Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Cofounders Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc.
Dear Mr. Cohen and Mr. Greenfield,
On behalf of PETA and our more than 2 million members and supporters, I'd like to bring your attention to an innovative new idea from Switzerland that would bring a unique twist to Ben and Jerry's. Storchen restaurant is set to unveil a menu that includes soups, stews, and sauces made with at least 75 percent breast milk procured from human donors who are paid in exchange for their milk. If Ben and Jerry's replaced the cow's milk in its ice cream with breast milk, your customers--and cows--would reap the benefits.
Using cow's milk for your ice cream is a hazard to your customer's health. Dairy products have been linked to juvenile diabetes, allergies, constipation, obesity, and prostate and ovarian cancer. The late Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's leading authority on child care, spoke out against feeding cow's milk to children, saying it may play a role in anemia, allergies, and juvenile diabetes and in the long term, will set kids up for obesity and heart disease--America's number one cause of death.
Animals will also benefit from the switch to breast milk. Like all mammals, cows only produce milk during and after pregnancy, so to be able to constantly milk them, cows are forcefully impregnated every nine months. After several years of living in filthy conditions and being forced to produce 10 times more milk than they would naturally, their exhausted bodies are turned into hamburgers or ground up for soup.
And of course, the veal industry could not survive without the dairy industry. Because male calves can't produce milk, dairy farmers take them from their mothers immediately after birth and sell them to veal farms, where they endure 14 to17 weeks of torment chained inside a crate so small that they can't even turn around.
The breast is best! Won't you give cows and their babies a break and our health a boost by switching from cow's milk to breast milk in Ben and Jerry's ice cream? Thank you for your consideration.
Some Ideas for Ice Cream Names:
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You work out. You watch what you eat. But you don’t want to have to prepare every meal at home for the sake of your health — nor should you have to. Health magazine surveyed chain restaurants and found 10 surprisingly healthy standouts. Read on for the winners!
Note: Health magazine judged all the restaurants on these criteria: healthy food preparation, whole grains on the menu, limited or no trans-fats in all dishes, low-sodium options, portion control, and how easily the customer can access nutritional information.
Top 10 sit-down chain restaurants • Uno Chicago Grill • Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes • Mimi’s Café • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro • Bob Evans • Ruby Tuesday • Romano’s Macaroni Grill • Chevy’s Fresh Mex • Olive Garden • Denny’s Top 5 fast-food spots • Noodles & Company • Chipotle Mexican Grill • Cosi • Panera • Au Bon Pain
So, Renae got her way...unless a bunch of people discover my blog in the next two hours, the vote is in...I am going to be a cop for halloween.
Renae only wants me to be one because I look like a dyke in the aviator sunglasses. Amanda says that I always look likea dyke, so I should steer away from it and be something classy. She suggested that I be a pornstar. Perfect.
I don't have an issue with homosexuals, but why can't I look like a hot lesbian rather than a dyke?
SO, I asked Amanda what to blog about today and she replyed that I should discuss her PMS. I was confused at first because i thought she told me to discuss her penis... I didn't really question it, because it sounded like something she would really say.
Amanda's PMS is bigger than her penis...I think...
To make a long story short, she is thinking about moving here.
So I agree that this is a gimmick, but it is a good gimmick! A new gym in Portland is using stationary bikes to produce energy! How much energy can a stationary bike produce? Not a lot unfortunately…
According to Calorielab.com, exercising on a stationary bike produces somewhere between 50 and 250 watts of power depending on the riders effort. So, I would probably be between 100-200 watts. Let’s assume 90% efficiency…..Do the math: a 45 minute ride produces about 120 watt-hours of power. How much is that? Enough to: • Run a 100-watt bulb for a little over an hour. • Run 4 compact fluorescent bulbs for the same duration. • Run an aquarium pump for a day. • Power a small frost free fridge for about a half hour.
So, you see that gym-rat power really won’t provide that much energy. It won’t even heat the water needed for my after workout shower and that 45 minutes was only about a cent worth of electricity…
But, it is still a really cool fun idea…
Stop Drinking Bottled Water!!!
The exclamation points are there for me, because I am a horrible culprit of drinking bottled water when I am thirsty and it is most convenient. I need to learn to bring water with me. Why you say:
Water straight from the tap has about one half of one percent of the climate-warming impact of the most benign bottled water -- and less than a thousandth of the overall environmental impact of the most energy-intensive bottled water.
You will also save a lot of cash! Bottled water now costs around two bucks; 8 glasses a day costs about 49cents a year from the tap.
IT has also been proven that bottled water is most often not any better than tap water and was actually bottled from a tap…what a scam…
Walk, Don’t Drive
A completely obvious idea here and over emphasized idea, but I wanted to share a factoid I found on this: my shoes get about 220 miles to the gallon…
Ride your Bike Utilize the world’s most energy efficient vehicle…My favorite biking fact: "Pound for pound, a person on a bike can go farther on a calorie of food than a gazelle can running, a salmon swimming, or an eagle flying."
