Staking Our Forests on Steak: How the beef industry drives deforestation

There is no getting around it. We need trees. We need trees, not just along suburban roads and decorating our yards. We need great masses of trees in vast untracked forests. Trees are vital for maintaining the oxygen supply in our atmosphere. In the process of photosynthesis trees take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. … More Staking Our Forests on Steak: How the beef industry drives deforestation

Not Beans, but Meat Is Giving Us Gas: How Giving Up Meat Can Dramatically Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Few scientific topics have had as much media coverage as greenhouse gas effects on climate change. The theory is certainly familiar to all of us. Various greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide, methane, ozone and nitrous oxide) surround our planet and hold in the energy from the suns rays. The effect is familiar to anyone who … More Not Beans, but Meat Is Giving Us Gas: How Giving Up Meat Can Dramatically Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Single Best Way to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

We all want to do our part to reverse the environmental damage that the modern lifestyle has wrought upon the earth. Many of us go out of our way to follow lists prepared by experts to help us reduce our ecological footprint. Here is a sample list graciously prepared by Georgetown University: Take the Stairs … More The Single Best Way to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

Blood and Guts–Microbiota and Metabolic Syndrome

It is so common to find high cholesterol, high blood sugar, obesity and high blood pressure together that doctors have a name for it—Metabolic Syndrome. It is a break down in the metabolism that affects all of our vital systems. It generally ends in a premature death through heart disease, stroke or complications due to … More Blood and Guts–Microbiota and Metabolic Syndrome