GOOD FOOD NEWS
Volume 8 Issue 4 January 26, 2016
THE GREEN SCENE
Jane Goodall: “We're Destroying the Planet”
By Donny Moss/ Their Turn
On the topic of our planet's future, Jane Goodall, the legendary chimpanzee researcher, does not mince words: “How is it possible that the most intellectual creature that has ever walked on the planet earth is destroying its only home?” Goodall (81) spends 300 days of the year traveling the world in an effort to save it. The biggest problem, she says, is climate change. And the biggest culprit? Irresponsible animal agriculture.
In a lecture to hundreds of fans in New York City on April 2015, Dr. Goodall explained that unsustainable agribusinesses are clearing rainforests in the Amazon to graze cattle and grow crops to feed them. Without rainforests—the lungs of the earth—the planet's ability to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen is compromised.
During her talk, Dr. Goodall described some of the other destructive effects of irresponsible animal agriculture—which drove her to become vegetarian—including land and water pollution, antibiotic resistance, depletion of fresh water resources and animal cruelty.
Jane Goodall paints a grim picture of our planet, but she is hopeful. She offers some advice that each of us can put into action today:
Go vegetarian. [Or buy sustainably raised meat (MLH)]
Consume less. How much stuff do we really need?
Improve the environment in our own communities. Plant trees, clean rivers, and more.
Summarized by Yashenka Nesmith
MLH NEWS: Health and Wellness Fair
Mother Lode Harvest will again have a booth at the Amador Holistic Health and Wellness Fair at the Senior Center in Jackson on Saturday, January 30 to promote local, sustainably-raised food and healthy farm products. For those of you members who would like to volunteer in some way, but cannot commit to working at the distribution center, spending a few hours once or twice a year at a promotional event is a great way to pitch in. Events such as these are fun, as you get to take in the event as well, and they provide the opportunity for you to tell people why you love Mother Lode Harvest!
The hours of this event are 10 am to 4:30 pm, including setup and breakdown time. Depending on how many people volunteer to staff the booth, we will have shifts of 2 to 3 1/2 hours.
If you have not yet attended this Wellness Fair, volunteering at our booth doubles your reasons to go. It is a well-loved, fun, and educational event in its 12th year. For more information, or to sign up for a shift, please contact Michelle at 209-419-2503 or email@example.com