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Board Member Juliet Schor Weighs in On NYT Debate: Food and Environment

New Dream Board Member Juliet Schor was published in the New York Times as part of Room for Debate: Toilet Paper and Other Moral Choices. She discussed an issue integral to our Cater to the Earth Campaign: the relationship between food choices and environmental impacts. Compared to producing veg...

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Tags: Carbon, Diet, Emissons, Greenhouse, Lifestyle, Meat, Vegetarian
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Healthy, Convenient, Inexpensive: The Three Dietary Pillars

My post the other day referred to a cashier's wish that she could afford to feed her family as well as a health-conscious customer. My point was that the more challenges you have in your life, the harder it is to make lifestyle changes. Then I came across a post in the always thought-provoking V...

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Tags: Diet, Food, Health, Money, Vegetarian
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Does Vegetarianism = Giving Up Meat?

Our guest blogger's post about the green movement's reluctance to take on vegetarianism reminded me of something I read a few months ago. Eating less meat is critical to planet's future, from the Vancouver Sun, provides some insight into the double standard that makes environmentalists feel comfo...

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Tags: Diet, Meat, Sacrifice, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Why the Green Movement Is Not Seeing Red Over Meat

Guest blogger Bernard Brown from the PB&J Campaign sheds some light on the green movement's overall caution in addressing the meat-centric diet. Last July Al Gore finally admitted that it would be a good idea for us to eat less meat – good for our health and good for the planet1. It’s important ...

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Tags: Animal products, Green movement, Livestock, Meat, Pb&j campaign, Pbj, Vegetarian
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The UN on Food Waste: Room for Improvement

The United Nations Environment Programme released a report about food waste last week, warning that half the world's food is wasted due to human inefficiency. Putting that stark fact against the backdrop of climate change, increasing human population, decreasing biodiversity and lower crop yield...

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Tags: Biodiversity, Farming, Food waste, Global warming, Landfill, Organic, Population, Vegetarian
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The Experts Say "Go Veg" - But Will We?

Ok, ok, we get it - going vegetarian (and eating locally grown, in season food) is the best thing for the environment. It's better for our overall health to throw more veggies into the mix. It can be better for our wallets. It's better for everything ever! So why are so many adults resistant to ...

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Tags: Food, Meat, Trial, Vegan, Vegetarian
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