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What are the Environmental Costs of Pork?

Producing more than enough poop to fill over 15,000 Olympic-size swimming pools every year, hog facilities and other animal operations in North Carolina are placing an atrocious strain on the environment. A recent report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Waterkeeper Alliance (Waterkeepers) outlines the high environmental costs of producing nearly 10 billion […]

July 12th

Islamic Beliefs About GMOs

In 1968, Paul R. Ehrlich predicted that the United States would face a major food shortage in the 1970s and 65 million Americans would starve to death between 1980-1989. In the rest of the world, said Ehrlich, the situation would be worse. But Ehrlich was wrong. Humans developed genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are strong, sturdy, […]

June 18th

Why Religion Matters to the Sustainable Food Movement

  The connections between religious traditions and food usually come to us as proscriptions: Jews and Muslims can’t eat pork, Hindus can’t eat beef and other meats, and Catholics should avoid meat on Fridays during Lent. Dr. Rachel Kohn, a radio host on Australia’s ABC network recently discussed Sydney’s FoodFaith event which considered why religion […]

Halal MRE’s Offer Comfort Food to Syrian Refugees

This will be the third winter for about 2.8 million registered Syrian refugees, including over 1.4 million children. These refugee families live in lightweight tents in subzero temperatures, and nutritional food is among their highest priorities. Zahra Mahmood, Director of Saahtain Foods, spoke recently about the urgent need refugees face regarding food. “Food gives the […]

February 2nd

United Kingdom’s Heated Halal and Kosher Debate

Roasted chicken is good. Wild salmon is great. And a nice, juicy steak… let’s just say it’s almost a divine experience. But while meat is delicious to eat, it’s also incredible controversial. A recent Slate article called the meat industry “one of the top contributors to climate change” and there’s no shortage of PETA pamphlets depicting horrors at factory […]

May 22nd

Kosher, Halal, and Christian Meat Eating

There are many similarities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Jews, Christians, and Muslims worship the same God, share some of the same prophets, and believe that humans have a responsibility to take care of creation. But there is one important difference that comes to mouth… er, mind. Jews, Christians, and Muslims take their own approaches to the slaughter […]

May 20th