It isn’t uncommon for entrepreneurs to be philanthropists. They run some of the world’s largest charitable organisations. But it isn’t often that you find someone who sells their multi-million dollar business and sets up a nonprofit that works to eradicate poverty with the money.
But it isn’t often that you find someone who sells their multi-million dollar business and sets up a nonprofit that works to eradicate poverty with the money.
Americans eat around three burgers a week ||
You walk into a burger restaurant. What’s going through your mind? Double meat with extra bacon and cheese? Brown bun or added slice of avocado? Environmental degradation or ecological preservation?
You probably don’t think about the latter. But maybe you should.
Research shows that if cows were a nation, they would be the world’s third largest greenhouse gas emitter. As humans, meat production is one of the most destructive ways in which we leave our footprint on the planet.
Hectares of rainforest in South America are cleared for cattle, to make our favorite classic burgers and steaks. One average quarter pounder beef burger drains around 1,695 liters of water, depending on where it is made, from precious resources.
Yet our demand for meat is going up. The Food and Agriculture Organization projects an increase of 76 per cent in global meat consumption by 2050. More meat will be eaten than ever before in our history.
And we will pay the environmental and human price—unless we make a change now.
What are the alternatives?
We need to eat less or sustainably reared meat in parts of the world where meat consumption per person is high. Even replacing red meat with chicken can be more environmentally friendly.
Manufacturers of vegan and plant-based meat alternatives point out that their products typically contain less fat and cholesterol than their processed beef equivalent. There is a small but growing trend for meat-free “meat”.
UN Environment’s Champions of the Earth winners Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have done research to strip the basic building blocks of meat down to protein, fat, water and trace minerals, recreating meat entirely from plants—at a fraction of the cost to the environment.
Research by Beyond Meat and the University of Michigan Study found that the amount of water in your average swimming pool can produce 312 beef burgers or 60,837 Beyond Burgers.
The research also shows that Americans eat around three burgers a week. If one of these was swapped for a Beyond Meat plant-based alternative burger for one year, it would be like taking the greenhouse gases from 12 million cars off the road for a year.
Both companies say their burgers require between 75 – 99 per cent less water; 93 – 95 per cent less land; and generate 87 – 90 per cent fewer emissions than regular beef burgers, consuming nearly half the energy to make.
These calculations factor in primary raw materials like ingredients, including coconut oil, citrus extract, potato starch and water, and transport, lighting and cold store distribution.
It’s time to weigh up the real cost of that burger.
#ElectionNight 2018 is a historic occasion. Rashida Tlaib (left) & Ilhan Omar (right) are officially the first two Muslim women in U.S. history to be elected to Congress. These powerful women are now etched into the history books. More power to them! Absolutely brilliant.
The best story on #ElectionNight is that of Ilhan Omar. She is a former African refugee from Somalia and one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. She is now serving the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. What an improbable journey. Historic.
Ten Points about Diwali||
1. The Hindus In India Celebrated Many Festival.
Technology in Today’s World and in the Future ||
Technology is an essential part of our lives today and few can imagine living without. We achieved a lot with the help of technology, for example we have the possibility to travel, keep in touch with friends on the other side of the earth and cure many illnesses. It means more freedom and choices for people but at the same time we have to consider the social imbalance, weapons of mass destruction and natural resource depletion.
Jane Godall asks for a reason: “We are the most intelligent species walking on earth, how it comes we destroy on what we depend?”
What has achieved so far is irrevocable, but we can still determine where it goes in the future.
Technology in our today’s life.
When it comes to the way we communicate, modern technology has had an impressive influence on communication in the 21stcentury and daily life in general. Very few students and teachers would disagree with this notion.
The advancement in technology has made it possible for teachers to impart knowledge to students from any location. In the past, there had to be a physical contact for any class to hold.
Now, there is no specific need for that as both the tutor and the learner can communicate via different media and platforms such as Skype. Digital technology has also changed what people term as ‘media.’ A media company isn’t necessarily a news platform anymore.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.
The power of the Universal Declaration is the power of ideas to change the world. It inspires us to continue working to ensure all people can gain freedom, equality and dignity.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.
Free and equal
All human beings are born free and equal and should be treated the same way.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Freedom from discrimination
Everyone can claim their rights regardless of sex, race, language, religion, social standing, etc.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Right to life
Everyone has the right to life and to live in freedom and safety.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Freedom from slavery
No one has the right to treat you as a slave nor should you enslave anyone.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Freedom from torture
No one has the right to torture you.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Right to recognition before the law
You should be legally protected in the same way everywhere like anyone else.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
Right to equality before the law
The law is the same for everyone and should be applied in the same manner to all.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Access to justice
You have the right to obtain legal help and access the justice system when your rights are not respected.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
Freedom from arbitrary detention
No one can arrest or detain you arbitrarily , or send you away from your country unjustly.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Right to a fair trial
Trials should be public and tried in a fair manner by an impartial and independent tribunal.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
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