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Friday, August 28th, 2009
8:53 pm
Vegppl - a new social networking site along the lines of Facebook for all vegetarians, and anyone who is curious about anything to do with being vegetarian:

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
7:52 pm
No M&M's for you!

Mars Inc. is performing pointless tests on lab mice and other animals, then killing them and dissecting them to see how their organ systems were affected.


Even when I ate meat, I realized that tests like these were superfluous! Scientists ALREADY know which chemicals affect humans and in what ways!! Why? Because of previous other tests being done!!

Anyway, read this article and think twice about endorsing such companies that give us M&M's and Snickers bars. BOYCOTTING a company is the easiest thing to do for those of you thinking, "Oh, but I'm just one person."


There, didn't that make you feel important?

This has been a public service announcement from weiland_daze.

Current Mood: lazy

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
11:59 am
"baby" carrots
This may seem obvious, but I only recently learned that baby carrots are actually just regular carrots peeled to size.  I know that it's convenient, but it seems like a lot of waste would go into manufacturing these tiny bites, whereas an entire pound of regular carrots peeled and chopped into sticks only left me with a teeny handful of waste.  Just a thought.

crossposted to ecoveggies
Monday, January 22nd, 2007
4:28 pm
the dark side of the pork industry
This is really probably one of the most disgusting articles I have ever read.  It's long, but worth reading.  Crazy stuff.
Google map showing a "pink lagoon."  Drag the map around a bit (particularly to the north and east) and you'll see more farms.
Thursday, January 4th, 2007
1:21 am

An interesting article on the "greenwashing" phenomenon by which everything is suddenly a green product -- or at least appears to be.

"Be It Ever So Homespun, There's Nothing Like Spin"

an excerpt from the article...

"...The kind of greenwashing I’m talking about is not just a fake environmental ethos. Greenwashing, it seems to me, can also describe a pervasive genre of food packaging designed to make sure that manufacturers grab their slice of the $25 billion that American shoppers spend each year on natural or organic food.

As a design shorthand, it makes subtle use of specific colors, images, typefaces and the promise of what marketers call “an authentic narrative” to sell food. Especially in recent years, greenwashing has spilled out well past the organic section of the grocery store. Even the snack aisle at the gas station isn’t immune...

Ms. Talerman, the New York advertising consultant, predicted that the fascination with what she called the green identifiers will last about five years longer. Then, she said, green-elite food consumers will push companies for even more information about environmental impact, labor practices and community involvement, and mass market consumers will start reading labels instead of just searching out easy identifiers."

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
5:14 pm
Ethical Eaters
Are there any other more active 'places' where people are discussing practical ethics of eating?

I mean, talking about the decisions we're taking in our own lives. I'm especially interested in people who are agonizing about realistic compromises between food ethics, and other ethical issues.

ETA: BTW mizzpyx, are you still getting applications to join this community?
Sunday, December 24th, 2006
1:11 pm
lunch ideas
hello all! i'm a new vegetarian and i was just wondering if anyone could give me any lunch ideas. i don't have a lunch period at school, so i normally just go to the cafeteria and buy french fries and eat those in class. i was wondering if anyone could give me any new meal ideas, b/c i don't wanna keep eating french fries for lunch every day.
thanks so much!
Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
12:38 pm
growth of organics prompts outsourcing
An interesting article that talks about how the boon of organic foods is prompting many companies to outsource their business in order to thrive. Prompts consideration about the balance between buying organic and buying locally.

Business Week Online
OCTOBER 16, 2006

"The Organic Myth"
Pastoral ideals are getting trampled as organic food goes mass market

Next time you're in the supermarket, stop and take a look at Stonyfield Farm yogurt. With its contented cow and green fields, the yellow container evokes a bucolic existence, telegraphing what we've come to expect from organic food: pure, pesticide-free, locally produced ingredients grown on a small family farm.

So it may come as a surprise that Stonyfield's organic farm is long gone. Its main facility is a state-of-the-art industrial plant just off the airport strip in Londonderry, N.H., where it handles milk from other farms. And consider this: Sometime soon a portion of the milk used to make that organic yogurt may be taken from a chemical-free cow in New Zealand, powdered, and then shipped to the U.S. True, Stonyfield still cleaves to its organic heritage. For Chairman and CEO Gary Hirshberg, though, shipping milk powder 9,000 miles across the planet is the price you pay to conquer the supermarket dairy aisle. "It would be great to get all of our food within a 10-mile radius of our house," he says. "But once you're in organic, you have to source globally."

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
12:56 pm
Lehigh Valley Veg*ans
Community pimpin'! X-posted like whoa. (Sorry for spammage >.<)

A community for Lehigh Valley area vegetarians and vegans!
Allentown PA, Bethlehem, Easton, and the surrounding areas...
If you're veg and live here, join up!
Know a veg*an here or nearby, tell them to join! :D

Monday, April 10th, 2006
12:09 am
Ethical consumerism
Hi there, folks. I came across a great site today: http://www.corporatecritic.org/

Unfortunately (for me, not for the Brits who might read this), only about 30% of the database pertains to companies in the United States.

