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By Constance Young In a recent article entitled “Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others” in The New York Times, Mark Bittman addresses our society’s schizophrenic approach to other animals [let us not forget, humans are animals too].. If we raise them to become food [and I might add, hunt them, or use them for […]

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In June of 2010 Chloe Coscarelli of chefchloe.com was the first vegan chef to win Cupcake Wars on Food Network, beating out three other non-vegan chefs for the title by showcasing four of her signature vegan cupcakes.   Now another vegan chef, Doron Petersan from Sticky Fingers Bakery,  has done it again.  She was among fellow […]

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A couple in Greece had their child adoption application denied on the grounds that they are vegetarian.  The couple has petitioned to get the rejection overturned. Read the full article at alternet.org here.

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Vegan Cookbooks on the Rise!

on March 2, 2011

More and more vegetarian and vegan cookbooks are becoming available than ever before!  A growing trend of more specialized veg cookbooks is also on the rise such as vegan soul food and vegan Latin cuisine.  There are also many vegan baking cookbooks available as well.  With more vegan food choices and vegan recipes available, why […]

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Meatless Mondays are gaining popularity around the word! Many people and now many companies are joining the Meatless Mondays movement. Now you can, in a very kind way, encourage your friends and co-workers to go vegetarian – at least on Mondays. Contact PETA to have them send you their “Meatless Monday Pack.” Get the word […]

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by Constance Young The website for the prestigious muckraking British news source guardian.co.uk has published a video that was secretly filmed and produced by the group Animal Aid. The video exposes the horrendous treatment of so-called “food animals” in slaughterhouses. It is painful to watch, but worth it; and it is a particularly good argument […]

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Oprah’s One-Week Vegan Challenge

on February 13, 2011

By Constance Young In one of her final TV shows on ABC, Oprah recently filmed the results of her “one-week vegan challenge” in which she and 378 of her Harpo staffers went vegan for one week. I saw it ,and you can come to your own conclusions.  [Click here to view the show]  Some animal […]

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The Engine 2 Diet is a book written by former Austin firefighter Rip Esselstyn.  The book focuses on eating healthy and espousing a vegan diet to lower cholesterol.  This book has inspired many, including  other teams of firefighters. Several teams from Maryland and Michigan have cut their cholesterol levels by going vegan.  Learn more on […]

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Most of us know that  former President Bill Clinton went vegan about the time of his daughter’s wedding in Rhinebeck, NY in 2010.  He also cited T Colin Campbell’s well-known book based on the China Study explaining how he lost 24 pounds by converting to a plant-based diet in the hope of improving his heart […]

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In December 2010, the FDA released its first report on the amount of antibiotics used on factory farms – and it’s a staggering amount. The answer: 29 million pounds in 2009. Take a look at the summary of this report that appeared in the blog the Grist.org.

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