Tuesday, July 8, 2014



Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology.   (#4 Feb. 12, 2014; #5 March 12, 2014; #6 April 9, 2014; #7 May 14, 2014; #8, June 11, 2014).

What’s at stake:  “While human population quadrupled over the past hundred years, [Bernstein] calculates that our consumption of resources…increased by a factor of seventeen.   This gorging at the planetary buffet has been enjoyed by a comparative few, and at the expense of many.  An unequal distribution of goods, which caused woes and wars even in biblical times, has never been so skewed as today.”  Alan Weinstein, Countdown

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See: Animal Cruelty, Animal Rights, Empathy/Compassion, Ecology, Health, Global Warming/Causes, Violence, Wars for starters.

Nos. 4-8 at end

Contents Vegetarian Action Newsletter #9, July 9, 2014

Nutrition, Health
Environmental Importance of Vegetarianism: Don’t Eat Meat
     Abel Tomlinson, Boycott Monsanto and Tyson

Animal Rights and Protection
Earthlings Film
Rod Kuipers, Operation Bite Back
Wayne Pacelle, HSUS, The Bond
Friedrich Fustian, Humane Treatment of Food Animals

Warming, Climate Change, Meat,  Forests, Population
Grazing Animals vs. Forests
NASA, Climate Effects on Food Supply
Weisman, Countdown on Exponential Population Growth

Greetings Everyone!

We are gathered here today because we know something is very wrong with Monsanto.  And let's be clear: Monsanto is no agricultural company, at its heart it is a petrochemical corporation. But is that the only reason we are here?

Will a diatribe against Monsanto be productive enough?  Will banning GMOs and even revoking Monsanto's corporate charter be enough, if that is possible? There is so much more wrong with our entire industrial agriculture system.  There are many corporations involved in GMO and toxic pesticide manufacturing, including Syngenta, Bayer, Cargill, Dow, Dupont and many others, all causing disease in our bodies and environment. 

If Monsanto was gone, like a hydra you cut its head off, and many other similar corporations would take its place.  If all GMOs were banned today, we are still left with an agriculture system that uses millions of tons of toxic pesticides that have been proven to be biologically more dangerous to humans and other organisms than GMOs have yet proven to be.

Don't get me wrong.  I want to see GMO seeds and Monsanto disappear as much as you, but we need more than just that.

We all know the history of Monsanto manufacturing toxic substances including PCBs, dioxin, DDT and bovine growth hormone.  We know the history of Monsanto making Agent Orange for our military to defoliate the rainforest of Vietnam, and those people are still suffering its legacy of cancer and birth defects today.  Like many corporations, Monsanto has a very dirty history.

Having studied agriculture, molecular genetics and biotechnology for six years at the UA, I have an intimate relationship with GMOs. I actually engaged in creating Genetically Modified bacteria for a PhD in plant pathology.  Thankfully, I quit half way into it.  If I had completed it, I could be making a lot more money right now working for Monsanto as some of my peers did.
However, my concerns with corporate power, corruption and war compelled me to quit.  I'm sure I am happier now than I would be working in the laboratories of what many consider "the most evil corporation on the planet".

Since most of you know the details of Monsanto's dangers and I would be preaching to the choir, I would like to shift gears and dig deeper.

Monsanto is one among many corporations involved in an unsustainable and suicidal industrial agriculture system.  They are a great poster child of a corrupt food system.  However, the Tyson corporation right here in Springdale, Arkansas is equal, and all these corporations are tightly interwoven like a natty dreadlock soaked in petrochemicals. 

In fact, in terms of environmental destruction Tyson is likely far worse.  Tyson is the largest producer of factory farmed meat in the world.   Scientific studies have shown that meat production as it is done cause more global warming pollution than the entire transportation sector.  This includes not only the horrific factory farms, but also the fact that a leading cause of rainforest deforestation is beef production. 200,000 acres of the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem in the world are destroyed each day, and 70 percent of that land is used for grazing cattle or to grow soybeans for factory farms.  Moreover, over half of the water used in the US is for beef production. 

