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Syd Baumel
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The Whole Soy Story – review
Here's a review I wrote a decade ago of a book that became the bible of soy-bashing. The
Whole Story? Half
truths and untruths do not a whole story make The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side
of America's Favorite Health Food By Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN NewTr...

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The Whole Soy Story – review
Here's a review I wrote a decade ago of a book that became the bible of soy-bashing. The
Whole Story? Half
truths and untruths do not a whole story make   The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side
of America's Favorite Health Food By Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN New...

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Beans and other pulses, together with their partner in cheap, plant-based protein, cereal grains, are the greenest, most sustainable way to feed the world.

In a report several years ago, the United Nations Environmental Programme cautioned that as we hurtle toward a collision between mounting overpopulation, diminishing agricultural capacity and accelerating climate change, “a substantial reduction of impacts [will] only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.”

Last year, the nutritional scientists tasked with advising the U.S. government on its Dietary Guidelines for Americans (commonly known as the Food Pyramid or MyPlate) wrote to the decisionmakers in Washington:

“A dietary pattern higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with lesser environmental impact than is the current average U.S. diet. The U.S. population should be encouraged to move towards the dietary pattern noted above while decreasing overall total calories.”

So when the UN dedicates a year to the bean, it's not just pumping a commodity.

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The Year of the Bean
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Year of the Bean Beans
are our legacy. They could also be our ticket to surviving the 21 st century. By SYD BAUMEL Reprinted from The Aquarian , Spring 2016 .  The
UN has named 2016 the “International Year of Pulses.” No, they're
not talking about that ...

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The Year of the Bean
The
Year of the Bean Beans
are our legacy. They could also be our ticket to surviving the 21 st century. By SYD BAUMEL Reprinted from The Aquarian , Spring 2016 .  The
UN has named 2016 the “International Year of Pulses.” No, they're
not talking about that ...

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Global warming ‘pause’ — warmest 17 years on record, by far
Originally published in The Aquarian , Spring 2015 . The Warmest Year(s) on Record 2014
may not be the warmest year on record, statistically. But the past 17
years – the so-called pause in global warming – are without a
doubt the warmest period. And it's al...

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A good discussion of a slow-boiling problem.
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