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Podcast title Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment - Environmental and Ecological
Website URL http://H2Opodcast.com/vsse.htm...
Description The Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment podcast is a project consisting of Many authors striving to shine a bright light on the major step the world must take if we ever want to attain a sustainable environment. That step is to dramatically reduce if not completely eliminate animals as a food source from our diets, in other words adapting a Vegan/Vegetarian lifestyle. The podcast shownotes can be found at h2opodcast.com and by clicking the Vegetarian link or by going directly to: http://H2Opodcast.com/vsse.html Contact information: NoMeat@h2opodcast.com
Updated Sat, 30 Jul 2011 20:29:59 -0400
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Episodes

1. Kathy Freston Interviews Dr. Michael Greger, Part 2
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Description: This is part two of a transcript reading of Kathy Freston's interview of Dr. Michael Greger posted on The Huffington Post January 8th, 2010. The title of the interview "Flu Season: E. Coli, Salmonella and Other Deadly Bacteria and Pathogens in Food: Factory Farms Are the Reason"

2. Kathy Freston Interviews Dr. Michael Greger, Part 1
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Description: This is part one of a transcript reading of Kathy Freston's interview of Dr. Michael Greger posted on The Huffington Post January 5th, 2010. The title of the interview "Flu Season: Factory Farming Could Cause A Catastrophic Pandemic"

3. Rae Sikora Interviews Richard Schwartz: "Why People Should be Vegetarians"
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Description: 01 May 2011 Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.; Professor Emeritus, Mathematics, College of Staten Island; President of the Jewish Vegetarians of North America and Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarianism; Author of Judaism and Vegetarianism, Judaism and Global Survival, and Mathematics and Global Survival discusses "Why People Should Be Vegetarians" with Rae Sikora; schwartz@jewishveg.com; http://www.jewishveg.com/schwartz/

4. Frank L. Hoffman "The Immorality Of Meat Eating"
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Description: Frank L. Hoffman, and his wife Mary are the founders of The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation and www.all-creatures.org We may be contacted at flh@all-creatures.org. The Immorality of Meat Eating addresses the legal and moral standards governing the eating of animals flesh, eggs, and milk, and how the lack of true morality causes both physical and emotional pain and suffering to both the animals and to our fellow human beings.

5. Pamela Rice "Death By Algae" Read by Dawn D'Arcangelo
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Description: I wish to thank Pamela Rice for so graciously giving the "Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment" (VSSE) podcast permission to read from her book, "101 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian." Please visit her webpage to find information about her work and how you can support it by buying her very important and well written book: http://VivaVegie.org. I'd also like to thank Dawn D'Arcangelo one of the founding members of the Albany Vegetarian Network Inc. (http://nyvegetarianexpo.org) for her great reading of "Death By Algae"

6. Mike Tidwell "The Low-Carbon Diet"
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Description: Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, is the author of The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Coming Death of America's Coastal Cities (Free Press). In this article "The Low-Carbon Diet" for Audubon.org he discusses the Ecological and Moral Reasons for the plant based diet.

7. Mike Hudak "Aesthetics"
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Description: In this 20-minute podcast, Mike Hudak (mike_hudak@yahoo.com) suggests that a campaign to persuade the American people to drop their support of the federal grazing program should be primarily based on aesthetics rather than on ecology or economics. Hudak draws upon writings of American naturalist John Muir along with interviews from his book Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching (http://westernturfwars.com) as examples for how to make the case for removing ranching from public lands.

8. Pamela Rice "Operation Ocean Plunder: Jellyfish Rules" Read by Dawn D'Arcangelo
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Description: I wish to thank Pamela Rice for so graciously giving the "Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment" (VSSE) podcast permission to read from her book, "101 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian." Please visit her webpage to find information about her work and how you can support it by buying her very important and well written book: http://VivaVegie.org. I'd also like to thank Dawn D'Arcangelo one of the founding members of the Albany Vegetarian Network Inc. (http://nyvegetarianexpo.org) for her great reading of "Operation Ocean Plunder: Jellyfish Rules"

9. Wendy Gordon, The Huffington Post "Meals of Mass Destruction: Shrimp"
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Description: Well we saw a bit of history two podcasts ago from 1994 and then on the last podcast we moved to 2004 and now let's again examine a 2010 article "Meals of Mass Destruction: Shrimp" by Wendy Gordon from the Huffington Post on how much of a change Environmentalists are making in bringing this important topic to the attention of a Seafood eating world. I have only read the parts of the article that deal with the Environmental Destruction since I'm not an advocate for any sort of Sustainable Animal Farming.