Millions of gallons of oil are burned annually to plow fields, plant seeds, distribute petrochemical fertilizer and pesticides, harvest and process crops, transport the grain, and then feed it to cows, pigs and chickens in disgusting factory farms, and then to slaughter the animals, and transport meat packages of unknown origin to grocery stores and fast food chains.  Millions of gallons of water are used to grow these crops, often unsustainably drawn from depleting aquifers.  Millions of tons of chemical fertilizer and pesticide are placed in our fields, streams and rivers. 

When Lewis & Clark explored the rivers of our nation, they noted that the rivers teemed with fish.  Due to extensive fertilizer and animal feces runoff, our rivers face algal blooms and become hypoxic as the oxygen is sucked from the water.  They are increasingly lifeless.  In fact, there is now a deadzone at the gulf of the Mississippi that is nearly 10,000 square miles.

We grow millions of tons of grain each year and feed over half of it to animals in  factory farms, and it takes somewhere around 16 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef, which is a 90% inefficient loss of usable protein.  There are around a one billion chronically malnourished or starving people in the world and if the grain we feed to factory farmed animals was fed directly to humans it would feed that many and more.
So, how are Monsanto and Tyson in bed together you may ask?  Well...65 percent of Genetically modified grains are fed to the over 50 billion cows, pigs and chickens in factory farms.  So when we talk of boycotting Monsanto...buying less processed foods that contain corn syrup and soybean oil is helpful, but meat is the elephant in the room.   Over 300 million acres of US land is planted for food and half of it is planted in corn and soybeans, and 85 % of corn and 95% of soy is now genetically modified, and as previously mentioned 65% of that is fed to animals in factory farms, and the other largest segment is used for pointless biofuels.  Only 2% of the corn we grow is actually consumed by humans.

90 percent of American meat is factory farmed and most are fed GMO corn & soy, so boycotting unlabled meat of unknown origin, is the single most powerful thing you can do to undercut the Monsanto corporation, and Tyson all in one fell swoop.  This is also the single most powerful thing we can do to help the environment in countless ways, not to mention the ethical treatment of animals.  If you want to see the reality of factory farming please watch "Meet your Meat" on youtube and other videos available they don't want you to see.  The industry acts like the horrors in conditions and cruel treatment by humans is an exception, but I assure you that is a lie.  This is the norm, and that is why they very actively try to prevent such sunlight from entering their meat gulags.

The point is virtually all unlabelled meat at grocery stores and fast food chains is factory farmed and fed GMO corn  and soy, so if you really oppose Monsanto & GMOs and support the environment, don't buy it.  Very simple.  And the same goes for products with corn syrup and soybean oil.  It is virtually all genetically modified. 

In terms of political action, protests like this are wonderful to raise consciousness and stimulate thought and debate.   After this event, it is our duty to continue productive discussions with friends and family whenever possible.  Cultural enlightenment is the most fundamental shift needed on this issue and every other.

A better agricultural system is possible.  I have to believe this because I have a daughter, and refuse to give in to despair.  The system is unsustainable in countless ways.  With unsustainable systems, they are doomed to collapse or evolve.  Please join me in working toward an evolutionary, sustainable food system and a government not controlled by massive corporations that care only for profit. 

A healthy environment and sustainable agriculture are true wealth, not GDP, growth, stock markets and billions of digital dollars in a bank computer.  If we destroy nature, the soil and water, we are destroying the real economy, and destroying our species.  It is our duty to our grandchildren to do whatever we can to protect the real economy.   Nothing is more vital to human survival than sustainable food and water.  The shareholders and CEOs of Monsanto and other corporations can't see this through the mountains of money they make.  As a Native American once said,  "When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money."

Everyone here knows what is going on and has many answers to these problems, but the challenge is for us to open the eyes of everyone around us.  You may be amazed at how powerful you are.  If you help awaken one person, then that person may awaken ten others, and those ten may awaken 100 others. 

We are pebbles.  Pebbles make ripples when thrown correctly.  It is time to start skipping stones in the waters of the mind.

Thank you!



EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby.
With an in-depth study into pet stores, puppy mills and animals shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS uses hidden cameras and never before seen footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, EARTHLINGS is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals, and human economic interests. There are many worthy animal rights films available, but this one transcends the setting. EARTHLINGS cries to be seen. Highly recommended!



'Operation Bite Back' by Dean Kuipers
Operation Bite Back:   Rod Coronado's War to Save
American Wilderness by Dean Kuipers.
Bloomsbury: 320 pp.
In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," a ship strays into uncharted waters and an albatross appears out of the mists, guiding it to safety. At first a savior, the albatross is soon blamed for the ship's misfortune, and the mariner shoots it with his crossbow. A plague of terrors visits the crew, dice are thrown to determine the mariner's fate, and he is finally cast ashore to wander the Earth, doomed to recount his deed to wayfarers along the path.
Over time, countless animals have died for our sins, our greed, our wants and our desires, and we bury the stories, for it is impossible to have them in our hearts. Every now and then, however, someone is cast forth to not just deliver the news but also to act on behalf of the wild ones. In recent years, our mariner has been Rod Coronado, whose story is told in the important, fascinating new book "Operation Bite Back" by Dean Kuipers, a Times editor. Haunted by the fate of wild things endlessly pursued, trapped, farmed, flayed, caged and tormented for their pelts, their organs and their secrets, Coronado believed we were all culpable in the obliteration of animals if we did not intervene on their behalf. For him, that meant heading directly to the front lines of the war against what's wild, freeing the four-leggeds and then returning under the guise of another persona to publicize the deeds -- a schizophrenic situation that led a friend to describe Coronado as the great fictional superhero, Superman.
The book follows Coronado along the warrior path, from whaling stations in Iceland through the punk scene in London (pivotal lyric of the era: "We say all sentient beings have the right to live, free from pain, torture, and suffering") and animal prisons in remote pockets of the American West, where livings are made as lives are taken and the acts appear only on accounting logs. How can a man ask for God's favor, Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote in his story "The Slaughterer," when he destroys other creatures for profit? Ultimately, Singer's character embraces all that "crawls and flies, breeds and swarms"; in another Singer story, a character suggests that, for some animals, life is an "eternal Treblinka."
Coronado's alliance with four-leggeds was forged when he first saw them in their natural state during family trips to the California wilderness as a child. Part Yaqui Indian, he was later drawn to books such as "Geronimo's Story of His Life" and "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," which led him into a deep kinship with his native brothers and sisters, one that would ultimately provide sanctuary and solace as his campaign to liberate animals escalated and he became a wanted man.
After a stint with Paul Watson's Sea Shepherd Crew (now featured on Animal Planet's "Whale Wars"), Coronado hit the road and spent a decade infiltrating the fur industry, venturing in and out of charnel houses where minks and foxes languished as they awaited their fate, apologizing to coyotes and other incarcerated animals he could not free as he and various accomplices made off with the caged, sleek-coated critters. Along the way, he destroyed documents and set fires and attracted many to the "green anarchism" of the Animal Liberation Front. His activities also led to a crackdown by law enforcement, which apparently included the dissemination of misinformation (for instance, the announcement in a leaflet that he was "armed") and byzantine post- 9/11 laws that have elevated vandalism to terrorism (to the dismay of various jurists). As Kuipers notes, the new laws could even result in the author himself getting into trouble for talking about some of the charges against Coronado, who recently finished a one-year sentence related to his answering a question about making an incendiary device during a 2003 speech in San Diego.
And yet, Coronado himself has had a change of heart, one that has involved the full spectrum of his Native American experience, from an early vision quest in sacred Lakota territory to more recent journeys on the Yaqui reservation in Arizona. While he was a fugitive during the 1990s, he issued a statement offering himself in an exchange for "grizzly bears held hostage as experimental subjects" by a particular university and asking for the suspension of tax-funded research on mink, coyotes and otters at other colleges. The sign-off on that letter was: "In the spirit of Crazy Horse." But three years ago, while serving time for freeing a mountain lion from a leg trap, Coronado sent another letter to friends and supporters. By then, he was married and had a son. The letter contained no language of retribution or anger. Rather, he renounced direct action, writing that violence begets violence and that that was not a lesson he wanted to pass on -- an echo of the old mariner, unexpectedly channeled in modern times by Iron Maiden who sang that "we must love all things that God made" -- an awesome ring tone, if ever there was one (and there is).
Still there comes disturbing news: A fur craze in China has led to a wave of cruel bobcat trappings in the West, wild horses in government corrals were recently shot and killed by persons unknown, and canned hunts continue across the land. As Kuipers notes, it was almost as if Coronado were asking to be relieved of his burden when he wrote that letter. But now, thanks to this book -- a significant chronicle of our time -- the bloody tale has been passed on to the ages, and perhaps one man's heavy heart can be lightened, even if our war against what's wild goes on.
Stillman's latest book is "Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West," now in paperback.
Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times

