Honey: a quick outline

Although it seems banal, whether it is justifiable for vegans to consume honey is quite an interesting topic. Evaluating if this is the case requires one to analyze the roles that one plays when it comes to animal agriculture as a consumer or harvester, the stark differences between mass and local production, and the dilemma … Continue reading Honey: a quick outline

Inside the USDA’s ‘Meatless Monday’ Debacle

Ed Murtagh, Sustainable Operations Manager at the USDA, had no idea what was coming one afternoon in late July 2012. He had just emailed to some colleagues a link to the latest โ€œGreening Headquarters Update,โ€ a monthly internal USDA newsletter about what fellow employees can do to reduce their impact on the environment. Soon after, … Continue reading Inside the USDA’s ‘Meatless Monday’ Debacle

Pass the Tea, Hold the Milk

Might a delicious cup of freshly brewed tea provide another reason to avoid dairy? Milk may interfere with the health benefits of tea. I have family that are so stubbornly dependent on milk that they insist on buying a carton to lighten up their coffee every time they come over. If they were tea drinkers, … Continue reading Pass the Tea, Hold the Milk