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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Man Quits Veganism after Ferocious Dog Bite 😱 !!

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Mariano de la Canal was the victim of a dog attack that left him scarred for life! 34 year old de la Canal was a vegan influencer who regularly campaigned on behalf of animals and promoted veganism to his 454,000 instagram followers.  He was so committed to the lifestyle that he essentially gave up eating meat.  When discussing his original commitment to veganism he said:                          @marianodelacanal IG "I stopped being a vegan because a dog bit me, so I got angry and said: 'I'm campaigning for the animals, and then one of them comes and bites me,” he told Infobae. “That's when I stopped being a vegan." "The truth is that I campaigned for all that, veganism, vegetarianism, all that." He felt betrayed by the Animal Kingdom The date of Mariano’s attack is unknown but it really affected his views about his current lifestyle as a vegan.  He was hurt that this animal had carried out such a violent attack on him. In a bout of anger, Mariano swore

The Plant Based Movement and Where it is Today....

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“Somewhere along the way, meals became complicated. We got overwhelmed about where our food’s grown How it’s raised  What it’s fed  And lost trust in the right decision It’s time to uncomplicated our plates again by getting back to the basics Serving less of the bad stuff more of the good Taking out the guess work and the legwork It’s time to fix dinner…” You’ll probably never guess where these words came from. There is so much truth in them.  As uncanny as it may be, the message here could even be used as an introduction for a speech focused on how the plant based movement came to be, how it’s impacting our grocery store shelves, science and our general beliefs about food and eating.   The First Wave of the Plant Based Movement The “plant based movement” began in the late 2010s by a somewhat well known organization.  PETA, an animal rights organization could be said to be frontrunners of the “plant based” movement before the term was even coined. If you know PETA then you know that PE

It's World Vegan Day!!! Hip Hip Hooraaayyy!!

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Happy World Vegan Day Folks! I was actually reflecting the other day on how glad I was that I stopped eating meat.  It’s really the best decision that I have ever made for myself.  Not only am I living a healthier life, I know that I'm also doing a whole lot of good for the planet.    The fact is that eating animals contributes greatly to the worsening climate crisis. Did you know that 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions are derived from animal emissions?  Going vegan or vegetarian is not only beneficial for overall health and well being but also for the health of our earth.  On this World Vegan Day, I’m appreciating all the vegans around the globe.    Now, you probably went vegan for different reasons.  Perhaps it was an “I just love animals and I don’t want to eat them” decision or maybe you went vegan for better health. Maybe you simply wanted to be trendy (that’s okay too) or maybe you’re rare and you just don’t like the taste of meat. Whatever the reasoning behind your decisio

Stop Live Animal Exportation: The Petition! SIGN NOW!

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Folks, great things are happening here at the Green Lifestyle organization and we want to ensure that you're apart of it all! A few months ago, I premiered an article entitled "The problem with transnational animal livestock exportation." Just click that link to read it all about it!!!! I created a petition via change.org which I intend deliver (on behalf of the GLO organization) to the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards administration, Australia Parliament, Gulf Navigation Holdings, and the New Zealand government once the petition reaches at least 5000 signatures. Well-- I hadn't checked the petition since it was created but I'm so happy to report that we are 1,966 signatures in!!! Will you help us here at Green Lifestyle to get the word out about live animal exportation? Please sign this petition now! I'm so elated today and I would like the momentum to continue. I can't express how grateful i am to see that so many of you share the same vision

The Problem with Transnational Animal Livestock Exportation

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The live export industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and live animal export carriers play a key role in it. Every year, billions of animals are shipped or driven overseas for weeks on end. On Sept 2nd, a cargo ship carrying thousands of “breeding” cows capsized on its way to Tangshan, China. The ship, named The Gulf Livestock I, is owned by Gulf Navigation Holdings, a company based in the UAE. Carcasses of cows were found floating in the ocean as rescue and search teams united to find missing crew members. There is a strong market in China for New Zealand beef and the cows were being transported for breeding and fattening purposes and to later endure unethical deaths for their meat. Back in February, China outlawed their wild meat industry as the pandemic became uncontrollable and spread around the world. Since then, the demand for New Zealand beef diminished as people became more conscious of harmful meat practices. Though New Zealand currently has a suspension on live animal e