Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Am I missing something??

This morning a friend of mine posted an article on Facebook from NPR titled "Good for you, good for the earth" and it advocates eating more vegetable and less meat/animal products. In fact, the author recommends eating vegan before 6pm, an approach he calls "VB6".

And that's all fine and good. I am totally on board with eating fewer animal products- better for us, better for the earth.

The author helpfully includes 4 recipes at the end of the article. But here's the kicker- 3 of the 4 contain meat or other animal products. And the 4th is BREAD, something that's fairly easy to come by in a vegan form. Um, hello? NPR? Anyone home?? Your article advocating vegan eating doesn't actually contain vegan recipes in any meaningful sense. Way to confuse people who may not be clear on exactly what "vegan" is, and way to flat out not help folks who may be interested in incorporating more vegan dishes into their meals, but don't know where to start.

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

1 comment:

Melany said...

That does sound crazy! You should send a letter to the editor. Maybe include some of your own recipes.