The Global Impacts of our Food Choices?
Above: How is the human diet
affecting our global future?
People working together
Raise awareness, take action
When the people lead, the leaders will follow
The future of our world depends on all of us
The possibilities for beneficial change are monumental!
The production of animal food products is responsible for causing many of the planet’s environmental problems and depleting natural resources at an unprecedented rate. The animal and chemical agriculture industries are the primary polluters of our planet’s water and soil. They accelerate desertification, forest loss, global warming and the depletion of water, soil and ozone. Furthermore, the livestock industry is consuming most of America’s grain supply, which could be used to help solve world hunger problems.Animal products such as meat, poultry, fish and dairy are also heavy contributors to most of the diseases afflicting Americans. Heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, osteoporosis, some forms of cancer, obesity, and other less life-threatening diseases are influenced by excess consumption of animal foods. Treating these diseases is costing Americans hundreds of billions of dollars per year in health care and health insurance. In contrast, a diet of organically grown plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds produced without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides enhance personal and environmental health. Plant foods contain vitamins, nutrients, protein, fiber, antioxidants, phytochemicals, essential fatty acids and many other beneficial compounds designed by nature to promote health and prevent disease. By consuming and producing more organic plant foods and eating fewer chemically processed animal foods, we will be taking one of the most powerful steps in preserving our natural resources, the environment, our health, our children’s health and our future food supply. Together we can share this information with people of all ages and inspire them to make conscious choices and vote for a healthier world with their food purchases. The Earth Voice Food Choice Manual and DVD addresses these fundamental issues directly and offers solutions.
“I want to offer my personal thanks for your efforts in helping to bring a Healthy Food and Education Project to Cincinnati schools. This project is a pioneering effort on your part and I acknowledge you for being on the leading edge of nutritional options for our children’s menus. By providing students a simpler, more Earth friendly plant-based diet and by helping our personnel to provide that alternative, you contribute to the health and mental clarity of students while supporting them in solutions to many of the health, environmental, and economic concerns which face them today.”
Our food choices shape our individual and collective furures.
The animal and chemical agriculture industries, through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), supply enormous volumes of chemical/animal-based foods to children in schools. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is the United States’ largest governmental feeding program. The manner in which our children view food, how their eating habits develop, their health and the condition of the land they will inherit are directly linked to the NSLP.
Teaching students, educators, parents and food personnel to ask for, offer and consume more plant foods in schools will help to initiate a positive shift in our government’s largest feeding program.
We can positively affect our health and the environment by changing our diet to include more whole, organically grown plant foods and fewer chemically processed animal foods. By teaching these simple solutions to our children, we can protect them from many diseases and preserve some of their dwindling natural resources.
Youth are the key to the future and therefore must play a major role in its creation. It has been proven generation after generation that when young people understand the depth of a situation and what they can do to help, they become enthusiastic and get involved.