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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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