10. Mike Shanahan, Ecologist Magazine "Appetite For Destruction - Shrimp Farming"
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Description: The previous article by Joan Hamilton "All You Can Stomach? - Environmental Destruction Caused By Shrimp Industry " read for the 1st of November VSSE podcast was just a bit dated from 1994 so let's move to another article from 2003 by Mike Shanahan, Ecologist Magazine "Appetite For Destruction - Shrimp Farming" to see how much progress we've made.

11. Joan Hamilton, Sierra Magazine "All You Can Stomach? - Environmental Destruction Caused By Shrimp Industry"
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Description: This is a reading of an older article by Joan Hamilton for Sierra Magazine"All You Can Stomach? - Environmental Destruction Caused By Shrimp Industry".

12. Benjamin Kolb, Scidev.net "Scientists Warn Of Livestock Greenhouse Gas Boom"
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Description: Scientists warn of livestock greenhouse gas boom http://www.scidev.net/en/news/scientists-warn-of-livestock-greenhouse-gas-boom.html Benjamin Kolb 5 October 2010 link to abstract: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/09/27/1004659107.abstract

13. Pamela Rice "Blue Pastures" Read by Dawn D'Arcangelo
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Description: I wish to thank Pamela Rice for so graciously giving the "Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment" (VSSE) podcast permission to read from her book, "101 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian." Please visit her webpage to find information about her work and how you can support it by buying her very important and well written book: http://VivaVegie.org. I'd also like to thank Dawn D'Arcangelo one of the founding members of the Albany Vegetarian Network Inc. (http://nyvegetarianexpo.org) for her great reading of "Blue Pastures"

14. Kathy Freston - "The Breathtaking Effects of Cutting Back on Meat: The Environment"
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Description: In this first article Kathy Freston describes the breathtaking effects that cutting back on meat has on the environment and in the second she cites information from various academics and doctors that destroy the myth that humans are natural carnivores.

15. Kathy Freston - "Shattering The Meat Myth: Humans Are Natural Vegetarians"
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Description: In this first article Kathy Freston describes the breathtaking effects that cutting back on meat has on the environment and in the second she cites information from various academics and doctors that destroy the myth that humans are natural carnivores.

16. Felicity Carus - guardian.co.uk "UN Urges Global Move to Meat & Dairy-Free Diet"
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Description: A 2 June 2010 article by Felicity Carus on the guardian.co.uk website reports on this important news item "UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet"

17. John Vidal, The Observer "10 Ways Vegetarianism Can Help Save The Planet"
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Description: Many thanks to the website http://guardian.co.uk.com for their continued posting of important information for a needy world. In this 18 July 2010 article "10 ways vegetarianism can help save the planet" by John Vidal for The Observer, the emphasis is on eating less meat. I think we would all agree that this is an important step in the direction of eliminating the use of animal products for our nutrition.

18. Bill McKibben "The Only Way To Have A Cow"
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Description: The following reading of Bill McKibben's "The Only Way To Have A Cow" is from the March/April 2010 issue of the Orion Magazine: orionmagazine.org

19. Pamela Rice "Toxic Trickle" Read by Dawn D'Arcangelo
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Description: I wish to thank Pamela Rice for so graciously giving the "Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment" (VSSE) podcast permission to read from her book, "101 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian." Please visit her webpage to find information about her work and how you can support it by buying her very important and well written book: http://VivaVegie.org. I'd also like to thank Dawn D'Arcangelo one of the founding members of the Albany Vegetarian Network Inc. (http://nyvegetarianexpo.org) for her great reading of "Toxic Trickle"

20. Pamela Rice "Desertification" Read by Dawn D'Arcangelo
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Description: I wish to thank Pamela Rice for so graciously giving the "Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment" (VSSE) podcast permission to read from her book, "101 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian." Please visit her webpage to find information about her work and how you can support it by buying her very important and well written book: http://VivaVegie.org. I'd also like to thank Dawn D'Arcangelo one of the founding members of the Albany Vegetarian Network Inc. (http://nyvegetarianexpo.org) for her great reading of "Desertification"

21. "Your Call Radio" Interviews Melanie Joy, Chris Jones and Linda Riebel
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Description: Many thanks to the Your Call Radio program for there great variety of interviews. This podcast is an interview that took place in 2008. The topic is, sadly to say, still very relevant today "Why is going Meat-Free or eating less meat off the table when environmentalists get together to talk about averting climate change?"

