Below is a short list of foods which I think should be in the basket of every new vegan when they go on that first vegan shopping trip. Prices will vary according to location, but in the vast majority of places these foods will be some of the cheapest items in any supermarket. You can find a selection of simple recipes that make use of these items as their main ingredients here.
Fish, contrary to popular belief, are sentient beings who do experience pain. Recent research shows that fish are extremely intelligent and have complex inner lives. Fish have been shown to be capable of complex communication and cooperation within schools, and even of deceiving others and making social judgements as to the trustworthiness of other members of their group. Fish are often considered to be mindless, but if other animals are not mindless, then we must conclude that fish are not either, since the level of mental complexity fish display is on a par with most other vertebrates. Continue reading “What’s Wrong With Fishing?”
Honey is prepared by bees from the nectar of flowers, and forms their primary winter food source. Though many bees consume nectar and produce honey, only bees who live together in large colonies store appreciable quantities of honey. Producing honey is an exhaustive process for bees, and a single teaspoon represents the life’s work of 12 individuals. Continue reading “What’s Wrong With Honey?”
Dairy is one of the most widely consumed products on earth, with global average consumption estimated at 108kg per person per year. In the U.S alone, the revenue of dairy product production is estimated at 84 billion dollars, the majority of which is generated by factory farming. Continue reading “What’s Wrong With Dairy?”
Fish are eaten all over the world, across hundreds of species and in vast quantities. There is no reliable measurement of the numbers of fish slaughtered globally each year, but the contribution of fish to global diets has reached a record high of approximately 17 kg per person per year. Continue reading “What’s Wrong With Eating Fish?”
In order to meet the high global demand for meat, we slaughter around 70 billion land animals for food each year, as well as up to 2.7 trillion marine animals. This already high demand continues to rise all over the world, meaning these kind of quantities can only be achieved through factory farming. Continue reading “What’s Wrong With Meat?”
A selection of affordable and delicious recipes, mostly made using common and widely available ingredients.