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John Edmundson

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3,700,000 Vegans Adults In The USA

A crowd gathering at Vegan Street Fair in LA – source. The 2016 Harris Poll carried out for The Vegetarian Resource Group – breakdown here. Not a huge poll – but very encouraging results. Only persons over 18 were polled. Total US adult population aged 18 and over numbers is approximately 245 million. Approximately 8 million adults are either vegetarian or vegan. Approximately half of the vegetarians were also vegan. Approximately…

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VEGAN 2016 – THE FILM: A Growing Movement Under Attack

HappyCow features in this truly excellent documentary by Klaus Mitchell and the team at Plant Based News – click above to watch. The HappyCow section starts at time marker – 10.32 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plantbasednews  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/plantbasednews Twitter: https://twitter.com/plantbasednews Instagram: https://instagram.com/plantbasednews    …

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The Secret Reason We Eat Meat: Carnism by Melanie Joy

These are a couple of minutes of graphic content – in her talk, Melanie Joy warns that it is coming. Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a noted speaker, and the author of “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.” Melanie is a recipient of the Institute of Jainology’s Ahimsa Award. Her work has been…

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Arthur Ling: Plamil: Vegan Business Reflections

C Arthur Ling, 1919-2005 Arthur Ling – Founding Director of Plamil Foods Ltd Much has, is, and will be written about Arthur Ling. He was a private man, with many of his other interests overshadowed by his uncompromising dedication to veganism, which to him was his religion, and a religion he would spend a lifetime in promoting. – more – here. ….. In November 1974, the 30th anniversary of The…

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Jesse Eisenberg: Thanksgiving: Thanksliving

Thought provoking…… In a 2015 discussion with Conan O’Brien, actor Jesse Eisenberg talked about his family’s compassionate Vegan Thanksgiving tradition, replete with tofu and appealing stories of animal abuse. They opt for a vegan feast to honor the animals they’re saving by leaving them off their plates. …… …. .. Turkeys & Thanksliving – More on HappyCow! From 1901 – described in detail – here. …… …. .. From Dan Piraro much…

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Soya Milk 100+ Years Ago In Paris France

Sharing items in our Ernest Bell Library – a British article from 1913 – ……but once again the French were ahead of the game. There was an industrial scale French factory producing soya milk / tofu / other soya products – from 1908/9. …… Caséo-Sojaïne – Paris – France A salesperson’s calling card – circa 1910 Wiki – In 1908 Li Yuying AKA Li Shizeng opened a soy factory, the Usine de la Caséo-Sojaïne,…

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