Category: Environmentalism

  • Counterfeit Food – The Horse in the Cow

    Counterfeit Food – The Horse in the Cow

    DNA sampling of 27 commercially available meat products had horse DNA in them. One product had a third of horse meat in it.

  • Veganuary 2022 – It’s Growing

    Veganuary 2022 – It’s Growing

    Veganism is about not consuming any animal products. To the uninitiated this does seem quite daunting at first, but it’ quite easy to do. Usually people don’t know where to start, what to do, what to eat, and how to proceed. That’s where Veganuary comes in.

  • World Day for Laboratory Animals

    World Day for Laboratory Animals

    As a guy cosmetics are something that I don’t really concern myself with too much, but a Vegan I’ve slowly come to realize the the horrors that underlie the industry. These horrors are unnecessary, unwarranted and very destructive.

  • Vegan for Earth Day

    Vegan for Earth Day

    When I think Earth Day, what comes to mind is people spending the day enjoying the world. I envision people spending time in the forests, swimming in the oceans, climbing in the mountains and simple enjoying what nature has to offer.

  • Get Ready for Veganuary

    Get Ready for Veganuary

    The idea behind the Veganuary campaign is that people pledge to stick to a Vegan diet for the month of January.

  • International Day of Animal Rights…more Important than you Realize

    International Day of Animal Rights…more Important than you Realize

    International Day of Animal Rights – by definition we ourselves are animals. Looking at it through this perspective we have a deeper connection to our animal brethren on this planet.

  • Top Five Must Read Books about Veganism

    Top Five Must Read Books about Veganism

    I am constantly amazed by the incredible perspectives the vegan philosophy encompasses, and perhaps the best way to get this insight is to read books about the subject.

  • International Cheetah Day

    International Cheetah Day

    The Cheetah has top speed of 70 mph, and can go 0 to 60mph inside of 3 seconds. It could even give a Tesla with insane mode activated a run for its money. Interestingly cheetahs have non-retractable claws. So in that sense it’s more like a dog than cat.

  • World Wildlife Conservation Day

    World Wildlife Conservation Day

    The craziness of 2020 has put World Wildlife Conservation Day into perspective for me. Until this year it was a day I never really paid attention to. Now I’m starting to realize that wildlife needs more than just our attention. After all, the scientific consensus says that it was an abused pangolin that carried the original form of COVID-19 – and look how that turned out for us.

  • Exactly how Smart are Plants?

    Exactly how Smart are Plants?

    Having been a Vegan for a while now, I’ve come to see plants in a different light. I think they’re incredible and my wonder of these amazing forms of life only keeps growing.

  • The Black Plague Returns – Do we really Need another Pandemic?

    The Black Plague Returns – Do we really Need another Pandemic?

    The Black Plague also known as the Black Death has killed more people than any other pandemic in the history of the world.

  • Support Workers and the #BoycottMeat Movement

    Support Workers and the #BoycottMeat Movement

    News reports around the world highlight that we are failing to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control. In fact, things are getting worse.

  • World Meat Free Week 15-21 June 2020

    World Meat Free Week 15-21 June 2020

    Our meat free options for meals are increasing in leaps and bounds. Everywhere you look there are alternative meat products. Even the most ravenous carnivore would be satiated by the delicious wonderful tastes and aromas of a meat free dish.

  • Massive Growth of Veganism is because of One Rule

    Massive Growth of Veganism is because of One Rule

    I am perpetually startled at the massive growth of Veganism. What once was a fledgling idea has now spread to all corners of the world and is now in the public consciousness. It’s no longer dismissed, but instead taken quite seriously.

  • The BDS Movement and Veganism

    The BDS Movement and Veganism

    As I continue my Vegan journey, I learn more about the nuances of it. I learn about deeper definitions of the term, I learn about the philosophy a behind it and I in particular I learn about how it’s connected to other ideas.

  • Is your Money Vegan?

    Is your Money Vegan?

    You eat vegan food, you wear vegan clothing, your household is vegan, but have you considered if your money is vegan??

  • Who let the Dogs out

    Who let the Dogs out

    I thought this was quite innovative when I first saw it. I suppose I can’t be surprised that an Asian country came up with this idea. They’re using the robot from Boston Dynamics to walk around the park and warn people to maintain social distance.

