Save the Ocean with What’s on Your Plate in 2 Easy Steps

Everyone extols the health benefits of eating fish, and we have responded through our diets. Americans have gone from consuming 22 pounds of fish per person per year in the 1960s to over 45 pounds of fish per person per year in 2016—this is the highest rate of fish consumption in history. In turn, it’s…

World Week for Animals in Laboratories

Today starts the World Week for Animals in Laboratories, and I think this is important because, until recently, I didn’t even know that animal testing is, at this point in modern medicine, useless and, if anything, hindering progress in human health—not to mention that it’s absolutely appalling what is perpetrated against captive animals. If you also didn’t…

Going Green

Some facts to keep in mind when trying to reduce your “footprint”: Animal agriculture contributes more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined. [UN Food & Agriculture Org.] Going vegetarian is more effective in reducing global warming than driving a hybrid car. [Univ. of Chicago] Over half…

Seafood

Obviously, being vegan allows you to save ocean life all around the world and preserve the oceans. However, did you know you can slightly alter your diet to eat sustainable seafood? The New England Aquarium provides a list of what is the most harmless to eat! Keep it in mind next time you’re at the grocery store…

Your Impact

Some interesting facts: If you were to eat vegetarian 1 day per week (not too hard: omelet for breakfast, salad for lunch, pasta for dinner!) this is what you would do (yes, just you!): Save 84,000 gallons of water Save 245 pounds of grain that could go directly to consumers instead of livestock Save 7,700…