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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Meat-Guzzler

HG Gauranga Kishore Prabhu, preacher extraordinare, is taking Krsna, progressive outreach style, to the hearts and minds of the students of Stanford University, and you can check out the website for Conscious SF ( for all the latest and greatest.

From their website, also check out this article from the New York Times called "Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler", which details the immense environmental and economic footprint resulting from the livestock industry.

It's actually not a secret that the livestock industry has as much, if not more, of a negative effect on the delicate balance of our ecosystems than does the oil industry. When will the big guns like Al Gore and the Sierra Club put vegetarianism on the list of practical and positive things anyone can do to help ease the burden on Mother Earth?

The clock continues to tick, and we're not just talking about the microwave timers for the TV dinners. This is a big chance for ISKCON and all spiritually-minded vegetarians to get ahead of the curve and show a ready-and-waiting world that we have big solutions for the big problems of our time.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


We take it for granted that we take it for granted that cell phones and Wi-Fi are an inextricable part of our 21st Century daily lives. Who remembers a world without them? Heck, I don't even remember a world where gas was under $2.

In the rush for mad convenience, we turn a blind eye to the still-being-investigated short-term and long-term effects of all the electromagnetic dynamism going on around us. From the website of the h.e.s.e project (the international scientific Internet platform on topical issues), we get some idea....

"If indeed the increased ambient and chronic exposure to low levels of especially digitally-structured electromagnetic fields does present a risk to health and well-being of people, then it is important to recognise and respond to this as soon as possible. Very many scientists worldwide have indeed found that this is the case, but such is the global impetus for the convenience of wireless communications, and such is the dependence of the global economy upon these industries, that it is infinitely preferable that all the perceived effects in human are just the result of techno-anxiety."

To anyone with a logical eye, it's so much more that just some luddite-worry fest. Check out more from the nature page of the h.e.s.e project on some of the effects and theories of our hyped-up modern electromagnetic world on birds, bees, and you.