Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Go smug or go home

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 11:40 AM

I have to admit, it's a pretty amusing headline: "WHO links processed meat to cancer — and vegetarians get smug on Twitter."

Yeah, of course they did. After all the jokes that carnivores make about vegetarianism (it translates to "bad hunter," hardy har har), the meat abstainers were due their day in front of the social media microphone. 

But we could argue all day about the best path towards health, be it a paleo diet or vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. You'll find a list of articles and research supporting either side in regards to health and even factors of sustainability (such as organic small farm models improving soil and sequestering carbon, supposedly outweighing methane contributions of livestock). 

So no arguing here at this time for my part, but let's give credit to local vegan activist JL Fields for keeping her message friendly and inclusive. 

She's hosting a World Vegan Day Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30 at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, where she'll be live broadcasting on KCMJ. 

Tickets to attend ($5 in advance; $7 at the door) include samples from several local eateries plus entry to win prizes. 

Check out this press release for all the details:


click to enlarge Everyone has to choose his or her own path in this life. Some will guide you toward a plant-based lifestyle. - SHUTTERSTOCK
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  • Everyone has to choose his or her own path in this life. Some will guide you toward a plant-based lifestyle.


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