This week’s food news features some un-delicious food safety irony, GMO labeling progress, and urban gardening ‘greenovation.’ Meanwhile former President Clinton plays fast and loose with ‘the V word,’ and efforts to protect farm workers gain momentum. Read on, for the week’s good-bad-and-ugly food news!
Did you know that this was ‘Be Kind to Animals Week?’ Today, Michelle Kretzer at PETA shares some meat substitutes to help you kick the animal product habit. Here at Eat Drink Better, we like to think of these – often processed – meat and dairy substitutes as a way for folks to transition to a plant-based diet, not as dietary staples. If you’ve been wanting to give plant-based eating a try and need something to help you on your way, these can be a great sometimes food to help you on your journey!
It’s Bill Clinton’s 65th Birthday today. And as I previewed, a feature interview on him and his vegan diet was on CNN last night. I’m having trouble finding the full piece (I’ll update this if I do). Above is the only video I can find on CNN so far, a preview to the show, “The Last Heart Attack.” And here’s a 9-minute video of coverage from around, of that interview and others
I wrote about Bill Clinton going (almost) vegan back on October 1, 2010. At the time, he was thrilled with the diet, how it made him feel, and his weight loss. Seems he’s still quite happy with it according to comments published in the LATimes on Thursday:
“It’s turning a ship around before it hits the iceberg, but I think we’re beginning to turn it around,” Clinton told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
I’ve written on a number of famous vegetarian and vegan celebrities in the past, from Orlando Bloom to Henry Ford to Carl Lewis to Mike Tyson. As you’ve probably heard, Bill [ … ]