November is World Vegan Month, and our contributors have presented a broad spectrum of views on veganism. Here are some samples.
Praising the grain. Janice Behrens presents barley as one of her favourite grains when preparing meat-free meals. “There is no cure for the carnivorous craving some of us have for succulent red meat and fresh seafood, but as most vegetarians are very well aware, there is no reason to worry about suffering from any nutritional deficiencies from going without animal products.” The Good Life – A Grain of Truth, August 26, 2005. (Also see Katie D’Souza’s article Health Matters – Why Protein?, from February 3, 2012.)
If you can’t join them…beat them? Busby LeClair fires off a bacon-fueled diatribe at the healthy-eating industry. “I am proud to say that I don’t mind having a carrot once or twice a year, perhaps a sprig of parsley on my fish and chips, or even the occasional leaf of iceberg lettuce alongside my chicken-fried steak.” When Health Food Goes Too Far, July 14, 2006.