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. […]

    You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahhto

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  • Wednesday, October 29, 2008
  • Blueberries are one of the 8 things you should eat every day.  The reason being, that they are loaded with antioxidants.  Blueberries also help protect eyesight, promote gastrointestinal health, reduce your risk of colon and ovarian cancer, promote healthy bowel movements, and slow the onset of age-related dementias.  And that’s why I put blueberries in […]

    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 […]

    Vegetarians Live Longer

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  • Sunday, July 13, 2008
  • The Huffington Post writes today about a study by the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsche Krebsforschungszentrum) which followed 1,904 vegetarians over 21 years. As vegans, we often hear that our diet could be putting us at risk… we’re not getting enough B12, we’re not getting enough calcium, and oh yes, what about protein? Research by […]

    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 […]

    Methane – This Is The Solution?

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  • Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  • We’ve been hearing about the potential dangers of methane gasses for awhile now. Discover magazine published an article last week stating that “Methane is a paradox. It increases global warming at the same time that it promises abundant alternative energy.” Regardless of the potential as an alternative energy source, most of us regard methane gas […]

    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 On Tomatoes and Salmonella

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  • Tuesday, June 24, 2008
  • Over the last few weeks we’ve been hearing about salmonella in our tomatoes. Here’s some more news that’s disconcerting. Apparently washing produce doesn’t necessarily remove salmonella. According to Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer, if a tomato is warm and the water rolling over its surface is cold, then the fruit will absorb that water through […]

    An End to Animal Testing?

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  • Friday, February 15, 2008
  • An article published by the Associated Press, dated February 14th, indicates there may be an end in sight to live animal testing of potentially toxic chemicals and products as it relates to the safety of human usage of these chemicals. The Environmental Protection Agency, the National Toxicology Program and the National Institutes of Health have […]

    Cloned Meat has been Approved by the FDA

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  • Thursday, January 17, 2008
  • 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” concluded. “Thus, edible products from healthy clones that meet existing […]