James Cameron: Why I Eat A Vegan Diet

James Cameron: Why I Eat A Vegan Diet

Mar 12

The great thing about this as a solution for climate change — one of a number of solutions that we need — is that it’s a win-win. You’re going to be healthier, you’re going to live longer, you’re going to look better. You’re going to have fewer zits. You’re going to be slimmer. You’re going to radiate health. You’re going to have a better sex drive. That’s what shifting away from meat and dairy does…

Must Watch Documentary: ‘Cowspiracy’

Must Watch Documentary: ‘Cowspiracy’

Sep 15

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today — and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged…

Facebook Q&A With NDEr Anita Moorjani

Facebook Q&A With NDEr Anita Moorjani

Nov 02

On October 17th, near-death experiencer and best-selling author, Anita Moorjani, hosted a one-hour chat session with some of her Facebook followers. Here are some of the insightful questions and answers that arose from this session…

Factory Farming & Animal Abuse (Updated)

Factory Farming & Animal Abuse (Updated)

Jul 08

Pulse Factory Farming & Animal Abuse Resource Page…

Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Burgers ‘Unfit for Human Consumption’

Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Burgers ‘Unfit for Human Consumption’

Jun 25

Chef Jamie Oliver has won his long-fought battle against one of the largest fast food chains in the world — McDonalds. After Oliver showed how McDonald’s hamburgers are made, the franchise finally announced that it will change its recipe, and yet there was barely a peep about this in the mainstream media…

Two Factory-Farmed Chickens, Please

Two Factory-Farmed Chickens, Please

Mar 02

The answers you’d get if your waitress knew how most of the chicken served in the U.S. where raised…

The Natural Effect

The Natural Effect

Feb 08

“All-natural” and “natural” claims are among the most commonly used claims on new food products, and annual sales of products with “natural” claims are more than $20 billion. But many products that claim to be “natural” are filled with stuff you couldn’t find in nature — including chemical additives, high fructose corn syrup and genetically engineered ingredients. In other words, only “organic” guarantees that food was produced as Mother Nature intended…

Movie: ‘Samsara’

Movie: ‘Samsara’

Sep 02

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet…

Book: ‘The Kind Diet’

Book: ‘The Kind Diet’

Jun 25

In The Kind Diet, actress, activist, and committed conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off meat and dairy forever, and outlines the spectacular benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, from effortless weight loss to clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion. She explains how meat, fish, milk, and cheese — the very foods we’ve been taught to regard as the cornerstone of good nutrition — are actually the culprits behind escalating rates of disease and the cause of dire, potentially permanent damage to our ecology…

Quote: ‘Every Time You Buy Organic…’

Quote: ‘Every Time You Buy Organic…’

Jun 25

“Every time you buy organic, you’re persuading more farmers to grow organic.”

— Mother Earth News

Toddler Vegetarian Floors Mom with Opposition to Eating Animals

Toddler Vegetarian Floors Mom with Opposition to Eating Animals

May 31

Luiz Antonio only recently entered this world, but he’s already made up his mind about eating the planet’s animals: He wants nothing to do with it…

Steven Pinker: Humankind Is Getting Nicer

Steven Pinker: Humankind Is Getting Nicer

May 01

What may be the most important thing that has ever happened in human history is that violence has gone down, by dramatic degrees, and in many dimensions all over the world and in many spheres of behavior: genocide, war, human sacrifice, torture, slavery, and the treatment of racial minorities, women, children, and animals…

Honey Bees: Colony Collapse Disorder (Updated)

Honey Bees: Colony Collapse Disorder (Updated)

Oct 03

Pulse Resource Page on Honey Bees: Colony Collapse Disorder…

Wild Bees Dying In New Zealand

Wild Bees Dying In New Zealand

Oct 03

An Auckland beekeeper who has set up 300 hives around the region says his insects have started dying at an alarming rate. He believes a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD), which has wiped out bees and reduced food crops around the world, may have reached New Zealand…

How ‘Big Food’ Has Taken Over The ‘Organic’ Market

How ‘Big Food’ Has Taken Over The ‘Organic’ Market

Jul 12

Giant agri-food corporations like Coca-Cola, Cargill, ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and M&M Mars have gobbled up most of the nation’s organic food industry. Pure, locally produced ingredients from small family farms? Not so much anymore…

