Pollan, Vegans, and Plant Suffering

The New York Times with another round of the same old horse shit about plant suffering: Is it morally permissible to submit to total instrumentalization living beings that, though they do not have a central nervous system, are capable of basic learning and communication? Should their swift response to stress leave us coldly indifferent, while… Read more »

California Chefs Try to Derail Upcoming Foie Gras Ban

Writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, Stacy Finz and Paolo Lucchesi report: More than 100 of California’s best-known chefs have joined forces to fight the nation’s first state law banning the sale of foie gras. Typical for the Chronicle, this story is heavily slanted in favor of foie gras producers, who get their absurd talking points… Read more »

Pink Slime’s Sequel: “Meat Glue”

Dan Noyes of San Francisco’s ABC News reports: It’s commonly called meat glue — and it does just that — glues bits and pieces of less desirable meat together, back into one single piece. But while pink slime is simply gross to think about, glued meat that’s not handled properly could make you sick. American… Read more »

Pasta and Salad

Even simple vegan meals can still be incredibly elegant. From the La Vida Vegga blog. Uploaded by: keddylee

Our Henhouse Picks Winning Anti-Meat Essay

In response to the New York Times’ problematic “The Case for Eating Meat” essay contest, the Our Henhouse gals started an essay contest of their own about why it’s unethical to eat meat. They announced the winning entry this morning, written by Alan W. Peck. Peck’s piece doesn’t really make any original points, but perhaps… Read more »

Jon Camp Passes Out Vegan Outreach Booklet #800,000

An incredible activist and the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. If you want to help fund Jon’s efforts, sign up for Team Vegan. It’s a fun way to meet other animal advocates, get fit, and raise money that will save countless animals. Link.

Another Reason to Avoid Palm Oil

It’s looking as though the industry is right up there with cattle ranching as a top greenhouse gas contributor. Yet another reason to try Bryanna’s Vegan Butter recipe. Link.

Reuters: Processed Food Lobbies Rout Reformers

This one deserves a Pulitzer. In a lengthy article for Reuters, Duff Wilson and Janet Roberts offer some of the best food politics reporting I’ve ever seen: At every level of government, the food and beverage industries won fight after fight during the last decade. They have never lost a significant political battle in the… Read more »

Roberto Martin’s Vegan Cooking for Omnivores

Ellen DeGeneres’ personal chef’s new book has just been released: Vegan Cooking for Carnivores: Over 125 Recipes So Tasty You Won’t Miss the Meat. It’s exciting that, as I write this, the book is ranked #30 on Amazon.com. I bet we can all think of a few omnivores near and dear to us who this… Read more »