We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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1 year ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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Ania O
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1 year ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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1 year ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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1 year ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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Marc
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1 year ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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1 year ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago (edited)

More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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1 year ago

That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

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Lucas
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1 year ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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1 year ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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1 year ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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1 year ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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Iggy
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1 year ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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1 year ago

It's sad that in 2019 equal pay has to be enforced. It should be just normal... should.

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Sonja
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1 year ago

Oooh.love this...why it is not everywhere...

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Pamela24
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1 year ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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1 year ago

This is a great contrast to all the negativity we hear about women's value in India.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The bees thank you, and I thank you.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

I have always hated circuses. Even when I was so young I did not have the words to explain why I was crying. So good to see this!!!

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1 year ago

I'll believe it when I see it. There have been stories of oil eating bacteria, and all sorts of magical things that eat the bad stuff. I hope to see it, but until then....

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Full Name
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1 year ago

This is fantastic. Sooooo many people end up in jail or dead because we fail them as a society.

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Full Name
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1 year ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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1 year ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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1 year ago

Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species

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Rose the Cook
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1 year ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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1 year ago

Palm oil is in so many products. I try to avoid them but it is not always easy. Palm tree farms did destroy a lot of animal habits and nature environments.

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Jon Garrett
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1 year ago

Nairobi has a baby elephant orphanage. So I guess not. Of course, if they are brought up in the orphanage, which is by Nairobi National Park, then they are not sold to a zoo or circus.

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Full Name
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1 year ago

That's adorable. Not sure how something involving grown adults and the most massive terrestrial animals can be adorable, but somehow it is.

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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1 year ago

Great for packaging! For almost everything else, not so much. But still a great step forward!

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Pedro Hasashi
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1 year ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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1 year ago

That is brilliant! And this research has taken a very long time to bear fruit. Thank god for scientists ;p

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Magpie
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1 year ago

This is great! This is what us grown ups need to do for the climate strike kids.

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Lucas
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1 year ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

So wonderful to see compassion making the law. * cries just a bit *

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Juliana Kessler
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1 year ago

This is definitely a good thing, but be careful to remember that fortnite is known for an especially toxic crunch culture. Employees are expected to work insane hours with no pay. Planting forests is good, but he should also be held responsible for the unfair and harmful working conditions his company creates.

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Marc
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1 year ago

That is a good sign. Break the circle! That is the only way.

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arjelio mas
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1 year ago

The rabid, right-wingers still spewing their nonsense that renewables will drive prices up so high no one will be able to have electricity will not be noticing this development. The belief disconfirmation paradigm is too powerful for some people to overcome.

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Glad to see them come back. Sad that they died out there in the first place.

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Slinkman
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1 year ago

Ironic to place greenery on the exact place where ice and snow should be.

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Nia Loves Art
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1 year ago

This is nice, but it would be better if children being educated wasn’t contingent on their parents paying any sort of fee.

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John
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1 year ago

Sweet! Now they just need to do something about the cattle ranchers.

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Rosie Hamilton
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1 year ago

Dogs are pretty good at this too!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

We still have a long way to go.

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Alethia Nyx
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1 year ago

*one of mathematics most prestigious awards. The Abel prize for mathematics. The most prestigious is the fields medal, was first (and so far only) won by a woman in 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Maybe so but what research has been made to find out the effects seaweed has on the cows body. We already know that corn isn’t very good for them yet they are still fed a high corn diet in some countries (US particularly).

Tine Tennessen
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1 year ago

I agree. Cows are meant to eat an assortment of prairie grasses, not corn for sure as it has no nutritional value. I would like to see some studies done before they start shoving seaweed down the throats of our poor bovine friends.

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hobbitly
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1 year ago

Research also shows that not eating any cows at all is even better for the environment! :D

Ivy D
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1 year ago

Proof?

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Krásnoočko Zelené
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1 year ago

You know which easy trick cuts it by 100% while also saving huge amounts of land and water? Not eating and not keeping cows.

Ann McKenzie
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1 year ago

Poor cows- eating crap food just so we can kill them for food :(

Mooncut
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1 year ago

Maybe we should stop eating them..

nala simba
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1 year ago

Stop eating animals!

Niffler_13
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1 year ago

Livestock only account for 4% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture as an industry only contributes 9% of total greenhouse gases. Electricity and Transportation account for 56% of greenhouse gas emissions. Also feeding cattle seaweed increases their iodine levels and makes their products unsuitable for human consumption.

Charlese Bonca
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1 year ago

Thank you for that information! Finally someone who knows what they are talking abouf

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Michael Wolff
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1 year ago

This research is being done where I work at HIE (in Australia). They are also developing cows that can survive on less water and less feed. I'm in IT but my office is surrounded by those cattle paddocks and they are the happiest and healthiest animals I have ever seen.

john hartley
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1 year ago

just stop eating cow! then they would stop breeding so many

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

Stop eating animals, stop drink their milk, eat their eggs, and you spare them immense suffering, you save the environment and a lot of money on health insurance. It's the win-win-win-situation.

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Lucille Stone
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1 year ago

I’d rather hear about less cows being bred for consumption.