I learned about how wonderful a ceiling fan can be at my dad’s cabin. The fan does wonders for distributing heat and cool air around the house. According to Amory Lovins, a ceiling fan isn’t just a free lunch, it is a free lunch you are paid to eat.
Dry your clothes outside
A six dollar piece of rope (I actually just use my fence), and you have the potential to save a huge amount of energy and have clothes that smell like fresh wind. Just remember to bring them in before it rains…
An Ode to my friends…Netflix and Library Books
I just thought of this: Re-use is the most important of the three R’s…libraries prevent the over production and waste of books….netflix also reduces waste….
So I decided to try to save energy by hanging my laundry rather than using the dryer. I dont pay for my laundry (not even the energy for the dryer), but I felt that I would be doing the rightthing by cutting down unneccessary energy use.
Then it rained and rained and rained all over my clothes. Pfffff!!!!!
I participated in a pieeating contest the other day and I was totally psyched... I knew I was going to win. I was to psyched to pay close attention when the rules were stated. I heard the statement about not using your hands, but I focused on what I knew. I just knew I had to win. I had to eat that pie.
And so it began. I ate and noticed a plastic thing in my mouth.....a plastic ring. I spat it out and kept going...no time to waste in a pie eating contest.
Um...the contest was not who could finish their pie; it was who could find the ring and turn it in first...
So the lesson of the day is.....listen to the directions.
So today my goal is to clean out my voicemail box. My father kindly reminded me yesterday that it has been full for about 9 months. He also let me know that I have been denying him the priviledge of leaving silly voicemails for that entire 9 months. He was watching Star Wars the other day and wasn't able to leave a message saying, "Broooookkeeee, this is yo fatha!" How could I deny a man the opportunity to leave a cheesy message like that?
So you ask, why have I neglected to clean out my messages for so long? It is because I have a few friends (who will remain nameless here; I have complained to them enough that they know who they are) who find it necessary to leave 8 meaningless messages a day on my phone. My phone tells me that I have missed your call,so I know that you have called 8 times. PLEASE only leave one message a day (at most!). If you are just calling to say hello, you dont even need that one message. Sometimes I think I attract stalkers as friends.
This is really just a rant ofa post here... for those of you who are military and decided to dress up as a military dude for Halloween, you are just plain lazy. Muster some creativity. If you cant think of anything else, stay at home and pass out candy. Otherwise, I will follow your example and for halloween I will be a lazy, depressed chubby lady with great taste in shoes....
Gayle sent me a few new pics of Ashlynne yesterday and I thought I would share them with all of you. For those of you who are utterly in the dark in regards to my life, Gayle is my sister and Ashlynne is her beautiful daughter. I have been blessed in the past year with 3 new nieces/nephew...one from each sis.... What an adorable little bookworm...I see scientist already! Ashlynne's first sucker; she looks like she may end up a sugar fiend just like her mommy! Ashlynne and grandpa in her harley do-rag! SO CUTE!!! Dang, I look just like that old man! Ashlynne eating an oreo...okay, not even a whole oreo...just one side of the cookie! YIKES! What a mess!
So someone asked me yesterday how I have gotten past my challenges in life so well (I am great at hiding my pain)... They asked me how God helped me. I was floored. Most of you know that faith does not come easily to me. I cannot believe anything that isn't concrete. So, I sat there like a deer in headlights; I didn't know what to say. Me having nothing to say is a rare occasion, so I think maybe the subject needs to be explored a bit more.
There are lucky people in this world that have a naturally propensity to be faithful... they understand and trust their hearts (or the emotion center in the brain). I was not blessed with this gift. I was blessed instead with a rock hard body (damn, God didnt bless me with that either...why did I get the short end of the stick?).
How do you tell someone that you don't feel that God got you through anything. You did it on your own (which is probably why it was so hard). I am working one step at a time and have just recently started letting my closest friends help me out and unfortunately I don't know if I would include God on the list of my closest friends...he is merely an aquaintance to me.
NEVER beforehave I been so intrigued by the national election... I am not alone in this; young voters everywhere are totally into this election.
I hope everyone out there is registered to vote and truely interested in knowing their candidates. Partison voting is ridiculous; we all have our party affiliations, but our president should not be determined soley by the party that sponsers him.
Instead your vote should be determined by some stupid online quiz thingy. The internet helps us with every facet of life, so why not give it our vote too?
Still learning about this whole blogging deal....I dont really enjoy writing about my life because, well, it just happens to be pathetic. So if I just ramble on about different subjects that I like and no one else really gives a rip about, I am sorry...that is who I am. A strange tangent of retarded information is really an accurate description of Brooke...good thing only like 3 of my friends even know about this blog.