Scientific news of interest to vegans.

Another Reason Not To Eat Meat

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Lane 0

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 [keep reading…]

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahhto

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Lane 4

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 [keep reading…]

Yet Another Reason Not To Eat Meat

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 Lane 20

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 [keep reading…]

Vegetarians Live Longer

Sunday, July 13, 2008 Lane 13

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, [keep reading…]

Mad Cows And Dementia

Thursday, July 10, 2008 Lane 12

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 [keep reading…]

Methane – This Is The Solution?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Lane 2

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 [keep reading…]

More Reasons Not To Eat Pork

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Lane 9

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 [keep reading…]

More On Tomatoes and Salmonella

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 Lane 10

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 [keep reading…]

An End to Animal Testing?

Friday, February 15, 2008 Jane 5

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 [keep reading…]

Cloned Meat has been Approved by the FDA

Thursday, January 17, 2008 Lane 24

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 [keep reading…]

Eat Green – Literally and Figuratively

Thursday, November 22, 2007 Lane 2

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, once you tell someone you’re doing something a little out of ordinary they tend to challenge you. Yesterday we were chatting with our cousins who think we are insane for restricting our diet so severely. Tom wanted to know why, exactly, we were doing [keep reading…]