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  • What Meat Eaters Really Think About Veganism – New Research

    01/20/2020 12:08:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    The Conversation ^ | January 17, 2020
    Most people in the UK are committed meat eaters – but for how long? My new research into the views of meat eaters found that most respondents viewed veganism as ethical in principle and good for the environment. It seems that practical matters of taste, price, and convenience are the main barriers preventing more people from adopting veganism – not disagreement with the fundamental idea. This could have major implications for the future of the food industry as meat alternatives become tastier, cheaper and more widely available. My survey of 1,000 UK adult men and women found that 73% of...
  • Vegan and Muslim: Why I kept my plant-based diet secret from my family

    01/10/2020 6:00:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 January 2020 | Rahil Sheikh
    Can you be vegan and Muslim? Sumaya and Mara think so, but often have to defend their beliefs."What?! You are vegan?….VEGAN?!… What's next… taking off your hijab?!" That's how Sumaya's mum reacted when she told her she was vegan. "I wish I recorded her! Her whole body language changed. It was like I'd murdered someone," says Sumaya, who's 18 and from west London. "I was like 'Mum, I haven't murdered anyone. If you think about it… I've done the complete opposite." Like many in Britain today, Sumaya proudly carries many identities. British. Hijab-wearing Muslim woman. Somalian. And most recently, vegan....
  • Empty Gestures on Climate Change: Your Electric Car & Vegan Diet Are Pointless Virtue-Signaling

    12/30/2019 10:37:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Project Syndicate ^ | 12/20/2019 | BJØRN LOMBORG
    Empty Gestures On Climate Change Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs, wash your clothes in cold water, eat less meat, recycle more, and buy an electric car: we are being bombarded with instructions from climate campaigners, environmentalists, and the media about the everyday steps we all must take to tackle climate change. Unfortunately, these appeals trivialize the challenge of global warming, and divert our attention from the huge technological and policy changes that are needed to combat it. For example, the British nature-documentary presenter and environmental campaigner David Attenborough was once asked what he as an individual would do to fight...
  • Does VEGANISM Work or is it a FRAUD?

    12/26/2019 6:27:45 PM PST · by rebuildus · 77 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/26/19 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney, Founder of, questions how effective veganism is implemented by the average person, and why celebrities and other elites are promoting it. Effective veganism: Dr. John McDougal:l Knives Over Forks: Effective traditional food, farming, and healing arts: Weston Price Foundation
  • Vegans may get worse hangovers than meat eaters

    12/25/2019 8:30:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2019 | 7:28pm | Marisa Dellatto
    Before you get buzzed, consider eating some beef. A new study found that vegetarians and vegans may experience hangovers more severely than meat-eaters do. Published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, researchers at Utrecht University in the Netherlands analyzed the after-effects of drinking alcohol in 13 social drinkers. Twenty-three hangover symptoms were monitored in participants on a control night and after a night out drinking, which included headaches, nausea, heart palpitations, vomiting, dizziness, sweating, sensitivity to light and sound and thirst. Throughout the study, participants recorded everything they ate and the analysis discovered that those with less nicotinic acid, otherwise...
  • The 1 Key to Make a Vegan Diet Work

    12/23/2019 5:25:14 PM PST · by rebuildus · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/23/19 | Patrick Rooney
    I’ve been having some trouble digesting saturated fats lately, so I decided to give my body a break and just eat vegan for a little while. The problem is, I’ve always failed at this after three to four days. I just go off the rails and wolf down animal food like it’s going out of style. Is that the way it has to be or is there an alternative? So in search of a little help staying with a plant-based diet, I did a bit of Internet surfing and found a video that promoted vegan eating. In the clip, a...
  • Man trolls vegans by eating KFC wings at animal cruelty protest

    12/12/2019 11:53:35 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2019 | Ben Cost
    This wing man is not feeling the vegan movement. An anonymous man undoubtedly won the hearts of meat lovers everywhere after he trolled a vegan protest event with a giant bucket of KFC chicken wings. His finger-licking-good prank quickly went viral online, garnering mixed reactions from social media. [snip] But their protest failed to impress this chickenhead — who stood by in short-shorts, nonchalantly chomping on a cardboard container of KFC’s signature 11 herbs and spices recipe.
  • Vegan influencer eats meat for 30 days, shocks fans by saying she's healthier than she's 'felt in years'

