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Vega Purchased By Silk and So Delicious Conglomerate

WhiteWave, the conglomerate that owns Silk non-dairy milk products and So Delicious vegan ice cream has purchased Vega. As our regular readers known, we have written extensively about negative effects … [Continue Reading...]

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Review: Soyajoy G4 Soy Milk Maker

Recently, Soyajoy came out with a replacement for their top-selling soy milk maker. For 2013, Soyajoy now has the G4 soy milk maker, a replacement for their older, G3 model. The product description (according to the manufacturer) is that the SoyaJoy G4 is the next model to the 5-star rated … [Read More...]

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O Olive Oil

Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a dip. You add a bit of olive oil and balsamic to your plate and then a small spoonful of dukkah (you … [Continue Reading...]

VEGAN LIFE

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been a special day in our house. Once we became vegan, our menu was mostly the same, simply veganized and minus the turkey. Over the years we've tried a wide variety of turkey substitutes, but our absolute favorite is the Gardein Holiday Roast. It is supposed to serve … [Continue Reading...]

ANIMAL RIGHTS

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Below is a press release on a Rulemaking Petition submitted to the USDA promoting the psychological well-being of all primate species in labs that is consistent with new NIH standards for chimpanzees held for research. The comment period is now open. "USDA promulgating clear standards is critical … [Continue Reading...]

FOOD

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Vega Purchased By Silk and So Delicious Conglomerate

WhiteWave, the conglomerate that owns Silk non-dairy milk products and So Delicious vegan ice cream has purchased Vega. As our regular readers known, we have written extensively about negative effects that a number of people have experienced from their vegan protein powder products. Will the … [Continue Reading...]

HEALTH

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Do multivitamins make you healthier?

Some experts say it's time to give up on daily multivitamins to preserve health, but others disagree. What should you do? If you take a multivitamin, it's probably because you want to do everything you can to protect your health. But there is still limited evidence that a daily cocktail of … [Continue Reading...]

SCIENCE

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, but is ingested when we consume meat and dairy products. […]

GREEN LIVING

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5 Awesome Reasons We Could Have a Vegan America by 2050

After undergoing quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and a later stent surgery, Bill Clinton adopted a vegan diet in 2010. Since then, he’s lost 20 pounds, and is now an advocate for vegan and meatless diets. “I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now,” Clinton told a CNN … [Continue Reading...]

REVIEWS

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O Olive Oil

Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a dip. You add a bit of olive oil and balsamic to your plate and then a small spoonful of dukkah (you … [Continue Reading...]

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Vega Purchased By Silk and So Delicious Conglomerate

WhiteWave, the conglomerate that owns Silk non-dairy milk products and So Delicious vegan ice cream has purchased Vega. As our regular readers known, we have written extensively about negative effects that a number of people have experienced from their vegan protein powder products. Will the … [Continue Reading...]

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Monsanto: A Rose By Any Other Name…

Documents released today by Syngenta include a letter from Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant to Syngenta, suggesting as a part of a corporate merger that, “We would also propose a new name for the combined company to reflect its unique global nature.” “Monsanto wants to escape its ugly history by ditching … [Continue Reading...]

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New Vegan Mac & “Cheese” — Mac Uncheddar

The Name Says It All! Pastaríso’s New Vegan & Gluten Free Mac Uncheddar Offers A Deliciously Nutritious Fresh Take On A Classic Comfort Food — Without The Cheese!                              Bold New Product A Perfect Option For Taste-Conscious Consumers Of All Ages Following A Cheese-Free … [Continue Reading...]

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USDA Seeks Public Comment for Better Animal Welfare Act Standards

Below is a press release on a Rulemaking Petition submitted to the USDA promoting the psychological well-being of all primate species in labs that is consistent with new NIH standards for chimpanzees held for research. The comment period is now open. "USDA promulgating clear standards is critical … [Continue Reading...]

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Does a Plant-based Diet Really Help Animals?

I am happy to say that multiple reports seem to indicate that there is an increased awareness of veganism. More and more people are changing their diets are eating a plant-based diet or are eating less meat. But is eating a plant-based diet helping animals? This was discussed in an article today on … [Continue Reading...]

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Plant-based Diet Promoted by USDA

Move over Meatless-Monday. A school in California is about to become the first school to offer an all-vegan cafeteria for school meals. This is a private school. We had touched upon this some time ago. The MUSE School in Calabasas, California, will complete a transition to an all-vegan menu … [Continue Reading...]

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Vegan diet benefits obese children, Cleveland Clinic study shows

Obese children with high cholesterol who followed a strict vegan diet with little added fat in a small Cleveland Clinic study showed significant improvements in both weight and heart disease risk factors in only a month, according to research released Thursday. The children, ages 9 to 18, were … [Continue Reading...]

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Beyoncé has teamed up with 22 Days Nutrition…

Beyoncé has teamed up with 22 Days Nutrition... However, I am unable to access their website. On my computer and on my phone, I am blocked with the following message".. This web site at 22daysnutrition.com has been reported as malicious and has been blocked by your Internet Service Provider..."  … [Continue Reading...]

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Millennium Restaurant in SF Closing

Most people LOVE Millennium in SF. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion... I took Jane there for her birthday last year. We both were quite disappointed. Today, Millennium announced that they will be closing their restaurant in April as their lease is expiring and the new owners are not … [Continue Reading...]

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How do I become vegan?

I've heard from many people motivated to become vegan by animal welfare issues. Health and the environment are other reasons to discuss, but this week, about halfway through my month chronicling my vegan ways, I’m going to turn to some practicalities. Just how hard is it to become a vegan? If … [Continue Reading...]