Wayne Pacelle

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Wayne Pacelle
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Wayne Pacelle at a book signing event, Ann Arbor, Michigan
August 4, 1965 (age 48)
New Haven, Connecticut
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Known for
Notable work(s)
Animal Protection
·                                 Kirsten Rosenberg(divorced)
Lisa Fletcher: 2013-present
Wayne Pacelle (born August 4, 1965[1]) is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal advocacy organization,[2] with nearly 10 million members as of 2006.[3] Pacelle took office June 1, 2004, after serving for nearly 10 years as the organization's chief lobbyist and spokesperson. Since becoming CEO, he has substantially expanded the organization's membership base and its influence on public policy.[2]


·                                 1 Family and early life
·                                 2 Career with the Humane Society of the United States
·                                 3 Recognition
·                                 4 Publications
·                                 5 See also
·                                 6 References
·                                 7 External links

Career with the Humane Society of the United States[edit]

Since he joined the HSUS in 1994, Pacelle has played a role in the passage of more than 15 federal statutes to protect animals, including laws to ban the sale of videos depicting animal cruelty (1999), protect great apes in their native habitats (2000), halt interstate transport of fighting animals (2002), halt commerce in big cats for the pet trade (2003), and require government agencies to include pets in disaster planning (2006). Pacelle has testified before U.S. House and Senate committees on animal protection issues, including farm animal welfare, "canned hunting", funding for the Animal Welfare Act and other programs, trophy hunting of threatened and endangered species, cockfighting and dogfighting, puppy mills, the exotic pet trade, bear baiting, and chronic wasting disease. In addition, he has successfully advocated for a number of amendments to end federal subsidies for programs that harm animals, including one involving the mink industry.[6][7]
Pacelle has been associated with 26 successful statewide ballot measure initiatives to protect animals, including measures to prohibit cockfighting, prohibit mourning dove hunting, restrict steel traps and certain poisons, and ban inhumane factory farming methods.[8] He has also been instrumental in the passage of numerous state laws dealing with animal protection. In addition, he has been vocal in criticizing individuals and groups who resort to intimidation, vandalism, or violence in pursuit of animal protection goals.[7]
Pacelle is a cofounder of the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that lobbies for animal welfare legislation and works to elect humane-minded candidates to public office. He also cofounded Humane USA, a strictly nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) that supports candidates of any political party based on their support for animal protection. These two organizations have helped to defeat hostile anti-animal lawmakers in Congress, including Rep. Chris John of Louisiana (2004), Rep. Richard Pombo of California (2006), and Senator Conrad Burns of Montana (2006).[9]
Under Pacelle's direction, the HSUS has secured the adoption of "cage-free" egg-purchasing policies by several hundred universities and corporations;[10] the exposure of an international trophy hunting scam;[11] successful congressional votes and litigation to end horse slaughter; and an agreement from the United States Department of Agriculture to begin enforcement of federal laws concerning the transportation of farm animals. In addition, the HSUS's campaign to stop the killing of seal pups in Canada secured pledges to boycott Canadian seafood from more than 1,000 restaurants and grocery stores and 300,000 individuals.
Animal cruelty
In early 2008, the HSUS's investigation of cruelty to animals at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company sparked the largest beef recall in American history and congressional calls for reform of the slaughterhouse inspection system.[12] In late February, 2008, Pacelle testified on the downer cow issue before a subcommittee of the Senate Agriculture Committee on a panel with USDA Secretary Edward Schafer.[13]
Two November 2006 ballot initiatives conducted with HSUS's support outlawed dove hunting in Michigan and abusive farming practices in Arizona. In January, 2007, several months after passage of the Arizona ballot measure, Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the world, announced that it would phase out the use of gestation crates that immobilize pregnant sows through confinement.[14] During the same month, Maple Leaf Foods, Canada's largest pork producer, did the same. The Strauss Veal company, whose CEO commented that veal crates were "inhumane and archaic"[15] also followed suit.
Corporate combinations
The HSUS has experienced major growth since 2004, primarily as a result of corporate combinations Pacelle forged with The Fund for Animals in 2005 and the Doris Day Animal League in 2006. During the first 30 months of Pacelle's tenure, overall revenues and expenditures grew by more than 50 percent. HSUS's annual budget for 2006 was $103 million. The organization has nearly 10 million members and constituents.[3]


