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How Environmentally Ethical Is Your Diet?

If you’re like most vegans, it was probably the humane treatment of animals that spurred your decision to quit animal products. But what you might not have realized is that you simultaneously dodged another bullet in the ethical eating dilemma: the environmental impact of your food. Meat and dairy farms have a pretty hefty “foodprint”—the measure of their carbon emissions from field to plate. Both generate large amounts of carbon…

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Environment/ Health/ Veganism

A Kind Solution To World Hunger

Definition of Hunger: “Not consuming enough calories to maintain good health”. In prior blog posts focused on the 4 COS4S initiative, we have learned that moving toward a whole food, plant-based lifestyle is good for our bodies, the health of the Earth, and animal welfare. In today’s post, we explore the effect of what we eat on world hunger. If you have not yet seen the film PlantPure Nation, do…

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Giving Thanks

By Kathryn Hayward, M.D. and Elle Stetson-Dibble One of the most emotionally charged subjects concerning our food choices involves animal welfare. As we embarked on understanding and writing about this often-polarizing topic, we made a commitment to discover a way to discuss it with balance, openness and curiosity, and to find areas of common ground among all concerned. We both felt eager to learn about this theme from a variety…

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4 COS4S (Four Things), Part 3

By Kathryn Hayward, M.D. and Elle Stetson-Dibble There are few activities that affect our individual health and well-being more than what we put in our bodies for nutrition. When we make daily decisions about what to eat, we usually think about how that food is going to taste, going to make us feel, and how it is going to affect our health and our weight.  However, we often do not think…

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WATCH: Vegan Stevie Wonder Interviewed At The 13th Annual Global Green Pre Oscar Party

WATCH: Vegan Stevie Wonder Interviewed At The 13th Annual Global Green Pre Oscar Party

Global Green kicked off Oscar week once again this year with the green event of the week on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel. Global Green rolled out the green carpet that welcomed Hollywood’s eco-conscious celebrities and allies as they arrived in eco-friendly cars to raise funds and awareness for Global Green’s ongoing initiatives. Singer/Songwriter Charlie Puth opened the show before headliner and vegan singer/songwriter legend…

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Veganism And One Heroic Act Per Day

A few years ago, I was facilitating a group of medical students in a self-reflection exercise. After sharing, listening, weeping and hugging, we stood in a circle and pressed the palms of our hands together and brought them to our hearts. I looked deeply into the eyes of each student in the circle and said, “Namaste. The light in me sees the light in you. The sacred in me sees…

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VeganGMO – Jamie Foley & The Animalist

NOTE: The views expressed in this interview represent those of the author / the interviewees only and are not those of HappyCow. HappyCow has decided to allow this post to spark discussion, not as an endorsement. Jamie Foley was raised in the American South but now lives in Oakland, CA where he’s a biotechnology student. Right now he is a visiting Fellow with the Cornell Alliance for Science in Ithaca, NY. He started the…

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Environment/ Veganism

Veganism And The Drought

Did you know that cutting just one beef hamburger out of your diet can save 1,300 gallons of water? Maybe you did, but a lot of people don’t. Here in California, we’re suffering from a severe drought that will likely change our state forever. If you’re yawning and dismissing this as unimportant because you’re not from this increasingly arid state, think again. Nearly half the fruits, vegetables, and nuts grown…

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Vegetarian Food Asia 2015 – Vegan Tips and Highlights

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Watch our highlight video of Vegetarian Food Asia 2015 in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre. Interviews by HappyCow’s Ken Spector. Learn some tips about Hong Kong’s favorite vegan restaurants and other tips from local vegans and vegetarians. Watch our video highlights here:   For more info see: http://www.vegfoodasia.com/…

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Economy/ Environment/ Health/ Products

Looking Behind The Label

Ethical Consumerism

Overstimulated. Thats how I felt when I returned to Europe after 8 years working and living in Latin America. It became apparent to me that the media have to SHOUT to get our attention; overpopulation, sustainability of food production, loss of natural resources, animal welfare, human health, and so on. Information overload. Two years later saw the start of Veganbnb Travel; vegan adventure holidays in Guatemala and Spain and the…

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