Sunscreen is Killing Coral Reefs

“Not only did the study determine that a tiny amount of sunscreen is all it takes to begin damaging the delicate corals — the equivalent of a drop of water in a half-dozen Olympic-sized swimming pools — it documented three different ways that the ingredient oxybenzone breaks the coral down, robbing it of life-giving nutrients and turning it ghostly white” Continue Reading →

California Water Restrictions and your Burger

It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce on pound of beef. This is due to the corn and feed that must be grown to grow a cow through it’s lifetime. So next time you eat a hamburger, remember that it is equivalent to taking 25 showers (625 gallons of water). Most people eating a standard American diet eat twice this amount of meat every day. The water wastage and amount of crop area needed to grow this kind of animal feed is mind boggling. Continue Reading →

Vegan Dog?

The pet food industry is highly unregulated, making the sources of animal protein questionable. It isn’t an industry that I care to support as a vegan. We began researching what dogs actually eat and it turns out that most of the calories in major dog food brands come from plant sources (albeit not the greatest quality or sources, but plant based regardless). A small percentage… Continue Reading →