Recommended reading: “If you must eat meat, save it for Christmas”

Why do we continue to eat such enormous quantities of meat (meat from factory farms, especially) despite all facts about its negative side effects? Author George Monbiot discusses this and a few other meat related aspects in this comment piece in the Guardian. It is from a few weeks back, but I highly recommend you to take five minutes to read it. He suggests that the issue starts when we already as little children learn about the happy animals at jolly farms; a picture which only extremely rarely resembles the reality of meat production. He ends with the rather provocative suggestion:

“All children should be taken by their schools to visit a factory pig or chicken farm, and to an abattoir, where they should be able to witness every stage of slaughter and butchery. Does this suggestion outrage you? If so, ask yourself what you are objecting to: informed choice, or what it reveals? If we cannot bear to see what we eat, it is not the seeing that’s wrong, it’s the eating.”

Here it is again:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation?CMP=twt_gu#start-of-comments

 

 

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  • Our Green Pea Tagliatelle in colorful company in this ‘Winter Glow Noodle Bowl with Orange Peanut Sauce’ by @occasionallyeggs (I need some of that!). The recipe is on her super yummy blog www.occasionallyeggs.com #planetplantbased #eatbetter #eatfortheplanet #veganprotein #vegansofig #bohnennudeln #foodblog #startup #vegetarisch #glutenfree #glutenfrei #highprotein #lowcarb #veganbowl photo: @occasionallyeggs

    planetplantbased: "Our Green Pea Tagliatelle in colorful company in this ‘Winter Glow Noodle Bowl with Orange Peanut Sauce’ by @occasionallyeggs (I need some of that!). The recipe is on her super yummy blog www.occasionallyeggs.com #planetplantbased #eatbetter #eatfortheplanet #veganprotein #vegansofig #bohnennudeln #foodblog #startup #vegetarisch #glutenfree #glutenfrei #highprotein #lowcarb #veganbowl photo: @occasionallyeggs"
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  • I couldn’t be happier to announce that this superstar has joined Planet Plant-Based. Welcome Valérie! The connection was immediate when she entered my life a few years ago to help with a number of language barriers in my new home country (Valérie doubles as a language coach). We share so many beliefs and I can’t imagine anybody else being better at explaining exactly what Planet Plant-Based is about. She has a wealth of food experience, not the least from growing up in the family behind one of Bavaria’s first organic supermarkets. Since Valérie came onboard to help with sales and German communications a few months ago so many great things have happened. You reach her on valerie@planetplantbased.com. #planetplantbased #eatbetter #startup #edamamenudeln #vegan #plantbased #veganprotein #glutenfree #bohnennudeln #beanpasta #organic #biolebensmittel

    planetplantbased: "I couldn’t be happier to announce that this superstar has joined Planet Plant-Based. Welcome Valérie! The connection was immediate when she entered my life a few years ago to help with a number of language barriers in my new home country (Valérie doubles as a language coach). We share so many beliefs and I can’t imagine anybody else being better at explaining exactly what Planet Plant-Based is about. She has a wealth of food experience, not the least from growing up in the family behind one of Bavaria’s first organic supermarkets. Since Valérie came onboard to help with sales and German communications a few months ago so many great things have happened. You reach her on valerie@planetplantbased.com. #planetplantbased #eatbetter #startup #edamamenudeln #vegan #plantbased #veganprotein #glutenfree #bohnennudeln #beanpasta #organic #biolebensmittel"
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  • Just made a batch of this. The creamiest and silkiest vegan chocolate mousse I ever tried. It’s made with tofu and hazelnut butter and lots of #raw cacao. #planetplantbased #eatbetter #eatfortheplanet #vegansofig #wholefoods #organic #bestofvegan #huffposttaste #veganbowl #thrivemags #glutenfree #glutenfrei #vegetarisch #startup #foodblog

