Tag Archives: CAFOs

Why I [Usually] Have More Respect for Vegans than Paleos

A guy who saw some things he didn't feel right about and took action--Jonathan Saffron Foer author of "Eating Animals". I respect this man.

A common attitude toward vegetarians--that I would argue needs to stop--the other way goes, too. I do not respect these people who mock vegetarians, even if they are "mocking back."

The Paleo Blogosphere. What do we see the most?

  • Awesome testamonials and pictures of hot bods
  • Promises of a better life
  • Delicious and wonderful food porn
  • Great no-BS nutritional resources
  • Demonization of grains, legumes, sugar, and sometimes dairy
  • Self-promotion of books, supplements, and protein powders
  • Various trademarked and branded names for a lifestyle that can’t really be branded
  • Vegan and vegetarian bashing. Let’s discuss. Continue reading

Smoking and Meat–What a Vegan Said and What I Say

On the series I’ve been working on involving vegetarians and paleos, it has led me on a vegan blog patrol. I find this enjoyable. On one such post, I found the need to respond out of sheer correction but also out of want for looking up more research. I’m a nerd in that way.

The post I found gives twelve reasons why animal products are just as bad as smoking for the human body. I’ll cover some of them, maybe not all of them, but I had to start with #2.  The author is obviously an educated and great woman, but her arguments aren’t very well-structured in a seemingly stereotypical vegan fashion. I have found some very weighted, balanced vegans and I appreciate very much their arguments. Sometimes, however, I feel as if vegan writing is highly emotional in order to supplement the community with motivation for following such a strict and heart-centric diet. Continue reading