Mike Chin
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1 year ago

But then the cows that are allowed out on pasture wouldn't eat the grasses and vegetation, so they would have to use gasoline powered means to clear it, there are downsides to everything

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Siobhan Pyburn
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1 year ago

Let's just stop slaughtering them... :)

Carol Moyer
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1 year ago

Just don't buy beef

Iapetos
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1 year ago

Or... you could just eat the seaweed and call it a day.

Heather Rowles
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1 year ago

You might be able to, but then there are people like me who are very allergic to iodine......please dont make blanket statements.....its just stupid.

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Michael Wörz-Maurus
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1 year ago

99% of cows in animal agriculture also still have their throats slit, only so we can enjoy a sandwich with their flesh or baby secretions on it... Ridiculous. Please stop paying for meat and dairy.

Heather Rowles
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1 year ago

Dont know where youre getting your info from but the vast majority of cows are NOT killed by having their throats slit......please stop spreading lies.

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Glowdaddy
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1 year ago

Maybe I need to eat this seaweed......

madonnella
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1 year ago

They could also just end animal agriculture at all.

Renée Guercia
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1 year ago

Awww that's great!

Denise Ward
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1 year ago

Wow that's interesting.

Lasantha Pethiyagoda
Community Member
1 year ago

Meat farmers don't care about the cow's health, but how many kilos of tasty meat they produce for good profits..the environment is for all beings and should receive priority..

Thomas Ewing
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1 year ago

And how do the cows and people feel about this? Seaweed milk?

Sunzilla
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1 year ago

Maybe we should just stop meat farms and get a start on that lab-grown stuff? Cows are too sweet to kill, cut-up and eat. It is a rather barbaric practice...

Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

Sunzilla, I agree. it is cruel, barbaric practice, the reason why humans are incapable to co-exist in peace with each other. I guess what goes around, comes around "Nothing cruel is useful or expedient." - Cicero, Marcus Tullius, Roman statesman, orator, and author (106 - 43BC/BCE) "Unless there is a comprehensive shift in how the world eats, there is no likelihood of.......meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change." - E. Lancet Commission

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Martha Spurlock
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1 year ago

Um most of them live far inland--the cost of seaweed supplements would be prohibitive for farmers and the subsequent rise in prices the same for consumers. Do people know that the earth is made up of more than just CO2? The CO2 haters I don't understand--CO2 is good for vegetation.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
1 year ago

Is all that surplus of CO2 good for you, Martha?

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Bean53
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1 year ago

What would really cut down on their greenhouse gas emissions is fewer cows. Stop raising cows just for the purpose of eating them. Less cows, less gas. Also, less people, less meat eaters.

Farahnaz Toyserkani
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1 year ago

Cows still hate to be slaughtered.

Ivan Axelson
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1 year ago

But won't the cows drowned while grazing in the ocean?

Russian Otaku
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1 year ago

They wouldn't be dying, having issues no cow has ever ever had before if they were not fed trash they can't eat shouldn't eat and can't process well

Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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1 year ago

hmmm. I eat sheets of Nori (Japanese seaweed) and still fart a lot.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
1 year ago

Eating meat still greatly contributes to destruction of the environment and undermines human health.

Elizabeth Gardner
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1 year ago

Not surprising as there is not the gasses associated with seaweed as there is with grass.

Michelle Scatchard
Community Member
1 year ago

Forget all that , just don't eat cows !

Lo Wag
Community Member
1 year ago

Better yet, the amount of cow's milk people drink is going down. Green pea "milk", woohoo.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
1 year ago

Soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, hemp milk......cows, the environment, and the healthy bodies of wise, compassionate people are grateful!!

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María Paz Greene F
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1 year ago

Just stop utilizing those poor cows!!

tazkwondo
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1 year ago

this is still a ridiculous joke. Mandatory seaweed for everyone.... stupid

MΣMΣ KIПG
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1 year ago

Where the other percent

Roger Carlsson
Community Member
1 year ago

Cow emissions (methane gas) has a lifecycle of its own. It takes 7 years of oxygen and sunlight to breake down methane gas and after that time its back in the grass again. As the cow population has halfed from the beguining of 1900 so has the emissions - its not the cows that drive the greenhouse effect.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
1 year ago

Roger, it is the billions of other animals murdered. Americans alone eat more than million animals per hour!! The gig pharma and "health" care industry are grateful.

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Carl Fetterman
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1 year ago

Sounds fishy to me.

Julia Merkel
Community Member
1 year ago

Seaweed has wonderful components of nutrition, can't imagine it could hurt the cows in any way.....but it appears that beef is slowly going out of our diets, at least it isn't the main stream dinner anymore. So cows won't be in such high demand. Sorry ranchers.....

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
1 year ago

Not sorry for ranchers, beef is exported to China, Japan, where ever else, you still get greenhouse gas emissions, animals suffer.

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Tresha Haefner
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1 year ago

Awesome!

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

It would be something many countries would not have available! To those that do, great!

Al Boden
Community Member
1 year ago

Does anyone know it'd work on politicians?

Sheryl Denny
Community Member
1 year ago

We need some of the seaweed!

Cindy Shipley
Community Member
1 year ago

Silage feeding seems to be having a good effect as well.

Samuel Woodworth
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