22. Rae Sikora interviews Dr. Melanie Joy about carnism Part 1
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Description: In this podcast, Rae Sikora interviews Dr. Melanie Joy about her new book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism." Carnism is the word Dr. Joy uses to describe the widespread, invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions us to eat some animals but not others. Dr. Joy argues that when eating meat isn't a necessity for survival, it's a choice, and choices always stem from beliefs. But carnism, unlike vegetarianism, has remained unnamed and therefore invisible. "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows" explains, in plain language, the way carnism impacts our society and our minds, and helps both vegetarians and meat eaters become more informed and empowered, as consumers and citizens. More information on Dr. Joy and her work can be found at www.melaniejoy.org and at www.carnism.com.

23. Rae Sikora interviews Dr. Melanie Joy about carnism Part 2
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Description: In this podcast, Rae Sikora interviews Dr. Melanie Joy about her new book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism." Carnism is the word Dr. Joy uses to describe the widespread, invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions us to eat some animals but not others. Dr. Joy argues that when eating meat isn't a necessity for survival, it's a choice, and choices always stem from beliefs. But carnism, unlike vegetarianism, has remained unnamed and therefore invisible. "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows" explains, in plain language, the way carnism impacts our society and our minds, and helps both vegetarians and meat eaters become more informed and empowered, as consumers and citizens. More information on Dr. Joy and her work can be found at www.melaniejoy.org and at www.carnism.com.

24. Quirks and Quarks Podcast "Oceans Of Trouble" Part 1
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Description: The Quirks and Quarks podcast is full of very interesting scientific material Please go to their webpage to find a complete listing of many high quality audio programs: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/podcast.html. Also subscribe to the podcast via their RSS feed: http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/includes/quirksaio.xml As salubrious as the sea might seem, it's in pretty bad shape. In fact, it's fair to say that the global oceans are in a state of crisis and nobody is more aware of this than the scientists studying these troubled waters.

25. Quirks and Quarks Podcast "Oceans Of Trouble" Part 2
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Description: The Quirks and Quarks podcast is full of very interesting scientific material Please go to their webpage to find a complete listing of many high quality audio programs: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/podcast.html. Also subscribe to the podcast via their RSS feed: http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/includes/quirksaio.xml As salubrious as the sea might seem, it's in pretty bad shape. In fact, it's fair to say that the global oceans are in a state of crisis and nobody is more aware of this than the scientists studying these troubled waters.

26. Angel Flinn: Free-Range Is Not The Answer
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Description: Many thanks to Angel Flinn for permission to read from her blog http://vegansolution.wordpress.com/2009/05/06/free-range-is-not-the-answer/ Please visit her blog for many other high quality and very informative messages on the need to move to a plant based diet. In her message "Free-Range Is Not The Answer" Angel goes into detail as to why Free-Range, Pasture Raised, or Grass Fed is not a solution to the Environmental Destruction and Animal Exploitation associated with Animal Factory Farming.

27. Nitrous Oxide: Ozone Depleting and Greenhouse Gas
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Description: Nitrous Oxide has taken over the top spot as an Ozone depleting gas. The podcast is a reading of a series of online reports that looks at some of the details regarding sources and solutions to reducing the amount of Nitrous Oxide being released into the Environment.

