As you know, obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related diseases now affect more Americans than ever. A big part of the reason is that Americans now eat more meat, cheese, and junk food than ever. The latest statistics show that more than 1 million animals are eaten every hour in the United States.
Right Livelihood prize winner Ina May Gaskin, right, founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, located near Summertown, Tennessee, USA, receives her prize from prize founder Jakob von Uexkull, left, in Stockholm, Sweden Monday Dec. 5 2011, "for her whole-life’s work teaching and advocating safe, woman-centred childbirth methods." (AP Photo/Maja Suslin/Scanpix Sweden)