“HOME” the movie…more thoughts

It’s now been about 24 hours since I saw HOME the movie.  The good news is that this movie packs a powerful message about the unprecedented damage that the human race has inflicted on the entire world in just the past 50 years.  The bad news is that the solutions offered in the last ten minutes, while all good, is a classic case of too little, too late.

No question; solar panels, wind turbines and and wave energy are all wonderful.  We desperately need to discover, invent and promote many new sources of renewable energy and we need to do it soon.  But, the movie said nothing about the single most powerful step ALL humans can make in NOW in terms of:

  • Nurturing the environment in ALL areas…
  • Saving our water, land, trees, climate and biodiversity
  • Feeding the hungry
  • Conserving fossil fuels

By simply making a deliberate shift in the direction of a whole foods, plant-based diet, we can do wonderful things in the above three categories…and as a bonus, we all can take charge of our own health and reduce the cost of health care by up to 80% in the entire western world. We would also eliminate the unnecessary suffering of 60 billion animals a year that we raise for our dinner tables.

So why don’t our leaders take charge and make this simple, powerful and healthy dietary shift?  One reason.  People everywhere love the taste of cooked flesh, cheese, eggs, etc. Even after people understand all of the above, they selfishly continue with the most destructive, wasteful and unsustainable practice by any species in the 4 billion year history of life on this planet — eating an un-natural diet for our species, a diet of meat and dairy 3 meals a day, 365 days a year.

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. From the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

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

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Speaking of HOME,..here's my warm and cozy little home on a winter evening

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. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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