28. Pamela Rice "Troubled Waters: Oceans In Peril" Read by Dawn D'Arcangelo
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Description: I wish to thank Pamela Rice for so graciously giving the "Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment" (VSSE) podcast permission to read from her book, "101 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian." Please visit her webpage to find information about her work and how you can support it by buying her very important and well written book: http://VivaVegie.org. I'd also like to thank Dawn D'Arcangelo one of the founding members of the Albany Vegetarian Network Inc. (http://nyvegetarianexpo.org) for her great reading of "Troubled Waters: Oceans In Peril"

29. Pamela Rice "Cyanide and dynamite: Reefs on the edge" Read by Dawn D'Arcangelo
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Description: I wish to thank Pamela Rice for so graciously giving the "Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment" (VSSE) podcast permission to read from her book, "101 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian." Please visit her webpage to find information about her work and how you can support it by buying her very important and well written book: http://VivaVegie.org. I'd also like to thank Dawn D'Arcangelo one of the founding members of the Albany Vegetarian Network Inc. (http://nyvegetarianexpo.org) for her great reading of "Cyanide and dynamite: Reefs on the edge"

30. Nikolas Kozloff "The Coolness Factor is Wearing Thin"
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Description: In his October 16, 2009 article "The Coolness Factor is Wearing Thin. Rainforest Beef, Factory Farms and Anthony Bourdain's War on Vegetarians" Nikolas Kozloff examines Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's inconsistencies in his disdain for vegetarians and vegans. Nikolas Kozloff is the author of the forthcoming No Rain in the Amazon: How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet (Palgrave-Macmillan, April 2010). Visit his blog at http://senorchichero.blogspot.com/

31. "Cattle Ranching Destroying The Amazon" Part 2
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Description: This podcast is the conclusion of the reading of four online articles about the destruction taking place in the Amazon Rain Forest by illegal Cattle Ranching. To read the articles in their entirety click on the links below: Copyright: greenpeace.org - How cattle ranches are chewing up the Amazon rainforest: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/how-cattle-ranching-chewing-amazon-rainforest-20090129 Copyright: reuters.com - Greenpeace says global beef trade destroying Amazon http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN14290980 Copyright: reuters.com - Brazil beef industry yields to Amazon criticism http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN29452445 Copyright: csmonitor.com - Can Nike and Wal-Mart save the Amazon? http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0922/p06s07-woam.html

32. "Cattle Ranching Destroying The Amazon" Part 1
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Description: For this podcast I'll be reading two online articles about the destruction taking place in the Amazon Rain Forest by illegal Cattle Ranching. On November 15th I'll be reading two other articles that show a glimmer of hope for the future. If you would like to read all four articles now they can be found here: Copyright: greenpeace.org - How cattle ranches are chewing up the Amazon rainforest: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/how-cattle-ranching-chewing-amazon-rainforest-20090129 Copyright: reuters.com - Greenpeace says global beef trade destroying Amazon http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN14290980 Copyright: reuters.com - Brazil beef industry yields to Amazon criticism http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN29452445 Copyright: csmonitor.com - Can Nike and Wal-Mart save the Amazon? http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0922/p06s07-woam.html

33. Aryan Tavakkoli - "Environmental Impact of Eating Fish"
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Description: The environmental impact of eating fish is often under appreciated. Commercial fishing is one of the most environmentally destructive activities and carries grave consequences for the future of our marine eco-systems which produce most of Earth’s oxygen supply. The human race cannot survive without healthy oceans. The survival of our planet, and ourselves, is at stake. If you think that eating fish is okay, you need to hear the facts about fishing.

34. Mark Bittman - NY Times "Rethinking The Meat-Guzzler"
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Description: "Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler" by Mark Bittman was published on January 27, 2008 in "The World" section of the NY Times. The written article can be accessed here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html The podcast shownotes can be found at http://h2opodcast.com/vsse.html or by emailing NoMeat@h2opodcast.com

35. Aryan Tavakkoli "Methane - The Hidden Danger"
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Description: "We are fast approaching an irreversible TIPPING POINT that could trigger the release of billions of tonnes of methane gas, catapulting us into a period of unstoppable and ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE. Let's not reach that point. Learn how you can protect the planet as well as your own life..." Websites for more information: 1: http://www.suprememastertv.com/sos-global-warming/methane-and-climate-change.html 2: http://bravenewclimate.com/?s=cattle 3: Walter, K. M., Zimov, S. A., Chanton, J. P., Verbyla, D., & F. S. Chapin III. 2006 Methane Bubbling from Siberian Thaw Lakes as a Positive Feedback to Climate Warming, Nature 443, 71-75. http://www.alaska.edu/uaf/cem/ine/walter/publications_docs/Walter_nature05040.pdf 4: www.ucsusa.org/about/1992-world-scientists.html 5: Methane-driven oceanic eruptions and mass extinctions. Gregory Riskin Dept of Chemical Engineering,Northwestern University, USA. Geology;Sep 2003;v.31;no.9;p. 741-744 Contact e-mail: info@vegetarian.org.nz