  • Protect Our Workers

    Protect Our Workers

    A good few weeks ago we started getting reports that workers in slaughterhouses and meat plants were getting rapidly sick with COVID-19. Many operations all across the United States by companies like Tyson, Smithfield, JBS and Cargill began experiencing massive upticks in the amount of workers that were getting sick.

  • No Meat May starts Today

    No Meat May starts Today

    It is the absolute perfect time to start trying out a Plant Based Whole Foods lifestyle. It has never been easier. No Meat May, just as the name says is all about people refraining from eating any animal based products for the month of May.

  • Arthur C Clarke knew the future would be Vegetarian

    Arthur C Clarke knew the future would be Vegetarian

    Arthur C Clarke is a renowned scientist who is familiar to every nerd and film buff. As a nerd you know him because of his stunning contributions to science that informs everything from radar to global communications. As a film buff you know him because he wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey, the greatest film ever made. However, this post is going to delve into his written novels and in particular 3001: The Final Odyssey and the profound insight it gave me.

  • Three Generations of HipHop and Veganism

    Three Generations of HipHop and Veganism

    It is so inspiring to see three generations of HipHop Legends sitting down to discuss Veganism. I never would have considered seeing it in my life, and yet there it is. More than that, I was really surprised that it was Youtube that brought this to my attention, and I’m quite happy about it. For the full video, check it out below.

  • Earn Crypto-Currency and Donate it to Vegan Causes

    Earn Crypto-Currency and Donate it to Vegan Causes

    Luckily there does seem to be something you can do to aid your Veganism whilst we’ve have all this downtime : Earn Crypto-Currency and Give it Away to Vegan Causes and Businesses.

  • My Bitcoin dropped 40 percent in value because of meat!

    My Bitcoin dropped 40 percent in value because of meat!

    The past few weeks have been rough. The COVID-19 virus has been spreading surprisingly quickly, financial markets are in turmoil, stocks have tumbled, governments are taking drastic action and crypto currencies took a beating. We’re getting whacked from all sides.

  • Elon Musks’ Grand Plan

    Elon Musks’ Grand Plan

    Elon Musk has interests in a myriad of stunning ventures. Everything from electric vehicles to artificial intelligence. With this vast array of successful businesses, you’ve got to ask yourself; what’s it all for? where’s it headed? and are these ventures all interconnected? Everything from electric vehicles to artificial intelligence. With this vast array of successful businesses, you’ve got to ask yourself; what’s it all for? where’s it headed? and are these ventures all interconnected?

  • Will Epidemics drive an increase in Veganism?

    Will Epidemics drive an increase in Veganism?

    The very last reported case of Listeriosis in South Africa happened not too far from my farm. Even though that happened in 2018, it’s something that is still fresh in my mind. If you don’t know, Listeriosis is a mild to deadly bacterial infection you can acquire when consuming meat and milk. Over two hundred people died from eating Listeriosis contaminated meat here in South Africa. Many of those were kids.

  • Why the World will be Vegan-ish

    Why the World will be Vegan-ish

    There are a lot of arguments for going Vegan. Off the top of my head I can think of five; climate change, animal welfare, enhanced health, addressing income inequality and spirituality. But there is another reason that doesn’t get touted enough. I believe that this reason hands down dictates that the world will be Vegan-ish. There is no doubt that this reason will in actuality be the driving force that turns the world Vegan-ish. The reason is quite an unexpected one : Economies of Scale!

  • Always Keep Going

    Always Keep Going

    I learned a long time ago, that life is not a bed of roses. Many times it seems as though everything is against you. But all those bad thoughts, you’ve got to put out of your mind, and just keep going. And if you keep at it, sooner or later things are going to come your way. Sooner or later you will get want you want. Sooner or later you’re going to break down that door of hardship and get to the other side to success.

  • The Simplest Way to go Vegan

    The Simplest Way to go Vegan

    You’ve watched “The Game Changers” or “Cowspiracy”, or you’ve just read the latest IPCC report on Climate Change or maybe you’ve even been intrigued by some Vegan friends. And now you want to give this Vegan thing a go. But where do you start, and how do you start in a meaningful way so that you know you’ll see results?

  • Greening the Planet

    Greening the Planet

    Seven years ago I was very fortunate to partake in a local version of a broader global initiative called the FoodisFree project. I joined a meetup group that was trying launch one of these community gardens in the area. It was so cool to engage with a diverse set of like minded people who wanted to produce something of value.