Is Milk for Everyone?
Dec04

Is Milk for Everyone?

  By Kurma Dasa If milk is so beneficial, why is there so much controversy about it?   Back in the 1950s, international relief agencies started to give out millions of tons of surplus milk around the world. They received many complaints that people who drank the milk suffered cramps, severe gas pains and diarrhea.   The contention came to a head in 1965 when a team of research physicians from the Johns Hopkins Medical...

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Meat and the Environment
Dec04

Meat and the Environment

  By Kurma Dasa "Today, millions of people are consuming countless hamburgers, steaks, and roasts, oblivious to the impact their dietary habits are having on the biosphere and the very survivability of life on earth. Every pound of grain-fed flesh is secured at the expense of a burned forest, an eroded rangeland, a barren field, a dried-up river or stream, and the release of millions of tons of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide,...

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The New Carnivores

[Meat eating gets REALLY bad!] At first I thought it was my imagination: Walking New York City streets, I heard more than a few people talking about newfound flesh delicacies, from brains to brisket. “Maybe it’s a coincidence,” I thought. “Perhaps I just happened to hear the ramblings of some highly experimental meat eaters.” Looking in several restaurant windows, spying their fancy menus, I saw other...

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Diet for Transcendence: An Interview with Steven J. Rosen
Dec04

Diet for Transcendence: An Interview with Steven J. Rosen

  Integral Yoga Magazine: How did you start writing about vegetarianism, what inspired you? Steve Rosen: When I was a teenager, I was looking for dharma, or “essential truth,” which is found at the core of all religious traditions. This led me to perceive certain unifying threads in the world religions, like the soul, or how the inner living being is different from the material body; it’s related idea of...

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Srila Prabhupada and the Sixth Commandment: “Thou Shalt Not Kill”
Dec04

Srila Prabhupada and the Sixth Commandment: “Thou Shalt Not Kill”

  By Steven J. Rosen At a recent interreligious conference, I happened to mention that we devotees of Krishna are vegetarian, and in the midst of the discussion, I referred to the Sixth Commandment: “Thou shalt not kill.” A prominent Christian scholar, who was part of the discussion, asked what the commandment had to do with vegetarianism.   “It has everything to do with it!” I responded. “If...

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101 Reasons To Go Vegetarian
Dec17

101 Reasons To Go Vegetarian

PEOPLE 01. Every year in the UK we feed our livestock enough food to feed 250,000,000 people while in the world 30,000,000 people die of starvation.   02. 20 vegetarians can live off the land required by one meat eater.   03. Every 3 seconds a child dies of starvation somewhere in the world.   04. If Americans reduced their meat consumption by 10% it would free 12,000,000 tons of grain—enough to feed 60,000,000...

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