In today’s news, new grant to help Madagascar cope with effects of drought, researchers from Italy find microplastics in human placentas, Martian mineral found within Antarctic ice, data shows Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, was the best performing Asian economy in 2020, church minister in United States responds with act of charity after theft of his bicycle, Indian vegan meat brand expands their products, and revolutionary legal campaign is launched to end factory farming in the UK.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) provides vital food aid to Madagascar.
Amid consecutive years of drought and the COVID-19 pandemic, the AfDB donated US$686,000 to be used for emergency food assistance. Over 72,200 individuals in more than 14,400 vulnerable households in the south of the island will be supplied with 45 days of food rations, distributed within a three-month period. The supplies consist of nutritional supplements, rice, legumes, vegetable oils, and super cereals. A nutritional supplement program will be focused on 2,630 youngsters from six to 23 months old and over 3,600 expecting and nursing mothers. We applaud you, African Development Bank, for providing this much-needed relief. May Heaven protect the goodhearted people of Madagascar and soon bring them a brighter future.
Researchers from Italy discover microplastics in human placentas.
A team of scientists led by Dr. Antonio Ragusa, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the San Giovanni Calibita Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Rome, Italy, recently analyzed the placentas from six pregnant women and detected microplastics in four of them. Plastic particles were found on both the fetal and maternal sides of the placenta, as well as within the membrane around the developing child. Only four percent of the placentas were analyzed, which indicates the probable presence of a much larger amount of plastic throughout the placenta. Although the babies were born healthy, the scientists indicated that the effects of the plastic on the body, though unknown, are “a matter of great concern.” Thank you, Dr. Antonio Ragusa and co-researchers, for your study. In Divine support, may we switch to natural alternatives as soon as possible to protect the health of our children, all beings and the planet.
Up next, mysterious Martian mineral found within Antarctic ice. We give thanks to the traffic line painters who, by hand or vehicle, apply or reapply the markings on paved roadways for everyone’s safety. When we return, more informative news ahead, here on Supreme Master Television!
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Common Martian mineral found within Antarctic ice.
Geologist Dr. Giovanni Baccolo of the University of Milan-Bicocca in Italy and co-researchers have detected a mineral, called jarosite, deep within the Antarctic ice. Jarosite is common on Mars, yet not usually found on Earth. Up until now, the mechanism by which jarosite was formed on Mars has been a mystery, as it requires water as well as several minerals and acidic conditions. However, those conditions are not present on Mars in sufficient quantities to form the huge amounts of that material blanketing the red planet. The recent discovery of jarosite in Antarctica suggests that it may be able to be formed in glaciers, which were once abundant on Mars. Our appreciation, Dr. Giovanni Baccolo and co-researchers, for shedding further light on Earth’s similarity to our neighbor Mars. In Celestial splendor, may we always look peacefully and inquisitively at the magnificent universe around us.
Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, was best-performing economy in Asia for 2020.
The Southeast Asian nation managed to grow their gross domestic product (GDP) by 2.9% in 2020 despite the pandemic. Âu Lạc (Vietnam) also moved up the Heritage Foundation’s economic freedom index by 23 places last year. In addition, overseas investors are attracted to the country, and new international trade agreements have been made such as with the European Union and United Kingdom. These positive developments have come as a result of a series of reforms and strengthening financial position. The World Bank advises other countries in the region to follow the lead of Âu Lạc (Vietnam), who is both a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate and recipient. Congratulations, Âu Lạc (Vietnam), on your remarkable economic growth! May your blessed people flourish evermore in Heaven’s light.
Magnanimous church pastor offers free bike repairs.
Pastor Robbie Pruitt, an assistant rector at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Leesburg, Virginia, United States, went looking to buy a bicycle after his own was stolen but found few available in the stores. Concerned that the person who took his bike and others lacked a means to get to work during the pandemic, he decided to open a free bike fixing service. After posting his intent on social media, people immediately responded. Some started donating bicycles too, which Pastor Pruitt would repair and then give to people in need. Up to now, he has spent US$1,500 of his own finances and countless hours, including those to teach bike repair to the neighborhood children. This has given them a positive outlet during the pandemic and creating a sense of community. God bless you, Pastor Robbie Pruitt and all helping with your noble venture. May people worldwide follow in your benevolent footsteps.
Coming up, Indian vegan meat brand expands their products. We are going to take some time to enjoy the ancient Mak Yong musical theatre from northern Malaysia, a UNESCO-recognized Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. You’re watching Noteworthy News on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News − Worthwhile News for an Improving World.
