The Whole Foods Counter-Boycott

David Frum has a smart conservatively-oriented piece on the Whole Foods Market boycott. Why would progressively-minded foodies want to throw Mackey and his chain under the bus? Frum’s answer: They see their food culture as a symbol of belonging, more than as a valuable cause in its own right. And they are prepared to sacrifice […]

Tony Gonzalez’ Near-Vegan Diet

Here’s a USA Today article all about future NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez. After sitting next to a vegan on a plane (it wasn’t me), Gonzalez has adopted a primarily vegan diet with some added fish. That marks a huge break from the red meat menu of most NFL stars. T. Colin Campbell’s China […]

Quarry Girl’s Review of Dr. Cow’s Nut Tree Cheeses

QuarryGirl’s back with another typically thorough must-read article, this time covering a new line of gourmet vegan cheeses: We’re not talking about Daiya-style melty cheese that you’d put on a pizza or in a toasted sandwich, but a direct replacement for those expensive, tasty and pungent cheeses that go so well on a cracker with […]

Occasional Ad: Snow Leopard and Back-to-School Stuff

Apple’s acclaimed new Snow Leopard operating system ships this Friday, and I know I’m not the only vegan who’ll be upgrading. Existing Leopard users pay just $29. If you’re planning to upgrade, please use our Vegan.com links to make your purchase from Amazon. Finally, since it’s back-to-school season, please follow our links to Amazon for […]

UK Prisons Introduce Vegan Options

Life has just improved for 800 or so vegan prisoners in the UK: they can now buy food and lifestyle products from two “eco-outlets.” One government official is vexed: They gave up any rights to have principles when they robbed the old lady, burgled a house, smuggled cocaine or beat someone up. I bet it’s […]

Time.com Takes On Factory Farming

Time.com has a lengthy article that basically sums up the key points made in The Omnivore’s Dilemma and “Food, Inc.” I doubt I’ve ever seen such a strongly-worded critique of factory farming published by the major media. Check out the lead paragraph: Somewhere in Iowa, a pig is being raised in a confined pen, packed […]

John Mackey, Whole Foods, and Health Care

Last week Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey wrote an editorial on health care reform for the Wall Street Journal (Disclosure, Mackey has also endorsed my book Meat Market.) Since his piece was published, some progressives have felt betrayed and have called to boycott Whole Foods. If I wasn’t in the process of moving, and […]

Pig Candy

Every month or two I feature a recipe that represents the very worst the meat world has to offer. This time around it’s “pig candy.” Blurp. Link.

Julia Child on Vegetarians

That damned movie is out, that you couldn’t pay me to see. So, in celebration, here’s Julia bashing vegetarians in the most clueless way imaginable, right in the august pages of People magazine: We didn’t know many vegetarians years ago. Not eating meat became the thing to do some places in the ’60s, but the […]

Michael Vick and Jackie Robinson

The New York Times’ William C. Rhoden, who has written some great stuff condemning horse racing, got a scoop this past weekend. In an article about Michael Vick’s return to the NFL, Rhoden mentions Vick supporter Jesse Jackson, who compares the disgraced quarterback’s efforts to find a team to Jackie Robinson’s breaking of baseball’s color […]