Water Crisis: How a vegan diet saves water – Kiran Ahuja

Water crisis protest in Chennai

Kiran AhujaIt takes 322 litres of water to produce 1 kilogram of vegetables—but it takes 1,020 litres of water to produce one litre of cow’s milk, 3,265 litres of water to produce a kilogram of eggs, and 15,415 litres of water to produce one kilogram of beef. In fact, you could save more water by not eating a half-kilo of meat than you could if you didn’t shower for six months. – Dr Kiran Ahuja

With the worst water crisis in India’s history upon us, it is clear that we must change how we use water. Nearly 600 million Indians are experiencing high to extreme water-related hardships, and about 200,000 humans continue to perish annually from inadequate access to safe water.

Chennai’s four reservoirs, which supply to more than 4 million residents, are now bone-dry, and the city is being forced to rely on government water tankers or alternative sources, which are already causing water-borne illness.

But there is hope: among the least expensive and most effective ways to conserve water is to go vegan. Per one estimate, each person who goes vegan saves over 995,500 litres of water a year.

163 million Indians lack access to safe water

According to a study published by the renowned journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the practice of raising animals for meat, eggs, and dairy sucks up one-third of the world’s freshwater resources, which we simply cannot afford to lose at this critical stage. The number of Indians lacking access to safe water is 163 million, and according to a World Bank report, 40 percent of our country’s population will not have access to safe drinking water by 2030.

It takes a colossal amount of water to grow crops for animals to eat, clean filthy factory farms, and to hydrate the animals that are used and killed for food. According to the Water Footprint Network, it takes 322 litres of water to produce 1 kilogram of vegetables—but it takes 1,020 litres of water to produce one litre of cow’s milk, 3,265 litres of water to produce a kilogram of eggs, and 15,415 litres of water to produce one kilogram of beef. In fact, you could save more water by not eating a half-kilo of meat than you could if you didn’t shower for six months.

Impact of waste from animal farming

Animal agriculture is also responsible for more water pollution than all other industrial sources combined. It taints our streams, rivers, and oceans, and can spread diseases to animals and humans. According to a 2009 report by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF), an estimated 70 percent of India’s surface water, as well as an increasing percentage of our groundwater is contaminated by animal waste and runoff from pesticides and fertilizers used on feed crops.

India’s meat industry generated 3.5 million tonnes of wastewater in 2007 alone, which is nearly 100 times as much wastewater as our sugar industry produces, and 150 times more than fertilizer manufacturers produce.

Waste from animal agriculture also causes dead zones in the ocean—areas where there is not enough oxygen to support aquatic life.

Is rearing cattle worse for global warming than driving cars?

The water crisis is a catastrophic problem that will only get worse, especially given the fact that global warming—which is already wreaking havoc in India and several other parts of the world—causes temperatures to rise, and raid desertification, depriving crops of the water they need in order to yield food.

According to a new NITI Aayog report, 21 cities—including Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai—will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting 100 million people.

NITI Aayog has called for urgent action, as growing water scarcity will also endanger India’s food security. Animal agriculture dominates one-third of the world’s cropland, which could be used to grow crops to feed hungry humans instead, and is said to be responsible for more greenhouse-gas emissions than the entire transportation sector worldwide.

Why going vegan will help humans, animals, and earth

India cannot afford to keep using our precious water and other resources for raising animals for consumption. The British risk-consultancy firm, Verisk Maplecroft, listed India among the “extreme risk” countries that will suffer most acutely from the economic impacts of climate change by 2025. As of 2013, the annual cost of environmental degradation had already cost our country about Rs 3.75 trillion, which was approximately 5.7 percent of the GDP at that time.

Thankfully, everyone has the power to save water by going vegan, a move that will benefit both animals and human health.

If everyone goes vegan, we could safeguard our water resources, and also prevent human deaths from health conditions linked to meat consumption, and cut global greenhouse-gas emissions by 70 percent by 2050. So, what are we waiting for? In many places, the tap has already run dry. – The Quint, 11 July 2019

» Dr Kiran Ahuja (BPTh, DNHE) is the vegan outreach coordinator, PETA India. 

