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World Vegan Day & Vegan month: plant-based diet vs meat-eating diet, which way health-wise, environment-friendly? sticky icon

5,000 vs. 25: gallons of water needed to produce a pound of California beef: 5,000; to produce a pound of wheat: 25

November is US National Vegan Month, starting with World Vegan Day on Nov. 1st. So, turkeys may have less fear this year though Thanksgiving is around the corner. Why go vegan? Here are some alarming facts, or "tough reality", such as – fewer than 1 out of every 250,000 slaughtered animals is tested for toxic chemical residues; 55% of U.S. antibiotics is fed to livestock; 91% of staphylococci infections are resistant to penicillin in 1988; BAN is the response of European Economic Community to routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock while the response of U.S. meat & pharmaceutical industries is full & complete support. The world’s meat consumption was estimated to be 284 million tons in one year (2007), and it takes 5,000 gallons of water to produce a pound of California beef, compared to 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat.
Heart disease is number one killer, but one can reduce heart-attack risk by 90% just by eliminating meat, dairy and eggs from diet. In other words, 5000 gallons of water can be spared and risk of heart attack can be lessened when one eats one less pound of meat.

choices: poultry or fruits & vegetables

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Can a purely vegan diet be healthy?  read more »

Humans depend on Nature's creatures. We've deforested 88% of original forest; wiped out 50% Nature's non-human lives since 1970

Brazil rainforest deforestation leads to seed shrinkage

we've killed half of the world's non-human vertebrate animal population since 1970... exploitation - overfishing and overhunting, habitat degradation

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Washington Post: We’ve killed off half the world’s animals since 1970 - a jaw-dropping statistic
The new Living Planet Index report from the World Wildlife Fund opens with a jaw-dropping statistic: we've killed roughly half of the world's non-human vertebrate animal population since 1970.

The main culprits? Exploitation (i.e., overfishing and overhunting), and habitat degradation.

The declines are almost exclusively caused by humans' ever-increasing footprint on planet earth. "Humanity currently needs the regenerative capacity of 1.5 Earths to provide the ecological goods and services we use each year," according to the report. The only reason we're able to run above max capacity - for now - is that we're stripping away resources faster than we can replenish them. Carbon consumption - the burning of fossil fuels - represents a huge and growing chunk of the demand we put on the earth. "In 1961, carbon was 36 per cent of our total footprint, but by 2010 (the year for which the most complete dataset is available), it comprised 53 per cent."  read more »

Endless massive hacks. Home Depot. Target. Neiman Marcus. Michaels. JPMorgan Chase. USPS 800,000 Employee names, DoB, addr, SS#

Lucky you if you’re not data hacked, data tracked, data stolen (when innocent enjoys sharing<br />
some are sneaking, stealing), data harassed...

Lucky you
if you’re not
data hacked
data tracked
data stolen
(when the innocent enjoy sharing,
some are busy sneaking, stealing)
data harassed:

Home Depot. Target. Neiman Marcus. Michaels. JPMorgan Chase and many more. Customer credit card and debit card numbers dumped into wild. The Home Depot Inc. said Thursday that hackers stole 53 million email addresses in the U.S. and Canada in addition to payment card data.

The latest: the US Postal Service more than 800,000 postal service employees and retirees - victims of data breach databases containing postal employees’ names, birth dates, addresses and Social Security numbers.

FBI Director James Comey: “there are two kinds of big companies in the US. There are those who’ve been hacked
and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked.”

Forbes: Expect Hackers To Crack More Retailers This Holiday Season

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Endless series of massive hacks. Home Depot. Target. Neiman Marcus. Michaels. JPMorgan Chase. Each dumping anything from customer credit card numbers to mailing addresses into the wild.
The latest one is a big one: the United States Postal Service.

More Than 800,000 Postal Service Employees Victims Of Data Breach  read more »

Tûranor PlanetSolar "The Power of the Sun", world first largest solar electric ship to circumnavigate earth with zero pollution

world largest solar ship


Minute PlanetSolar - April 2011 - World Tour Through the Pacific
Uploaded on May 6, 2011

largest 100% solar ship, zero emission


PlanetSolar around the World
Published on Apr 12, 2012
Turanor PlanetSolar is a solar powered catamaran that is circumnavigating the World. The project was dreamed up by Raphael Domjan and enabled by businessman Immo Stroher.

circumnavigations of the planet Earth


PlanetSolar in Greece for TerraSubmersa Expedition!
Published on Sep 2, 2014
In August 2014, the vessel resumed her role as a scientific platform for the University of Geneva with the Expedition TerraSubmersa. It aims to explore the prehistoric landscapes submerged in the Argolic Gulf in Greece, in an attempt to reconstitute them and perhaps to find traces of human activity.

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar


PlanetSolar in Venice (Italy)
Published on Oct 2, 2014  read more »

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