Undercover Horse Abuse Video Exposes Shocking Cruelty

Undercover Horse Abuse Video Exposes Shocking Cruelty

May 17

An HSUS undercover investigation at a training barn for Tennessee Walking horses led to state and federal criminal charges against nationally known trainer Jackie McConnell and some of his associates. The group was charged with felony conspiracy to violate the Horse Protection Act as well as numerous violations of the Tennessee Cruelty to Animals Statute after being videotaped using caustic chemicals on the front legs of horses in order to cause pain, resulting in the artificially produced high-stepping gait that wins prizes in the show ring. This cruel practice is called “soring” and has been illegal for more than 40 years under the federal Horse Protection Act. The HSUS undercover video shows horses being whipped, kicked, shocked in the face, and violently cracked across their skulls and legs with heavy wooden sticks during and after soring of their front legs. Unless the Horse Protection Act is upgraded to include stronger penalties for this type of horrendous abuse and to end the failed system of industry self-policing, inhumane trainers will continue to torture horses…

Burger King Adopts Animal-Friendly Policies

Burger King Adopts Animal-Friendly Policies

Apr 27

Burger King Corp. (BKC) announces two industry-leading commitments that will enhance the animal welfare standards in its U.S. supply chain, which serves more than 7,200 BURGER KING restaurants nationwide. The company has pledged to transition its U.S. supply chain to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2017 and only purchase pork from suppliers that can demonstrate documented plans to end their use of gestation crates for breeding pigs — moves supported by The Humane Society of the United States…

Arsenic In Our Chicken?

Arsenic In Our Chicken?

Apr 05

A pair of new scientific studies suggesting that poultry on factory farms are routinely fed caffeine, active ingredients of Tylenol and Benadryl, banned antibiotics and even arsenic. It turns out that arsenic has routinely been fed to poultry (and sometimes hogs) because it reduces infections and makes flesh an appetizing shade of pink. There’s no evidence that such low levels of arsenic harm either chickens or the people eating them, but still… Big Ag doesn’t advertise the chemicals it stuffs into animals, so the scientists conducting these studies figured out a clever way to detect them. Bird feathers, like human fingernails, accumulate chemicals and drugs that an animal is exposed to…

McDonald’s Insists On Better Treatment Of Pigs

McDonald’s Insists On Better Treatment Of Pigs

Feb 13

It’s the biggest and perhaps best-known restaurant chain in the world. And today, in a joint statement with The HSUS, it announced its intention to get out of the business of gestation crates for breeding sows in the United States. McDonald’s declared that it “wants to see the end of sow confinement in gestation stalls in our U.S. supply chain” and further notes that “there are alternatives that we think are better for the welfare of sows.”

The Rotten Truth Behind Egg McMuffins (Updated)

The Rotten Truth Behind Egg McMuffins (Updated)

Nov 23

Mercy For Animals, known for exposing instances of animal cruelty across the country, has just released its newest undercover footage. The video, which was shot at McDonald’s egg supplier Sparboe Egg Farms, the fifth largest egg supplier in the country, shows various acts of animal cruelty…

Cartoon: A Grateful Turkey

Cartoon: A Grateful Turkey

Nov 23

One turkey to another: “What are you grateful for?”

Documentary: ‘Queen Of The Sun – What Are The Bees Telling Us?’

Documentary: ‘Queen Of The Sun – What Are The Bees Telling Us?’

Sep 07

In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, a scientist, philosopher & social innovator, predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse. His prediction has come true with Colony Collapse Disorder, where bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear single explanation. In an alarming inquiry into the insights behind Steiner’s prediction QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US? examines the dire global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, and philosophers…

Organize & Declare ‘Food Sovereignty’ Like Sedgwick, Maine

Organize & Declare ‘Food Sovereignty’ Like Sedgwick, Maine

Sep 02

Sedgwick became likely the first locale in the country to pass a “Food Sovereignty” law. Citing America’s Declaration of Independence and the Maine Constitution, the ordinance proposed that “Sedgwick citizens possess the right to produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing.” These would include raw milk and other dairy products and locally slaughtered meats, among other items. The proposed warrant added, “It shall be unlawful for any law or regulation adopted by the state or federal government to interfere with the rights recognized by this Ordinance.” In other words, no state licensing requirements prohibiting certain farms from selling dairy products or producing their own chickens for sale to other citizens in the town…

Bill Clinton Goes Vegan

Bill Clinton Goes Vegan

Aug 20

Bill Clinton has revealed that he has become a vegan to try and reverse the damage caused by years of unhealthy eating. The former U.S. President, who famously binged on junk food whilst in office, now consumes no meat, dairy or eggs and almost no oil. Instead his diet consists almost exclusively of fruits and vegetables — causing him to feel healthier than he ever has…

Dickson Despommier & Vertical Farms

Dickson Despommier & Vertical Farms

Aug 16

Dickson Despommier is the Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Microbiology at Columbia University, and the vertical farming concept grew out of a medical ecology course he taught in 1999. Articles about the subject have been published in The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Popular Science, Scientific American and Maxim. Dickson talks about Vertical Farming: A 21st century hunger and conservation solution that promises, urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply (year-round crop production), and the eventual repair of ecosystems that have been sacrificed for horizontal farming…