clamors for more grain to feed to animals, so people can eat them, per capita world cropland declined by 20 percent in the 1990’s alone. The World Health Organization says 800 million people in the world live with chronic hunger. More meat production is definitely not the answer.” – From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” by Pamela Rice 

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