Primalisms: Vegetable Oil, Coconut Water, Veganism & More

April 28, 2012

Photo by cottonseedoil

1) How Vegetable Oils Replaced Animal Fats in the American Diet

In this excerpt from The Happiness Diet, discover how Procter & Gamble convinced people to forgo butter and lard for cheap, factory-made oils loaded with trans fat.”

2) Coconut Water: Nature’s Sweet, Low-Cal Hangover Relief

3) Keeping Mondays Meaty: 12 reasons why veg-centric diets do not support personal or planetary health

“As for all that climate-warming gas, animals emit far less gas when they eat natural, grass-based diets and not unnatural, hard-to-digest feeds manufactured from soybeans, corn and other grains”

4) Ginnifer Goodwin no longer a vegan – enjoying meatloaf with bacon.

“I’m always learning and growing and changing and there were some boring health issues, and so I did actually have to work some animal products back into my diet.”

5) Lobbyists spent $175 million. Congress made pizza a vegetable.
And insiders say the Obamas backed off the food industry. How Washington went soft on childhood obesity.

6) Is a new pro-vegan guide ‘the most disturbing children’s book’ ever?

“A page filled with illustrations of bloody steaks and roasts in a meat locker reads “… all animals raised for meat and dairy are captured and killed in the end. Their deaths are violent and sad.”

7) A Choice With Definite Risks (Why Babies Shouldn’t Be Vegan)

“Nature created humans as omnivores. We have the physical equipment for omnivory, from teeth to guts. We have extraordinary needs for nutrients not found in plants. They include fully-formed vitamins A and D, vitamin B12, and the long-chain fatty acids found in fish.”

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