First Oprah and Now Barack Obama Has A Vegan Moment
Part of our job here at Ecorazzi is to read, read, read just about everything we can find to bring you the most up-to-date, delicious green gossip on the web! Therefore if you have a blog and it has anything to do with green living, celebrities, charity, vegetarianism or any related sub-topic, chances are the Ecorazzi team has sifted through your site before! Yesterday, while on Vegan.com, I read this story about Barack Obama’s thoughts on factory farming. Check out a selection from the post as told by animal activist Nikki Benoit:
“I stated how the UN’s reporting that animal agriculture contributes more to greenhouse gas emissions than all of transportation. I mentioned that over 10 billion land animals are funneled through egregious conditions in factory farms and that it requires an obscene amount of water and resources to maintain them [70% of all our grain goes through them]. I reiterated that our health epidemic is only compounded by our environmental crises and resource depletion, and what, as the leader of the most amazing nation, would he do about this…
His response included an admission that our infrastructure needs fixing, and that subsidies need to be taken away from large scale animal ag, helping small family farms. He acknowledged that our health care crises needs to incorporate preventative measures, including more fresh vegetables and fruit. He also said schools need more of these items versus pre-packaged food and meat products. And of course, he pointed the finger at China and India and that their new diet [which is mimicking ours] needs to be changed.”
Sounds to me like progress!! To read the whole piece visit Vegan.com!