Forking God’s Creation
March 3, 2014
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- Solving the Problem
- Famous Quote: Frederick Douglass
- Iowa’s Big Pig Problem
- Bible Verse: John 14:27
- The Chicken
Industry: Abuse and Contamination
- This Week’s Video: Nathan
Brown, “Beyond Meat” CEO
1. Solving the Problem
There are many problems that need to be
solved in the world. Among those are our dependence on fossil fuels,
our lagging behind in education and our food system that relies on
Josh Tetrik, CEO of Hampton Foods, explains why
it’s sad that our food choices rely so much on convenience and price.
And that’s why, at Hampton Creek Foods, people are working tirelessly
to address a huge problem: the consumption of eggs produced by
billions of hens who are egregiously abused. Hampton Creek is
developing an egg by only using very affordable plant-based
ingredients. That really means addressing a huge problem.
visit Solving the Problem
Actually Means Solving the Problem.
We ca all be part of the
solution by transitioning to a plant-based diet. By doing this, we
help address the serious issue of raising God’s animals for food that
affects humanity in every way.
2. Famous Quote
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring
the ridicule of others rather than to be false, and to incur my own
3. Iowa’s Big Pig Problem
Iowa, due to
its thriving pork industry that now has entered the Chinese market, is
facing new challenges that continue to pose hazards to public health.
More pigs equals more bacteria, more viruses and more manure, which is
contaminating drinking water.
Please visit Hog
Wild: Factory Farms are Poisoning Iowa's Drinking Water.
victimize God’s animals we cause unimaginable suffering to them and to
ourselves. Abuse to animals and humans, proliferation of certain
diseases, contamination of soil, air and water, and overuse of
antibiotics are some of the most serious problems this industry is
responsible for. Why, as Christians, would we want to support an
industry that does not accord with our values and beliefs?
(RSV) John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I
give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your
hearts be trouble, neither let them be afraid.
I think Jesus was
referring to the inner-peace we find (even in the midst of suffering)
that arises from recognizing God’s essence in us and aligning Jesus’
teachings with our choices.
5. The Chicken Industry: Abuse and
The NNC Animal Welfare Guidelines for the humane
treatment of chickens are simply deplorable. Mutilations without
anesthesia, overcrowding, overuse of antibiotic and other drugs,
pathogens in the chicken’s flesh, high levels of ammonia in chicken
sheds, etc. are examples of what this industry considers common and
Please visit Contamination
and Cruelty in the Chicken Industry.
What is common and
acceptable for the poultry industry should appall every one of us,
especially those who believe that we should not abuse God’s animals or
pollute God’s Creation. Nine billion chickens suffer unimaginable
abuse and pain in order for the chicken industry to make profit and
for consumers to enjoy the taste of their flesh and eggs. These
reasons are simply not good enough.
6. This Week’s Video:
Nathan Brown, “Beyond Meat” CEO
“Beyond Meat” CEO, Nathan Brown,
was a guest on CBS News.
Watch the interview where
he explains why vegan meat and the benefits on the whole planet.
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