36. Noam Mohr "A New Global Warming Strategy: How Environmentalists are Overlooking Vegetarianism as the Most Effective Tool Against Climate Change in Our Lifetimes"
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Description: Many thanks to Noam Mohr for permission to read "A New Global Warming Strategy: How Environmentalists are Overlooking Vegetarianism as the Most Effective Tool Against Climate Change in Our Lifetimes" - noammohr@hotmail.com

37. Juliette Jowit and Oliver Balch "Hidden Cost Of Our Growing Taste For Meat"
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Description: Many thanks to the Observer online newsletter, http://www.guardian.co.uk for their excellent reporting. The about report in its entirety can be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/dec/07/meat-soya-environment-paraguay

38. The Humane Society of the US "Eating For The Environment"
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Description: Sincere thanks to The Humane Society of the United States for their information packed article "Eating For The Environment" that can be found at http://www.hsus.org/farm/resources/pubs/gve/for_the_environment.html

39. Richard Schwartz "An Alternative US Foreign Policy"
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Description: Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.; Professor Emeritus, Mathematics, College of Staten Island; President of the Jewish Vegetarians of North America and Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarianism; Author of Judaism and Vegetarianism, Judaism and Global Survival, and Mathematics and Global Survival discusses what should be An Alternative US Foreign Policy; schwartz@jewishveg.com; http://www.jewishveg.com/schwartz/

40. Mike Hudak "Social Harassment"
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Description: Mike Hudak, director of Public Lands Without Livestock (mikehudak.com/PLWL), draws upon passages from his book Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching (westernturfwars.com) that demonstrate how ranchers who seek more favorable management of their public lands grazing allotments use violence and social pressure to intimidate conservationists and government land managers. Contact Info: mike_hudak@yahoo.com

41. Ken Midkiff "Repetition of a Lie."
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Description: Ken Midkiff discusses the most obvious violation that CAFO's cause to the Environment: Bad Air Quality - Stink.

42. Pythagoras, Plato, Socrates
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Description: Many thanks to Gar Smith with the Environmentalists Against War website, Richard Schwartz, president of the Jewish Vegetarians of North America as well as to Pythagoras, Plato and Socrates. The Reading from Plato's Republic is from the translation by G.M.A. Grube pages 47-49 of Book II. Another version is available online: http://www.ivu.org/history/greece_rome/platos_republic_complete.pdf on pages 49-51

43. Kathy Freston "A Few More 'Inconvenient Truths'" - Read by Tricia Orr
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Description: With permission from Kathy Freston, Tricia Orr reads from Kathy's blog, KathyFreston.com, the February 2, 2007 entry "A Few More 'Inconvenient Truths'" for the Vegan-Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment podcast.

44. Pamela Rice "Fossil Fuel Alchemy" - Read by Dawn D'Arcangelo
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Description: I wish to thank Pamela Rice for so graciously giving the "Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment" (VSSE) podcast permission to read from her book, "101 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian." Please visit her webpage to find information about her work and how you can support it by buying her very important and well written book: http://VivaVegie.org. I'd also like to thank Dawn D'Arcangelo one of the founding members of the Albany Vegetarian Network Inc. (http://nyvegetarianexpo.org) for her great reading of "Fossil Fuel Alchemy"

45. Howard Lyman and Jerry Cook "Environmental Effects of Animal Factory Farming" Part 1
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Description: Howard Lyman and Jerry Cook have a conversation about the effects on the environment associated with our current day animal production. (factory farming). They also chatted about swine flu, the subsidies associated with the fast food hamburgers, transportation associated with feed lots and our foods, effects of deforestation and a bit about Mad Cow Disease. More info at http://www.madcowboy.com/

46. Howard Lyman and Jerry Cook "Environmental Effects of Animal Factory Farming" Part 2
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Description: Howard Lyman and Jerry Cook have a conversation about the effects on the environment associated with our current day animal production. (factory farming). They also chatted about swine flu, the subsidies associated with the fast food hamburgers, transportation associated with feed lots and our foods, effects of deforestation and a bit about Mad Cow Disease. More info at http://www.madcowboy.com/

47. Karen Davis "Why Industrial Chicken Production is Wrong Part 1"
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Description: Karen Davis, PhD, President of United Poultry Concerns is interviewed by Rae Sikora the co-founder and director of Plant Peace Daily.

