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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
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
Confused by Labels? Join the Crowd!

Confused by Labels? Join the Crowd!

I recently received an email from an individual who wanted to know what standards had to be met for chicken to be labeled “free-roaming.”   The question got me thinking about how misleading food labels are, particularly when it comes to the animals we consume. Many people buy animals to eat and their by-products that […]

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  January 29, 2014   No comments