Several regions of China are suffering from horrendous pollution. On the worse smog days many citizens wear masks to filter out airborne contaminants so they can breathe. China has resolved to go green, and part of their commitment to combat the pollution is to reduce their meat consumption by fifty percent. This ambitious objective has resulted in China inking a deal with Israel to import $300 million of “clean meat.” Here’s a little background on clean meat. It is also known as cultured meat, in vitro meat, and bio meat. The first synthetic burger was introduced to the world...Read More
Author: Elise Phillips Margulis
About The Author
Elise Phillips Margulis is a contributing writer for FIDO Friendly magazine and has been published in Way Cool Dogs, The Mighty, and Superfood Box. She’s obsessed with animal welfare, environment protection, and equality. Elise lives with her adorable & precocious 10-year-old son, her husband, their gorgeous canine, and their elegant feline. She’s also a card-carrying member of Chocoholics Anonymous.
Posted by Elise Phillips Margulis | Sep 28, 2017 |
How can we brighten up the lives of people living in nursing homes? The Providence Mount St. Vincent elderly care facility in Seattle opened a preschool in their building to create a greater sense of community – and the results have been phenomenal. For the children, it’s like having dozens of adoring grandparents. The senior citizens light up when the adorable young faces arrive. They share their wisdom and play with the children, cherishing visits from the surrogate grandkids. Administrator Charlene Boyd explains, “We wanted to create a place for people to come live, not come to die.” When the children visit,...Read More
Posted by Elise Phillips Margulis | Sep 14, 2017 |
China’s smoggy air looms ominously over major cities like Shijiazhuang, Jinan, Xingtai, Baoding, Xi-an and Beijing. Coal smoke billowing from factories and power plants cause “airpocalypses” in Beijing, during which breathing air warnings are posted, people cover their faces with masks, schools are closed and flights are canceled. According to ABC News, these airpocalypses can affect 460 million people. The hazardous smog levels are 10 times the World Health Organization’s environmental health guidelines. The Xinhuanet News reports that 70.6% of companies analyzed do not comply with the anti-coal laws. Decades of growth have contributed to all the smog. However,...Read More
Posted by Elise Phillips Margulis | Sep 8, 2017 |
Humans are plastic addicts. Since the 1950s, Americans have been using plastic daily for many of our needs: grocery shopping bags, sandwich bags, storage bags, trash bags, and more. Too many items, including the aforementioned, are disposable and find their way to the oceans. According to Plastic Oceans, more than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year. Sadly, half of the 300 million tons of plastic produced annually are used only once. Packaging accounts for 40 percent of our plastic use. Astonishingly, over one million bags are used every minute. Unfortunately, our plastic consumption...Read More
Posted by Elise Phillips Margulis | Sep 1, 2017 |
Americans are popping lots of pills. Nearly seven out of 10 Americans take prescription drugs for our health. However, nutritionists have proven that consuming proper foods prevents many of the diseases that we treat with prescriptions. Consumers simply need to read ingredient labels to avoid excessive sugar, high sodium, artificial coloring and artificial ingredients. The World Health Organization reports that Type 2 Diabetes can cause heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and infections. Smoking and eating unhealthy foods can cause cancers of the esophagus, colorectal, breast, endometrium and kidney. Making bad food choices can also result in osteoporosis and bone fractures, as...Read More
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