Ocean ‘dead zones’ are increasing - 7 Sep 2009  
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Satellite data from a recent study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters showed that barren zones in the world’s oceans increased in one decade by around 5 million square kilometers, an area equivalent to about half the size of the United States.

These so-called “ocean deserts” appear very dark as they lack green chlorophyll from plankton.
As with their land counterparts, the deserts are also hotter than surrounding areas.

Animal agriculture is largely responsible for these regions that support no life, as fertilizers and manure make their way to the oceans, ultimately robbing it of oxygen and killing marine animals and plants in increasingly larger areas.

Many thanks scientists for this illuminating report, despite its disturbing implications. Let us all do our part to restore the oceans’ health especially by refraining from the harmful intake of animal products.

As part of her tireless efforts to save humanity and the planet, Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke of how best to address the seas’ dead zones during a May 2009 videoconference in Togo.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: Scientists are now concerned that dead zones like this will just continue to be more and more, get bigger and bigger, which of course is lethal for all life. So, this is a small but very good example of why we need to be vegan, to renew the rightful balance of life.

And, of course, we also need to be organic vegan because so many of these dead zones are caused and made worse by chemical fertilizers that are primarily used for livestock feed. So, yes, be organic vegan.