Anyone who has been vegan for any length of time can probably relate to being annoyed by some of the most frequently reoccurring questions and statements.
There are few occasions where being a vegetarian is particularly depressing, and most of them involve social gatherings around a grill.
It's clear that the July 4th barbecue is all about the meat. As American as apple pie? I think not.
When you bite into a hamburger or steak, you already know the cost to the cow, but what about the wolves, coyotes, bears and other wildlife that were killed in getting that meat to your plate?
Across the country, consumers are demanding the right to know what is in their food, and labeling of genetically engineered food. It's a vibrant and diverse coalition: mothers and grandmothers, health libertarians, progressives, foodies, environmentalists, main street conservatives and supporters of free-market economics.
Why cook meat when summer produce is this good?
Veganism isn't just another annoying dietary fad; in fact, it's well documented that a plant-based diet is nutritionally appropriate and can even benefit human health.
Given the fact that the local foods movement offers consumers so many benefits, sustainably processed and packaged food has an important role to play in supporting the admirable goals of local food advocates and supplementing their needs.
There are always a ton of comments made at a vegetarian's expense: "Where do you get your protein?" or "You don't eat meat at ALL?!" and "Why are you doing this? You must be hungry a lot."
From 2010 to 2012, Oceana tested more than 1,200 seafood samples to examine fraudulent labeling. After completing DNA analyses, they found that one-third of fish samples were mislabeled.
Apparently standing opposite the vegan paradise I had reached is a horrible enemy -- genetically modified food.
Whichever way you enjoy your jicama fries, just make sure you do. They're not to be missed!
It was time for me to eat these traditional foods and (more intimidating) to learn to cook them.
What does Buddhism have to say about genetically modified food? Needless to say, the Buddha didn't know anything about DNA, much less the possibilities of modifying it technologically.
Every day, our increasingly independent children and adolescents are faced with coolers full of beverage and energy drink options, and they must have innovative and attractive milk alternatives that make it easier to make the nutritionally smart choice.
Eating well, moving, and cooking don't have to be chores. They can compliment each other so you'll have more time to go back to watching TV or whatever you would rather be doing (although once you start moving to the music you may find you prefer that to watching TV).