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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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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…]

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PCRM Says Food Contamination Originates In Meat And Poultry

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Lane 4

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 [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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Omnivore? Herbivore? Frugivore!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 Lane 12

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 [keep reading…]

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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…]

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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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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…]

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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…]

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More Reasons Not To Eat Meat

Thursday, May 15, 2008 Lane 6

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 [keep reading…]


I Took The Red Pill

Thursday, April 24, 2008 Lane 8

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 Moss that came out in [keep reading…]

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Earthlings — A Discourse on Compassion

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Lane 19

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 need for factory farming, but [keep reading…]

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Another Reason Not to Eat Meat

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Lane 3

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 appalled we become. Today, watching [keep reading…]

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Cloned Meat has been Approved by the FDA

Thursday, January 17, 2008 Lane 28

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…]

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Combat the Obesity Epidemic — Go Vegan

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Lane 2

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 something new every day. I [keep reading…]