Water train from Jolarpet to Chennai


 

Despite religious opposition the Bank of England will keep beef fat in its banknotes – Akshat Rathi

New plastic five pound note

Akshat RathiCritics … have strong philosophical or religious grounds for rejecting animal-derived products in money. “This is unacceptable to millions of vegans, vegetarians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in the UK,” reads the petition [to the Bank of England]. –  Akshat Rathi

“We demand that you cease to use animal products in the production of currency.” More than 130,000 people recently signed this petition, aimed at the Bank of England. (Who says central banking doesn’t stir up passions?)

The animal product in question is tallow, derived from beef or mutton. The bank admitted that its new plastic notes, launched with the £5 in September last year, contain trace amounts of it, stoking some controversy.

But after an extensive investigation into alternative methods to make the money, the bank said, essentially, “deal with it.” The fat-laced fiver will continue to be printed, as will a new plastic tenner, starting in September this year.

“Trace,” chemically speaking, means a substance is present in fewer than 100 parts per million, or 0.01% of the total. But when all the paper £5 and £10 notes are replaced over the next few years, there will be some 1.1 billion plastic banknotes in circulation, each containing trace amounts of tallow. How many cows, then, will die in the name of British money?

On average, slaughtering one cow yields 40 kilograms of tallow. Considering that a banknote weighs about 0.7 grams, each contains roughly 0.00007 grams of tallow. That means the total amount of tallow that those new £5 and £10 plastic notes will need is around 77 kilograms. That means the Bank of England’s move to plastic notes, which Bank of England Logoare more secure and durable than paper notes, comes at the cost of two cows to date. By comparison, the UK slaughters some 2.6 million cattle each year for food.

This still may not satisfy critics who have strong philosophical or religious grounds for rejecting animal-derived products in money. “This is unacceptable to millions of vegans, vegetarians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in the UK,” reads the petition.

Weighing these concerns against the cost of changing course, the bank decided that the tallow will remain. The bank has already spent £70 million ($88 million) on printing notes now in circulation and buying materials for more in the future. In its opinion, the outrage caused by an “extremely small amount” of tallow does not outweigh the advantages of the newfangled notes, nor justify spending more taxpayer money to produce notes in a different way.

For now, the £20 and £50 notes, which are printed on paper, will remain free from animal fat. The bank is looking for plant-based alternatives in time for 2020, when the £20 is scheduled to get its plastic makeover. – Quartz, 16 February 2017

» Akshat Rathi is a reporter for Quartz in London.

Beef Tallow

 

Turin mayor to create Italy’s first ‘vegetarian city’ – Stephanie Kirchgaessner

Chiara Appendino

Stephanie KirchgaessnerTurin’s new mayor said the endorsement of meat-free and even dairy-free living was fundamental to the protection of the environment, health, and the well-being of animals. – Stephanie Kirchgaessner

From vitello tonnato—veal with tuna sauce—to beef braised in the Piedmont region’s most famous red wine, brasato al Barolo, meat dishes have been central to the food tradition of northern Italy for centuries.

But Chiara Appendino, the new mayor of Turin and a force in the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), could be about to change all that with her pledge this week to promote vegetarian and vegan diets as a “priority” in her administration.

According to M5S’s 62-page manifesto—which also called for better urban planning and the protection of public land—Turin’s new mayor said the endorsement of meat-free and even dairy-free living was fundamental to the protection of the environment, health, and the well-being of animals.

While the specifics of the strategy have not been disclosed, the city is expected to set up educational projects in schools to teach students about animal welfare and nutrition.

The move is unprecedented in Italian municipal government, but is in keeping with the views of the eurosceptic M5S. The party espouses some progressive values, such as environmentalism, conservation and green energy, but is ambiguous on migration and did not support a recent extension of parental rights to LGBT Italians.

Earlier this month, Luigi di Maio, the deputy speaker of the Italian parliament—who would likely lead the M5S in the next general election—celebrated his 30th birthday by indulging in a vegan cake. Though Beppe Grillo, the M5S founder and a former comedian, has said eating meat is part of his nature, his widely followed blog has occasionally praised the vegetarian diet, including a post on the Leonard0 Di Caprio-produced documentary Cowspiracy, and an article that promoted vegetarianism at childcare centres.

