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Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.

The Vegan Solution
July 7, 2014

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries. 

  1. Eat Plants to Feed Everyone
  2. Famous Quote: Albert Einstein
  3. If the World Were Vegetarian
  4. Bible Verse: Philippians 2:4
  5. School in CA Going Vegan
  6. This Week’s Video: James Cameron on the Vegan Solution

1. Eat Plants to Feed Everyone

A recent issue of National Geographic magazine features an article about the expanding global population that will require us to feed 9 billion people by 2050. Scientists at large agree that one of the crucial steps is to shift our diets away from animal-based foods in order to directly consume of plants.

Please visit Where will we find enough food for 9 billion?

2. Famous Quote

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
~ Albert Einstein

3. If the World Were Vegetarian

Read about the amazing changes that would take place if most people around the world shifted to a plant-based diet, and therefore stopped supporting the dairy, egg and meat industries. This would free grain to feed people, reduce the use of natural resources, help restore the environment, reduce the rates of many chronic disease and much more.

Please visit What If Everyone In the World Stopped Eating Meat?

How fantastic it would be if most people chose a life of compassion, mercy, healthfulness and sustainability! Healing and reconciliation would take place and we’d be following Jesus’ teachings and prayer “…on Earth as it is in Heaven…” 

4. Bible Verse
(RSV) Philippians 2:4

“Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”

When we buy animal products, we are supporting industries that abuse God’s animals and people. Can we really say “I like the taste of meat, eggs and dairy so much that I don’t care about the suffering of my brothers and sisters and God’s animals?”

5. School in CA Going Vegan

MUSE School in California, an the environmentally focused school backed by famous director and vegan advocate James Cameron and cofounded by his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, is transition to an all-vegan.

Please visit James Cameron Eco-Funded School to Go Vegan.

Just like it’s not possible to be an environmentalist and be in favor of animal agriculture, I think it’s inconsistent to claim to love God and His/Her Creation and still support the animal-based agriculture industry. This school is certainly teaching their kids to take care of the planet, the animals and their health.

6. This Week’s Video: James Cameron on the Vegan Solution

Director, producer, explorer, conservationist James Cameron tells an audience at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conference that the true conservationists of the future must be strict vegans. Citing statistics and hailing the movie "Forks Over Knives", Cameron notes that creating animal food products for human consumption generates one and a half times the carbon as the entire global transportation system. Eating plants only will be the mark of conservationists of the future who are walking the walk.

Watch James Cameron on the Vegan Solution.

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