Pacelle has been the subject of profiles by the New York Times Magazine (2008), the Los Angeles Times (2008), The New York Times (2007), The Wall Street Journal (2006), The Washington Post (2004), Newsweek (2007), and other major publications. For his management of HSUS's response to Hurricane Katrina,The NonProfit Times named Pacelle "Executive of the Year" (2005).[16] In 2008, Pacelle also received a Special Achievement Award for Humanitarian Service from the National Italian American Foundation.[17] The same year, Supermarket News named Pacelle one of its "Power 50", citing his leadership on farm animal welfare issues.[18]


The Bond
Published in April 2011, Pacelle's book The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them is an exploration of mankind's bond with animals, and a call to respond to the needs of at-risk animals. Jane Goodall says of this book, "If the animals knew about this book, they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor." The book debuted at #11 on The New York Times, #8 on the Los Angeles Times, and #8 on The Washington Post best-seller lists.
·                    Pacelle, Wayne (2011-04-01). The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. New York City: William Morrow. ISBN 978-0-06-196978-2. Retrieved 2011-04-11. Lay summary (2011-04-08). "As harsh as nature is for animals, cruelty comes only from human hands. We are the creature of conscience, aware of the wrongs we do and fully capable of making things right. Our best instincts will always tend in that direction, because a bond with animals is built into every one of us."
In addition to The Bond, Pacelle has contributed to the following publications:
·                    Hatkoff, Amy (2009-04-01). The Inner World of Farm Animals: Their Amazing Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Capacities. New York City: Stewart, Tabori & Chang. ISBN 978-1-58479-748-7. Lay summary. Introduction by Jane Goodall; Afterword by Wayne Pacelle.

See also[edit]

·                    List of animal rights activists
·                    List of vegans



  Symposium on Food Animal Well-Being

At University of Arkansas, July 2014.  By Friedrich Fustian, Professor of Food Animal Protection, University of Bloden

   An important corollary to this conference is the way it enables us to understand the basic humaneness of the Nazi Jewish extermination program.   At first, Jews, for example, were rounded up and machine-gunned or gassed in enclosed trucks parked in woods by the truck’s own carbon monoxide.  But these were crude methods.  Too often individuals were only wounded by the guns, requiring searching through the bodies to shoot those still alive, and the carbon monoxide was too slow, and the screams were audible to residents nearby.  
      Both for efficiency, the psychology of the soldiers, and the least suffering of the pests (communists, socialists, other dissenters, gypsies, mentally and physically disabled, Jews) other methods were sought.   Like the Center for Food Animal Well-Being, the SS (Schutzstaffel) developed objective measurements of wellbeing for all involved, from the stress experienced by all, to efficiency, as the transportation of more and more Jews from their homes increased.  Efficiency translated immediately and universally into the welfare for all involved.  
     Much progress was made during the first years of the program.  But from the beginning more efficient methods were sought.  Early on consultation with the German chemical conglomerate I. G. Farben, produced the pesticide Zyklon A, that released hydrogen cyanide, but soon a better pesticide, Zyklon B, was created to relieve the pressure of the endless cattle-train loads arriving night and day  at the efficient, humane gas chambers at Auschwitz and other centers.   We can speak with pride about the orderly use of the chambers to expedite the passing of over a million of these unnecessary, harmful pests. 
     One of the blind injustices after the war, by the way, was the execution by the British of the brilliant co-inventor of the pesticide Zyklon B, chemist and businessman Bruno Tesch.   But Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS),  Heinrich Himmler, .recognized Tesch and all of the designers and planners with the Nazis’ highest awards.  Faculty at the University of Bloden were particularly distinguished for their development of better techniques of  genetic studies, and the efficient and humane gathering, assembling, handling, and transporting.
      Since the end of the war, of course, from Himmler to Tesch, participants in the struggle to develop humane ways of eliminating Europe’s pests have been treated as criminals. To the victor go the spoils.   Had we, I mean if Germany had won the war the criminals would have been Churchill and Truman and all of the Bomber Command.




