March 2nd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Putting aside the moral debate about whether or not there really is such a thing as “humane” meat (or eggs or dairy products), there are other issues equally as confounding at the forefront of the discussion about whether or not to eat meat, namely the impact on the environment.
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January 19th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be taking the big apple’s obesity epidemic seriously with a recent citywide ban on large-sized sugary sodas and soft drinks, but Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken it a step further, urging his city’s residents to consider adopting a vegan diet to improve their health.
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January 6th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Despite ranking in at only the 29th healthiest country in the world (Japan is number one), forays into healthier eating, like the rise of veganism and vegetarianism, are now taking to the masses, as obesity and diet-related illnesses continue to rise in the U.S. In one effort to provide healthy alternative dietary choices, the Cooking Channel kicks off its 2013 season with a show focused on delicious, whole-food approaches to meat-free diets.
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November 29th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
If you’re following your favorite celebrity or ex-President down the vegan diet route, you may want to skip the veggie burgers, cites new research on the massive environmental impact of producing faux-flesh products.
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October 21st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
If Meatless Mondays have been working for you—there may be some good reasons to extend your vegetarian meals through the rest of the week: new research shows vegetarians significantly outlive meat-eaters. The research, conducted by Loma Linda University, was recently presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo, and [...]
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June 16th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams have created quite a buzz by announcing recently that they’ve moved a bit of their focus offline—and potentially into your digestive system—by investing in a vegan mock meat start-up company called Beyond Meat.
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November 29th, 2010 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Former NFL tight end Eric Johnson, now Mr. Jessica Simpson since his engagement to “singer” is an idea man – or so they say – and the out of work football player wants to start a chain of vegan fast-food restaurants.
I don’t know about his restaurateur aspirations, but I remember quite vividly that this cement head cost me a win in fantasy football, when I swapped him in for my regular tight end who was on bye week. Curse you Eric Johnson.
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August 18th, 2010 - Barbara Feiner
Burlington, VT-based VerMints has introduced a new line of vegan-friendly mints made exclusively from all-natural and organic ingredients.
Six full-bodied flavors are available in pocket-size tins:
- Café Express
Each product is gluten- and nut-free, kosher and free of animal products. No high-fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners are used.
Chai, my favorite flavor, is made with organic crystallized cane juice, organic tapioca syrup, organic Vermont maple syrup, chai tea and Vermont Pure Spring water.
Mints are available at well-stocked natural and organic food stores like Whole Foods Market. You may also order the mints online.
5 More Organic Food Finds
- VitaSoy Peppermint Chocolate Organic Soy Beverage (seasonal)
- The Great Organic Uncured Hot Dog
- Dagoba’s Sweet and Savory Organic Chocolates
- Clover Organic Eggnog (seasonal)
- Moosewood Soups and Entrees
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July 21st, 2010 - Scott Shaffer
Quick, imagine a vegan guy. Let me guess what pops into your head: a scrawny, pale artist with horn-rimmed glasses whose closest brush with fame was playing in a mopey indie rock band. Yeah, that’s what I thought of, too. How’s this for a new vegan poster man: a tall, dark, and ruggedly handsome NFL star who can melt hearts with his confident baritone. Yeah, that’s right: the Old Spice Guy.
Ecorazzi scooped some tweets from Isaiah Mustafa, the actor who plays the Old Spice Guy, that suggest he’s trying a vegan diet. If it’s true, Mr. Mustafa, we’ve got a couple recipes for you.
Our Easy Lentil Salad with Radicchio and Veggies is a high protein, low-fat power salad that will leave you feeling like a man, man.
If you want something warmer, try our Vegetarian Chili recipe. Nothing but beans, tomatoes, veggies, broth, and spices. Yum!
For breakfast, dessert, or anything in between, use our Raw Almond Butter recipe. It’s simple, vegan, raw, and super tasty.
Image Credit: Graeme Douglas
Read More:Is The Old Spice Guy Vegan?
September 21st, 2009 - Barbara Feiner
Compassion Over Killing (COK), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit animal advocacy group, has exposed cruelty at an egg factory farm owned by Michael Foods, one of the nation’s largest egg producers and a major supplier to Dunkin’ Donuts. (Click here to view the video.)
While employed at the facility in August, an investigator with a hidden camera shot footage of farm conditions for more than 1 million birds in battery cages, including:
- Hens immobilized in the wires of their cages, unable to access food or water
- Decomposing and “mummified” corpses left in cages alongside live birds
- Severe feather loss
- Untreated injuries
- An employee decapitating a hen
“No responsible company should support this animal cruelty,” says Erica Meier, COK’s executive director. “Dunkin’ Donuts can—and should—make the right decision by removing eggs from its doughnuts and offering more humane vegan menu items.”
Earlier this year, COK asked the donut chain about how the hens in its supply chain were treated and whether the company could offer egg-free donuts.
Dunkin’ took no action, so COK launched DunkinCruelty.com. You can protest the ongoing hen mistreatment by completing an email form.
Photo courtesy of DunkinCruelty.com
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