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  • “I Haven’t Eaten Meat In 2 Months” – Venezuelan Oil Workers Are Collapsing From Hunger On The Job

    02/24/2018 10:26:29 AM PST · by blam · 75 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-24-2018
    Those who are unfamiliar with Venezuela’s unprecedented economic collapse might be surprised to learn that the country’s oil production has only slowed, even as the price of a barrel of crude has risen in most international markets. Unsurprisingly (it’s Venezuela), there’s a macabre explanation for this phenomenon: The workers at PDVSA – Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, which once showered Venezuelans with oil wealth – are literally collapsing due to hunger and exhaustion as workers defy their government handlers and flee their jobs in their desperation as the value of their pay has been completely erased. Bloomberg spoke with several workers...
  • Vegan YouTuber Who Claimed Raw Food Cured Her Cancer Dies From Disease

    02/22/2018 11:04:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/21/18 12:58 PM | Kashmira Gander
    On her YouTube channel, Mari Lopez claimed that her raw, vegan lifestyle “cured” her of breast cancer. But when the disease spread to her blood, liver and lungs, she decided to try chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It appears, however, the intervention was too late, as her niece Liz Johnson has revealed that Lopez died of breast cancer in December 2017. Lopez told viewers of her YouTube channel Liz & Mari, which she hosted with Johnson, that her faith in God and diet consisting entirely of plant-based products rid her body of cancer in four months. She also claimed in one video...
  • Milan Ross: Vegan chef 'shoots dead estranged wife and two children on Christmas Day'

    12/27/2017 10:32:37 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 66 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | December 27, 2017
    A vegan chef, author and motivational speaker has been charged with murdering his estranged wife and their two children on Christmas Day following a night-time shoot-out with police. Anthony Milan Ross, 45, is said to have shot dead 38-year-old Iris Mr Ross and their young children Nigel, 11, and Anora, 10 months, on Monday. He was also charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault and assault against a police officer.
  • The seemingly healthy dishes on new vegan menus at high street restaurants that contain a THOUSAND…

    10/18/2017 7:25:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:23 EDT, 18 October 2017 | Imogen Blake
    There are more than half a million vegans in Britain, and that number is rising everyday — making a plant-based diet one of the nation’s fastest growing lifestyle choices. It’s why this month several of the country’s biggest chain restaurants have launched or expanded vegan menus, so that those who eschew all animal products have more choice when they dine out. Many assume that a vegan lifestyle is much healthier than being a meat eater or even than being simply vegetarian — but some of the new menu items prove that vegan dishes are not always good for you. Some...
  • Death threats follow local vegan’s Facebook post about Vegas shootings

    10/08/2017 7:55:57 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 28 replies
    Times Leader ^ | 10/5/17 | Bill O'Boyle
    The Mother Nature Vegan Cuisine food truck is no more and its owner finds herself in the middle of a firestorm for insensitive comments about the people killed in the Las Vegas massacre. Delinda Jensen, 60, has received death threats after posting this Facebook comment: “Yes I am jaded. Fifty nine meat eaters dead. How many animals will live because of this?” She then made a comment under the post that said: “I don’t give a (expletive) about carnists anymore.” Jensen, a former adjunct history professor at Marywood University, said Thursday she is living in fear since her post set...
  • Aggressive Vegans Are Causing People to Avoid a Healthy Diet

    08/10/2017 4:08:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Verdict ^ | 7TH AUGUST 2017
    Veganism in Britain has increased by 360 percent over the last ten years, as healthy eating takes a hold amid a widespread obesity epidemic. In order to cut the risk of health related diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and stroke, many are turning to a plant-based diet. This involves cutting out all animal products, including meat, eggs and milk. Just 150,000 people followed a vegan diet in 2006, but that number rose to 542,000 in 2016. As a result, veganism is now the fastest growing lifestyle movement ever. Vegan study - Verdict Even The World Health Organisation have...
  • Malnourished baby dies after health-conscious parents fed him strict diet

    05/22/2017 10:01:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.wsbtv.com ^ | Updated: May 20, 2017 - 12:07 PM | by: Carlin Becker
    A 7-month-old baby died after his parents fed him only gluten-free and lactose-free foods, including quinoa milk, the New York Post reported. The child’s Belgian parents self-diagnosed him with an array of food allergies, but never sought a medical professional’s opinion before deciding on his diet, according to the newspaper. “The parents determined their own diagnosis that their child was gluten intolerant and had a lactose allergy,” lawyers said in court during the trial for the child’s 2014 death, the Independent reported. “Not a single doctor had a dossier about Lucas and child protection services did not know about them.”...
  • Pakistani man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill

    04/22/2017 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 46 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Saturday, April 22, 2017 | PTI
    "Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now," Butt was quoted as saying. Lahore - A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill. Mehmood Butt, 50, who hails from Gujranwala district in Punjab province, started eating on leaves at the age of 25 as he had no work and could not afford a basic meal. "There was too much poverty in my family. Everything was beyond limit and it was very difficult for me to get a meal, so I thought it is...
  • Vegans Must Feed Everyone, Not Just Wealthy White People

    04/06/2017 10:19:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Daily Texan ^ | 4/4 | Audrey Larcher
    Vegan. The image most people associate with this label is typically some hipster of the variety indigenous to Austin. They’re tattooed, and they’re probably slender. They have ratty hair which may or may not be fashioned into dreadlocks. But above all, they are definitely white. While the mental image of a pale-skinned bro picking at his quinoa salad may appear harmless, the caricature is indicative of underlying problems in the vegan community. White veganism — which refers to the dominant cruelty-free culture of wealth, privilege and exclusivity — is not an option for most people. If vegans want to promote...
  • America’s White Vegans Are Degrading Black Lives Matter Now, You Guys

    04/06/2017 9:29:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/6/2017 | Eric Owens
    Wealthy white Americans who do not eat meat, dairy products or anything else derived from animals are failing to support minority groups and valuing the lives of livestock more than the Black Lives Matter, according to an op-ed in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of the 558-word jeremiad against “homogeneous,” “pale-skinned” and “definitely white” American veganism is Audrey Larcher. The “cruelty-free culture of wealth, privilege and exclusivity” inherent to veganism in the United States “is a ‘white thing,'” the privileged student at one of America’s most notable taxpayer-funded universities explains,...
  • Woman repeatedly hits chicken truck because she's 'a vegan'

    03/03/2017 6:46:07 AM PST · by rey · 48 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2 Mar 2017
    A Georgia woman's hatred of meat consumption has landed her an orange jumpsuit and a stay behind bars. Madison County cops say on Feb. 21, Judith Armstrong was travelling down Georgia Highway 72 in when she decided to slam into a chicken truck with her red sedan for the hell of it. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, the truck driver slammed on the brakes after the sedan hit the side of the truck. Armstrong allegedly hit the side of the truck again, sending her vehicle in a tailspin. As the truck driver pulled over and called 911, the sedan reportedly...
  • The first fully vegan supermarket chain just went bankrupt [Veganz, Germany]

    01/16/2017 5:18:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 January 2017 17:20 CET+01:00
    The first entirely vegan supermarket chain has filed for bankruptcy due to a lack of demand, according to reports on Monday. The chain Veganz, which shuns animal products, will close at least four of its nine of its branches after announcing its bankruptcy in December, Lebensmittelzeitung reported. Jan Bredack, the founder of the chain, told the paper: “The model of the vegan supermarket outstripped itself, because of the growing supply of vegan produce.” …
  • Left-wing Dutch vegan who moved to Switzerland is denied a Swiss passport because she is too [tr]

    01/10/2017 9:55:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    A left-wing Dutch vegan who campaigned against cowbells in the Swiss village where she lives has had a request for a Swiss passport thrown out after annoying the locals. Nancy Holten, who was born in the Netherlands but moved to Switzerland at the age of eight, is a fluent speaker of Swiss German and has children who are Swiss nationals.
  • Vegan Eggplant Rollatini

    01/03/2017 6:29:37 PM PST · by JLatnor123 · 15 replies
    Peaceful Dumpling ^ | November 11, 2016 | Juhea Kim
    Last week I went to a vegan umami cooking class down in Chelsea. Last time I went to a professional cooking class was a vegan baking class at Blossom Bakery. That was on a Saturday morning, there was plenty of red wine involved, and it was a much smaller class (just 3 students including myself, plus our teacher) so it was very relaxed. This time it was on a Thursday night; it lasted 4 hours; we were divided into 4 teams, each team making 4 dishes with our chef and her assistants swarming around. Talk about intense! But I did...
  • Marxist Vegan Restaurant in Michigan Closes for Predictably Marxist Reasons

    12/13/2016 8:43:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Munchies ^ | 12/12/16 | CHARLEY LANYON
    After five years of business, Grand Rapids, Michigan’s famously Marxist vegan sandwich shop is closing its doors due to bumps in the road toward what it hoped would be an egalitarian, worker-run business model. The Garden Diner and Café put Grand Rapids on the alternative diet map thanks to its widely acclaimed vegan, vegetarian, and raw food offerings. Unfortunately, the restaurant also proved the old adage that it doesn’t matter how tasty your black bean patty is if you can’t afford to pay your workers and it takes 45 minutes for you to put a sandwich together. During its tenure...
  • Marxist Vegan Restaurant Closes After Customers No Longer Willing to Wait 40 Minutes for a Sandwich

    12/09/2016 9:14:21 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 57 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 12/8/16 | By Emily Zanotti
    A “Marxist” “collectivist” “worker-run” restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, closed its doors this week after customers complained that they could no longer tolerate the bizarre hours, high prices and long lines.
  • Chic vegan clothing grows, pushing frumpy hemp aside

    11/11/2016 10:11:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 11, 2016 | Janet Kinosian
    With so many inspired fashion choices in the marketplace, it’s never been simpler to dress animal-friendly, or in vegan parlance, “cruelty-free.” No more of the frumpy, unhip hemp and shapeless sartorial choices of yore; the last decade pushed chic vegan clothing onto the global fashion scene.
  • Vegan ‘Pay What You Want’ Restaurant Faces Closure as Diners Fork Out Less Than $3 A Meal

    08/25/2016 6:34:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A vegan restaurant with a “pay what you can” policy is facing closure after receiving an average of $3 per meal from customers. For the last two years, Lentil As Anything in Sydney’s trendy inner-city Newtown has prided itself both on serving restaurant quality vegan food while retaining it’s not for profit, community organisation philosophy.
  • Government warns of dangers of vegan diet [Germany]

    08/22/2016 7:49:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Aug 2016 15:31 GMT+02:00
    The German government has warned that in some circumstances a vegan diet can be harmful to a person’s health, as the non-meat, non-dairy lifestyle experiences a boom in Berlin. “A purely plant-based diet makes it more difficult to give the body some of the important nutrients it needs,” the government statement from last week reads. Vitamin B12 is a particularly important nutrient that is almost exclusively present in meat, the statement adds, explaining that the only way vegans can consume it is by taking supplementary pills. …
  • Parents Who Feed Kids a Vegan Diet May Risk Jail in Italy Under New Law

    08/11/2016 1:47:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | AUG 11 2016,
    If parliamentarian Elvira Savino has her way, Italian parents who insist on a vegan diet for their children will risk up to four years in jail. Savino, from the conservative Forza Italia party, has put forward a law that would hold parents legally responsible for feeding their children on "a diet devoid of elements essential for healthy and balanced growth," according to its text. "I have nothing against vegans or veganism as long as it is a free choice by adults," she told Reuters on Wednesday, days after she presented the proposed law in the lower house Chamber of Deputies.