Lori begins speaking about deceptive advertising practices employed by the diary industry, and then moves on to the compelling health reasons for eliminating dairy from our diets. With the large variety of alternatives now available, it has never been easier to drop dairy from our diets. Giving up cheese can be especially hard for some, due to its addictive qualities, but you will be glad you did. Peter then describes the battle now being waged over the term, milk. Will the descriptors soy milk and almond milk be replaced by soy beverage and almond beverage? The FDA will decide the question.
Then Peter welcomes Leif Cocks, President and Founder of The Orangutan Project to speak about protecting the critically endangered orangutan. The Project’s major goal is to secure five to eight complete ecosystems in Indonesia to permit these animals enough habitat to go on as a species, but time is running short. The Orangutan Project funds, trains and supports teams of Indonesian men to patrol the rain forests. These teams look for poachers, remove snares and report illegal activity. It also has a program to help orphan orangutans, involving the rescue, rehabilitation and release of juveniles. Leif offers guided eco tours, which also support their work.