This  article makes the point that deforestation of land to provide grazing is a major factor in meat production.  24% of usable land on the planet is occupied by grazers. Ffor every pound of central American hamburger produced, 55 square feet of rain forest is destroyed.

Does that justify industrialized meat production?  8 billion animals are killed each year just in the United States for food.   Or is it an argument for vegetarianism?  Not eating meat protects the forests and protects animals from the torture of industrialized production of meat.   Dick


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In the coming decades the agricultural sector faces many challenges stemming from growing global populations, land degradation, and loss of cropland to urbanization. Although food production has been able to keep pace with population growth on the global scale [Green Revolution], periodically there are serious regional deficits, and poverty related nutritional deficiencies affect close to a billion people globally. In this century climate change is one factor that could affect food production and availability in many parts of the world, particularly those most prone to drought and famine.
These data sets are based on two studies that use similar methods to identify likely impacts of climate change on crop yields. The first, Potential Impacts of Climate Change on World Food Supply: Data Sets from a Major Crop Modeling Study, was released in 2001, and the second, Effects of Climate Change on Global Food Production from SRES Emissions and Socioeconomic Scenarios, was released in 2009.

Alan Weisman, Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth? [to reduce population].  Public Affairs, 2014.  Discusses the role of growing population in increasing warming, consumption by the affluent countries, number of people in the poor countries, and these liabilities are speeding up:  “it took only twelve years for the world to go from 6 to 7 billion.”  This is a magnificent book.  --Dick

What’s at Stake for June:   This newsletter is divided into three closely related parts:  I. Nutrition and Health; II. Animal Rights and Human Obligations; and III.  Increasing Global C02, Warming, and Extreme Weather.  Global warming and population/consumption increases require a keener, more serious and realistic campaign for feeding the people and animals of the planet.  The demands and stresses upon people will mean increasing and worse stresses upon animals.   A global future of increasing C02, warming, and more extreme and intense weather is certain.  Their impact upon food production for a still rapidly increasing 7 billion—soon to be 9 billion—people and for all their animals can only be vaguely estimated, but it is sure to be horrendous and at places catastrophic.  Because preparation for that future has hardly begun because of so many ill-educated, denying, wishful-thinking, escapist leaders, particularly Republicans, the people must be responsible for building capable affirmative government.   Dick
Contents Vegetarian Action #8
Nutrition, Toxics
Abel Tomlinson, Talk on Factory Meat at Anti-Monsanto Rally
Nanotechnology-based Foods, Metal in Foods
McMillan, Chlorine in Chicken
Datz, See Below in Warming
Animal Rights and Human Obligations
Protecting Bees
Pinches and McDaniel, Christian Approaches to Animal Welfare
Google Search
Global Warming, Climate Change, World Crisis
Dick, Review of Paskal’s Global Warring, Global Contexts for Food for All
Datz, C02 Harms Food
Preventive Initiatives Around the World
Pleasant, Norway’s Military Reducing Meat Consumption
Sarich, Urban Gardens Have Several Advantages
Zeese and Flowers, New Environment Movement Seeking Bold Actions


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