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Whoopie cookies and more among Madison’s vegan sweets – Isthmus | The Daily Page

December 13, 2011 Comments off

Thank you Cheryl Breuer for this informative and mouth watering article on Madison’s vegan goodies.

When vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli won Cupcake Wars on Food Network last year, I did a fist pump of victory for fellow vegans everywhere. The judges marveled at Coscarelli’s moist, delicious creations baked without eggs or butter and frosted without cream cheese, validating on national television what many vegans already know. Done well, vegan cakes, pies and desserts are every bit as complex and flavorful as their non-vegan counterparts.

Fortunately for Isthmus readers with a vegan sweet tooth, there are a growing number of choices available in the Madison area. Here are some of my favorites. Read the entire article here:

Whoopie cookies and more among Madison's vegan sweets – Isthmus | The Daily Page.

The Last Heart Attack – Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports

November 26, 2011 1 comment

Plant Based Diet
Vegan Diet

No matter what one calls it, this lifestyle can save your life, not to mention the lives of thousands of animals. Set aside 50 minutes to watch this excellent look into Pres. Bill Clinton’s amazing life turnaround since he embraced a plant based, vegan diet.

In this hour-long CNN documentary, Sanjay Gupta investigates whether diet and the latest diagnostic tests are enough to prevent every heart attack. During the medical journey of discovery, Dr. Gupta talks to former President Clinton, cutting edge doctors and puts his own heart under the microscope as he offers practical advice and hard science to shows how we could have…The Last Heart Attack.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: The Last Heart Attack – Sanjay Gupta MD – CNN.com Blogs.

Vegan Milwaukee – Your Resource for Everything Vegan in Milwaukee

November 21, 2011 Comments off

Who would have thought that in the land of cheese and brats you would find a thriving vegan community?

It’s true, every day Milwaukee is becoming more and more vegan friendly.

The Vegan Milwaukee site is here to help you whether you’re a visiting vegan from out of town, a new vegan looking to find out where to eat, or a long-time vegan who wants to connect with other like-minded people and continue to expand your horizons.

We’re here to serve you, so please feel free to send in your suggestions and ideas to help us provide the kind of information you need.

So…relax, take a look around, tell your friends and share your ideas. We want you to feel right at home!

Vegan Milwaukee – Your Resource for Everything Vegan in Milwaukee.

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Why Eating Animals Is a Social Justice Issue

November 7, 2011 Comments off


I don’t eat lamb…You feel guilty. It just feels kind of like…they are very gentle. Well, cows are [gentle, too, but] we eat them. I don’t know how to describe it….It seems like everybody eats cow. It’s affordable and there are so many of them but lambs are just different….Seems like it’s okay to eat a cow but it’s not okay to eat a lamb…the difference is weird.

Interview subject: 43-year-old meat eater

I don’t [think of animals raised for meat as individuals]. I wouldn’t be able to do my job if I got that personal with them. When you say “individuals,” you mean as a unique person, as a unique thing with its own name and its own characteristics, its own little games it plays? Yeah? Yeah, I’d really rather not know that. I’m sure it has it, but I’d rather not know it.

Interview subject: 31-year-old meat cutter

Consider the above statements. A meat cutter wouldn’t be able to carry on with his work if he thought about what he was doing. A meat eater is affectionate toward one species but eats another and has no idea why. Before being asked to reflect on their behaviors, neither of these individuals thought there was anything odd about the way they relate to the animals that become their food, and after such reflection their awareness quickly “wore off.” So the meat cutter kept the unpleasant reality of his job at bay and continued to process animals, while the meat eater suppressed his mental paradox and continued to eat them.

Read article here:
Carnism: Why Eating Animals Is a Social Justice Issue | One Green Planet.

Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. will be the guest speaker at Alliance for Animals’ Vegantines Dinner on February 11, 2012.

She is the author of the acclaimed Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism. Dr. Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, personal/relationship coach, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and celebrated speaker.

Advocacy for the Greatest Good | Vegan Outreach

October 25, 2011 Comments off

Excellent article by Matt Ball of Vegan Outreach.

 

Advocacy for the Greatest Good | Vegan Outreach.

Thank you Gina S. for recommending this article.

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Wisconsin milk board overstates dairy’s benefits to children, some experts say | WisconsinWatch.org

October 18, 2011 Comments off


Long-term studies show consuming more than one serving of dairy a day doesn’t further decrease the risk of weak bones or fractures, Willett added.

And the Mayo Clinic’s Nelson said even being vegan doesn’t increase that risk.

“We know that those individuals who avoid milk and animal products that contain calcium do just fine in terms of their growth, their development, and their bone health,” she said.

Nelson said that’s because vegan diets can be rich in other foods that are good calcium sources.

“The profile of the vegan diet also helps you conserve calcium,” she added. “The person who eats a lot of meat or a high animal-protein diet has a tendency to lose more calcium … it’s a metabolic process that’s quite complex.”

Read the whole article here:  Wisconsin milk board overstates dairy’s benefits to children, some experts say | WisconsinWatch.org.

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World Go Vegan Week – WKOW 27

October 17, 2011 Comments off

World Go Vegan Week is October 24 – 31, and the Alliance for Animals is celebrating with a city-wide vegan scavenger hunt! Alliance for Animals’ Vegan Outreach Coordinator visited with WKOW’s Elishah Oesch to talk about World Go Vegan Week!

Several Madison businesses are offering a special for World Go Vegan Week. Businesses include Bunky’s Cafe, Glass Nickel Pizza, Ian’s Pizza, and a Room of One’s Own.

You can learn more about the events and food options available and totally Vegan at the Alliance for Animals website, http://www.allanimals.org.

World Go Vegan Week – WKOW 27: Madison, WI

 

Karl Garson: A calf needs a cow’s milk, but you don’t

October 15, 2011 1 comment

The first and only legitimate use for a cow’s milk is to feed her calf.

Every other use that follows was forced on us by tradition, habit, marketing, questionable science, political pressure or any of those in varying combinations that arrived glass by fat-lined glass when we were defenseless children.

It’s time to throw them off and move on to a diet that excludes many of the dairy choices we’re making.

The recent, annual World Dairy Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison was a fascinating spectacle. All that effort bent at balancing the weight of a cow’s daily milk production with her daily manure production. Despite that, one irrefutable fact remains: The first and the only legitimate use for a cow’s milk is to feed her calf.

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Karl Garson: A calf needs a cow’s milk, but you don’t.

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