duminică, 21 decembrie 2014

The sobering truth about grassfed beef

Is grassfed beef the answer?

Grass-fed beef certainly has its advantages, but it is typically more expensive, and I’m not at all sure that’s a bad thing. We shouldn’t be eating nearly as much meat as we do.
There is a dark side even to grassfed beef.

 It takes a lot of grassland to raise a grassfed steer. Western rangelands are vast, but not nearly vast enough to sustain America’s 100 million head of cattle. There is no way that grassfed beef can begin to feed the current meat appetites of people in the United States, much less play a role in addressing world hunger. Grassfed meat production might be viable in a country like New Zealand with its geographic isolation, unique climate and topography, and exceedingly small human population. But in a world of 7 billion people, I am afraid that grassfed beef is a food that only the wealthy elites will be able to consume in any significant quantities.

What would happen if we sought to raise great quantities of grassfed beef? It’s been tried, in Brazil, and the result has been an environmental nightmare of epic proportions.

 In 2009, Greenpeace released a report titled “Slaughtering the Amazon,” which presented detailed satellite photos showing that Amazon cattle are now the biggest single cause of global deforestation, which is in turn responsible for 20 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. Even Brazil’s government, whose policies have made the nation the world’s largest beef exporter, and home to the planet’s largest commercial cattle herd, acknowledges that cattle ranching is responsible for 80 percent of Amazonian deforestation. Much of the remaining 20 percent is for land to grow soy, which is not used to make tofu. It is sold to China to feed livestock.

Amazonian cattle are free-range, grassfed, and possibly organic, but they are still a plague on the planet and a driving force behind global warming.
Trendy consumers like to think that grassfed beef is green and earth-friendly and does not have environmental problems comparable to factory farmed beef. But grassfed and feedlot beef production both contribute heavily to global climate change. They do this through emissions of two potent global warming gases: methane and nitrous oxide.

Next to carbon dioxide, the most destabilizing gas to the planet’s climate is methane. Methane is actually 24 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and its concentration in the atmosphere is rising even faster. The primary reason that concentrations of atmospheric methane are now triple what they were when they began rising a century ago is beef production. Cattle raised on pasture actually produce more methane than feedlot animals, on a per-cow basis.

The slower weight gain of a grassfed animal means that each cow produces methane emissions for a longer time.
Meanwhile, producing a pound of grassfed beef accounts for every bit as much nitrous oxide emissions as producing a pound of feedlot beef, and sometimes, due to the slower weight gain, even more. These emissions are not only fueling global warming. They are also acidifying soils, reducing biodiversity, and shrinking Earth’s protective stratospheric ozone layer.

The sobering reality is that cattle grazing in the U.S. is already taking a tremendous toll on the environment. Even with almost all U.S. beef cattle spending much of their lives in feedlots, seventy percent of the land area of the American West is currently used for grazing livestock. More than two-thirds of the entire land area of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho is used for rangeland. In the American West, virtually every place that can be grazed, is grazed. The results aren’t pretty.

As one environmental author put it, “Cattle grazing in the West has polluted more water, eroded more topsoil, killed more fish, displaced more wildlife, and destroyed more vegetation than any other land use.”

Western rangelands have been devastated under the impact of the current system, in which cattle typically spend only six months or so on the range, and the rest of their lives in feedlots. To bring cows to market weight on rangeland alone would require each animal to spend not six months foraging, but several years, greatly multiplying the damage to western ecosystems.

The USDA’s taxpayer-funded Animal Damage Control (ADC) program was established in 1931 for a single purpose—to eradicate, suppress, and control wildlife considered to be detrimental to the western livestock industry. The program has not been popular with its opponents. They have called the ADC by a variety of names, including, “All the Dead Critters” and “Aid to Dependent Cowboys.”
In 1997, following the advice of public relations and image consultants, the federal government gave a new name to the ADC—“Wildlife Services.” And they came up with a new motto—“Living with Wildlife.”

