Archive for the 'Sustainability: Social Aspect' Category

Abuse is NOT Sustainable

Lower mortality rates means less animals need to be produced to meet the demands of the consumers and less meat is wasted because of poor quality (major effect of stressed animals, quality of meat plummets). Proper handling, adequate treatment, and ample attention to animal health, comfort, and care are all steps that need to be taken to avoid abusive situations as well as maintain efficient and sustainable production of pork.

November 22nd, 2009
Topic: Agriculture and Sustainability Tags: None

The Front Porch Project

With this entry I want to take the time and promote a group that I think has the potential to be a great success. As with many of the issues we have addressed here on the-veg, perhaps the largest obstacle between the current way-of-things and a more holistic way of life is the set of [...]

October 5th, 2009
Topic: Sustainability: Social Aspect, Walking the Walk Tags: None

TIME Magazine “Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food”- Cry for Education

We need to accept that humans are omnivores. We were born with the biological need and capability to eat and digest animal based proteins in order for our bodies to grow and to remain healthy. As members of the society that support sustainability, it is vital that we consider all of the possible resources available to meet our biological need for food….

September 14th, 2009
Topic: Environmental News, Sustainability: Social Aspect Tags: None

Casualties of “Big Business”

As a quick warning, this post will be a bit more of a rant than my usual semi-informative essays and reports, but I think it touches upon a few of the key elements barring the way of social progression and forward thinking. First of all, I am NOT against ALL big businesses nor do I [...]

September 14th, 2009
Topic: Sustainability: Social Aspect, VEG Projects Tags: None

What is Healthy?

Sustainability is actually the backbone of a healthy lifestyle. While we are trying to maintain the environment so that future generations can enjoy it, we should be maintaining our selves in that order as well. We should allow a little dirt into our lives, and not try so hard to remove dirt from daily surroundings. Is it really necessary to dust your house EVERYDAY? Probably not. Not to say that you should NEVER dust your house, or allow too much dirt to build up, but everything in moderation. That is what sustainability is all about.

August 30th, 2009
Topic: Sustainability: Social Aspect Tags: None

Outside the (Green) Box: Eco-Friendly Materials

I think most of us can agree that using materials with a low impact on our health and environment is a worthwhile goal. I know very few people who if given a choice between an eco-product and a typical consumer product, all other things equal, would choose to have lower air quality and impose a [...]

August 24th, 2009
Topic: Outside the (Green) Box, Sustainability: Social Aspect Tags: None

Cooler Talk

As I stood in the cooler the other day, packing hundreds of steaks for research, I was asked what I thought to be the strangest question: ‘what is your favorite steak?’ Hmmm…. I had never thought about it before. As much as I am a fan of meat, I don’t typically eat red meat; it [...]

July 15th, 2009
Topic: Agriculture and Sustainability, For Reference Tags: None

What Does Your Yard Say About You?

It is Sunday morning and you slip on your favorite robe and pair of slippers. You head out your front door, greeted by the golden morning light and survey your immaculately shaped St. Augustine grass. Your yard glistens in thanks to the irrigation systems that ran the night before, and in fact, are still running [...]

July 12th, 2009
Topic: Sustainability: Social Aspect, Walking the Walk Tags: None

Mending the Food Chain

The American idea of agriculture has shifted. For a country whose whole basis is in agriculture, it barely occupies a moment of time in our brain. Except, of course, when something goes wrong; and because it has taken up so little of our daily thoughts, we have pushed it right out of our lives, our [...]

July 4th, 2009
Topic: Agriculture and Sustainability Tags: None

Impressions of the American Dream

Greetings and I am very glad to be back posting on For those who don’t know, I recently finished up school at Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture. Promptly after I set upon an adventure of a life time, an attempt to see the eastern half of North American [...]

June 15th, 2009
Topic: Sustainability: Social Aspect Tags: None