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Dr. Chinny Krishna
Dr. Chinny Krishna is the co-founder and Chairman of the Blue Cross of India, one of India's largest and oldest animal welfare organisations. He has also served as the vice chairman for the Animal welfare Board of India.
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of ‘real food for real people’ you'd better live real close to a real good hospital.
There are thousands of plant proteins in the world, and many of them have yet to be explored for use in the production of meat alternatives. I’m hopeful that we can begin to meet the demand for a protein-rich diet in a new way. We’re just at the beginning of enormous innovation in this space.
Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer.
I did all this research and I saw that 82% of the people since 1986 who have gone on a plant-based, no dairy, no meat of any kind diet have begun to heal themselves. Their arterial blockage cleans up, the calcium deposit around their heart breaks up. We now have 25 years of evidence.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.
Once people spend time with farm animals in a loving way ... a pig or cow or a little chicken or a turkey, they might find they relate with them the same way they relate with dogs and cats. Why should they be food when other animals are pets? I would never eat my doggies.
If people knew how KFC treats its chickens, they'd never eat another drumstick.
As custodians of the planet, it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness. People get offended by animal rights campaigns. It's ludicrous. It's not as bad as mass animal death in a factory.
It is significant to note that those who live on vegetarian food are less prone to diseases, whereas non-vegetarians are subject to more diseases. Why? Because animal food is incompatible with the needs of the human body
What is certain is that the land use changes required to meet the projected demands in livestock may contribute substantially to undermining the capacity of global ecosystems to sustain food production, maintain fresh water and forest resources, regulate climate and air quality and ameliorate infectious diseases.
Water and land scarcity will increasingly have the potential to constrain food production growth, with adverse impacts on food security and human well-being.
When common pool resources are valuable and open access, overexploitation is inevitable because users have no incentive to conserve when the fruits of such conservation can simply be taken by another user.
In a few hours, the massive nets that drag the bottom and weigh up to 15 tones, can destroy deep-sea corals and sponge beds that have taken centuries or millennia to grow. The bottom line is that mistakes made now could take over a century to recover, if they are at all reversible.
What has changed a great deal is what kind of food people eat. This has important implications for land use and deforestation.
By importing food a country ‘saves’ the amount of water it would have required to produce it on its own soil. Thus, international food trade can have important impacts on how and where water is used.
Trends in the livestock sector provide a picture of how sector growth does not necessarily go hand in hand with poverty reduction. The landless poor are becoming increasingly marginalized with respect to small ruminants, pigs and poultry.
Dairying is the most water-inefficient production system, taking a lion's share of the precious groundwater resources in the region.
India's emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from livestock are larger than any other country's.
A single ifap housing 5,000 pigs produces the same volume of raw sewage as a town of 20,000, but the ifap facility does not have a sewage treatment plant.
The loss of calories by feeding the cereals to animals instead of using the cereals directly as human food represents the annual calorie need for more than 3.5 billion people.
Yet both land and water resources, the basis of our food production, are finite and already under heavy stress.
Its impact on ecosystems is out of proportion with the economic significance of the sector. Livestock contribute less than 2 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) but produce 18 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
The vast majority of growth in most areas is caused by increasing per capita consumption rates rather than by increasing population levels. In India, for example if consumption rates of poultry meat remained constant to 2030 only 5 percent of the projected growth would occur.
I lost weight, I dropped over a hundred pounds. I just felt like changing my life, doing something different. And so I became a vegan. Becoming a vegan, it gave me another opportunity to live a healthy life.
Let food be thy medicene
It's absolutely correct that the growing meat intensity of diets around the world is one of the issues connected to this global crisis, not only because of the CO2 involved but also because of the water consumed in the process
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
I'm vegetarian and feel better than ever. I've especially valued the muscle-building and fitness advantages of a vegetarian diet
150 years ago, they would have thought you were absurd if you advocated for the end of slavery. 100 years ago, they would have laughed at you for suggesting that women should have the right to vote. 50 years ago, they would object to the idea of African Americans receiving equal rights under the law. 25 years ago they would have called you a pervert if you advocated for gay rights. They laugh at us now for suggesting that animal slavery be ended. Some day they won't be laughing.
