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Entries by Ellen Kanner from 10/2012

Meatless Monday: On World Vegetarian Day, Vegan Baby Makes Three

| Posted 10.01.2012 | Green

It's World Vegetarian Day, the start of Vegetarian Awareness Month, when we celebrate and explore the benefits of a meatless life.

Meatless Monday: Looking Dinner in the Eye

| Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

Amazing -- I beat Mark Zuckerberg at something. In 2011, the billionaire Facebook creator made a one-year pledge to consume meat only from animals he had killed or slaughtered himself. He posted his kills on his Facebook page, of course. But then he caved on his promise after only a few months. I'm sure Zuckerberg made his pledge in good faith. Turns out writing code and raking in millions is easy for him. Killing dinner is hard. I suspect it'd be hard for most of us.

Meatless Monday: What's For School Lunch?

| Posted 10.15.2012 | Green

I remember school cafeteria food -- with a certain amount of horror -- but not actually eating it. What I remember was our lunch lady cashier, who was huge and mustached and who scared the bejesus out of me. Once, as I paid for lunch, I dropped a coin into my spaghetti.

Meatless Monday: On Food Day, What Can You Do For Your Food?

| Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

We are two days away from Food Day, and two weeks from a presidential election. So ask not what your food can do for you, ask what you can do for your food.

Meatless Monday: GMOs -- A Frankenstein for Our Time

| Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

Meanwhile, eat defensively. Connect with organic produce, connect with whole food. Doing so connects us with our own humanity -- the magical spark Frankenstein and his monster dearly needed. We need it, too.