Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Vegan?

I've been thinking a lot about becoming a vegan. Don't get me wrong I love chicken tenders and a good burger, but meat just isn't looking as appealing lately. I think it started with my uncle telling me about The China Study.

"The book examines the relationship between the consumption of animal products and illness such as cancers of the breast, prostate, and large bowel, diabetes, coronary heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, degenerative brain disease, and macular degeneration." Which also supports the findings from my great grandmothers book called, "Will Bible Foods Prevent Cancer".

I also got a chance to visit my friend David's chicken farm.

I had just had this little guys cousin for lunch.

And on top of that there was an episode of This American Life which went and examined a pig farm. There wasn't any slaughtering of animals or anything like that but it just seemed really unnatural.

Here's a clip.


I've been looking into alternative recipes and seeing just what I'm getting myself into. VegCooking has been a pretty good resource.

What do you guys think?

8 comments:

Sarah Erin said...

That video is really disturbing.

Going vegetarian is a great idea in almost every way... except for the fact that I chicken, hamburgers, and steak taste so good.

You thinking about going all out and trying to be vegan? I really admire people who have enough dedication for that. It's expensive, too!

If you do it right, though, like you said, it's so good for you. If you do go veg/vegan, you should totally post about it.

Sarah Erin said...

This is a good site, too:

http://veganmenu.blogspot.com/

My name's Haley said...

thanks for the resources Sarah!

Brian said...

and you called me a hippie. I still think your laundry/coffee place should also have vegan food.

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abbey said...

i'll try this one last time... i was a vegetarian for 3 weeks in early college but, veganism is a little extreme and a complete pain in the ass... i have friends who have tried to maintain a vegan lifestyle and it was more trouble than it was worth especially when some of them found that they were completely malnourished by the lack of vitamins/protein/ect that they were once getting from animal by products. i think vegetarianism is completely legit, check out the vegetarian female by anika avery-grant... it's pretty good. and if you choose to go the vegan route, more power to you- i couldn't do it.

Anonymous said...

why vegan and not vegetarian?