Weekend News Roundup
- The Mayor Went Vegan, Then Spread the Word
"“Only kale can save us now.”
"In Marshall, a growing number of residents believe that slogan is not
far from the truth. Barbecue and chicken-fried steak are a way of life
in this corner of East Texas; so are obesity, diabetes, cancer and
BEING VEGAN – The Transition Team is Forming
"I have a glimpse of what this transition team is leading us towards.
I see a time where the vast majority of people will see it abhorrent
to consume animal products as food or wear them as clothing. Those
industries that have supplied these products in the past will
eventually be profoundly reduced."
Review: Van Damme Goes Violently Vegan In ENEMIES CLOSER
"His French-Canadian mercenary Xander is a self-proclaimed vegan who
cherishes organic produce and fair trade coffee, while refusing to
Can you tell what's vegan and what isn't?
A Vegetarian Abroad
"To be a vegetarian in India is to be as inconspicuous as one in a
million throng religious mela. But on the TWA flight from London to
Chicago, I was the only vegetarian among the three hundred and odd
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- Meet the 'vegan mafia,' a secret group of investors betting on the
future of food
"The "vegan mafia" is a group of powerful vegans across the country
who fund start-ups, and try to wean people from their dependence on
""There's a whole community of us that are building and funding vegan
companies," said Bethencourt, himself a longtime vegan, who runs a
bio-tech accelerator called IndieBio.
"The "vegan mafia" nickname is an informal nod to the so-called
"PayPal mafia" — a group of powerful Silicon Valley investors and
founders such as Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Reid Hoffman, who worked
at the payments start-up in the 1990s.
"The best-known start-ups in the space include Beyond Meat and
Impossible Foods, which make plant-based meat-like and cheese-like
products; and Pembient, which bioengineers wildlife products in a lab,
like rhino horn and elephant ivory."
5 Reasons Why Vegan is Not a “White Thing”
"Okay so there are a lot of white vegans. That one vegan friend you
have is probably white. Before I went vegan, I thought what many
probably have thought before: that veganism was some extreme,
privileged white people ish.
"I’m here to tell you that vegan is not a white thing!! And I’m not
saying people of color can make their own space within the “white
vegan” world.… I’m saying that not eating animals and/or animal
products is a concept that people of color all over the world have
embraced for quite a long time. If we can change the narrative that
veganism is only for white people, we can help introduce it as a
possibility for those who traditionally would not consider eating less
meat, and allow them to reap the benefits as well. Yes, “white
veganism” is real, but globally and in America, people of color are
leading the movement to consume less animal product. Sometimes, a
change in perspective can go a long way. Here are 5 reasons why
veganism is NOT a “white” thing. Facts only:"
How to eat vegan as a college student
"Like many vegans, I am often asked what I eat. The answer: a lot.
"Vegans only eat foods that come from plants. I don’t eat any animal
or animal-derived products: no meat, dairy or eggs.
"Despite being a college student on a budget, and having limited dorm
kitchen supplies, I rarely have trouble figuring out what to eat. You
do not have to buy special food to stay healthy as a vegan. Here are
some tips I use to maintain my diet."