48. Karen Davis "Why Industrial Chicken Production is Wrong Part 2"
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Description: Karen Davis, PhD, President of United Poultry Concerns is interviewed by Rae Sikora the co-founder and director of Plant Peace Daily.

49. George Monbiot "Why Vegans Were Right All Along"
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Description: The following is by George Monbiot as it appeared in The Guardian on 24 December 2002. The article can be found at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/dec/24/christmas.famine George Monbiot's blog can be found at http://www.monbiot.com/

50. Richard Schwartz "Ten Strategies Toward a Vegetarian Conscious World"
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Description: Richard H. Schwartz, president of Jewish Vegetarians of North America, author of "Judaism and Vegetarianism," and associate producer of "A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World" gives a great presentation "Ten Strategies Toward a Vegetarian Conscious World." Further information about Dr. Schwartz and his writings can be found at JewishVeg.com/Schwartz and "A Sacred Duty" can be seen in its entirety at ASacredDuty.com.

51. Earth and Sky "Newspapers Neglect Food Impact On Climate"
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Description: Earth and Sky Podcast (http://www.earthsky.org) - In recent years, scientists have estimated that agricultural activities - including livestock production and clearing land for farming - contribute 30 percent of the greenhouse gases now warming our planet. But a new study shows that you wouldn't know it from reading the newspapers.

52. Earth and Sky "Robots Replace Animals In Toxicology Testing"
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Description: Earth and Sky Podcast (http://www.earthsky.org) - In the future, robots might replace animal testing in screening for environmental toxins.

53. Earth and Sky "Animal-Free Meat Within A Decade"
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Description: Earth and Sky Podcast (http://www.earthsky.org) - Scientists are working to create meat that comes from a laboratory, not an animal.

54. Dan Brook "Eating for Personal, Public, and Planetary Health"
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Description: Presentation given by Dan Brook at the World Vegetarian Festival Weekend in San Francisco California on October 4, 2008. Sponsored by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society (sfvs.org) and In Defense of Animals (idausa.org).

55. Dan Brook "Eating for Personal, Public, and Planetary Health"
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Description: Presentation given by Dan Brook at the World Vegetarian Festival Weekend in San Francisco California on October 4, 2008. Sponsored by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society (sfvs.org) and In Defense of Animals (idausa.org).

56. Mike Hudak "Politics Trumps Science in Rangeland Management"
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Description: Mike Hudak, director of Public Lands Without Livestock (mikehudak.com/PLWL), draws upon passages from his book Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching (westernturfwars.com) to illustrate how public lands ranchers use the political system to achieve land management that benefits their profits in the short term, but that degrades America's natural resources in the long term. Contact Info: mike_hudak@yahoo.com

57. David Pimentel "Reducing Energy Inputs in the US Food System" - Interview
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Description: A few days after the presentation Dr. Pimentel agreed to be interviewed for the VSSE podcast by Louisa Dell'Amico an Environmental Activist. -------------- David Pimentel and his colleagues at Cornell University in New York set out a number of strategies which could potentially cut fossil energy fuel use in the food system by as much as 50 percent. The first, and very astute suggestion they put forward is that individuals eat less, especially considering that the average American consumes an estimated 3,747 calories a day, a staggering 1200-1500 calories over recommendations. Traditional American diets are high in animal products, and junk and processed foods in particular, which by their nature use more energy than that used to produce staple foods such as potatoes, rice, fruits and vegetables. By just reducing junk food intake and converting to diets lower in meat, the average American could have a massive impact on fuel consumption as well as improving his or her health. For information directly about the report "Reducing Energy Inputs in the US Food System" by David Pimentel, Sean Williamson, Courtney E. Alexander, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Caitlin Kontak and Steven E. Mulkey (http://www.springerlink. com/content/k487435204442t48/) and (http://www.sciencedaily. com/releases/2008/07/080723094838.htm).

