The “Harmony Project” from Ithaca, New York

Today, a group of us are meeting in Ithaca, NY, with Dr. T. Colin Campbell to talk about The Harmony Project, an incredibly simple process for paving the way for the human race to return to living in harmony with Nature. My conclusion is this:

The single most powerful step that we humans can take to restore harmony on our precious planet, is the deliberate, widespread and well-planned adoption of a whole foods, plant-based diet. And the stakes are beyond comprehension.

Ithaca, NY, home of Cornell University and Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry.

For the past four weeks, I have written a series of six posts that address the single biggest impediment that we face in terms of executing the above. These six posts outline the problem, summarize the enormity of what is at stake and put forth a plan for removing that impediment — the almost universal belief that we truly “need” to eat animal protein in order to healthy.

1. As Jobs would say, “Let’s get crazy enough to change the world.” Seven billion people — not enough water, land or energy. “People who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world — are the ones who do.” —-Steve Jobs. This was the first post where I mentioned that the “protein myth” was the single biggest obstacle that we face in opening the floodgates for a series of incredible improvements in our world. The next five blog posts develop this thought further

2. “Thinking differently” and changing the world…(10-28-11) Aspiring to join the the Steve Jobs “crazy ones,” we must think differently. And that means turning negatives into opportunities. For example, if you are now eating nearly 100% plant-based, there is one question that you have heard more than all others combined. Where do you get your protein? Many plant-eaters consider this question an annoyance; but I prefer to see it as opportunity. How so?

3. Topping 7 billion on Halloween — Very scary indeed. But there are many things happening that are much scarier than goblins. Yesterday was Halloween. And, according to the United Nations, it was the day that the human race officially reached the seven billion mark. Time Magazine reported in their 9-31-11 issue that we have now added four billion people in just the past fifty-two years.

Hopefully President Clinton and his Global Initiative will play a prominent role in Project Harmony.

4. Clinton Foundation seeks ideas to change the world…Let’s tell them about the greatest world changing opportunity in history. I have been thinking for a long time about the single most important thing that Mr. Clinton could do for us: Simply dispel the “protein myth” that most people believe — the myth about actually needing to eat animal protein.

5. Reaching the 95% who still eat meat; a plan Since beginning my blog nine months ago, I have often referred to the estimated 95% of the American public who still “believe” that they must eat animal protein to be healthy. That is based on my informal poll of “mainstream” non-vegetarian audiences in twelve months of speaking engagements since completing my book.

6. What does it take to change the world? Maybe less than you think. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.-—Margaret Mead

Discussion Outline for Ithaca Meeting. With the above six posts as background, our discussion today will focus on the key steps that we must take in order to successfully execute Project Harmony.

  1. The Message. Crafting the simple and powerful message that we want to become common knowledge throughout the world.
  2. The Proof. The scientific and clinical foundation of proof and unquestioned credibility that will validate this message for all concerned.
  3. The Messenger. Selecting the ideal messenger; the voice that will lend the most credibility to a message that will be challenged by many.
  4. The Leader. The individual or institution best suited to drive this project forward.
  5. The Funding. How much funding is needed, how soon, what are the most likely sources and how do we approach the most likely sources?
  6. Planning the Process. Who should be on our team? What are the next steps?

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

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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. 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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3 Responses to The “Harmony Project” from Ithaca, New York

  1. Denise says:

    I’m wishing you all the best – thank God for people like you and Dr. Campbell, plus all the others – it is a good message to remember – that WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!

  2. cacatua21 says:

    Godspeed, Jim. We watched Avatar again last night. Whenever my spirits need some uplifting I watch that. I know it is only a movie, but it reminds me that when the forces of good unite they can win in the end.

  3. Les Sukenik says:

    I would like to be a part of this amazing movement! Can’t wait to hear what you have decided on and how this will be implemented.

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