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Bananas: A slippery slope

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You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you're grocery shopping and something seems too good to be true? Like a mango for less than a dollar, or a handful of kiwis for less than your bus fare? There's a reason for that. It is too good to be true. Read More »

Vida Vegan Con excitement is growing

It seems like so long ago that the lovely ladies of Vida Vegan Con invited me to be a speaker at the first annual vegan blogging conference in the herbivore mecca of Portland, Oregon. In fact, I think we've put out at least two issues of the magazine since the first email! Read More »

Forks Over Knives (and a veg diet) approved by Ebert

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Roger Ebert's reviews are pretty much a part of my life. I can't say I follow them closely, but I came to know the man based solely on whether or not he raised a thumb in regards to a movie. Read More »

Stop motion film for Meatless Monday

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I came across this great little animation that one of our contributors, Stéphane Groleau has made for Meatless Monday, and I thought it should be shared. Read More »

VegNews finally (properly) acknowledges the issue

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"We screwed up."

Those three words were all a lot of us needed to move on to bigger issues, and we finally got them from VegNews yesterday. Read More »

Extending the Olive Branch

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6 days after Quarrygirl.com exposed VegNews' use of non-vegan stock photos, VegNews has finally issued a real apology. Is it enough? Read More »

VegNews, Apologies, and the Fine Art of Growing Up

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Let me talk to you about sincere apologies. Real apologies, the heartfelt kind, aren't defensive. Even if they do try to provide explanations for bad behaviour, they never try to provide excuses for it. They admit to wrongdoing, and profess regret for the harm that wrongdoing has caused. VegNews' response to the photo scandal? Not an apology. Here's why. Read More »

T.O.F.U.: 100% meat (photo) free, as we should be

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As someone involved in the publishing business, though not to such an extent as VegNews, I have always battled with several things involving the vegan "purity" of the magazine. The big ones would involve such things as booking a tour date in a non-vegan bar, having people involved with the project who may not be vegan, promoting companies that may not be 100% vegan, and including articles that may not be completely relevant to veganism itself. Read More »

Happy Meat: what exactly is humane about humane meat?

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People who purchase and eat ethical meats tend to care about the well-being of animals and/or the planet, and have the means and desire to act on those concerns. Barring health issues, they are free from most of the issues that keep people away from veganism or vegtarianism. So why do they still eat meat? Read More »

Vida Vegan schedule and Your Time Travels contest

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Just a quick update on the conference I will be attending this August, which is only a little over four months away. They posted the conference schedule last week, and it looks like I'm going to be a part of some awesome panels. Read More »