    planetplantbased: "Just made a batch of this. The creamiest and silkiest vegan chocolate mousse I ever tried. It’s made with tofu and hazelnut butter and lots of #raw cacao.  #planetplantbased #eatbetter #eatfortheplanet #vegansofig #wholefoods #organic #bestofvegan #huffposttaste #veganbowl #thrivemags #glutenfree #glutenfrei #vegetarisch #startup #foodblog"
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  • We’re now also in Hamburg! And it’s a little extra special to see Planet Plant-Based in these very shelves because they happen to be in Germany’s first strictly gluten-free supermarket. For someone who has celiac disease, like I do, this means a piece of space which feels safe and comforting. No need to spend hours reading labels here! If you’re in Hamburg, do pop into Glut’N’free at Spritzenplatz 10. From today with our full range of organic bean pasta! #planetplantbased #eatbetter #vegan #glutenfree #highprotein #highfibre #lowcarb #vegetarisch #glutenfrei #vegansofig #gesundessen #glutenfreeinhamburg #hamburg #veganinhamburg #organic

    planetplantbased: "We’re now also in Hamburg! And it’s a little extra special to see Planet Plant-Based in these very shelves because they happen to be in Germany’s first strictly gluten-free supermarket. For someone who has celiac disease, like I do, this means a piece of space which feels safe and comforting. No need to spend hours reading labels here! If you’re in Hamburg, do pop into Glut’N’free at Spritzenplatz 10. From today with our full range of organic bean pasta! #planetplantbased #eatbetter #vegan #glutenfree #highprotein #highfibre #lowcarb #vegetarisch #glutenfrei #vegansofig #gesundessen #glutenfreeinhamburg #hamburg #veganinhamburg #organic"
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  • Our Chickpea and Turmeric Fusilli with roasted cauliflower and garlic. Recipe inspiration from @thefirstmess everything else by Alexandra, the very talented foodie behind @occasionallyeggs. I have always adored her Instagram photos so I’m excited she will now be taking some of our pasta - stay tuned for more. #planetplantbased #eatbetter #vegan #glutenfree #beanpasta #vegansofig #vegetarisch #bohnennudeln #veganprotein #highprotein #lowcarb #bestofvegan #meatfreemonday #foods4thought #gesundessen

    planetplantbased: "Our Chickpea and Turmeric Fusilli with roasted cauliflower and garlic. Recipe inspiration from @thefirstmess everything else by Alexandra, the very talented foodie behind @occasionallyeggs. I have always adored her Instagram photos so I’m excited she will now be taking some of our pasta - stay tuned for more. #planetplantbased #eatbetter #vegan #glutenfree #beanpasta #vegansofig #vegetarisch #bohnennudeln #veganprotein #highprotein #lowcarb #bestofvegan #meatfreemonday #foods4thought #gesundessen"
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  • To beat a cold this week I revisited this old favorite (recipe on the blog) more than once. Creamy, hot and still kind of raw, all at the same time. In this photo topped with sunflower seed mousse and coriander for extra yumminess (and nutrients). #planetplantbased #eatbetter #eatfortheplanet #plantbased #meatfree #vegan #vegansoffig #foodblog #organic #wholefoods #foods4thought #meatfreemonday #vegetarisch #glutenfree #glutenfrei #vegetarisch #gesundessen #veganbowls

    planetplantbased: "To beat a cold this week I revisited this old favorite (recipe on the blog) more than once. Creamy, hot and still kind of raw, all at the same time. In this photo topped with sunflower seed mousse and coriander for extra yumminess (and nutrients). #planetplantbased #eatbetter #eatfortheplanet #plantbased #meatfree #vegan #vegansoffig #foodblog #organic #wholefoods #foods4thought #meatfreemonday #vegetarisch #glutenfree #glutenfrei #vegetarisch #gesundessen #veganbowls"
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  • The trick to make kale into something really delicious is to give it a little massage. Here softened with a lemon, salt and avocado rub, then topped with pomegranate and pine-nuts. A real winter booster. ❄️💪#planetplantbased #vegan #eatfortheplanet #vegansoffig #plantbased #eattherainbow #wholedoods #organic #bestofvegan #superfoods #healthyfood #foodblog

