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Karen Friedland: Ahimsa

You could say
it was a vegetarian’s revenge

September 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Francis Vergunst, Julian Savulescu: Five ways the meat on your plate is killing the planet

Over the next year, more than 50 billion land animals will be slaughtered for food around the world. Most of them will be reared in conditions that cause them to suffer unnecessarily while also harming people and the environment in significant ways.

August 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Origin of Strawberries

She sat down, but the longer she waited the stronger became her desire for her husband, and at last she gathered a bunch of the finest berries and started back along the path to give them to him. He met her kindly and they went home together.

July 6, 2019 · 2 Comments

David Huddle: The Watermelon Sutras

In the act of eating watermelon no one
ever pulled a trigger, spoke harshly
to a child, swatted a butterfly out
of the sky, or told a lie for money.

July 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Linda Ingroia: What Is Mud’s Dirty Little Secret?

It’s a double-edged sword. … The more we put up barriers, the more we reduce our human microbiomes.

April 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michael Greger: How to Suppress the Aging Enzyme TOR

Over the last decade, more than 5,000 papers have been published about TOR, an engine-of-aging enzyme inhibited by the drug rapamycin. (What is TOR? Check out my videos Why Do We Age? and Caloric Restriction … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Entertaining Strangers

Come to my hospitality table– I will feed you from every pot I will allow you to wear my clothes, my blue kimono, my black hat.   I will call … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mary Swander: Hunger Among the Amber Fields of Grain

“Over 80 percent of our school children here in Storm Lake, Iowa, are in danger of going hungry,” the director of a Food Insecurity Summit tells me. “They eat breakfast … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Michael Pollan: How Cooking Can Change Your Life

Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Angel Biscuits

On my bookshelf in the kitchen I have a folder that contains recipes I have collected over the past 40 years. I started when I was 17, asking the old … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

My son Nick is a professional carpenter whose job is physically demanding. Often he works outside in cold or damp weather, so he needs hearty food to nourish him through … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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