Positive correlations between foods and cancer mortality rates were particularly strong in the case of meats and milk for breast cancer, milk for prostate and ovarian cancer, and meats for colon cancer. All four tumor types showed a negative correlation with cereal intake, which was particularly strong in the case of prostate and ovarian cancer
So within two months of being on this natural regime, it brought me a cure, not death. My wife and I were over the moon, and my oncologist shook me by the hand.
After 1 year of following a vegan diet with reduced / no medication (20 of 26 patients gave up medication completely, while the remaining 6 reduced their dosage by almost half), average body weight fell by 7.8 kg, Systolic BP fell from 151 mmHg to 144 mmHg and Diastolic BP fell from 88 mmHg to 83 mmHg.
Findings post 11 years of follow up indicate that relative to the general population, vegetarians had a 50% lower mortality from all causes (54% men / 47% women), a 66% lower mortality due to ischemic heart diseases, a 40% lower mortality due to cancer (52% men / 26% women), as well as a 50% reduction in deaths from respiratory and digestive diseases.
The calculated coronary heart disease risk fell by 25.8% for the lovastatin group and by 24.9% for the vegetarian group. The study concludes that dietary changes are as effective as medication when it comes to cholesterol reduction.
Fortunately, thinking people are freeing themselves and their families from sickness and obesity by learning that human nutritional needs are far removed from those of baby cows.
With huge fishing fleets subsidized by governments, ineffective or non-existent multi-lateral agreements to control overfishing, and rampant piracy, the world’s oceans are not merely overfished, they are being laid bare.
Factory fishing trawlers come from all over the world and drag huge nets behind them, some as long as the Empire State Building is tall. They are literally strip mining the ocean floor of sealife.
Livestock production, and its continuing expansion and intensification, is a key driver of many destructive ecosystem changes, including deforestation; replacement of herbaceous plants by woody plant cover; desertification; and soil compaction, erosion, and subsequent sedimentation of waterways, wetlands, and coastal areas.
The most effective and efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts from livestock is simply to eat, waste and produce less meat and dairy.
The prevalence of fin and tail injuries, blinding cataracts, abnormal behaviours, disease outbreaks, serious infestation of salmon by sea lice, and high rates of mortality strongly indicate that current commercial stocking densities for farmed fish are too high
The public health hazards related to antimicrobial use in aquaculture include the development and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and resistance genes and the presence of antimicrobial residues in aquaculture products and the environment.
The majority of farmed fish are subject to overcrowded and restrictive conditions, which, if unchecked, can quickly deteriorate water quality, cause severe stress, and result in increased mortality.
I do not like eating meat because I have seen lambs and pigs killed. I saw and felt their pain. They felt their approaching death. I could not bear it. I cried like a child. I ran up a hill and could not breathe. I felt that I was choking. I felt the death of the lamb.
My perspective of veganism was most affected by learning that the veal calf is a by-product of dairying, and that in essence there is a slice of veal in every glass of what I had thought was an innocuous white liquid - milk.
I went vegan and have been ever since -- 26 years now! But the regression of the breast cancer of my bones and lung was not the only benefit. My osteoarthritis disappeared and I was taken off the Naproxen that a rheumatologist had put me on 5 years prior. There were a number of other ailments that also disappeared within weeks.
If you want to reduce your risk of breast (or prostate) cancer, become a vegan, but on no account become a dairy-eating vegetarian. If any anticancer diet includes any kind of dairy products, ignore it.
Today, almost three years later, my tumor marker numbers are below the lowest range and my oncologist spends our bi-annual visits discussing my diet. She’s made some changes in her own eating habits and now has her children eating less sugar and less animal protein.
By the 14th day, the fasting blood glucose level averaged 35% lower for the 11 patients who were above 6-6 mmoll1, and the insulin needs had dropped in half the patients.
Vegetarian diets will produce very significant metabolic advantages for the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications