5 Awesome Reasons We Could Have a Vegan America by 2050

Friday, September 19, 2014 Lane 4

After undergoing quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and a later stent surgery, Bill Clinton adopted a vegan diet in 2010. Since then, he’s lost 20 pounds, and is now an advocate for vegan and meatless diets. “I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now,” Clinton told [keep reading…]


Vegan America by 2050?

Thursday, September 18, 2014 Lane 0

I’m making a prediction: America will be vegan by 2050. Sound preposterous? Not if we work together to make it happen. Consider that until the 1900s millions of young children worked in our factories… and how untenable that would be today. Consider that a country built on the backs of [keep reading…]


Organic Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Clean Nor Toxin-Free

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Lane 1

Buying organic food is an exercise in personal virtue: You pay more to consume food that’s healthier for you and less damaging to the environment because it’s grown without artificial or toxic chemicals. This powerful perception, based more on belief than facts, goes a long way toward explaining why demand [keep reading…]

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Video: James Cameron promotes vegan lifestyle

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Lane 0

This video featuring James Cameron, Director, Producer, Explorer, and Conservationist tells an audience at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conference that the true conservationists of the future must be strict vegans. Citing statistics and hailing the movie “Forks Over Knives”, Cameron notes that creating animal food products for human [keep reading…]

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James Cameron give money to school to go vegan

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Lane 0

As we’ve been reporting, the quest to get more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into public schools has once again gotten political. But in spite of the new, federal standards for school nutrition, “changing a school lunch cafeteria, especially those that participate in the National School Lunch Program, it is [keep reading…]

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Would You Buy an Electric Car With Leather Seats?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Lane 16

I have many different sites in my RSS feed. I noticed an article today on USAToday.com’s website. The title of the article is “Will vegans drive Nissan Leafs with leather seats?” Apparently, Nissan is offering leather seats as an option on their  electric car, the Nissan Leaf. So the article [keep reading…]

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Food, Inc. Review

Sunday, June 14, 2009 Jane 14

Jane and I went to see Food, Inc. this weekend.  It has a limited release, so if you are interested in seeing this film here is a list of its scheduled showings.  (If you are in the Los Angeles area, it is playing at the NuArt in Santa Monica through [keep reading…]

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Revel With A Cause

Thursday, May 7, 2009 Lane 0

If you live in the Los Angeles area and you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, you may want to consider heading over to Santa Monica on Saturday, May 9th.  The Santa Monica Festival: Revel With A Cause will be held from 11am – 6 pm on 5/9/9 [keep reading…]


Vegan Eating Advocated On Commercial!

Monday, April 20, 2009 Lane 4

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you’ll know that I tend to get on my soapbox about the global warming thing. I find it incredibly ridiculous, that for the most part, the media is ignoring meat production as a prime contributor to the problem. (See: [keep reading…]

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Mark Bittman And Less-Meatarianism

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Lane 7

If Jane ever leaves me, I’ll know where to find her. She’ll be back in NY looking for Mark Bittman. She loves the man, even if he’s older than the typical male who might turn her head. Why does she love him? Well, there’s his cookbook, How to Cook Everything [keep reading…]

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Taking A Bite Out Of The Global Financial Crisis

Monday, February 16, 2009 Lane 4

These days, you can’t look at your reader, or turn on the news, without seeing stories of financial implosion or economic crises.  Then there’s global warming and the costs associated with fighting climate change.  All of this gives us another reason not to eat meat (at least most of the [keep reading…]

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint – Go Vegan

Saturday, December 13, 2008 Lane 3

As a follow up to my post, “Reason 812,417 To Go Vegan,” here’s a quote from one of my favorite resources… New Scientist Magazine. So for the average American, buying local every day of the year would cut their carbon foot print by only around 4 per cent or 400 [keep reading…]

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Reason 812,417 To Go Vegan

Thursday, December 11, 2008 Lane 3

I don’t consider myself a “hippie,” nor was I raised by hippies.  My parents were average middle class Americans, far from hippie.  But I do have a fond memory of my childhood that could be characterized as “hippie.”  My mom used to collect cans and bottles for recycling, and when [keep reading…]

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Combat Global Warming – Eat Vegan

Thursday, December 4, 2008 Lane 3

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the US blogged about “Your Plate, Your Planet” (in other words, what you eat affects the environment) tonight.  It’s something I ranted about a few times over the summer. Eating lower on the food chain is a very effective tool [keep reading…]

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Buyer Beware

Thursday, October 16, 2008 Lane 7

Everywhere you look, products are labeled “green.”  Most of the people Jane and I are friendly with seek to leverage their spending as part of a commitment to improving the environment (or at least, helping to stave off disaster). We jokingly refer to this as middle-class guilt.  Marketers are, of [keep reading…]

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Vegan Insect Repellant

Sunday, October 5, 2008 Lane 3

Jane and I live in Southern California, but we’re both originally from New York.  So when we moved here we were both thrilled with the winter climate, but we do pay a price.  Once it gets brutally hot outside (usually in August), we seem to be invaded by ants, and [keep reading…]

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Climate Change and Meat Consumption — Eat Vegan

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Lane 7

The UN’s top climate scientist, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, is suggesting that people should consider eating less meat as a way of combating global warming. The IPCC collates and evaluates climate data for the world’s governments. UN figures suggest that meat production [keep reading…]

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Eat Green, Eat Vegan!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Lane 7

I keep complaining that the news media isn’t promoting vegetarianism as a viable “green” behavior. It’s really frustrating to me when I read an article or watch a program which talks about the things we can do to save the environment and no one mentions eating vegan! And I’m not [keep reading…]

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Lane 6

Jane and I are sitting here watching television. We’re both actually glued to the television, and I find myself writing this post during commercial breaks. What has us so captivated? We’re watching National Geographic: Six Degrees Could Change the World, it’s a program devoted to what might happen as global [keep reading…]

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Food Shortages and Vegan Eating

Monday, July 21, 2008 Lane 4

There have been a number of things written recently about the impending global food shortage. According to Time Magazine: The world economy has run into a brick wall. Despite countless warnings in recent years about the need to address a looming hunger crisis in poor countries and a looming energy [keep reading…]

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