Appendino’s surprise victory in June, in which she handily defeated the incumbent Democrat Piero Fassino, has made the 31-year-old the darling of M5S. But the new mayor’s rallying cry against meat could still backfire.

The news was met with some ridicule on Twitter, where she faced accusations of attempting to create a nanny state. “If you disobey [the mayor’s agenda] in Turin you’ll go to bed without dinner”, said one tweet. Another critic pointed out that the mayor’s agenda lacked any mention of industry, even though Turin is the longtime home of car-makers Fiat and Alfa Romeo and is considered Italy’s industrial heartland.

Stefania Giannuzzi, a new councillor for the environment appointed by Appendino who says she has been a vegetarian for 20 years, said the promotion of vegetarianism was not meant as an affront to the meat producers of Piedmont.

“I would not want to create a contrast with the meat industry. We do not want to close the small shops or ruin the people who have worked for years to develop the Piedmontese food and wine heritage,” Giannuzzi told Corriere della Sera.

But M5S could be underestimating the challenge they face in Turin. Last year, when the World Health Organization labelled cured meats such as ham, sausage and salami as carcinogenic, meat producers in Italy railed against the classification, calling it “meat terrorism”. – The Guardian, 21 July 2016

» Stephanie Kirchgaessner is the Rome correspondent for The Guardian.

Simple Italian Vegetarian Pizza

Salami sausage

Plant-based diets stole the spotlight in 2015 – US Physicians Committee

Plant-based Diets

No MeatPlant-based diets stole the spotlight in 2015. Top advisors to the U.S. government voted for a vegan diet, a veggie burger was voted “best burger in the world,” and prominent figures from Miley Cyrus and Adele to the president of the American College of Cardiology sang the praises of plant-based diets.

Veggies took center stage 15 times in 2015

1) When the World Health Organization Declared that Red and Processed Meats Cause Cancer: A large-scale international review published in Lancet Oncology in October concluded that red and processed meats are linked to cancer.

2) When a Veggie Burger Took the Top Prize: Where’s the beef? Not in the best burger in the world, according to GQ Magazine. In November, the magazine crowned New York City’s vegan Superiority Burger as best burger. The veggie burger’s win represents a shift in consumer preferences over the past year. More and more, people are pushing the beef off their plates. At the same time that McDonald’s closed more than 700 stores this year, demand has increased for plant-based fast-food and fast-casual restaurants, like New York’s By Chloe and the West Coast’s Veggie Grill. Even a former McDonald’s CEO has left beef burgers behind: In November, Don Thompson joined the board of a veggie burger start-up company.

3) When Scott Jurek Crossed the Finish Line: In July 2015, ultramarathoner Scott Jurek became the fastest person to ever race through the 2,189-mile-long Appalachian Trail. Fueled entirely by a plant-based diet, he broke the world record by running about 50 miles per day for 46 straight days.

4) When the President of the American College of Cardiology Went Vegan: In July, Kim Williams, M.D., president of the American College of Cardiology, took the stage at the Physicians Committee’s International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine: Heart Disease to explain why he made the switch to a plant-based diet and why he recommends the same for his patients. The evidence that plant-based diets are best for heart health continued to mount in 2015. New studies show that vegetarian diets lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart attack, reverse angina, and lower the risk of heart disease in obese children.

5) When Beyoncé Was Crazy in Love with Veggies: Beyoncé’s music and fashion choices might create frequent media frenzies, but it was her menu making headlines earlier this year. In January, Queen Bey—inspired by how great she felt after her own 22-day vegan challenge—teamed up with Marco Borges and 22 Days Nutrition to launch a vegan meal delivery service. Also pushing plants into center stage in 2015? Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, Jon Stewart, and Liam Hemsworth all raved about the many benefits of plant-based diets.

6) When Vegan Mayo Went Mainstream: In July, news broke that 7-Eleven made the switch to using vegan mayo in all prepared dishes.  It’s one of many reasons why following a plant-based diet became more convenient than ever in 2015. This year brought vegan meatballs to Ikea, veggie sliders to White Castle, and coconut milk to Starbucks. And due to popular demand, Ben & Jerry’s has been hard at work in 2015 creating a line of vegan ice cream, which will hit shelves next year.

