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There are over 116,000 fast food chain stores around the world. The majority of people in the world eat these chains’ food each year, with common ingredients being meat, cheese, wheat, corn, oil, and sugar.
The homogeneity in diet worldwide has contributed to a dramatic decline in the biodiversity of food crops, which the UN cites as a threat to global food security.
This has also led to a dramatic decline in individual health.
Partly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, cities are exploring how to permanently block off more areas for walkers and bikers traveling to work or getting outdoors after work and on weekends.
Less traffic and cleaner air reduce many kinds of human health risk from both accidents, pollution, and communicable disease.
Individually, these very same choices can reduce personal stress and keep us more fit as well.
“Almost as soon as I began reading, I knew that the Eco Bible would be a long term companion for me as I work to care for God’s creation and encourage other people of faith to do the same. Most communities of environmentalists I’ve encountered are heavily burdened by grim predictions of the future, which create an atmosphere of pessimism and disillusionment. What is unique to a Biblical perspective is hope, the “knowledge that we can choose; that we can learn from our mistakes and act differently next time.” The focus of environmentalism in the Eco Bible is completely different from a secular sense of hopelessness: here there is a spiritual conviction that we can and must turn from our destructive actions and live as we were created to: in peaceful, mutually beneficial flourishing with all that is.”
Yonatan Neril is a member of the Faith-Based Advisory Council of the UN Interagency Task Force and the advisory board of the Alliance For The Care Of Our Common Home: A Joint Initiative of the Pontifical Universities in Rome. Raised in California, Yonatan completed an M.A. and B.A. from Stanford University with a focus on global environmental issues, and received rabbinical ordination in Israel. He currently lives with his wife, Shana and their two children in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Leo Dee received a Master’s in Engineering from Cambridge University, a Master’s in Public Health from Hebrew University, and rabbinical ordination in Israel. Following six years as a community Rabbi in the United Kingdom, he moved to Israel where he has worked in the Israeli financial community and within the field of Responsible Investment. He served as director of programs at The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. He lives near Jerusalem with his wife, Lucy, and their children.