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Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discover they can change the world one bite at a time.

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Fruits & Veggies-Vegan Health Guide Fruits and vegetables are a significant part of the New Four Food Groups. A healthy vegan or vegetarian diet relies on fruits and vegetables to provide much of the fiber, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients needed every day. Quick Page Summary: It's important to eat plenty of fruits (at least 3 servings) and vegetables (at least 4 servings) every day. Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before.

Mycoforestry Mycoforestry is an ecological forest management system implemented to enhance forest ecosystems and plant communities through the introduction of mycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungi. Mycoforestry is considered a type of permaculture[1] and can be implemented as a beneficial component of an agroforestry system. Mycoforestry can enhance the yields of tree crops and produce edible mushrooms, an economically valuable product. By integrating plant-fungal associations into a forestry management system, native forests can be preserved, wood waste can be recycled back into the ecosystem, planted restoration sites are enhanced, and the sustainability of forest ecosystems are improved.[2] Mycoforestry is an alternative to the practice of clearcutting, which removes dead wood from forests, thereby diminishing nutrient availability and reducing soil depth.[3]

Vegan for 30 Days Author’s note: As some readers have rightfully pointed out, “going vegan” is not just a matter of diet. This post, and the experiment it describes, pertains only to animal use as it relates to food. This is the second experiment in two months that has made a dramatic difference in how I live and how I feel on a day-to-day basis. Last time I stripped my life of unnecessary and unused possessions, and this time I stripped it of animal foods. I ate 100% vegan for 30 days, primarily to see what effects it had on my health and my self-discipline when it comes to eating. Woman files class action lawsuit against Frito-Lay for marketing genetically-modified snacks as 'all natural' (NaturalNews) Many major food manufacturers have been on a kick to jump on the "all natural" bandwagon, with all sorts of processed food products now claiming to be healthy and free of artificial and synthetic ingredients. However, one such company, Frito-Lay, is the subject of a new class action lawsuit that pegs the company for illegally marketing its snack products, which are loaded with genetically-modified (GM) ingredients, as being natural. Represented by Milberg LLP of Los Angeles, Calif., Julie Gengo of Richmond, Calif., recently filed a class action lawsuit against Frito-Lay alleging that its snack products are fraudulently labeled. Frito-Lay Sun Chips and Tostitos products are made with GM vegetable oils and potentially even GM corn, but they are both labeled as being "All Natural."

Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon Are you in the mood for some comfort food? Of course you are; it's January. In the interest of resolutions and energy, you might, however, be leaning towards something with vegetables — perhaps even a vegetarian dish? The future of food: Crisis prevention AROUND the world, the food system is in crisis. Prices have rocketed; they are now higher in real terms than at any time since 1984. They could rise further still if drought lays waste to China's wheat harvest, as is feared.

Protein in the Vegan Diet by Reed Mangels, PhD, RD From Simply Vegan 5th Edition Summary: It is easy for a vegan diet to meet recommendations for protein, as long as calorie intake is adequate. Strict protein combining is not necessary; it is more important to eat a varied diet throughout the day. Some Americans are obsessed with protein. Food, Inc. Discussion Guide Food, Inc. Discussion Guide Guide to 2009 Academy Award Nominee, Food, Inc. Do people have the right to know what is in their food? Should companies be able to own the DNA contained in plant seeds?

All the words like vegetarian or vegan Lacto-ovo vegetarianism* - eats dairy and eggs, but no meat (meat includes all types of red meat, white meat, poultry, and fish). Lacto-vegetarianism - eats dairy, but not eggs or meat (as defined above). Ovo-vegetarianism - eats eggs, but not dairy or meat (as defined above). Pescetarianism - doesn't eat any meat except for fish and shellfish (to generalize, seafood is OK). Can be broken down into the subcategories above (Lacto-ovo-pescetarianism, Lacto-pescetarianism, and Ovo-pescetarianism). Pollo-vegetarianism - doesn't eat any meat except for poultry (i.e turkey and chicken).

The secret history of Monsanto, Agent Orange and the mutilation of innocent Vietnamese (NaturalNews) We still find it difficult to completely forget one of the uglier and far-reaching atrocities of the Vietnam War - the dissemination of a deadly herbicide, Agent Orange. But where we only have movies like Apocalypse Now and a host of war novels to remind us of the majority of the unpalatable actions that took place in the 60s, the repercussions of Agent Orange are still rising and expanding - through the world and media. No matter how difficult it is to stop and listen to the stories of US military veterans who served in Vietnam, we cannot discount the myriad of first-person accounts of the damage that was caused and the cover-ups that have taken place since. One recent story was unveiled earlier this year by KPHO, a news station in Phoenix, which showcased a number of Vietnam veterans' who suggested the US military had ordered them to bury barrels upon barrels of Agent Orange in Camp Carroll, an army base in South Korea. Perhaps not.

Vegetarian & Vegan Information It can be very difficult to switch to a meatless way of eating, so you should know what you're getting into before you get into it. Examine the pros as well as the cons, but know that becoming a vegetarian involves more than just not eating meat. There are all types of vegetarians - those who give up all dairy products including eggs and cheese, and those who simply eat fruits and vegetable and nothing else.