7) When U.S. Government Advisors Voted for Plants: In February, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released a scientific report acknowledging the power of plant-based diets to fight obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and other common health problems. The report is being used to shape the upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which not only guides individual choices, but drives food and nutrition policy.

8) When Veggies Rocked the Lunch Line: In September, MUSE School CA became the nation’s first plant-powered K-12 school after debuting an all-vegan menu packed with bean-based chilis and fresh vegetable salads. Across the country, D.C. Central Kitchen introduced Meatless Mondays at eight Washington, D.C., schools this year, offering students seasonal dishes packed with fresh, local produce. Along with Meatless Mondays and vegetarian options, school gardens and nutrition education programs have all risen in popularity at schools in the U.S. These trends might explain why a study published in March found that fruit and vegetable intake is on the rise in schools.

9) When Vegetarian Diets Proved Best for Weight Loss: In January, a major meta-analysis conducted by the Physicians Committee and published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that adopting a vegetarian diet causes weight loss, even in the absence of exercise or calorie counting. Another study in July confirmed that compared to diets that contain meat, vegetarian and vegan diets are more effective for weight loss. Superstar singer Adele echoed the same sentiments, crediting her vegetarian diet for her recent weight loss.

10) When a Trucker Found the Road to Good Health: What’s the best way to fuel up? Bobby Andersen, a 45-year-old Mississippi truck driver, made the case for a plant-based diet this July, when his story became national news. After adopting a vegan diet, Andersen lost 65 pounds and dropped all of his medications—all while spending six days a week on the road.

11) When 340,000 Cancer Cases Could Have Been Prevented: The American Institute for Cancer Research states that a healthy diet and other lifestyle changes can prevent an estimated 340,000 cancer cases per year, and new research this year showed that plant-based diets may be protective against certain types of cancer. Vegan diets may reduce the risk of prostate cancer, be best for breast cancer survival, and protect against colorectal cancer.

12) When Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminated the Protein Myth: In December, Arnold Schwarzenegger finally put the protein myth to rest, when he explained that vegetarian diets contain all the protein that bodybuilders and other athletes need. Throughout 2015, many athletes proved his point: Football player David Carter made headlines as the NFL’s “300-pound vegan,” Serena Williams continued to wow crowds with her tennis skills and became The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fourth time, and NBA star Ben Gordon felt “lighter and faster” after making the switch to a plant-based diet. Sports fans weren’t left out either in 2015. U.S. ballparks and stadiums are championing vegan options, while the “world’s first vegan football team” became the first UK football club to serve an entirely plant-based menu.

13) When the Cleveland Clinic Said Bye Bye to Big Macs: In September, the nation’s top hospital for heart health announced the termination of its contract with McDonald’s, becoming one of at least four hospitals to cut ties with the fast-food chain this year. It’s a sign that hospitals are prioritizing nutrition for patient health. In Connecticut, New Milford Hospital spent 2015 serving fresh salads filled with vegetables grown on the hospital’s rooftop, while Garth Davis, M.D., wrote out prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables at the “Farmacy” stand in the lobby at Houston’s Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

14) When a Journalist’s Vegan Meals Made Headlines: When prominent food journalist Mark Bittmanwrote his last regular column for the New York Times in September, many wondered about his next step. In November, he announced that he would be joining a vegan meal-kit delivery startup. Bittman made the move because he wanted to help save lives, noting that “helping people eat less junk and processed food and fewer animal products will improve their health.”

15) When Vegan Options Took Off at U.S. Airports: Seventy-one percent of restaurants at the busiest U.S. airports now offer at least one healthful plant-based option, according to the 2015 Airport Food Review. From Vegetarian mango stir-fry at Baltimore/Washington International Airport to roasted beet salads with arugula at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, it’s easier than ever for travelers to find healthful options on the fly. – Dr Barnard’s Blog, 30 December 2015

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Time to discuss the impact of meat-eating on climate change – Poorva Joshipura

Cow, Pig & Chicken

Poorva Joshipura“India’s vegetarian leader Narendra Modi has been vocal about protecting cows and, during the lead-up to his election, his opposition to what he called the “pink revolution” — subsidised meat production and promotion. We can only hope that he makes reducing meat and dairy production and consumption a key point in any plans that India and the United States propose for tackling greenhouse-gas emissions.” – Poorva Joshipura

Meat, Fish, EggsStudy after study has shown that there’s a strong correlation between climate change and the production of meat and other animal-based foods. And yet meat is regarded merely as a lunchtime entrée at the conference, not a serious topic for discussion.

