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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 »

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 »

Article Tease: DIY Microgreens

DIY Microgreens

It's finally spring – one of my favourite times of year. The scent of a warm breeze on your face. The sight of little green shoots coming up in the garden beds. The promise of fresh foods in the coming months. It's almost enough to forget what the deep, dark winter months were like. Almost enough – but not quite. Read More »

Trying veganism despite the reasons against it

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My interest in this blogger's recent decision to try veganism for thirty days is not so much in his decision to do so, as that sort of thing is happily popping up all over the web. It is more in how disinterested he was in trying it for so long. Read More »

Veganic Agriculture (or Lierre Kieth is Full of Manure)

Stéphane's vegetables

Despite the abundance of evidence against Keith's book, one thing that stuck with me was her argument about farming's inability to truly be a vegan endeavour. Even when labelled organic, there can be plenty of issues with how your vegetables are grown, and in a lot of cases, the methods are not truly vegan. Read More »

Behind the lines: Stéphane Groleau

Stephane Groleau and his vegan accordion

Although I have never actually met Stéphane, we have corresponded over the past couple of years about several vegan things. An active member of the vegan community in Quebec, as well as an organic farmer, Stephane was kind enough to write two articles ("Agriculture et Veganisme" & "The World's First Vegan Accordion") in the current issue of the magazine. Read More »

WikiBeaks: Battery cage chickens on live webcam

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Known as Anonymous for Animal Rights, and based in Tel Aviv, Israel, the group has been able to install a live webcam inside a battery cage in an egg facility. Read More »

Larsen’s cuts Berwick, Nova Scotia pork jobs

Wait, so first we kill far more pigs than normal because of a Swine Flu scare, and now we're going to start trucking the little guys from Nova Scotia to Ontario because the plant in NS could not "source" enough living animals to continue running, but Larsen has contracts to honour? Read More »