2003, 2018

Should the Dairy Council be educating our children on nutrition?

By |March 20th, 2018|Food For Thought|0 Comments

Last week my 9 year old son, Ari, who is in 3rd grade came home and said,
“Mom, Mrs. W is teaching a nutrition class and the workbook she gave us said that dairy is a food group!” 
My first thought was that yes, dairy is considered a food group. It just doesn’t happen to be a […]

510, 2016

Vegan for the environment…

By |October 5th, 2016|Food For Thought|0 Comments

When I first decided to stop eating animals, over 20 years ago, and later to stop eating dairy and eggs, I didn’t even consider the environment as one of the reasons why. I hadn’t thought about the environmental impact that animal agriculture has on the world. I had heard from different sources that animal agriculture was […]

1103, 2015

Does organic milk = humane milk?

By |March 11th, 2015|Food For Thought|11 Comments

The debate rages on over organic milk vs. regular milk. For the most part the debate has focused almost entirely on nutritional issues. But the question remains, what about the treatment of the cows? Are cows raised  for organic milk treated more humanely than cows raised for regular milk? Are those smiling cows on the […]

2402, 2015

Must Watch Melanie Joy Videos

By |February 24th, 2015|Food For Thought|0 Comments

I was so struck by these videos. The first is at TEDxMünchen – Beyond Carnism and toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices. The second is a short trailer for Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.

Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, […]

2402, 2015

Philip Wollen : Animals Should Be Off The Menu debate

By |February 24th, 2015|Food For Thought|0 Comments

At age 34, he was rated by Australian Business Magazine in their Top 40 Australian head-hunted executives. At age 40, he witnessed cruelty on such a colossal scale that it affected him profoundly. He decided to give away everything he owned with warm hands, and die broke. ‘And so far, we are right on budget,’ […]

1902, 2015

The Reluctant Advocate

By |February 19th, 2015|Food For Thought|0 Comments

I’m a social worker. I’m trained to advocate for people who can’t advocate for themselves. I’ve worked with men, women and children who have been victims of violent crimes. I’ve worked with homeless people, severely mentally ill people, incarcerated people, people with multiple addictions, people who have attempted suicide or are considering suicide, you name […]