Reasons to Give Up Meat

Taking A Bite Out Of The Global Financial Crisis

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 […]

Another Reason Not To Eat Meat

As if there aren’t enough reasons not to eat meat… According to New Scientist magazine, consuming red meat and dairy puts humans at risk from a rather nasty strain of e. coli.  This particular strain attaches itself to a sugar molecule that humans can’t produce, […]

PCRM Says Food Contamination Originates In Meat And Poultry

Tonight I received email from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (It’s not that I’m special, I’m on their mailing list). It’s worthy of sharing, so here’s the email in it’s entirety. Foodborne Infection Originates in Meat and Poultry Ninety-seven percent of human disease from […]

Climate Change and Meat Consumption — Eat Vegan

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 […]

Omnivore? Herbivore? Frugivore!

Most of us have experienced a bit of antagonism about our food choices. One of our cousins always has something combative to say. He and I went out for a beer last night, and he decided to play the “humans are omnivores” card. I discussed […]

Yet Another Reason Not To Eat Meat

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about the “natural” human diet. Some people argue we’ve evolved to be meat eaters, others that we’re naturally vegetarians. Obviously, we’re pro-vegan here, but the question still rages. Are humans natural omnivores? A few weeks ago, I bookmarked an […]

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

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 […]

Mad Cows And Dementia

My mother was recently visiting with a friend. They got around to talking about their kids and she mentioned that Jane and I have been vegan for awhile, and that we’ve been blogging about our vegan experiences. My mom, who is not vegan by the […]

More Reasons Not To Eat Pork

I used to be an avid fan of The Simpsons. I still like the show, and watch the reruns often, but I don’t watch it nearly as much as I used to. That doesn’t stop me from quoting the show however. One of my favorite […]

More Reasons Not To Eat Meat

So, tonight on our local news program, they did a short blurb on eating locally to save the environment. In itself, this really shouldn’t bother me. However, I find myself wondering, why, if the local news is so interested in saving the planet (yes, I’m […]

I Took The Red Pill

I Took The Red Pill

Some days, it dawns on me that I took the red pill. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m referring to a scene in the movie, The Matrix. The Matrix is a sci fi/fantasy/action adventure movie starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Ann […]

Earthlings — A Discourse on Compassion

Jane and I became vegans primarily for our health, but as with many other decisions one makes in life, our reasons were varied. We were happy to be doing something that is better for the environment and pleased to do our part to reduce the […]

Another Reason Not to Eat Meat

Let me preface this article by saying that Jane and I became vegans for health reasons. Over the course of learning about the benefits of a vegan diet, we’ve read literature on factory farming. And, as with most people, the more we read, the more […]

Cloned Meat has been Approved by the FDA

The FDA approved the cloning of cattle, swine, and goats for human consumption on Tuesday. “Extensive evaluation of the available data has not identified any subtle hazards that might indicate food-consumption risks in healthy clones of cattle, swine, or goats,” the 968-page “final risk assessment” […]

Combat the Obesity Epidemic — Go Vegan

For the last few years, it seems that “the obesity epidemic” has been one of those hot topic issues. You read about it everywhere and hear about it on the news with some regularity. And now that it’s January again, it seems like you hear […]