This needs to change. A widely publicised report from the Worldwatch Institute, “Livestock and Climate Change” indicates that more than 51% of worldwide greenhouse-gas emissions are attributable to animal agriculture, specifically to cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, camels and pigs that are raised and killed for food. Worldwatch Institute’s senior fellow, Robert Engelman has said that the “world’s supersized appetite for meat” is one of the main reasons why greenhouse-gas emissions are still rapidly increasing.

Animal agriculture is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide and the single largest source of both methane and nitrous oxide, which are, respectively, 25 and 300 times more potent as greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide. Just recently, Chatham House, an international think tank, called for a carbon tax on meat to help combat climate change.

Researchers feel that the livestock sector has been “almost completely overlooked” when it comes to climate change and that the revenue from a meat tax should be used to subsidise healthy plant-based foods, which are less damaging to the environment.

Other climate experts agree that the livestock sector is too often overlooked when it comes to discussions about curbing climate change. Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden calculated various ways to combat climate change and found that cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from transportation and energy use alone is not effective. Dr Fredrik Hedenus, the lead scientist of the study, concluded that “reducing meat and dairy consumption is crucial for bringing agricultural climate pollution down to safe levels”.

Ilmi Granoff of the Overseas Development Institute in the United Kingdom has similarly noted that officials should, “Forget coal. Forget cars. The fastest way to address climate change would be to dramatically reduce the amount of meat [eaten by] people”.

An Oxford University study, “Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK”, suggests that people who eat meat are responsible for almost twice as many dietary greenhouse-gas emissions per day as vegetarians and about two and a half times as many emissions as vegans, people who don’t eat meat, eggs or dairy foods.

Why wasn’t this one of the main topics of conversation at the climate summit?

The Oxford study shows that people who eat more than 3.5 ounces of meat per day—only about the size of a deck of playing cards—generate 15.8 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) each day, while vegetarians and vegans generate 8.4 and 6.4 pounds of CO2e, respectively. Ultimately, this means that the dietary emissions for meat-eaters are 50%-54% higher than they are for vegetarians and 99%-102% higher than for vegans.

PizzasIf we’re serious about saving the environment, we must eat plant-based foods rather than animal-based ones. The United Nations Environment Programme’s International Panel of Sustainable Resource Management has called for a global shift towards a vegan diet to protect the world from the worst impacts of climate change. A 2014 study published in New Scientist magazine, “Going vegetarian halves CO2 emissions from your food”, shows that each person can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that his or her diet contributes to climate change by up to 60% just by going vegan.

And yet every nation has failed to recognise in any meaningful way the contribution of meat and dairy production to climate change.

Australia, for example, is known to have a big appetite for meat. Each year, the average Australian eats approximately 205 pounds of beef and veal, poultry, pork and sheep flesh, the most of any of the 14 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a group of nations that works to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The United States is the second largest consumer of meat among OECD nations, and the average American has been reported to eat twice as much meat as the average person worldwide. Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Israel, New Zealand and the European Union nations are also known to be big per capita meat-eaters.

That’s not to say that India doesn’t share in the blame. India is the world’s largest beef exporter. The country is moving towards intensive factory-farming systems like those in the US, in which hundreds or even thousands of animals are packed together in a small space. India accounts for about 6% of the world’s carbon emissions. If India doesn’t take steps to combat climate change, we will all suffer the consequences: a warming climate, changing precipitation patterns, droughts, melting glaciers, rising sea levels and more. And if the meat and dairy industries’ contribution to environmental destruction is not addressed, we may well be heading for disaster. The British risk consultancy firm Verisk Maplecroft indicates that India is an “extreme risk” country, which will experience the economic impacts of climate change most keenly by 2025.

