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05/06/2011

SF Bay Area! Go see Forks Over Knives for FREE on Monday, May 9!  »

You know you wanna. Just head to this link and RSVP. BAM! You’re in! We’ve reported on the documentary (which is about treating illness with food rather than surgery) before but if you’ve missed it, this is your last chance to see it for free before it hits theaters next week!

Here’s the trailer because we like to make things easy on you around here. Please remember that when it comes time to send out your holiday cards filled with cash.


[Can’t see the video? Watch it on Vegansaurus.com]

05/02/2011

Gross meat germs cost us billions in healthcare dollars annually!  »

I get a lot of questions about being vegan:

Q. Do you actually like tofu?
A: YES.

Q. Don’t you miss steak?
A: NO.

Q. How did you get to be so beautiful?
A: I’ll never tell.

One of the most irritating questions is, “Isn’t veganism crazy expensive?” and I’m all, “How much did that carton of free-range eggs cost you?” Now science can back me up: Some study ranked pathogens found in food according to how much they cost society, and more than half, including the top three, are found in meat products.

Guess what was at the very tip-top? A food contaminant called Campylobacter, which is found in the nastiest of factory-farmed products: chicken! Campy, as it shall be affectionately known henceforth, sickens 600,000 people and costs society $1.3 billion per year in terms of medical care, missed work, chronic health problems, and even death. DEATH, Y’ALL. Could this all be fixed, as the article suggests, by overhauling the USDA? Probably not—they be in the pockets of the meat and dairy industry, yo!

In conclusion, while veganism might sometimes cost me slightly more money right off the bat (assuming I choose to eat exclusively processed faux meat products) than eating burgers and chili dogs, it saves me AND society money in the long run!

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