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Environment

An Even More Inconvenient Truth? (Part 2)

In the January issue of Common Ground magazine, this column addressed the report released late in 2006 by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, stating that cattle in the meat and dairy industries generate more global warming greenhouse gases than can be blamed on transportation and use of vehicles.(1) Here we continue with a

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An Even More Inconvenient Truth? (Part 1)

An Inconvenient Truth is a superb documentary, and well worth seeing, if you haven’t already. You might get the DVD (www.climatecrisis.net or from video store) and view it with family, friends, and members of your clubs or organization. This film, featuring former Vice President Al Gore and his traveling show on global climate change, received

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Organic: Simple, Healthful, and Close to Nature

Organic eating has gone mainstream. Responding to consumer demand, supermarkets now feature centrally placed organic produce sections. Over the past decade, the organic food industry has increased at 20 percent per year. What drives this growing support for organic food? Not surprisingly, savvy consumers figure that if a whiff of pesticides can kill bugs dead,

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