    12/08/2019 11:28:03 PM PST · by knighthawk · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 08 2019 | Michael Hollan
    Well, that’s a big change. A formerly vegan influencer revealed to her fans that she spent 30 days eating nothing but meat and animal products. She also revealed that the new diet had some surprisingly positive effects on her health. Alyse Parker, who has over 200K Instagram followers and over 700K Youtube subscribers, explained her decision on Instagram. In a post, she revealed that she decided to try the Carnivore Diet after hearing about all of the health benefits from friends who switched from being vegan to eating only meat and animal products.
  • EPIC Provisions: How This Husband + Wife Went From Being Vegan To Starting A Meat-Based Snack Brand

    10/08/2019 6:01:59 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 21, 2018 | Meggen Taylor
    *snip* After suffering a variety of unidentifiable health issues that baffled their doctors, this former vegan couple known for competing in endurance cycling races and triathlons, had a complete 360-degree revelation where they embarked on a high-protein paleo diet that miraculously resolved their health issues. Their collective epiphany and new found vitality led them to launch EPIC Provisions, an Austin-based meat snack company that specializes in making nutrient-dense whole food protein snacks from farmers that engage in regenerative farming practices, in 2013.
  • Air Force testing vegan napalm

    09/25/2019 12:00:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | Sept. 25, 2019
    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The U.S. Air Force is testing an improved,vegan version of the classic Cold War throwback weapon napalm, according to Air Force officials. The new weapon is expected to be able to burn the enemies of the United States to death while assuaging serious moral and environmental concerns. “Napalm is just a mix of a gelling agent and a volatile petrochemical,” said Louie Fleischer, a supervisory technical support specialist with the 96th Test Wing. “Historically, we’ve used animal-based gels. But now that the Department of Defense systemically rejects the commodity status of animals, we are...
  • YANG: I’ll Cut Down On Meat Consumption By Making It Expensive

    09/20/2019 8:22:09 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 147 replies
    GP ^ | 09/20/2019 | Joseph Curl
    With all the problems in the world, Democratic presidential candidates are focusing on — meat. During a climate change forum hosted by MSNBC on Thursday, longshot candidate Andrew Yang was asked by an audience member about “what policy adjustments” he’d make to “curb expansion and reduce the environmental impact of the cattle industry” in order to “reduce demand.” “Cattle is very energy-consuming and energy-expensive. And if you project forward on what we would need to do to reduce emissions, you would want to modify Americans’ diets over time,” Yang said.
  • Should dietary guidelines recommend low red meat intake?

    09/14/2019 1:46:59 PM PDT · by mlo · 46 replies
    Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition ^ | 9-5-2019 | Frédéric Leroy & Nathan Cofnas
    Abstract Mainstream dietary recommendations now commonly advise people to minimize the intake of red meat for health and environmental reasons. Most recently, a major report issued by the EAT-Lancet Commission recommended a planetary reference diet mostly based on plants and with no or very low (14 g/d) consumption of red meat. We argue that claims about the health dangers of red meat are not only improbable in the light of our evolutionary history, they are far from being supported by robust scientific evidence.
  • Vegan activist who ‘rescued’ 16 rabbits killed nearly 100 in the process

    09/09/2019 7:12:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    nypost ^ | 09/09/2019 | Chris Perez
    A vegan activist in Spain who claimed to have been attacked by an angry mob last week — after she “rescued” 16 rabbits from their farm — wound up causing the deaths of nearly 100 baby bunnies in the process, a report says. The activist, who goes by the name “Mythical Mia” on social media, conducted the alleged rescue mission on a farm near Osono last Sunday, according to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. Five rabbits, which were pregnant and about to give birth, were killed during the chaotic retrieval and several others were left with broken spines, the paper...
  • Warning over vegan diets and brain health nutrient deficiency