Indian vegan meat brand expands product line and presence.
Greenest plans to bring their compassionate products to Mumbai and Bangalore, and will also launch new items in the near future. The company debuted their realistic vegan meats late last year, made of split roasted chickpeas, non-GMO soy protein, and natural flavorings. Their products, centered around traditional Indian favorites, include vegan shami kebabs, which are like flat meatballs, and vegan keema, a kind of spicy minced creation. Moreover, plant-based burgers and nuggets are being prepared for release later this year. Greenest’s products will also be available in more stores, both online and offline, as well as in cafes and restaurants. Way to go, Greenest, on your mission to bring delicious plant-based meats to the pure Indian people. In the grace of the Providence, may vegan proteins soon be the only kind of meat humans consume!
Legal initiative launched to halt factory farming in United Kingdom.
UK-based non-profit Humane Being, run by dedicated volunteers, recently commenced the “Scrap Factory Farming” campaign to raise public awareness and legally pressure the government to stop intensive animal livestock raising. The veganism-promoting group cites the harmful operation as a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, zoonotic outbreaks, deforestation, animal cruelty, and antibiotic resistance. In a letter, Humane Being asked the Right Honourable George Eustice, the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the government has considered the risks and whether it plans to ban the intensive livestock industry or remove subsidies for it. Humane Being is also preparing for a possible court case, crowdfunding the work of their powerful legal team, which includes prominent British human rights lawyer and vegetarian Michael Mansfield.
Humane Being’s founder and director Jane Tredgett and campaign spokesperson David Finney spoke with Supreme Master Television: “When we first started, we were focusing on a particular clause in the Animal Welfare Act that we thought was being breached. We knew there were environmental impacts coming from the industry. More research led us to realize the health issues were just as alarming. So, our legal team said this is going to be much stronger if we present all three.” “So, at the moment we’re waiting for the Secretary of State for EFRA (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to come back to us with an answer. Once they come back, if they come back and said, ‘We’re going to review all factory farming, ‘ then that might be the end of where we need to go. But if they come back and say something very different to that, we have to take another approach to going back and communicating with them. We’ve just literally got to take each step as it comes and take guidance from our fantastic legal team as to what we do.”
Our gratitude and best wishes for your success, David Finney, Jane Tredgett, Humane Being, and all involved in the “Scrap Factory Farming” campaign. May all governments take urgent actions to end animal suffering and thus build a sustainable vegan future, in God’s mercy. To find out more about Humane Being’s Scrap Factory Farming campaign, please tune in to Veganism: The Noble Way of Living at a later date
We know you’ve been waiting for a chance to chuckle today. So, here’s a funny joke called “Good Old Times.”
“When I was your age, Billy, I used to go to the market with one dollar and bring home soap, rice, bread, vegan butter, face powder, etc...”
“Nowadays it’s difficult, grandpa. There are CCTV cameras everywhere.”
And now we have a heartline from Farzaneh in Iran:
Dearest incomparable Supreme Master, in one of the Between Master and Disciples shows from a few years ago, I noticed that Your blessed and beautiful hand was broken. When I think of all the pain that has been inflicted on Your Holy body by maya or by us humans, or all the sufferings You have endured through Your physical body to save countless beings throughout the centuries on Earth, I feel as if a thousand daggers stab my heart, and my whole being fills with sorrow. I say to myself, “What do you know about all the suffering Master is tolerating on this planet and in all of Her lives in the Shadow Universe?” and “How can I comprehend from which shining level, full of love, glory and beauty, have You, the Absolute Love, come from to liberate us, merely out of Your endless compassion and love for all beings and this Universe?” You have even been kind to maya, and although You are the Absolute Power and Greatness, more than a billion times You have given maya the opportunity to change and U-turn, and because of this, You endured much suffering. Supreme and Ultimate Master, I sincerely beg the Divine Ihôs Kư Protectors, Gods and Godses to take care of Tim Qo Tu, the incomparable Supreme and Absolute Love. I love You, and I wish all of Your dreams and wishes about Earth and all other worlds come true. Farzaneh from Iran
Gentle Farzaneh, Thank you for your touching heartline. We are forever grateful to Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her boundless love and sacrifice. She has undergone unimaginable suffering in many lifetimes to bring us Home. We pray that humanity will awaken soon to the calling of their inner Divine nature.
Master has a message for you: “Loving Farzaneh, I thank you for your love and absolute devotion. Heavens know your benevolence through your kind words and caring heart. Love you, and I pray for the hospitable Iranian people to have forever peace and harmony, in Allah’s eternal Mercy.”
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