Eat Plants, Save the Planet

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Sustainability News, Earth Systems Science

“This new report from Lancet Commission’s large group of scientists corroborates the importance of shifting from raising livestock  for meat diets, which is proven injurious to both human and planetary health, that we clearly demonstrated in our Green Transition Scoreboard®  for 2018: “CAPTURING CO2 WHILE IMPROVING HUMAN NUTRITION & HEALTH“ (free download from What we added in our report was examining all the disruptive plant-based protein startups, and the role of expanding human food into saltwater agriculture, using all the salt-loving food crops: e.g. quinoa to help save precious fresh water and agricultural land  and to efficiently capture CO2 (see companion TV show playing “Investing in Saltwater Agriculture“ with NASA Chief Scientist Bushnell).

~Hazel Henderson,  Editor.”

Eat Plants, Save the Planet
Tharanga Yakupitiyage
While the modern agricultural system has helped stave off famines and feed the world’s 7 billion residents, the way we eat and produce food is posing a threat to future populations’ food security. With an expected increase in population to 10 billion in 2050, ensuring food security is more … MORE > >

Moving Beyond Just Building Toilets
Pratima Joshi
One of the most laudable initiatives of the current government’s regime is the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) that was launched on Oct 2, 2014, with a larger vision of a clean India. The critical aspect of the mission was that-unlike many of the movements that preceded it-this had a measurable outcome … MORE > >

Moving Beyond South Korea’s Hierarchal Business Structure for Sustainable Green Growth
Ahn Mi Young
Despite the international rise of South Korean businesses like Samsung, Hyundai and LG as global powerhouses, the corporate culture in this East Asian nation is often known to have a vertically rigid command line. “When you have a good idea, you’d rather wait until you earn trust from your … MORE > >

Family Farming Wages a Difficult Battle in Argentina
Daniel Gutman
“Our philosophy is based on two principles: zero tolerance of pesticides or bosses,” says Leandro Ladrú, while he puts tomatoes and carrots in the ecological bag held by a customer, in a large market in the Argentine capital, located between warehouses and rusty old railroad cars. Leandro and … MORE > >

Quenching Humanity’s Freshwater Thirst Creates a Salty Threat
Edward Jones, Manzoor Qadir and Vladimir Smakhtin
Starting from a few, mostly Middle Eastern facilities in the 1960s, today almost 16,000 desalination plants are in operation in 177 countries, producing 95 million cubic meters of freshwater every day – equal to about half the flow over Niagara Falls. Falling economic costs of desalination and … MORE > >