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You have probably read that the average person eats 10 lbs. of bugs per year.   That’s not a fact you like to think about much, I’ll bet.   When our culture began to fear micro-organisms, we started to fear bugs, too.   John the Baptist would be so disappointed in us. J   Virtually […]

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You don’t eat meat? Then where do you get your protein?

I know, I’ve blogged about this more than any other subject.   But I’m going to say a few more things about it today, just in a slightly different way, because of that old statistic that people have to hear something 11 times before they believe it.   And because that’s the question we plant […]

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Need motivation? . . . LAST ONE! part 13

You know that my primary motive on GSG.com is to improve the health of human beings through a plant-based diet.   But today we look at figures regarding the treatment of animals raised for food in America before I officially retire this series:   Number of pigs in U.S. raised in total confinement factories where […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 12 of 12

Today, why you’re contributing to environmental damage if you eat high on the food chain:   Gallons of oil spilled by the Exxon-Valdez: 12 million   Gallons of putrefying hog urine and feces spilled in North Carolina in 1995 when a hog excrement dam broke:   25 million   Fish killed as an immediate result: […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 11 of 12

Today, more info on world hunger and why you’re contributing to overconsumption of resources  eating high on the food chain:   Number of people whose food energy needs can be met by the food produced on 2.5 acres of land, if the land is producing . . .   Cabbage           […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 9 of 12

Some stats on hormones and  antibiotics in our meat supply, and Mad Cow disease: U.S. beef cattle that receive hormone implants: 90% (100% in larger feedlots)   Independent European Union scientists’ report on the effect of hormones added to U.S. beef: they are “complete carcinogens” (able to cause and promote cancer by themselves) (hormone 17 […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 8 of 12

Today stats about where foodborne bacteria E. coli, campylobacter, and salmonella come from, and irradiation consequences.   And which foods you should be most concerned about.   (Each of these stats/quotes has a corresponding source in Robbins’ The Food Revolution.)   The deadly E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria has occasionally been found in sprouts and raw […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 7 of 12

Today, good stats about the fact that Americans need EDUCATING on the subject of a plant-based, whole-foods diet. (You know GSG.com has an agenda to get YOU to help spread the word–and many of you already do so, brilliantly.)   98 percent of the wheat eaten in the U.S. is eaten as white flour.   […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 5 of 12

Today, some good stats about eating a vegetarian diet:   According to Journal of the American Dietetic Association (this research was published in other journals as well), the average IQ of U.S. children is 99, and the average IQ of vegetarian US children is 116.   Obesity rate among the general population: 18 percent   […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 4 of 12

Do certain diets prevent cancer?  Today, good stats on health implications  of eating meat:   Risk of colon cancer for women who eat red meat daily, versus those who eat it less than once a month: 250 percent greater   Risk of colon cancer for people who eat red meat once a week compared to […]

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