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Cocoa, Certifying Poverty, A Better Future

Unripe Cocoa Pods Growing in Madagascar In this blog post we reflect on: – how cocoa has helped the animal rights movement historically. cocoa’s role in today’s 2016 vegan businesses. the merits and shortfalls of Fair Trade certification, & of the other certification options available to cocoa growers & cocoa processors. alternatives to the current certification options. …… Red Lights Certified ‘Vegan’ chocolate products may contain dairy and egg – especially if they were made on…

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One Does Not Miss Animal Food

……their cookery is exquisite, so diversified and nutritious that one does not miss animal food; and their own physical forms suffice to show that with them, at least, meat is not required for superior production of muscular fibre. They have no grapes — the drinks extracted from their fruits are innocent and refreshing. Their staple beverage, however, is water, in the choice of which they are very fastidious, distinguishing at…

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Progress of the Humane Diet Movement

An article by Ernest Bell, writing in Sept. 1914. First some notes – In this article, Ernest Bell is reflecting on his 40 years of being a vegetarian. He started to be an animal rights activist in ~ 1873. He had stopped eating meat in about 1874. He ‘veganized’ books which he published. His consumption of animal products such as milk seems to have been ‘O’. ~ …a little over twenty-five years… ~ – Ernest…

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Abandoning All Animal Food – Vegan Advocacy From The 1840s

‘..abandoning all animal food..’ = consuming nothing which has an animal source = 100% vegetarian = vegan Some Very Pleasant History Discussions of Vegan Advocacy from the 1840s  An 1851 Article by R. T. Trall Russell Thacher ‘R. T.’ Trall’s – autographed 1860s Carte de Visite. The original is in the Ernest Bell Library. The article appeared in an Almanac published in London, UK in 1851 – by the London, UK based vegan, William Horsell. …

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Veganism – A Life Containing No Logical Contradictions

Here we reflect on some of our favorite early vegans (…..and aspiring vegans), and some of their writings / publications, where they discuss 100% perfectly consistent vegetable diets. Definitions of old terms are in green – debate welcomed! We also share some special items from our Ernest Bell Library. . 1886 Henry S. Salt – in his essay Food Reform – Published: Westminster Review, October 1886 “To Sylvester Graham, above all others, should perhaps…

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Vegetarian Humour – in 1852 & 1848 – Punch Magazine

 Vegetarian Humour – in 1852 & 1848 – Punch Magazine Here we are being ‘ribbed’ by the magazine Punch, or the London Charivari – aeons ago! The 1848 article is directly referring to Elizabeth & William Horsell’s projects – but does not mention them by name – they were vegans – more about them here if you Click – and also lower down this page. The Victorian vegetarians / vegans & their humanitarian…

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Advocates of Vegetative Food organize an American Vegetarian Society

“Vegetative” – an adjective – meaning – “relating to vegetation or plant life”  Here we share, for the first time on the Internet, an 1849 letter. From the Reverend William Metcalfe to Joel Shew. Writing to propose that there be an  American Vegetarian Society. The original of the letter is in our Ernest Bell Library. ~ And now, Mr. Editor, may I be permitted to ask you, and the friends…

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‘Leafy greens – six times a day – NO OIL’ – the recommended diet for 2015 and 1874

Better than any ‘TV’. In just 80 minutes you will know more about preventing heart disease & other chronic medial conditions than most medical doctors do. The key message – “I want patients to eat leafy greens six times a day – and NO OIL.” Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. Dr. Esselstyn’s leading choices are arugula, chard, kale, spinach, beets, beet greens and bok choy. Dr. Esselstyn has followed a vegan diet…

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London Vegans 1856 – Elizabeth And William Horsell

Note – I use the word ‘vegan’ in my historical ramblings to refer to folks who ate only plants – ……but please remember that the word ‘vegan’ itself was not used until 88+ years ago – in 1944. Pioneer Vegan William Horsell, London, c.1857 (1) Vegan London We are a part of an old tradition! There were actually vegan ‘meet-ups’ & ‘pot-lucks’ being held in London 150+ years ago. We are…

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