Taking A Bite Out Of The Global Financial Crisis

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  • Monday, February 16, 2009
  • 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 time)…  Turns out that eating […]

    Another Reason Not To Eat Meat

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  • Wednesday, November 5, 2008
  • 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, but is ingested when we consume meat and dairy products. […]

    PCRM Says Food Contamination Originates In Meat And Poultry

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  • Tuesday, September 30, 2008
  • 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 the pathogenic bacterium C. jejuni originates in animals farmed for […]

    Climate Change and Meat Consumption — Eat Vegan

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  • Wednesday, September 10, 2008
  • 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 puts more greenhouse gases into […]

    Omnivore? Herbivore? Frugivore!

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  • Thursday, August 21, 2008
  • 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 with him some of the things we covered in our […]

    Yet Another Reason Not To Eat Meat

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  • Tuesday, August 5, 2008
  • 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 article I saw referenced on Vegan.com. It’s taken me awhile […]

    Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

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  • Tuesday, July 22, 2008
  • 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 warming increases the temperature of […]

    Mad Cows And Dementia

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  • Thursday, July 10, 2008
  • 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 way (hi mom!), explained veganism to her friend and discussed […]

    More Reasons Not To Eat Pork

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  • Wednesday, June 25, 2008
  • 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 quotes is from the Episode “Lisa The Vegetarian.” Homer: Are […]

    More Reasons Not To Eat Meat

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  • Thursday, May 15, 2008
  • 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 making an assumption here)… why then didn’t they suggest eating […]