What Story Should we Tell About ‘Eating Animals’?

Eating Animals is a landmark book in the genre of contemporary animal rights literature—not because it has benefited from Jonathon Safran Foer’s fame as a novelist, or because of its celebrity endorsements, or because it’s being turned into a movie produced by Natalie Portman. The book succeeds because it so successfully balances clarity about its … Continue reading What Story Should we Tell About ‘Eating Animals’?

The Worst Thing About Being Vegan

Although most people overestimate the difficulty of transitioning to veganism, it is a lie to claim that it's a breeze. As with any lifestyle change, veganism requires an upheaval and reassessment of one's daily routine. There's a learning curve, to be sure, but once you've ironed out the wrinkles you can return to the automaticity … Continue reading The Worst Thing About Being Vegan

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Boycott Daiya

Daiya, the major player in the vegan cheese market, was recently bought out by a Japanese pharmaceutical giant, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (OPC). This has stirred up a great deal of controversy in the vegan community because Otsuka uses animal testing. Many have called for a boycott, small vegan grocery stores have pulled the product … Continue reading 7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Boycott Daiya

On Vegetarianism

Every week, my mother, and my younger brother and I used to drive twenty minutes or so to Taco Bell. It was as habitual as it was ritual; I’d eat my cheesy gordita crunch and drink my Starbucks coffee as my mother reminded us to complete our weekly chores. I looked forward to it every … Continue reading On Vegetarianism

Reflection on a Year of Being Vegan: Beyond Diet and Lifestyle

The powerful thing about veganism is that it is both philosophy and practice. It gives the gift of realizing your own agency in embracing or limiting suffering. A year into being vegan, I’m particularly proud of the way being vegan impacted my life in far-flung ways that go beyond proscriptions on diet and lifestyle. It … Continue reading Reflection on a Year of Being Vegan: Beyond Diet and Lifestyle

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