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The Real McNugget
October 4, 2010, 8:45 pm
Filed under: Veg News

This is what you’re eating, America… enjoy!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/04/mechanically-separated-meat-chicken-mcnugget-photo_n_749893.html

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“There is no ‘need’ for animal proteins at all.”
May 26, 2010, 8:44 am
Filed under: Recipes, Uncategorized, Veg News

Did you know that most Americans consume far more protein than is actually healthy for them? According to the USDA, men consume over 190% of their daily recommended intake and women 160%. Too much protein can lead to kidney failure, and leeching of calcium from bones, not to mention that America’s favorite sources of protein come from the fattiest foods, leading to obesity and all the complications that come with it! Check out this article in the Huffington Post that discusses this¬†debacle¬†and suggestions for how to solve it!



Famous Vegetarians
May 16, 2010, 6:55 am
Filed under: Veg News

Check out this top 10 list of “Famous Vegeterians” by bing.com… some you’d expect, and some you wouldn’t.

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/top-10-famous-vegetarians/uf1hj6dx



GMA does segment on what’s in ground beef
December 2, 2009, 8:08 pm
Filed under: Veg News

At the beginning of November, I talked about the E. Coli outbreak that killed a New Hampshire man and left many others sick. In response, Good Morning America probed the meat industry to find out the truth about ground meat. What they found, was not good. Here are a few quotes from the segment:

70,000 people get sick from E. Coli every year

Ground beef is the leading cause of E. Coli poisonings

Consumers don’t realize what goes into a single hamburger. Most people have a fantasy that it still comes from a single cow.

In GMA’s independent study, there were a minimum of four cows per patty and a maximum of eight… it is those multiple sources that can make your food vulnerable to contamination because just one animal could contaminate the rest.

You just can never be too sure what is going into the meat you eat. There are no FDA guidelines that force companies to test their meat after it has been produced, only that the meat must be “safe.” While many companies do opt to test their meat, not all do. To me, it just ain’t worth the risk! Watch the segment here.



Leona Lewis and Stella McCartney to design a vegan clothing line!
December 2, 2009, 7:15 pm
Filed under: Veg News

Leona Lewis is in talks with Stella McCartney to design a vegan clothing line. Read about it here.



Vegan Celebs Spread the word!
November 30, 2009, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Veg News

Brothers stars Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman are both vegan and both working to open the public awareness on vegetarian issues, as outlined in this article. Maguire recently wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi about healthier school lunches, and Portman wrote an article for the Huffington Post about the negative effects of Factory Farming. She writes:

“The human cost of factory farming — both the compromised welfare of slaughterhouse workers and, even more, the environmental effects of the mass production of animals — is staggering. Foer details the copious amounts of pig shit sprayed into the air that result in great spikes in human respiratory ailments, the development of new bacterial strains due to overuse of antibiotics on farmed animals, and the origins of the swine flu epidemic, whose story has gripped the nation, in factory farms.”

Read the whole article here.



“Veganism has become hipper, it’s not as granola”
November 30, 2009, 1:29 am
Filed under: Veg News

Check out this article in the New York Times about how veganism is more mainstream then ever in Long Island, New York.