58. David Pimentel "Reducing Energy Inputs in the US Food System"
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Description: David Pimentel and his colleagues at Cornell University in New York set out a number of strategies which could potentially cut fossil energy fuel use in the food system by as much as 50 percent. The first, and very astute suggestion they put forward is that individuals eat less, especially considering that the average American consumes an estimated 3,747 calories a day, a staggering 1200-1500 calories over recommendations. Traditional American diets are high in animal products, and junk and processed foods in particular, which by their nature use more energy than that used to produce staple foods such as potatoes, rice, fruits and vegetables. By just reducing junk food intake and converting to diets lower in meat, the average American could have a massive impact on fuel consumption as well as improving his or her health. For information directly about the report "Reducing Energy Inputs in the US Food System" by David Pimentel, Sean Williamson, Courtney E. Alexander, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Caitlin Kontak and Steven E. Mulkey (http://www.springerlink. com/content/k487435204442t48/) and (http://www.sciencedaily. com/releases/2008/07/080723094838.htm). ---------- A few days after the presentation Dr. Pimentel agreed to be interviewed for the VSSE podcast by Louisa Dell'Amico an Environmental Activist.

59. Kathy Freston "Vegetarian is the New Prius"
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Description: With permission from Kathy Freston, Tricia Orr reads from Kathy's blog, KathyFreston.com, the January 18, 2007 entry "Vegetarian is the New Prius" for the Vegan-Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment podcast. Audio editing by http://H2Opodcast.com .com

60. Mike Hudak "Ranchers Mortgage Our Natural Capital"
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Description: Mike Hudak, director of Public Lands Without Livestock (mikehudak.com/PLWL), an organization that informs the public about environmental harms and economic costs entailed by ranching on America's public lands, presents an overview of ranching impacts on wildlife and explains the banking connection behind ranchers' clout with federal management agencies. Hudak, author of Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching (westernturfwars.com) cites passages from his book that illuminate the topic. Contact Info: mike_hudak@yahoo.com

61. Aryan Tavalloki "Misuse Of Water And Soil Through Meat Production"
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Description: Discover the true cost of producing the food on your plate. The greatest water savings you could make, the greatest gift you could offer to preserve our precious land and soil, the most powerful protection you could offer to our home planet at this time of crisis - it's right there on your plate. Be Veg, Go Green, Save Our Planet." Websites for more information: 1: http://www.suprememastertv.com 2: NZ Vegetarian Society website: www.vegetarian.org.nz e-mail: info@vegetarian.org.nz

62. Lee Hall "Veganism: It's Good for the Earth -- But Is It a Realistic Goal?"
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Description: 17 December 2008 Lee Hall, legal director for Friends of Animals (www.friendsofanimals.org), an animal-rights organization founded in 1957, gives a succinct and inspiring overview of the importance of vegan living -- for our health and that of the planet -- and then explains why "animal rights will have unprecedented power to confront the environmental crises of our time." Hall is one of the creators of VeganMeans.com, and author of the forthcoming book On Their Own Terms: Bringing Animal Rights Philosophy Down to Earth. RELATED: University of Chicago, "Vegan Diets Healthier for Planet, People Than Meat Diets" (http://www.news.uchicago.edu/releases/06/060413.diet.shtml) and Claudette Vaughan's interview of Dennis Kucinich, Abolitionist-Online (http://www.abolitionist-online.com/_06kucinich.html)

63. Ken Midkiff "CAFO's: Air And Water Pollution"
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Description: Ken Midkiff gives a basic education on CAFO's (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations). Much information can be found by visiting Ken's website: http://www.kmidkiff.com or you can email Ken at kmidkiff@mchsi.com

64. Will Tuttle "World Peace Diet" part 1
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Description: Dr. Tuttle discusses the main ideas in his recent book, The World Peace Diet, which has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century. It provides the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. Dr. Tuttle makes explicit the invisible connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems - and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives. Anyone wishing to understand the big picture of our culture and why we have the unyielding dilemmas we face, and how we can solve them, will be fascinated by these provocative, challenging, and ultimately inspiring ideas. In this overview, Dr. Tuttle discusses the power of food, the underlying crisis in our culture, and veganism as as path to peace and environmental sustainability. See www.worldpeacediet.org for more details. Products: Book - The World Peace Diet - regular book printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, and 13.5 hour audio book. Websites: http://www.worldpeacediet.org and http://willtuttle.com - signed book is available through these websites - also as an audio book. Other audio presentations by Dr. Tuttle can be found at http://www.trianglevegsociety.org/podcast/index.html

