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How to Make a Vegan Diet Even More Sustainable

How to Make a Vegan Diet Even More Sustainable
A lot of people go vegan to help the planet. But what if you could do something even better than eating plants? According to the FAO, 30% of the world’s agricultural land area is used to produce food that will be wasted. Fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers have the highest wastage rates of any food (roughly 40 – 50 %). That’s a lot! Thankfully, insects can turn all that food waste into protein, vitamins, and minerals. Continue reading

Why killing crickets is morally ok

Why killing crickets is morally ok
I think most people would agree that harming anything that can suffer or feel pain is a negative thing. Unfortunately, our current food and agricultural industries contributes to this bad practice regularly. So what can a person do if she wants to reduce the inhumane treatment of animals while getting all the nutritional benefits that animal foods provide? The answer lies in the insect kingdom. Continue reading

Insects as a solution for health oriented vegans

Insects as a solution for health oriented vegans
Even in a well-formulated real foods vegan diet there are many possible, even unavoidable, nutrient deficiencies. Several studies have shown that both vegetarians and vegans are prone to deficiencies in B12, calcium, iron, zinc, omega-3 long-chain fatty acids EPA & DHA, and fat-soluble vitamins like A & D. Let’s go through the most common ones and look for a solution that doesn’t involve pills, injections or fortified foods. Continue reading