I've seen a lot of misinformation out there about which plant foods are good sources of key nutrients. There was an image going around that stated that broccoli had even more protein per calorie than beef does. This is incredibly misleading. Think about how caloric beef is compared to broccoli. Now imagine how much broccoli … Continue reading What does Good Vegan Nutrition Actually Look Like?
Many people, vegan or not, strongly feel that they love animals. That's why they like visiting places like zoos and aquariums. That's why they like tourist attractions that allow them to take a picture holding a koala or even a lion cub. These are the isolated incidents in which most of us could possibly encounter … Continue reading Vegan Gray Areas: Zoos
Living in a non-vegan world constantly exposes us to the fact that many people simply don't want to know the uncomfortable truth about animal agriculture. Going beyond willful ignorance, certain animals, like fish, elicit absolutely no compassion from most people. They are seen as too simple, too stupid, and too unaware to be capable of … Continue reading Our Bias Against Fish
Yesterday was the day when the Impossible Whopper premiered in all U.S. Burger King locations. There are several reasons why the vegan-ess of Impossible Meat is in question and separate concerns over the preparation of the Whoppers themselves (not to mention the larger health and financial ramifications). I ordered one of these sandwiches today (no … Continue reading Vegan Gray Areas: The Impossible Whopper
I think to have a real opinion on this subject you have to understand a little bit of what goes on behind the scenes. So, let's jump right into exactly what honey is and how it's produced in a controlled setting. Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay Step 1: A male honey bee aka drone … Continue reading Vegan Gray Areas: Honey
1.) Vegans only care about animals and aren't concerned with human suffering. It feels necessary to state the obvious: it is possible to care about more than one thing at a time. That being said, there are truly so many worthy causes in the world. It would be impossible for any one individual to be … Continue reading The Biggest Misconceptions about Vegans (An Opinion Piece)
In case you aren't already aware, allow me to inform you that I am a 30 year old lady. In my adult life I have seen so many new words pop up and sometimes it gets to the point that I don't even try to keep up with all of them. The first time I … Continue reading Vegan Gray Areas: Freeganism