65. Will Tuttle "World Peace Diet" part 2
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Description: Dr. Tuttle discusses the main ideas in his recent book, The World Peace Diet, which has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century. It provides the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. Dr. Tuttle makes explicit the invisible connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems - and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives. Anyone wishing to understand the big picture of our culture and why we have the unyielding dilemmas we face, and how we can solve them, will be fascinated by these provocative, challenging, and ultimately inspiring ideas. In this overview, Dr. Tuttle discusses the power of food, the underlying crisis in our culture, and veganism as as path to peace and environmental sustainability. See www.worldpeacediet.org for more details. Products: Book - The World Peace Diet - regular book printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, and 13.5 hour audio book. Websites: http://www.worldpeacediet.org and http://willtuttle.com - signed book is available through these websites - also as an audio book. Other audio presentations by Dr. Tuttle can be found at http://www.trianglevegsociety.org/podcast/index.html

66. Pamela Rice "World Water III"
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Description: I wish to thank Pamela Rice for so graciously giving the "Vegan - Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment" (VSSE) podcast permission to read from her book, "101 Reasons Why I'm A Vegetarian." In this podcast I've read #8 "World Water III." Please visit her webpage to find information about her work and how you can support it by buying her very important and well written book: http://VivaVegie.org

67. Dan Brook "Meat and Global Warming"
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Description: Dan Brook shares his perspective that if you want to do something about global warming, stop eating meat. http://www.brook.com/veg/; Brook@california.com

68. UN Says Eat Less Meat To Curb Global Warming
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Description: UN Says Eat Less Meat To Curb Global Warming - Climate expert urges radical shift in diet - Industry unfairly targeted - farmers Juliette Jowit, environment editor The Observer, Sunday September 7 2008 People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming has told The Observer Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further. His comments are the most controversial advice yet provided by the panel on how individuals can help tackle global warming. Pachauri, who was re-elected the panel's chairman for a second six-year term last week, said diet change was important because of the huge greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental problems - including habitat destruction - associated with rearing cattle and other animals. It was relatively easy to change eating habits compared to changing means of transport, he said. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization has estimated that meat production accounts for nearly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions. These are generated during the production of animal feeds, for example, while ruminants, particularly cows, emit methane, which is 23 times more effective as a global warming agent than carbon dioxide. The agency has also warned that meat consumption is set to double by the middle of the century.'In terms of immediacy of action and the feasibility of bringing about reductions in a short period of time, it clearly is the most attractive opportunity,' said Pachauri. 'Give up meat for one day [a week] initially, and decrease it from there,' said the Indian economist, who is a vegetarian. However, he also stressed other changes in lifestyle would help to combat climate change. 'That's what I want to emphasize: we really have to bring about reductions in every sector of the economy.' . . .the rest of the article can be read by visiting the online version of The Observer: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/sep/07/food.foodanddrink

69. Richard Schwartz "Responding to Environmental Crises"
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Description: Richard H. Schwartz, president of Jewish Vegetarians of North America, author of "Judaism and Vegetarianism," and associate producer of "A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World" is interviewed about global warming and other environmental threats to all of humanity, how a shift toward vegetarianism can help reduce the threats, and other ways of responding to current global problems. Further information about Dr. Schwartz and his writings can be found at JewishVeg.com/Schwartz and "A Sacred Duty" can be seen in its entirety at ASacredDuty.com.

70. Howard Lyman "Spongiform"
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Description: A fourth-generation cattle rancher, Howard Lyman is now a prominent advocate of plant-based diets and sustainable agriculture. Lyman burst into the national spotlight in 1996 after an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. On that show he discussed the way meat is produced and the dangers of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as mad cow disease. Lyman's revelations prompted Oprah to say on air, "I will never eat a hamburger again." Beef sales dropped noticeably after the show, and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association sued both of them for libel. On February 29th, 1998, an Amarillo, Texas, jury found them not guilty.