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When The Pope Speaks, Does Anyone Listen?

When The Pope Speaks, Does Anyone Listen?

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?  So too I wonder about Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality.  He writes about the devastation we humans are causing to our Earth and its creatures, but is anybody listening? Pope Francis on […]

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  February 1, 2016   No comments
Are Environmentalists Out To Lunch?

Are Environmentalists Out To Lunch?

My friend Susanna is an environmentalist. You know the type. She lives in San Francisco and drives a Prius. More than one time I’ve been out to a restaurant with her and watched as she grilled the waiter mercilessly about what kind of box the restaurant would use if she decided to take the uneaten […]

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  June 1, 2015   No comments
Where Are The Weapons Of Mass Destruction?

Where Are The Weapons Of Mass Destruction?

We were told that there were Weapons of Mass Destruction in IRAQ.  But all along the WMDs have been right in front of us.  They are in our kitchens.  They may be on your dinner table.  The true Weapons of Mass Destruction are meat and dairy. HEALTH WMD Meat and dairy are killing us at […]

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  February 17, 2015   No comments
A Dinner With Friends

A Dinner With Friends

Many years ago when I became a vegetarian (this was during the Coolidge administration) there was only one reason for my decision—wanting to be nice to animals.  That was all that really mattered to me. Sure, even back then people knew that vegetarianism was a lot healthier than eating meat, even if we didn’t have […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments
Factory Farming and World Hunger in Developing Countries

Factory Farming and World Hunger in Developing Countries

Access to food is a basic right. At the 1996 World Food Summit, leaders from almost 200 countries reaffirmed “the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger” and “the right of everyone to have access to safe and nutritious food.” Yet today over 700 million people in developing countries are seriously undernourished. 12 […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments