It's getting easier to be vegan in this non-vegan world - some days more than others! - but there is a new tool being launched this September that will make it easier than ever. VeganWALL is being developed as an online community specifically for vegans that will help like-minded people to connect and share information about food, clothing, events, products and more.
Have you ever fallen in love with a pair of boots or a scarf, or a wallet only to find out that it's not vegan? Have you ever wished that you could go somewhere to shop and not worry about checking EVERY SINGLE label, or look up EVERY SINGLE product to make sure it's vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, etc, etc, etc? Do you have a great vegan product idea and wish there was somewhere you could reach "the conscious consumer"? Well, that place is here - it's new, and still relatively small, but it's growing, and it's growing fast!
What do you remember of your high school prom? Whether it's something you'd like to relive, or something you'd like to re-do, your chance is coming up, if you live in or near LA. On June 28, 2014 the Veggie Prom is coming to Los Angeles! It's an event that has happened in other cities, but never before in LA. Vegan Mainstream recently chatted with organizers Steven Todd Smith and Jessica Schoech to find out more:
If you're vegan it's likely that you've found yourself, at one time or another, in a conversation with someone who isn't vegan, and wonders why you are. You may have even found yourself in the middle of antagonistic or uncomfortable conversations, wondering how you got there. Or maybe you are someone who loves to talk vegan to non-vegans, to challenge the way others eat and live.
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Cowspiracy: How the animal agriculture industry is destroying our planet (and why no one is talking about it)
And so I was delighted to see that a documentary is being made about this very issue - a film that promises to rock the sustainability world and open a whole lot of eyes to what's going on behind this disconnect. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is due out next month. Filmmakers Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen joined us for a quick interview about what they have come up against in making this film, the indigogo project they are running to raise funds and more. Can't wait to see this film!
Naturally Sweet and Gluten-Free Launches Tomorrow! Today we chat with author Ricki Heller [Featured Interview]
Ricki Heller's new book, Naturally Sweet and Gluten-Free, is out tomorrow and we've been awaiting it eagerly! So, in anticipation, we sat down to ask Ricki a few questions about the book and why we should all get a copy! Here's what she said:
Vegan parents rejoice! Ruby Roth is JUST ABOUT TO RELEASE her 3rd book for kids...V is for Vegan! Filling a niche that has long been empty, Ruby continues with this book to bravely share vegan information with the smallest members of our society, providing an easy and compassionate way for children to understand some of the reasons for a vegan lifestyle. We are so excited about the release of this new book, and were thrilled to have the chance to ask Ruby more about it. August 6th is the big date!!
Summer is a great time to go plant-based, and if you need a push in the right direction, look no further! Sharon Palmer, aka The Plant-Powered Dietitian, will launch her second 14-Day Go Plant Power! Challenge on Monday, August 5th. We had a chance to chat with Sharon recently about the challenge, how it is different from other vegan kickstarts, why people should do it, and lots of other details...so read on!
On a daily basis, great strides are being taken in the name of animal rights. One organization, Mercy for Animals Canada, recently helped make an enormous leap. In May, the group ran a provocative ad campaign titled “Why Eat One But Love the Other?” The simple premise of the campaign, which ran in transit systems in Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax, is why people might call one animal a part of their family (for example, a dog) and then eat another animal (a pig, chicken, or cow). On behalf of Vegan Mainstream, I recently had the chance to ask a few questions of Stephane Perrais, Director of Operations for Mercy For Animals Canada. Below, Stephane explains the campaign’s origins, its tremendous success, and where the organization plans to move next in the name of animal rights.
Dr. Pam Popper is a naturopath and a vegan of nearly 20 years. She is also the Executive Director of the Wellness Forum, an organization that helps individuals improve their health through plant-based diet and lifestyle changes. The organization also assists employers in lowering the cost of medical insurance for employees and educates healthcare professionals about the prevention and reversal of disease through diet and lifestyle changes. Vegan Mainstream was delighted to have the opportunity recently to talk to Pam about the new book she has co-authored with Glen Merzer, Food Over Medicine.