Tag Archives: eating

Everyday Waste Reduction

Small changes add up.  My favorite example of this is the Celestial Seasonings tea company—when the factory started producing tea bags without the little strings and tags attached, it prevented 3.5 million pounds of waste from entering landfills every year.  … Continue reading

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The Vegan Trial: Three-Week Check-in

Three weeks have passed since I signed PETA’s pledge to become vegan for a month.  In that short time I’ve begun thinking about veganism in a radically different way, and I’ve already gone through most of the lifestyle overhaul that … Continue reading

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Eating Out Vegan

The past three days have been an experiment in vegan restaurant dining.  As an added challenge, the people I was eating with had no idea I was keeping a vegan diet, so I tried to be subtle.  My relative success … Continue reading

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Eating Healthy, Eating Organic

Unlike other food labels (“all-natural,” “100% real ingredients”), which mean next to nothing, “organic” is a regulated term that guarantees a product. Organic foods, very simply, don’t include any nasty chemicals.  This means they are grown without pesticides or fertilizers, … Continue reading

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A Vegan Shopping Trip

About a week ago, when I wasn’t completely committed to my month-long veganism, I was browsing in the bookstore and happened across Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan.  I bought it and started reading, and immediately decided to take this change … Continue reading

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The Vegan Trial

In addition to creating a set of guidelines for perfect world eating, I will be chronicling my personal project: a month-long vegan diet that will hopefully change the way I eat forever.  A few days ago, I decided to try … Continue reading

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Why I Became a Vegetarian

There are hundreds of reasons why the meat industry is problematic.  Most people are either unaware of these or pretend ignorance, because thinking about industrially farmed meat is disturbing.  Obviously the easiest way to avoid these problems is to give up … Continue reading

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