I guess it’s time to finally get back to my Friday ritual of posting about vegan health and news issues. Those darn holidays sure threw me off 😉
I always squeal with delight whenever I receive the latest issue of VegNews. It is packed with awesome information and delicious recipes.
- 2009 was the first year on record that meat consumption in the US decreased.
- 45,000 deaths in the UK are caused by over-consumption of meat (and are preventable)!
- 190 tons of deli meat were recalled just last fall, and we can’t forget the 550 million eggs recalled in just one month last year!
- 100,000+ people were studied over a course of 20-26 years and found that animal protein heightened mortality rates. Lower mortality rates were found with those who ate plant-based fats and proteins.
Ok, need to end it on a high (and tasty) note. Be sure to check out on page 58 the Triple-Layer Cheesecake or their Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake. I will be trying both!
“My perspective of veganism was most affected by learning that the veal calf is a by-product of dairying, and that in essence there is a slice of veal in every glass of what I had thought was an innocuous white liquid – milk.”
-Rynn Berry, quoted in Joanne Stepaniak, The Vegan Sourcebook, 1998