In regards to Columbus Day, I figured I would give you a little history lesson. You may remember learning is history class about the Nothwest Passage. For many years, people believed they could set sail from Europe and travel north to reach Asia. This was before we knew the entire Arctic Ocean was solid ice. That is why we decided to travel east and discovered the Americas. Had we traveled north today, we would have been able to sail the Northwest Passage. That's because for the first time in history, all the ice has completely melted, allowing a straight path through what is the Northwest Passage. If that doesn't make you want to eat consciously I don't know what will! Remember, what we eat has a direct impact on our environment, so it is very important that you begin making food choices that do not contribute excessive pollution through delivery, or packaging that will ultimately end up in landfills! Also, don't forget that giving up animal products is one of the biggest impacts an individual can make towards preserving our health and our environment! Click the title above to see some scary images courtesy of www.nytimes.com.