“One of the things that constantly shocks people I speak to is how young farmed animals are before they are killed. Despite advertising and other popular notions to the contrary, farms are not benign places for farmed animals. Most are intensive factories designed to get animals from birth to slaughter in the quickest time possible. They are certainly not sanctuaries.”
“The positive is, of course, all this death is avoidable. No farmed animal – regardless of whatever age they are – has to die for you if you choose to stop eating meat, eggs and dairy products. The best way to end the suffering of animals is to go vegan - or at least start in that direction.”
Read the full blog post here.
A group of researchers has recommended applying the precautionary principle to food choices that probably, if not conclusively, increase cancer risk as shown in a recent report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. The precautionary principle is typically applied to toxins that are likely harmful to health, but where evidence is not yet complete.
The researchers conclude that based on this approach, it’s best to limit or avoid alcohol, dairy products, red and processed meat products, and meats cooked at high temperatures. Conversely, they encourage the consumption of soy products, fruits, and vegetables.
For more details, read Applying the Precautionary Principle to Nutrition and Cancer here.
Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) is participating in a student-led coalition to organize a Farm Worker Appreciation Day in Salinas, CA, on June 15th. As part of this, F.E.P. is organizing a food donation drive for the farm workers.
Dates of food drive: Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 13 (until noon) See specific location hours below.
Only the foods on our list will be accepted. Please visit the following link:
FARM WORKER APPRECIATION
This food supply drive makes it easier for YOU to show your appreciation for the people who pick our food and who are so inadequately paid and constantly exposed to dangerous working conditions.
Learn about Farm Workers Appreciation Day here:
We are incredibly thankful for the organizations and businesses listed below for generously allowing us to place donation buckets at their locations.
EVENT AND INFORMATION:
Growing up and even now I have learned in depth about wild animals and other creatures. But when I learned about farm animals and other commonly eaten animals I was taught “milk comes from cows!” “chickens lay eggs!” very basic facts about how we consume and use them. When really these animals are so interesting and are not just “dumb” or “food” animals. People disconnect themselves from these animals so they feel less guilty when eating them.
"Mad cow disease has caused a fourth death in the United States, health officials say.
Lab tests have confirmed that a patient in Texas who recently died had Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Variant CJD is a fatal brain disorder linked to eating beef from cattle with mad cow disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a press release.”
Stop eating animals!
Think you aren’t being fooled by advertising tricks?
Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing’s secret weapon.
Please take a moment to view and SHARE the latest Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at another horrific Butterball plant. Even if you’re informed about factory farming atrocities, chances are some of your friends aren’t.
Spread the word and help put a stop to our country’s acceptance and financial support of systematic animal cruelty: www.butterballabuse.com
Food Choices is a different kind of movie about food. Unlike several other documentaries of the genre that often focus on singular aspects and issues related to food, this feature length film takes a broader look and explores the impact that our food choices have not only on our own health, but also on the health of our planet as well as on the lives of other living species on earth and shows how everything is intrinsically interconnected.
Click here to check out the indiegogo campaign.