Archive for June, 2008

Where Have I Been?

June 27th, 2008

I just noticed that two weeks have passed without an update to the blog. I have been spending much time outside with the plants as well as working. I haven’t been purposefully ignoring the site, I have been working to get a listing of vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants in the area together for the main site as well as short reviews for each. If anyone wants to help out and has a review of your favorite local restaurant email me and it might get included in the completed listing, with credit given of course.

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes – In Tennessee

June 12th, 2008

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The first salmonella infected tomato case has been reported in Tennessee today.  A Williamson County man has become infercted from eating a tainted tomato.  The tomato was not grown in Tennessee.

http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=8480617

This is what happens when poultry manure is used for fertilizing and runoff from meat and dairy factory farms is allowed to contaminate water supplies.  Far too many farmers don’t care what happens to the waste from their productions, only their bottom line.  This is a great argument for the case of not eating meat and dairy.  When the production of meat goes as far to contaminate the foods which should always be safest something has to be recognized and resolved.

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Planet Green

June 4th, 2008

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For those who practice the green-thing, a new network from Discovery premiered today that would appeal to you.  Planet Green is a network tailored to the green movement but the programming is not what you might expect, it is a bit different.    Most shows will be hosted by Hollywood familiar faces.    You will find a Americanized version of the show “Wa$ted” from New Zealand.   “Battleground Earth” will pit two celebrites agaist one another to see who can be the greenest.   “Supper Club” is a roundtable discussion with guests talking eco-friendly while cooking up organic meals.

Planet Green Is on DirecTV 286 and  Dish 194.

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Activism The Wrong Way

June 4th, 2008

English Chef Jamie Oliver has shows on Food Network and has written many cookbooks.  He demonstrates hundreds of ways to serve lamb and is in no way vegan.  However, it seems he wants to show the cruelty in slaughterhouses and factory farms.  To do this he goes as far as suffocating chickens and slaughtering a lamb on his TV show in front of a live audience.

If this is all done in the name of activism I don’t see the value, other than that of shock.

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