Food

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More Countries Ban Foie Gras – the indelicate delicacy!

We are happy to report that India has just joined the growing honor roll of countries which have banned foie gras, or swollen goose, and sometimes duck, liver. The initiative for the ban got started in 2012 by animal welfare organizations complaining to their government, and documenting the awful conditions that geese and ducks endure … Continue reading

Nuts are good for you!

Good news for nut lovers: Nuts do more than add texture and flavor to meatless meals such as salads, veggie burgers, and pilafs—they also add nutrients. Nuts have protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. They also have excellent array of phytonutrients and some are very high in omega 3 essential fatty acids. Nuts have been shown … Continue reading

Fast Veg in Texas!

Many vegetarians long for a veg fast food restaurant, complete with drive through convenience. Now, a chef’s idea for a completely plant-based, organic fast-food restaurant is becoming a reality in San Antonio. Mike Behrend, co-owner of the Green Vegetarian Cuisine restaurant, has started the soon-to-open Earth Burger, which will offer a healthier take on quick … Continue reading

Serve a Sample and Save the World

It seems like a little thing – just serving a few samples of food at Seattle’s Vegfest – doesn’t it? Yet sometimes simple things can be very powerful. At this year’s Vegfest, thousands of people will be coming through the door to give veg foods a try, to learn more about veg diets, and take … Continue reading

Octopus – Don’t beat it, don’t eat it!

There’s been quite the furor recently after a diver was seen last year punching an 80 pound Giant Pacific Octopus at Alki Cove 2 he caught in order to subdue it. He said he wanted to capture it and take it home, “to draw it for this art project, and eat it for meat.” Outrage … Continue reading

Obama Adminstration Chickens Out

The news about chicken just keeps getting worse. As if we needed yet another reason not to eat chicken, the Obama administration has just caved in to “big chicken” by issuing new slaughterhouse regulations. These will save the industry over $256 million every year by speeding up the pace of processing and reducing the number … Continue reading

Returning Vets Plant Victory Gardens

In the spirit of the Victory Gardens that so many Americans and their allies planted during World War I and II, returning service men and women are now being trained to grow sustainable, plant-based foods, as the latest weapon in the battle against unhealthy diets, environmental degradation (including global warming) and, of course, global hunger. … Continue reading

East Eats West, and Gets Diabetes!

It’s a diabetes disaster! Rapidly escalating levels of meat, poultry, fish and egg consumption have combined to give China the highest rates of diabetes in the world. Yes, their rate of this so called “western disease” is now even higher than ours. The statistics are both startling and sobering. 12% of Chinese now have diabetes … Continue reading

Sofritas in Washington – a new line of vegan tofu burritos

Chipotle Mexican Grill, known for its use of organic ingredients and naturally raised meat, has announced that it is making a major stride toward leading the fast-food industry into vegan territory. Chipotle stores throughout the Pacific Northwest will begin selling Sofritas – shredded, organic tofu braised with chipotle chiles and roasted poblanos, served in burritos, … Continue reading

30,000 Vegan Astronauts

We’ve recently written about NASA’s planned mission to Mars and how they determined that only a vegan diet is sustainable for the long trip there and back. NASA still faces several hurdles in its quest to launch a human mission to Mars by the 2030s, officials said this month, but progress is being made especially … Continue reading

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