So, my question: does anyone know of a similar U.S. site? I know of some sites on ethical consumerism, but nothing that spells it out like this for those of us who live state-side.

Many thanks in advance!
Sunday, January 15th, 2006
2:42 pm
easy cheap student food?
I'm trying to cut down on expenses, being a Poor Student(TM). However this is really tough, 'cause I'm in college/work all day, and end up eating in the cafeteria in college a few days a week. This is not only ridiculously overpriced, it also isn't the healthiest way to eat. However there's no facilities for cooking/heating food on campus (although I do have a microwave at work which is really handy, but only there a couple days a week).
So, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for food that I can make a day or two in advance ('cause I'm often out of the house from morning till late evening), is tasty cold as well as hot, is filling (I eat enough for two or three mere mortals), and is vegetarian (I'm the garden-variety lacto-ovo kind). Oh, and doesn't have insanely expensive ingredients I'm not really a fan of most salads 'cause they rarely fill me up.. and most of the food I cook these days just isn't suitable- it's either only good when it's hot, or it's stuff you have to eat straight away.
Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

x-posted to my own journal and, well, all over the place.
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
7:12 am
UK men living ethical lives?
Apparently, ITV in the UK are making a new programme about UK men who live ethical lives:

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Anyone feels like nibbling, I got this in email, and can put you in touch... !

Current Mood: silly
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
11:49 pm
It occurred to me the other day that no community exists solely for vegan and vegetarian themed LJ icons.

So I made one.


Come and share your veg*n icons! :D

P.S. co-mods wanted...let me know in a comment if you're interested ^.^
Saturday, April 9th, 2005
2:59 pm
New to the community!
Hi! I'm in the process of writing a vegetarian world-fusion cookbook. My journal, vunderfood, exists pretty much only to share some of the recipes on it.

So anyone who's interested, let me know what you think! Thank you!
Monday, August 23rd, 2004
8:57 pm
(also posted in vegetarian and vegetarian_uk)

I came across the following quote in the book I'm currently reading. For the record, I believe that anyone who takes time to think about what they eat is doing a good thing: we each come to our own conclusion on whether to be vegetarian, keep kosher, eat only organic food and so on. I'm not judging anyone's choices by posting this.

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Current Mood: thoughtful
Wednesday, July 28th, 2004
11:47 pm
My name is Jessica, 16, been a vegetarian since 11.
I live in Port Clinton, OH. I don't know a single vegetarian my age. The only other one I've spoken to, in person, is a middle aged man, mighty awesome, but all the same, I have no one to relate to. I was wondering if maybe there are some people from anywhere in the North-West Ohio, SE MI area that would like to get together to talk. I've formed all of my beliefs and opinions on my own and they're probably very biased.
Thanks to anyone that can help.
Sunday, July 25th, 2004
1:59 am
HI...it has been a while!
Hi everyone. I used to be in this community about a year ago, was on a livejournal hiatus for a while, but have returned...I remember when this page was born. This past year I've gone from being an ovo-lacto-pesco vegetarian to just ovo-lacto. It has been alright so far, and I'm still trying to make creative meals that 1. are satisfying and 2. that are different and fun.

i'm happy I finally decided to stop eating seafood, though sometimes I get reminiscent. lol.
ah well, its good to be back on livejournal. I'll post soon again with something more relevant :-)

Current Mood: nostalgic
Tuesday, May 25th, 2004
12:33 pm
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004
10:01 am
From CNN.com - Lawsuit: Fake popcorn butter caused disease
As a group of ethical eaters, I thought this article might be of interest when considering shopping choices:

JOPLIN, Missouri (AP) -- A jury was selected Monday to hear the claim of an ailing factory worker who says his rare lung disease was caused by the artificial butter vapors at a microwave popcorn plant.

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Thursday, January 8th, 2004
12:48 pm
"lapsed" veggie lookin for advice..
**crossposted to vegetarian and ethicaleaters**

I've been veggie for years, but lately.. not so much so. Basically the situation is that my family are very prone to Alzheimers- of my grandmother's generation, all of them are either dead or in the advanced stages. it's not pretty.
I'd been doing a whole lot of research/reading into Alzheimers and ways that are thought to be able to prevent it, or at least reduce it's likelihood, or even just slow it down a bit, and the one thing that kept on coming up all the time was eating oily fish- apparantly people who eat it regularly are like 6 times less likely to end up eith Alzheimers.
because I'm a whole lot more freaked out by the thought of ever getting Alzheimers' than the thought of eating fish (it's my worst fear, basically), I've started sometimed eating some oily fish.
Now, I don't really like doing this.. on the other hand I'm petrified of ever ending up with Alzheimers.. I'm just wondering does anyone know any other things I could be doing instead, or other food with the stuff that's in oily fish. Also, I know there's a list somewhere of different species of fish, with how their caught and stuff like that, so I could at least try and stick to stuff that isn't being overfished or farmed or anything nasty like that.

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