    planetplantbased: "The trick to make kale into something really delicious is to give it a little massage. Here softened with a lemon, salt and avocado rub, then topped with pomegranate and pine-nuts. A real winter booster. ❄️💪#planetplantbased #vegan #eatfortheplanet #vegansoffig #plantbased #eattherainbow #wholedoods #organic #bestofvegan #superfoods #healthyfood #foodblog"
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  • Hanging out with pasta, pots and pans, loads of vegetables AND my very talented photographer friend @sandrafyhr trying to make the most of my messy self and kitchen for fun upcoming Planet Plant-Based things. Not always an easy task...!😬🙏🙏🙏❤️ #planetplantbased #eatbetter #eatfortheplanet #startup #edamamenudeln #vegan #vegetarisch #plantbased #vegansofig #beanpasta

    planetplantbased: "Hanging out with pasta, pots and pans, loads of vegetables AND my very talented photographer friend @sandrafyhr trying to make the most of my messy self and kitchen for fun upcoming Planet Plant-Based things. Not always an easy task...!😬🙏🙏🙏❤️ #planetplantbased #eatbetter #eatfortheplanet #startup #edamamenudeln #vegan #vegetarisch #plantbased #vegansofig #beanpasta"
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  • Annelina, @food_without_regrets , thanks sooo much for sharing this photo with me....now I only need the recipe - it looks absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for cooking with our Black Bean Spaghetti! 😍❤️ #planetplantbased #blackbeanspaghetti #foodwithoutregrets #vegan #gesundessen #vegetarisch #plantbased #eatfortheplanet #beanpasta #glutenfrei #glutenfree #glutenfreinudeln #lowcarb #highprotein #veganprotein #eatbetter #healthyeats

    planetplantbased: "Annelina, @food_without_regrets , thanks sooo much for sharing this photo with me....now I only need the recipe - it looks absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for cooking with our Black Bean Spaghetti! 😍❤️ #planetplantbased #blackbeanspaghetti #foodwithoutregrets #vegan #gesundessen #vegetarisch #plantbased #eatfortheplanet #beanpasta #glutenfrei #glutenfree #glutenfreinudeln #lowcarb #highprotein #veganprotein #eatbetter #healthyeats"
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  • I couldn’t be happier this Sunday to look back at a week where Planet Plant-Based reached a lovely milestone - our products’ first retail presence. I’ve visualized what’s in this photo since the day I decided to go for my dream of turning my food blog into an actual food company. I feel very grateful that #karstadt has given us the chance. I’ve always loved their Leopoldstraße shop, where they have such an excellent fresh vegetable selection and loads of innovative, high-quality products - now including our full range of organic, vegan, high-protein and gluten-free bean pasta! #planetplantbased #eatfortheplanet #vegan #munich #veganprotein #beanpasta #vegansoffig #foodblog #startup #vegetarian #vegetarisch #glutenfrei #gesundessen #veganeseiweiss #highfibre #lowcarb @our_outdooradventures

    planetplantbased: "I couldn’t be happier this Sunday to look back at a week where Planet Plant-Based reached a lovely milestone - our products’ first retail presence. I’ve visualized what’s in this photo since the day I decided to go for my dream of turning my food blog into an actual food company. I feel very grateful that #karstadt has given us the chance. I’ve always loved their Leopoldstraße shop, where they have such an excellent fresh vegetable selection and loads of innovative, high-quality products - now including our full range of organic, vegan, high-protein and gluten-free bean pasta! #planetplantbased #eatfortheplanet #vegan #munich #veganprotein #beanpasta #vegansoffig #foodblog #startup #vegetarian #vegetarisch #glutenfrei #gesundessen #veganeseiweiss #highfibre #lowcarb @our_outdooradventures"
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