Don’t Lower Your Standards

It has been a while since I was active in my wee cottage industry of responding to self-absorbed speciesist articles in the press. I was getting my hopes up that perhaps they were done for. I needn’t have. The Guardian returns to form and showcases the new fad of reducetarianism, telling us that vegans are…

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Zambia: Meds, Schools and Kids

Our recent trip to Zambia had been overdue. We went for a variety of reasons, including to help a volunteer medical mission, to see schools, meet students we had been supporting for a number of years and run a life skills workshop for young people. Although it took us 30 hours door to door to arrive…

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Vegan in Zambia

As our friend Andrew T. said at the end of our three weeks in Zambia, “you’ve discovered that most of the traditional Zambian foods are vegan!” And that pretty much sums it up. There is a vibrant variety and availability of vegetables, tubers, pulses, grains, nuts (mostly groundnuts, aka peanuts) and fruits and that’s just in the…

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Just Whatever

First published on Ecorazzi on 30 April 2017. I do not know what cows have done to Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek, but it must be something egregious for him to exact revenge by using them in his company’s products. Yes, the darling of all vegans, the plant-based company originally established to replace eggs…

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