Ending the madness. For the environment


In our book’s final chapter, entitled A Return to Harmony, we appeal to caring and thoughtful people everywhere to come together and “end the madness” of the many components and consequences of our grossly harmful, wasteful, cruel and unsustainable Western diet. The last two paragraphs are provided here:

A light of hope on the horizon - a spectacular view of the Mediterranean region from space

In a world full of sick, obese, or starving people, suffering animals and rapidly disappearing natural resources; how can we possibly not come together and end all of this madness once and for all? Given what you now know—if you don’t take action—what will you tell your adult grandchildren someday when they ask why you didn’t?

Ultimately, your decision is a simple matter of health, hope, and harmony. As each of us begins to take charge of his or her own health, we simultaneously plant the seeds of hope, accelerating the pace with which the human race can return to living in harmony with nature. Since we consider ourselves smarter than all the other creatures, we should be able to figure out how to make our world a better place. The time for that action is now.

“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result.”—Mahatma Gandhi

Today, I have selected a few previous posts that clearly represent what I mean by the word madness. It’s happening all the time, but hardly anyone is aware of it and the devastating consequences that it is having on so many crucial issues — beginning with our own health. Here are three posts on how our madness affects the environment:

Burning trees in the Amazon — to feed pigs in China We’re not the only nation that has become addicted to the most harmful, wasteful, and unsustainable diet in history; the Chinese are now going after our “Western” diet in a big way. From a recent Fast Company article (See link … Continue reading →

Fish-Farming — A sad “solution” to an unnecessary problem Time reports on the “last wild food” of the human race. A little longer than our short daily posts, this is one you need to read carefully. It’s all about fish and how our appetite for them has damaged the … Continue reading 

Environmental horrors: hidden NEWS behind the headlines Record Dead Zone Predicted in Gulf of Mexico (USA Today) Almost every day there is a news story about some global problem that is related to our choice in the western world to consume meat and dairy three meals a … Continue reading →

An exceptionally well-done 2009 movie produced in France; has been seen by millions around the world, but not nearly enough Americans. Features aerial footage in 54 countries.

Important Movies. Finally, for your week-end viewing pleasure, I have once again provided two very important movies. Just in case you haven’t seem them yet, get yourself some popcorn (or celery), and watch these great world-changing documentaries with your family (free). They are about 1.5 hours each and are likely to leave you feeling differently about the role of the human race on our precious planet.

HOME — a great 2009 film; a powerful eye-opener

“Earthlings” — A documentary that we all NEED to see

If you like what you see here, you may wish to join our periodic mailing list. Also, for help in your own quest to take charge of your health, you might find some useful information at our 4-Leaf page.

And if you like what 4-Leaf eating is doing for you and your family, you might enjoy visiting our new “4-Leaf Gear” store. From the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

J. Morris Hicks, author and activist. Working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. Leveraging his expertise in making complex things simple, he is now seeking corporate clients who are interested in slashing their cost of health care. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, where he also sits on the board of directors.
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2 Responses to Ending the madness. For the environment

  1. cacatua21 says:

    Did anyone see CBS Sunday Morning today? This segment was like……….The Empire Strikes Back – on a high profile national stage! I think that Campbell and Esselstyn need equal time.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57328292/singing-the-praises-of-fat/

  2. I preach plant based diets to anyone who will listen but to no avail.

    And now with all the calamities happening throughout the world, with all the doomsday prophecies, what is changing…NOTHING! Even if the world was on the brink of extinction there would be no change. Oh yes, and McDonald’s will still be selling “Happy Meals.”

    Long live the cow, eat more broccoli.

    sligg1

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