Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Future of Vegans... another reason to be vegan
There was a great article in the March/April 2009 edition of the VegNews magazine called "The Road to Vegetopia- (re)imagining the Future of Food". It has tons of great information and points that really make your think about things and makes you really appreciate being a vegan. The article discusses a lot about meat factories and farmers. It is really interesting and somewhat disturbing to find out what happens in the meat industry. One great point that we really liked and whated to share with all of you is...."animal agribusiness accounts for 18% of all greenhouse gasses --- a full 5% more than all of the world's cars, trucks, trains, and planes combined." Now if by knowing this doesn't make you consider cutting down on meat or cutting it out completely from your diet... ? The article also does a great job in describing how climate change, overpopulation, and food scarcity are all factors that are becoming more and more serious!! The rest of the article discusses how vegetarians and vegans are going to change the course of eating for the future.... which we are very proud to be apart of! You can check out this article plus much more on VegNews website at http://www.vegnews.com/web/home.do. Enjoy. And cheers to being Vegan and spreading the news about how great it is to be vegan. And today is a great to try to be a vegan or vegetarian for a day because its Earth Day! Earth Day is a day to give back to the earth and your local community. Remember to try to incorporate more greens into your diet.... your body will love you for it and the environment.... Here is one of our favorite smoothies - it is really simple and there are other versions of this out there. But give it a try if are up to trying something new. Twins Green Banana Smoothie: 2 frozen bananas 1 cup coconut water 1 packet stevia handful of fresh parsley 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach - just blend in blender and enjoy from the Twins!