But the agency does not exactly “live with” wildlife. What it actually does is kill any creature that might compete with or threaten livestock. Its methods include poisoning, trapping, snaring, denning, shooting, and aerial gunning. In “denning” wildlife, government agents pour kerosene into the den and then set it on fire, burning the young alive in their nests.

Among the animals Wildlife Services agents intentionally kill are badgers, black bears, bobcats, coyotes, gray fox, red fox, mountain lions, opossum, raccoons, striped skunks, beavers, nutrias, porcupines, prairie dogs, black birds, cattle egrets, and starlings. Animals unintentionally killed by Wildlife Services agents include domestic dogs and cats, and several threatened and endangered species.

All told, Wildlife Services intentionally kills more than 1.5 million wild animals annually. This is done at public expense, to protect the private financial interests of ranchers who graze their livestock on public lands, and who pay almost nothing for the privilege.
The price that western lands and wildlife are paying for grazing cattle is hard to exaggerate. Conscientious management of rangelands can certainly reduce the damage, but widespread production of grassfed beef would only multiply this already devastating toll.

“Most of the public lands in the West, and especially the Southwest, are what you might call ‘cow burnt.’ Almost anywhere and everywhere you go in the American West you find hordes of cows. . . . They are a pest and a plague. They pollute our springs and streams and rivers. They infest our canyons, valleys, meadows and forests. They graze off the native bluestems and grama and bunch grasses, leaving behind jungles of prickly pear. They trample down the native forbs and shrubs and cacti.

They spread the exotic cheatgrass, the Russian thistle, and the crested wheat grass. Even when the cattle are not physically present, you see the dung and the flies and the mud and the dust and the general destruction. If you don’t see it, you’ll smell it. The whole American West stinks of cattle.” — Edward Abbey, conservationist and author, in a speech before cattlemen at the University of Montana in 1985

Your wake up call is here...

IT IS TIME for ALL “sustainable” animal farmers to SERIOUSLY look into alternative ways of earning a living such as HEMP and non GMO SOY farming because your current one will soon be extinct and here is WHY and HOW:

For a bird’s overview, start by reading the TITLES of each sub link within this MAIN link, then study each individual theme because this is our future and is ALREADY HERE and NOW

luni, 25 august 2014

Real awakening from the MEATrix


Why the VEGANISM urgency and pressure
Foods that KILL or foods that HEAL our planet
“HUMANE” MEAT, dairy, eggs and fish FOOD myth debunked
Sustainable animal farming myth debunked
FOOD, the most dangerous weapon of mass control
OLD food industries go extinct while NEW ones are born
How to make a smooth, natural transition to a vegan lifestyle
Gaia goes VEGAN
PLANT or ANIMAL based foods?
The NATURAL foods for humankind TEST
FARM ANIMALS beauty, intelligence and consciousness in VIDEO
What Did American Indians ORIGINALLY Eat?
First Nations and Inuit Health Diet
Early man not a hunter gatherer
Meat, dairy, eggs, the NEW TOBACCO
Religion, Animals and VEGetarianism
Food and violence, depression, emotional and mental health
Eating Meat and its effects on Spiritual Vibration Frequency

sâmbătă, 26 iulie 2014

phone book diet

This page is dedicated to all people who believe that eating foods with zero animal based products is impossible or extreme
due to the LACK of FOOD VARIETY available in cooking options
When I went ovo lacto vegetarian 5 years ago and subsequently vegan 3 years ago, having an Eastern European background, I too have initially "panicked" somewhat that were it not for my COMPASSION based decision to give up animal foods, my life in the kitchen was going to become a source of stress and struggle, WITHOUT THAT MEAT centerpiece or the cheese, the eggs and fish...
little did I know then, how LIMITING in fact WERE the meat, dairy, eggs and fish to the opportunity of discovering and astonishing NEW world of flavor, health and wonder in such enormous variety that was going to forever alter my FOODS perception...

