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Animal Rights Conference 2012 Program Posted!

One more final update before I embark on a nearly week-long journey to the pinnacle of the country (Washington D.C.) to learn about animal rights, activism, and enhance my veganism: Animal Rights Conference 2012 is right around the corner!

Monsanto To Gain Immunity?

The “Monsanto rider” is situated to allow Monsanto all the freedom in the world, literally, to plant whatever they feel like, whenever they feel like.

The Organic Watergate Dilemma

Dubbed “The Organic Watergate,” this revelation might be fighting words for some, but for those invested in the safe food community, it might mean enhanced scrutiny on our food system.

Mickey D’s Glamorizes Quarter Pounders With Photoshop

This time, the McDonald’s controversy is not for food poisoning or health standards (thankfully?), but for putting the va-va-voom in Mickey D’s infamous Quarter Pounder. NPR wrote about a video portrays a team of McDonald’s marketing specialists gearing up for a photo shoot – with airbrushing ready to go for the celebrity model.

Soybean of the Sea

Soy is being touted as a “sustainable” alternative to fish feed. But in reality, it is not sustainable for the fish, the environment or for those who consume them.

News You Didn’t Know You Wanted: Garlic Heist Squashed

“The Austria Press Agency says police stopped three overloaded and sagging vans about to cross into Hungary from Austria on Wednesday and found them packed to the roof with the pungent cargo. After questioning the five men in the vehicles they charged them on suspicion of receiving stolen goods,” said the Huffington Post.

Recipe: Vegan BBQ “Pulled Pork”

This recipe from the blog Eating Appalachia is a great one for cookouts, and is gourmet enough for the 4th of July foodie in you. (Because who doesn’t love an excuse to use rhubarb?) Additionally, this recipe doesn’t rely on fake meats, which are great in their own right, but it’s always nice to see someone get creative with unique ingredients!

Giveaway Reminder: Free copy of PLANEAT DVD

Last week we announced we will be hosting a giveaway for free copies of the wonderful documentary, PLANEAT! PLANEAT talks about the global effects of food and how diseases of affluence can be greatly aided by a plant-based diet. (If you don’t remember, you can read the review here.) Just a little reminder that you can still enter the giveaway over the weekend. See below for how to enter.