EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY
OUR BODY | OUR MIND | OUR EARTH
The Macrobiotic Way of Life promotes a plant and grain-based diet which is economical, organic, balanced, and makes the best use of our land, water, and resources such as forests/paper, and fuels. The macrobiotic diet saves our lives, our land, and our money. Macrobiotics creates ecology on both personal and planetary levels, bringing balance to body, mind, and spirit.
Our blood is like the rivers of the Earth. Pollution occurs within our bodies as it does on the Earth. It is impossible to promote a healthy Earth environment while at the same time choosing foods that pollute our body. Create non-toxic blood and an unpolluted body through healthy foods.
OUR DIET GREATLY EFFECTS OUR EARTH!
The production of animal foods:
- uses 85% of all cropland
- takes 90% of our grains and legumes that could feed the world
- is one of the main causes of erosion, water pollution, and soil mineral depletion
- uses 80% of all piped water in America
- causes extensive wildlife destruction
- uses 14% of the national energy budget
- is the main cause of the loss of The Tropical Rain forest
800 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD ARE SUFFERING HUNGER DAILY. ALL HUNGER IN THE WORLD COULD BE ELIMINATED WITH THE ADOPTION OF A MACROBIOTIC TYPE PLANT-BASED DIET.
The use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides is destroying our bird and wildlife populations. Once the skies of America were filled with birds. Now, one is happy to see one or two.
DAILY WATER USE: America is suffering droughts.
- Meat-eater: 4800 gallons
- Lacto-vegetarian: 1200 gallons
- Macrobiotic/Vegan: 300 gallons
READ DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA BY JOHN ROBBINS
Meats cost five to six times the amount of vegetables, yet vegetables and grains supply even greater nutrients than meat, with zero cholesterol, low-fat, and plenty of fiber and minerals.
THE STANDARD AMERICAN DIET (SAD) IS ONE OF THE MAIN CAUSES OF DISEASES IN AMERICA. -- National Institutes of Health