    09/07/2019 6:29:30 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 72 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | September 5, 2019 | Tim Sandle
    Subheading: The recommendation that people move to plant-based diets carries the risk of worsening a brain health nutrient deficiency due to low dietary levels of choline, warns a leading nutritionist. This has been challenged by other experts. The concern has been raised by Dr Emma Derbyshire, of Nutritional Insight, a consultancy specializing in nutrition and biomedical science, who has written a paper published in the British Medical Journal. Her research focuses on the British population. Dr. Derbyshire is concerned about choline levels. Choline is a water-soluble vitamin-like essential nutrient, important for brain health, particularly during fetal development. The nutrient also...
  • Thousands to attend BBQ outside home of vegan who sued neighbors over smelly meats

    09/04/2019 9:30:20 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/4/2019 | Jackie Salo
    Thousands of people are roasting an Australian vegan who took her neighbors to court over the smell of meat and fish from their barbecue — by planning a massive cookout outside her home. Cilla Carden made headlines this week for her legal beef, in which she claimed the odors from her neighbors’ barbecues had destroyed her quality of life, 9News reported. Now more than 3,000 people are planning to attend a cookout outside her Perth home, organized on a Facebook page called “Community BBQ for Cilla Carden.” “Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a...
  • Vegan Takes Neighbor To Court Over Barbecue Meat Smells

    09/03/2019 5:59:45 PM PDT · by Yak · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/3/2019 | Jackie Salo
    An Australian vegan has a beef with her neighbors over what she claims is the smell of meat and fish coming from their barbecue, according to reports.
  • KFC announces vegan ‘Beyond Fried Chicken’

    08/26/2019 4:15:31 PM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    kxan ^ | Aug. 26, 2019 | Russell Falcon
    On Monday, Kentucky Fried Chicken announced the arrival of its newest menu option, a vegan fried chicken called “Beyond Fried Chicken.” The meal will be made using plant-based meat substitute Beyond Meat, which aims to look and cook like real meat. The move comes after several fast-food chains have begun offering plant-based options, including Burger King’s “Impossible Whopper,” which promised to “bleed” like real meat.
  • Pro-Choicer: People with “bad genes” shouldn’t have kids

    07/22/2019 7:54:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | July 11, 2019 | Sarah Terzo
    Taslima Nasreen, a pro-abortion feminist, tweeted: “Men and women who have bad genes with genetic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc should not produce children. They have no right to make others suffer.” Another tweet by Nasreen: “I love food. I love fish and meat and sweets. But i have to be a vegan in order to reduce the risk of early death. I got bad genes from my parents.” Cassy Fiano-Chesser “Pro-abortion feminist echoes Planned Parenthood founder: People with ‘bad genes’ shouldn’t reproduce” Live Action News June 20, 2019
  • Ontario firefighter says his human rights were violated because he wasn't given vegan food

    05/22/2019 9:51:37 AM PDT · by llevrok · 28 replies
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | 3/21/2019 | Liam Casey
    An Ontario firefighter alleges his human rights were violated when he was not provided sufficient vegan food while battling a massive blaze in British Columbia. Adam Knauff has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario against his employer, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, over his treatment and subsequent suspension while fighting a fire near William’s Lake, B.C., in 2017. “The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry discriminated against me and failed to accommodate my sincerely held ethical beliefs (creed) when it failed to provide me with food that accommodated my personal commitment to ethical...
  • Chick-fil-A is starting to 'imagine' vegan menu

    05/13/2019 4:51:25 PM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies ^ | May 13, 2019 | Michael Hollan | Fox News
    Amanda Norris, the executive director of Chik-fil-A’s menu, told Business Insider that “a vegetarian option or a vegan option is something we're looking at, we're thinking about, and have some research and development." According to the report, Chick-fil-A has been researching vegan menu items for a few years at this point. "We've kind of been watching it, and now we are moving more from the watch stage and getting into that understand, or really imagine stage,” Norris said. There are reportedly five stages all new menu items and initiatives must go through before launch at Chick-fil-A: Understand, imagine, prototype, validate and...