Tests performed Saturday food supply found radiation in spinach from farms six 60-75 miles south of Japan’s stricken reactors. Radioactive iodine in the spinach exceeded government safety levels three to seven times, reported food-safety officials. High levels of radioactive iodine are linked to thyroid cancer. Milk at a dairy 20 miles from the leaking reactors [...]
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My kind and beloved mom. I miss her every day. Photo: Sally Kneidel My mother was a chain smoker; she died of pancreatic cancer, which is linked to smoking. My dad didn’t smoke at all, but he died of lung cancer. Secondhand smokes kills 603,000 per year So I wasn’t too surprised to see in [...]
Posted in Animal welfare / animal rights, Cancer, Film review, Food, Going Green (co-authored with Sadie Kneidel), Going Green: A Wise Consumer's Guide to a Shrinking Planet, Health, Health effects of eating meat, Japan, Marine mammals, Southeast Asia, Wildlife, Wildlife survival on Nov 23rd, 2010
Ric O’Barry, star of “The Cove” Crazy I heard Bruce Springsteen say once that the people we remember are the people who care enough to be crazy. I thought about that when I saw the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove.” It’s the story of one man’s passionate commitment to protecting dolphins, his willingness to sacrifice even [...]
Posted in Agriculture, Animal welfare / animal rights, Cancer, Climate change, Dairy, Deforestation, Environmental pollution, Food, Food, Health, Livestock, Sustainable choices for your home, Veggie Revolution (co-authored with Sadie Kneidel) on Oct 24th, 2010
My mom was a meat, eggs, and milk gal. To her way of thinking, animal protein was the key to good health. Breakfast was bacon, eggs, and milk, period. If my brothers and I were running late for school with no time to eat, she made us gulp down a blend of raw eggs and [...]