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Veganism: A Fad? Or the Future of Food?

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Veganism: A Fad? Or the Future of Food?



While we haven’t done as much on veganism lately as we once did when Justin was submitting posts regularly, we’re still mindful of the impacts of the traditional animal-based diet on the environment and human health. So, while many will call this lifestyle choice a “fad” encouraged by the celebrity set, we know that veganism is a solid option for a healthy lifestyle… and is easier on the planet. Though we don’t all practice veganism, understanding the impacts of our food choices helps us make those choices knowingly… not the kind of mindset normally associated with the American diet.
 
So, why is the vegan lifestyle growing in the US? Sure, it’s presence in popular culture makes a difference… but it’s also clear from the infographic below that many Americans are becoming more mindful of their food choices, and aligning those choices with their values. We’re impressed, and applaud anyone who decides to make such a change… for whatever reason (because nearly all of them are really good ones!).

Are you a vegan? Why’d you choose a diet and lifestyle that rejects all forms of animal products? Any particular inspirations? Share your thoughts with us… we’d love to learn more!

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Veganism
Source: TopRNtoBSN.com




Veganism: A Fad? Or the Future of Food? [Infographic] via sustainablog.org

 Source: TopRNtoBSN.com



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/interest-in-vegan-diets-on-the-rise_n_3003221.html
http://www.google.com/trends/explore?hl=en-US#q=vegan%2C%20obesity&cmpt=q
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/were-eating-less-meat-why/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
http://thevegantruth.blogspot.com/2013/09/survey-of-vegans-2013-results_13.html
http://www.care2.com/causes/12-famous-vegans-and-why-they-made-the-switch.html#ixzz2t8iuonmY
http://joanlandinosays.com/documentaries-that-inspire-veganism/


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"La Búsqueda de la Felicidad"





En esta inspiradora charla TEDx, Mónica López especialista en psicología positiva, nos llama a ver más allá de los problemas   atreviéndonos a ser felices, buscando el bienestar colectivo y una actitud positiva. Destacando el poder de las emociones positivas en en el desarrollo de una vida  saludable “El tiempo mejor invertido es Entregando & Recibiendo Amor” lo cual  genera cambios reales en nuestra vida y en la de quienes nos rodean. 


“Si queremos cambiar el mundo, debemos atrevernos a ser felices y buscar el bienestar colectivo”.






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"Le Voyage dans la Lune/A Trip to the Moon" by George Méliès


CREATIVITY & INSPIRATION

"Le Voyage dans la Lune/A Trip to the Moon"

by George Méliès via EcoworldReactor



A Trip to the Moon (French: Voyage dans la Lune) is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, it follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled spaceship, explore the Moon's surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return in a splashdown to Earth with a captive Selenite in tow.  Watch full movie...


http://ecoworldreactor.blogspot.com/2015/04/garbage-world-is-not-enough-live.html 


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"#PREYforFRAANCE #PREYforPARIS"


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"The Gene Hackers"


Science, Tech & Disrupt
 By Michael Specter via newyorker.com
Illustration by Todd St. John
 
A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before. “Imagine being able to manipulate a specific region of DNA . . . almost as easily as correcting a typo,” CRISPR’s unprecedented ability to edit genetic code will make possible a new generation of medical treatments.

For much of the past century, biology has been consumed with three essential questions: What does each gene do? How do we find the genetic mutations that make us sick? And how can we overcome them? With CRISPR, the answers have become attainable, and we are closing in on a sort of grand unified theory of genetics.

CRISPR technology offers a new outlet for the inchoate fear of tinkering with the fundamentals of life. There are many valid reasons to worry. But it is essential to assess both the risks and the benefits of any new technology.
Read full article via newyorker.com.




http://ecoworldreactor.blogspot.com/2015/04/garbage-world-is-not-enough-live.html 




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"The Little Prince" Quotes

Picture 2: "The Little Prince" by @msanhuezacelsi ©2015

The Little Prince is a poetic tale, with watercolour illustrations by the author, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. The story is philosophical and includes social criticism, remarking on the strangeness of the adult world. It was written during a period when Saint-Exupéry fled to North America subsequent to the Fall of France during the Second World War, witnessed first hand by the author and captured in his memoir Flight to Arras. The adult fable, according to one review, is actually "...an allegory of Saint-Exupéry's own life—his search for childhood certainties and interior peace, his mysticism, his belief in human courage and brotherhood.... but also an allusion to the tortured nature of their relationship." 

 

http://ecoworldreactor.blogspot.com/2015/04/garbage-world-is-not-enough-live.html 

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