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Animal Agriculture and the Environment ~ Ignoring the Cow in the Room

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 11, 2017
File under: Agriculture, Climate Change, Diet, Environmental Impact

 

Raising animals for food, including land for grazing and growing their feed crops uses an astounding 30 percent of the earth’s land mass

Medical and environmental experts, including the World Health organization all concur that animal agriculture is destroying the health of humanity and the ecosystem on which we all depend for our very existence.

From polluted waterways and land erosion to deforestation (an estimated 70 percent of the Amazon leveled for cattle ranching) the production of meat leaves its large carbon footprint on every aspect of pollution and climate change. …read more of Animal Agriculture and the Environment ~ Ignoring the Cow in the Room here

 
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Soymilk Protein Markedly Superior to Cow Milk Protein

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 5, 2017
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Legumes, Vegan

Protein is essential for the growth and maintenance of tissues, organs and muscles and the protein in soy is complete protein with all nine essential amino acids.

Soymilk contains complete protein and both soymilk and cow milk contain the about the same amount of protein and each provides all nine essential amino acids, but that is where the similarity ends

While cow milk provides a similar amount of protein, it also contains twice the fat and calories, not to mention 5 grams of unhealthy saturated fat. …read more of Soymilk Protein Markedly Superior to Cow Milk Protein here

 
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Buttery Macadamia Nut Oil… Healthier than Olive Oil?

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
July 11, 2017
File under: Greens, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Salads, Vegan

Baby Spinach Salad with Light and Lovely Cilantro Macadamia Dressing

Healthy oils have a number of benefits associated with them, including heart and circulatory system support, skin health and mental function

Olive oil is heart heathy, due to its high concentration of monounsaturated fats that help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. However, olive oil is not the only heart healthy culinary oil with extraordinary health benefits. …read more of Buttery Macadamia Nut Oil… Healthier than Olive Oil? here

 
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Green BBQ Tips and 10 Delicious Cruelty-Free and Planet Friendly Recipes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
July 1, 2017
File under: Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Meal Planning, Vegan

All over America, grills are being readied as backyard chefs are gearing up for another weekend cookout. The summer barbecue season is upon us and  preparing healthful and delicious meals has never been easier!

Choosing a meatless menu can be one of the most important choices you can make for yourself, your family and for the planet. 

Check out our green grilling tips and choose from these delicious dishes made with wholesome and heart-healthy foods that please the palate and satisfy even the heartiest appetite. …read more of Green BBQ Tips and 10 Delicious Cruelty-Free and Planet Friendly Recipes here

 
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Number of Vegans in the U.S. Increased 600 Percent!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
June 28, 2017
File under: Healthy Eating, Legumes, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Baby Spinach and Sweet Potato Yams

According to “Top Trends in Prepared Foods 2017,” a report compiled by the research firm Global Data, one of the largest data and insights solution providers in the world, the number of vegans in America has increased 600 percent!

Consumers who identify as vegan has jumped from just one percent in 2014 to six percent of the population in three short years.

The report noted a gradual shift occurring in response to health trends and that consumers perceive an ethical and sustainable lifestyle to be an important part of their wellbeing and wellness. …read more of Number of Vegans in the U.S. Increased 600 Percent! here

 
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