and that is how FOODS or BEINGS concept and realization has been born within...
due to my undying love, awe and admiration for the sentient BEings known as animals, I could've and would've live my entire life on potatoes, rice, beans and vegetables alone, with ease...plus fruits...
but it was really amazing to discover HOW MUCH MORE is OUTthere that we had absolutely no clue about...
and this is how the PHONE BOOK Diet concept and realization was born within
and which I am humbly sharing with the world...
it all starts with 10 digits

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
our entire world's phone number BOOKS are filled with HUNDREDS upon HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of DIFFERENT PHONE NUMBERS COMBINATIONS which contain ONLY 10 digits
endLESS options with only 10 digits
taking this very basic yet mind-bending concept and transitioning it INTO our FOOD world, well then we have SOMETHING UNbelievable in our hands...
and just HOW MANY TYPES of FOODS we can create and recreate by using many thousands of DIFFERENT kind/type of FOODS?
Not BEings..FOODS...
let's ISOLATE the ONION and GARLIC alone and add to EACH of the 2, ANY of the below TENS of thousands of different varieties...a bit of oil and salt/spices and HERE YOU HAVE an actual MEAL...
of ALL these many thousands of FOODS, ONION and GARLIC are UNIVERSAL, for without which no national or international famous food would be possible

then we have the cooking herbs and spices to go along, besides the MANY THOUSANDS of FOODS listed below...
Who KNEW such food variety is possible and available, with no being killed, healthy for the planet and for our body, mind and soul...

choose ANY number (10 different TYPES OR MORE) of foods from the below list and use your imagination
add TO IT, the HUNDREDS of already available MEAT, DAIRY, EGGS AND FISH ALTERNATIVE, plant based protein REPLACEMENTS available on the explosive plant based food market, sweeping the world by storm...links below...
also, google ANY of your FAVORITE  national/international/traditional/comfort food with the world VEGAN attached to it...either before or after the food's name, depending on your own native language and discover the MANY vegan versions of each one of them, already widely available...
VEGAN Sheppard Pie, pizza, burgers, italian/swedish meatballs, cabbage rolls, souvlaki,  meatloaf, italian sausage, ice cream, tiramisu, funnel cake, french toast, NUT cheese, cheesecake, whipped cream, nut milks, vegan butter and cream, pancakes, etc, etc, etc...try it with your fav food...
as well as google IMAGES ANY KNOWN vegetable, legume, grain, fruit, nuts, seeds with the world HEIRLOOM before it and see the incredible UNknown VARIETY of any vegetable or fruit you thought you know...

Welcome to a whole new world of FOOD WONDER... 

Bon apetit!


over 20 types


Worldwide there are more than 40,000 different varieties of rice, species name Oryza sativa. Here are some of the common and popular varieties.


there are close to 4000 different varieties of potato


There are over 50 different types of bean which have over 400,000 different varieties.


there are more than 400 unique types of pasta

Mung Bean Fettuccine, Black Bean Spaghetti and Adzuki Beans Spaghetti


TENS upon tens of varieties



there are dozens of open pollinated and hybrid cultivars available

40 different types of squash available in the U.S



there are approximately 7,500 different tomato varieties on the market


There are thousands of varieties of peppers worldwide


Many different varieties are traded on the global market


there are more than hundred different varieties of cabbage





SOY (non GMO)


TENS of types

There's something like 2000 types of fruit but the western world only uses about 10% of those.


There are a total of 53 nuts in the world

Proof that our world goes VEGAN at a rapid pace


duminică, 9 februarie 2014

Early man not a hunter gatherer

Early man not a hunter gatherer

To begin our journey towards truth, we need to start by adopting the notion that everything we’ve been taught and told via society has been a lie. Everything we’ve been taught is the exact opposite of truth.

Early man NOT a hunter-gatherer - John McDougall MD


Early Humans Were Prey, Not Predators, Experts Say

So Much for the Hunter/gatherer Theory

“Man the hunter” theory is debunked in new book


Researchers: Early Man Not Big Hunters


Science snapshot: Early humans hunted, not hunters

Gladiators Were Vegan -- John McDougall MD


Man has become the biggest predator on Earth