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[Opinion] Earth Day Is Completely Futile If We’re Not Willing To Discuss Meat

  The last century of reckless living, of airplanes and fossil fuels, of fast fashion and plastic have cut the Earth Deep. Reducing our meat intake will allow us to heal. Today is Earth Day . You probably already knew this. Especially if your social media is filled with companies touting their green policies and sustainability commitments. What is Earth Day? But Earth Day has actually been around since the early 1970s. It was spearheaded by Wisconsin Junior Senator Gaylord Nelson, who wanted to. raise awareness of air and water pollution. The annual event originally started as a college campus teach-in on environmental damage. Now, it garners the support of more than one billion people worldwide every year and has put companies under an uncomfortable spotlight... Continue...

[Government] Biden Urged To Shift To Plant-Centered Food System To Combat Climate Change

  US President  Joe Biden is being urged to shift to a plant-centered food system to ‘combat climate change ‘. To mark Earth Day (April 22) the leader is hosting his first climate summit as President. There, he will discuss the ‘urgency of stronger climate action’ with 40 other world leaders. Biden has also announced a $2 trillion proposal to ‘ strengthen infrastructure while also tackling climate change’. However, the plan does not include the promotion of animal-free food or support farmers in transitioning from traditional animal agriculture to plant-based production. As a result, non-governmental organization ProVeg International has created a petition , calling on the politician to shift to a plant-centered food system. Continue...