Most people associate soy with tofu and soy milk. However, only a small portion of soy is consumed directly by humans. In fact, most of the world’s soy crop ends up in feed for poultry, pork, cattle and even farmed fish. The expansion of soy to feed the world’s growing demand for meat often contributes to deforestation and the loss of other valuable ecosystems in Latin America.
To grow soybeans, vast expanses of land are needed. Production is overtaking huge areas in fragile ecosystems such as:
- The Brazilian Cerrado (a relatively flat, mixed woodland and savannah area of central Brazil),
- the Amazon,
- the Chaco, and
- the Atlantic Forests of South America.
This threatens wildlife and biodiversity. It also adversely affects people, the global climate, water reserves and soil quality.
In South America, almost 4 million hectares of forests are destroyed every year, 2.6 million of them in Brazil alone.
Limiting (or you know, completely avoiding) consumption of animal-based food products, particularly meat, is one thing people can do to help end this devastating trend.
i was expecting scary anti-vegan commentary but i am v happy about the fact that there is none
This is a wonderful post.
Pictures from the funral of Enas Khalil , 5 years old .
A Jewish settler deliberately ran over two Palestinian children near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank as they were coming back home from school . The settler fled the scene after the incident.
In September 29, an Israeli settler ran over and injured 6-year-old young Palestinian girl Islam Basim al-Amour in al-Dairat area south of Hebron.
On August 7, an 8-year old Palestinian girl was also run over by Israeli settlers near Hebron and moderately injured.
A week after that incident, on August 14, a 23-year-old Palestinian man was run over and killed by a settler car in the central West Bank.
In all incidents, witnesses and residents said they believed Israeli settlers deliberately hit Palestinians.
Back in 2013, an Israeli settler ran over a seven-year-old boy with his car as he walked to school in the West Bank town of Abu Dis.
Hate crimes by Israelis against Palestinians, referred to as “price tag” attacks, are common in the West Bank, and are rarely investigated or prosecuted by Israel.
About 550,000 Zionist settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem on lands largely confiscated from local Palestinian communities.
All settlements in occupied territory are deemed illegal under international law.
"The United States Government is offering you a piece of land of your own."
"We have our own land."
"No, it’s not yours. It’s the US Government’s."
— S1E6, “Pride, Pomp and Circumstance”
Once you understand the criminal behavior of white people and their offspring then you can put in perspective gentrification and genocide of the copper color American Indian
Former Marine turned photographer Joel Parés’ series Judging America used real people dressed as stereotypes to remind us to not judge a person based on their tattoos, clothing, ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, but on their merits.
This is amazing
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