The Sustainable Innovation Forum in Paris didn’t give people a whole lot of reasons to be optimistic. The politics editor at Huffington Post India, a vegetarian who was covering the conference, recently lamented the lack of vegetarian options in Paris. She spoke with a communications expert from Brazil who thought it was alarming that a UN Climate Change Conference was going against the recommendations of the UN’s own Food and Agriculture Organization, which has urged people to eat more vegan meals. “You would think,” she bemoaned, “that at a climate change conference there should be even more vegetarian options than non-vegetarian.”

I suppose it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Christiana Figueres, the UN’s climate chief, was doubtful that our world leaders would reach the 2-degree target.

This is something everyone needs to worry about—now. The World Meteorological Organization recently reported that methane and nitrous oxide appear to be increasing rapidly and that average levels of carbon dioxide have risen 43% above pre-industrial levels. Researchers at Britain’s University of East Anglia warn that the Earth’s average temperature has exceeded historic norms by 1.02 degrees Celsius.

The world’s climate is warming faster than some experts feared, because previous predictions were too optimistic and overestimated the cooling impact of clouds. Scientists at Stanford University in the United States worry that climate change is on pace to occur at a rate that is 10 times faster than any climate shift recorded in the past 65 million years.

Narendra ModiThere is some hope, though. While some warming is unavoidable, because humans have already emitted billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the overall impact isn’t written in stone. Human variables can still slow the pace and magnitude of climate change — or accelerate them.

It’s no secret that PETA encourages people to go vegan for ethical reasons, but we also know that going vegan is the best way to avoid environmental catastrophe.

India’s vegetarian leader Narendra Modi has been vocal about protecting cows and, during the lead-up to his election, his opposition to what he called the “pink revolution”—subsidised meat production and promotion. We can only hope that he makes reducing meat and dairy production and consumption a key point in any plans that India and the United States propose for tackling greenhouse-gas emissions. [Unforunately the Modi Sarkar continues to subsidise meat production and export just like its Congress predecessor! — Ed]

But even though we could not force the delegates in Paris to promote vegan living, we can all take steps to slow climate change, conserve resources and reduce animal suffering, beginning with our next meal, simply by choosing plant-based foods. So the next time you sit down to eat, have a veggie burger instead of a hamburger or enjoy some soy-based chicken, aloo saag, curried vegetables or vegan chilli. You’ll be helping animals, your own health and the health of the planet. – Sunday Guardian, 13 December 2015

» Poorva Joshipura is the Chief Executive Officer of PETA India and Vice President of International Affairs for PETA Foundation UK.

India's Beef Exports India's Carabeef Exports 2015

VIDEOS: Animals should be off the menu – Philip Wollen

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The full debate (for those who are interested)

34 Celebrity Vegetarians – HuffPost

Celebrity Vegetarians

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Alan Cumming

1 – Alan Cumming

Alanis Morissette

2 – Alanis Morissette

Alec Baldwin

3 – Alec Baldwin

Alicia Silverstone

4 – Alicia Silverstone

Alyssa Milano

5 – Alyssa Milano

Anna Paquin

6 – Anna Paquin

Anne Hathaway

7 – Anne Hathaway

Anthony Kiedis

8 – Anthony Kiedis

Ashley Judd

9 – Ashley Judd

Betty White

10 – Betty White

Bill Clinton

11 – Bill Clinton

Bob Harper

12 – Bob Harper

Boy George

13 – Boy George

Brad Pitt

14 – Brad Pitt

Bruce Springsteen

15 – Bruce Springsteen

Carrie Underwood

16 – Carrie Underwood

Casey Affleck

17 – Casey Affleck

Chris Martin

18 – Chris Martin

Christie Brinkley

19 – Christie Brinkley

Christina Applegate

20 – Christina Applegate

Daryl Hannah

21 – Daryl Hannah

Diane Keaton

22 – Diane Keaton

Dianna Agron

23 – Dianna Agron

Ellen DeGeneres

24 – Ellen DeGeneres

25 – Emily Deschanel

Jane Goodall

26 – Jane Goodall

Kate Winslet

27 – Kate Winslet

Kevin Eubanks

28 – Kevin Eubanks

Mike Tyson

29 – Mike Tyson

Pamela Anderson

30 – Pamila Anderson

Paul McCartney

31 – Paul McCartney

Russell Brand

32 – Russel Brand

Tobey Maguire

33 – Tobey Maguire

Sandra Oh

34 – Sandra Oh

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