About

Welcome to my blog and I hope you get as much enjoyment and information from it as I do writing it.

This blog is all about spreading the word on eating naturally and ethically. Why? Because it’s one of the only ways, I believe, that we can save this world and, of course, all that exists on it, including humans.

A photo of hands holding a small planet Earth

http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ – Ecology World by Danilo Rizzuti

The current runaway global warming crisis is possibly partly a cyclical natural event. But, it definitely has been greatly exacerbated by human activity. Yes, I can hear you say you know all about fossil fuels etc etc. That’s only part of it.

The other source of greenhouse gases is keeping animals for meat. The vast numbers of animals needed for this creates massive amounts of greenhouse gases.

In fact, a study published by the Worldwatch Institute suggests that the gases created by domesticated animals is 51% of the total amount of greenhouse gases.

This is phenomenal. But, it also means that, should people stop eating meat, or at least drastically reduce their consumption of it, the beneficial effect on global warming would come far quicker than any attempt to reduce emissions created by our gas-guzzling vehicles, electricity supply, and machinery.

Another issue is the general health of the world’s human population (and, of course, their domestic pets and animals) due to the consumption of unnatural food. The cancer epidemic is creating such a massive burden on society that this is unsustainable. But, the solution is so simple. Stop eating packaged, processed, chemically-enhanced and GMO foods, and cancer and many other diseases will automatically disappear.

My reasoning for investigating foods under the restrictions of ‘natural’ and ‘ethical’ come from two points. Natural, because we need to eat what we were designed to eat. So, unless we can catch, gather, grow and kill the food without the benefit of man-made tools, the food is not natural.

Ethical, because, although we share the physical needs of animals, particularly primates, I believe that we are primarily souls who have the ability to discern right from wrong, and that this distinction forms a very important part of our individual and social growth. I believe that we should do anything we can do to reduce the suffering of animals, plants, humans and the Earth. This way lies peace and spiritual growth.

Jennie - blog author

This is me – Jennie

And, of course, this all stems from my own personal ethos. I have an overwhelming love of nature and watching mankind degrade and exploit mother Earth and her creatures breaks my heart.

I believe that all in the universe is connected and powered by a single energy, called love, and when one part is injured, it affects the whole. Once we begin to treat everyone and everything with true compassion, each human will find their experiences will dramatically change for the better.

My motto is ‘do to others (people, plants and animals) as you would have done to you’. This means no killing, no neglect, no torture, no cruelty, no exploitation … only kindness.

And finally, two of my favourite quotes:

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” Albert Einstein

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” Genesis 1:29

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Jennie,
    I want to thank you so very much for your wonderful blog and all the interesting and great articles. This website is what I have been really searching for! I have been a vegetarian for 35 year and vegan for 6 years now, out of ethical reasons. But being a vegan still includes the question wether my eating is ethical or not. So I always reconsider a frutarian diet, but living in Germany, this is not easy during the winter time and I always felt, that the strict frutarian diet is missing something.
    You explain it all so very well! Thank you so very much for your work by writing this down. -Because what counts, is to do least harm as possible to any being, organism, living on Mother Earth.
    Kind regards from Germany, Bavaria
    Daniela

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    • Hello Daniela,
      Thank you so much for your lovely supportive comments. It’s wonderful to come across someone else who followed the same journey as I did, trying to discover the ethical path to eating. It must be awfully difficult being a vegetarian and even worse, a vegan, in Germany where I gather meat is the most popular food. Good luck and all the best.
      Jennie

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  2. Thank you very much dear Jennie – thanks for being connected 🙂 – this is such a wonderful blog!
    It is not so hard being a vegan here – the vegan/animal rights movement in Germany is growing stronger and stronger and more food for vegans is now available also in normal supermarkets. In Munich we have a good variety of vegetarian/vegan restaurants.
    Kind regards and have a wonderful Sunday,
    Daniela

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