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Time to go vegetarian: Smugglers caught with 40-year-old meat | Grist

By Grist staff | June 25, 2015 Hold on to your barf bags, folks: China’s latest disgusting food scandal gives a whole new meaning to the term “dry-aged beef.” NPR has the story: China’s customs agents have seized thousands of tons of frozen chicken wings, beef and pork that were smuggled by gangs. Weighing more than 100,000 tons, the meat has an estimated value of more than $480 million — but it also poses serious health risks, officials said. News of the seizure comes from state-run …

The disgusting reason figs aren’t vegetarian will put you off for life – Mirror Online

… inside a fig, an enzyme in the fruit breaks down her carcass into protein. The fig basically eats the wasp, and makes it into part of the fruit. Farmers actually buy bags of wasps to control the amount of wasps each plant can eat. Another disgusting fact which might stop you trusting food for life is that to qualify for safe consumption, ketchup is required to contain no more than 30 fruit flies per 100 grams So, if you’ve eaten figs and ketchup, you have almost definitely eaten both wasps …

New vegans explain their motivations and how easy or hard it is to eat differently – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… physicians prescribing a plant-based, vegan diet to improve health. Moore learned that “instead of buying 10 bags of kale, I could just eat some oatmeal.” He continues to eat raw fruit one meal a day, but today Moore sees himself as “less of a raw foodist” and more of a vegan. Moore’s exploration of vegan eating reveals something many non-vegans don’t realize: The diet has a lot of variations. In general, a vegan diet means no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy or food containing other …

Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank Adds A Kinder Option For People In Need

Apparently $100 buys a lot of vegetarian food. “We’ve been amazed when we go shopping and we’re buying bags of rice and lentils, how much stuff we have in our cart for $100,” says Matthew Noble, director of the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank (TVFB), tells The Huffington Post Canada. The Toronto-based animal activist, along with other volunteers, just started the new program, motivated by what he sees as the lack of options for vegans and vegetarians at existing food banks in the city. …

Cruelty-free luxury is not an oxymoron

Luxe bags that skip the leather and vegetarian getaways attract high-end consumers. From haute couture to high-end vacation packages, today’s vegetarian and vegan consumers aren’t willing to compromise quality in their quest for a kinder lifestyle. At Gunas New York, an upscale vegan accessories boutique, the name of the game is “High Fashion, Zero Cruelty.” Owner Sugandh Agrawal, a vegetarian since childhood, founded the upscale vegan accessories boutique in 2009. After earning her …

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