Archive: Food

To Feed The Animals Or the People?

Posted in Food on November 27, 2017

“If you had a choice, would you support an organisation that would feed starving people or raise awareness about the plight of animals?” a friend asked me the other day after our yoga class. It is a topic that is often raised – and often confused, so I completely understood his questioning and perhaps even the pondering of where we should put our energy. Is it the people or animals that are more important? Whose rights do we argue for? But what if they are interrelated? Directly. Another friend had […]

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Five Food Products Not To Buy To Change Your Health

Posted in Food / Health on November 06, 2017

Often we know when something isn’t working for us health wise, but changing our habits can be tricky… especially when we keep testing our resolve by still buying the problem foods and leaving them in the fridge or cupboard. Rule number one when wanting to change something in our diet – don’t buy it.  Simple yes. But for some crazy reason we often still put it in our shopping trolly and then have to say “no” to it again and again each time we open the pantry door, until we […]

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Did Your Seafood Get To Your Plate From A Bottom Trawler?

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on September 18, 2017

Bottom trawling is a widespread industrial fishing practice that involves dragging heavy nets, large metal doors and chains over the seafloor to catch fish. Globally, some reports show that still around one-quarter of wild-caught seafood comes from bottom trawling. The major issue is that these heavy nets consume everything in their path, resulting in a high yield of by-catch and they cause permanent damage to the fragile structures on the ocean’s floor, destroying the future of entire ecosystems. They strip the seabed of life, destroy large areas of corals – off […]

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An Ingredient or A Being; How a leg becomes a drumstick.

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on May 09, 2017

In Australia over 1 million of them will be killed every day. In the US 9 billion of them per year. Chickens are bred, raised and slaughtered at a unprecedented rate, and at this exploding speed we have overlooked a basic part of the equation – the chicken. They have become a thing, an ingredient; void of any needs and looked at instead of a being, more of a cog in a wheel. While we have decided it is OK to take their life when we slaughter them, somewhere along […]

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Game Meat; Why It’s A Game We Can’t Afford To Play

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on March 03, 2017

Game meat is growing rapidly in popularity, as consumers clue onto the horrific cruelty and environmental destruction caused in animal agriculture. I completely understand the argument for eating game meat; It is wild, which means the animal hasn’t had to suffer in a cage or a crowded shed for the duration of her/his life. It is free right up until their relatively quick death, which means no scary, often hot/freezing ride to the slaughter house with no food and having to witness to the smells and sounds of death of […]

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The Ins and Outs of What You Need To Know When Choosing Your Salmon

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on November 16, 2016

Salmon is one of the most popular fish to consume around the globe and here in Australia more farmed salmon is produced than any other species of seafood and we eat tens of thousands of tonnes of it a year. But interestingly, consumers are often unaware the salmon they are eating is not wild, but actually from factory aquaculture farms in Tasmania; bred in trays, raised in cramped tanks and dyed pink with chemicals. This big business is worth an estimated 700 million dollars and is dominated by three main companies,  Tassal, […]

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The AMAZING chef, Tracy Noelle Shares Shojin Ryorui.

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food / People on September 01, 2016

Don’t you love it when the universe provides you what you have been praying for! I meet Tracy at a dinner party ( a Mexican vegan one at that) one night after I had spent all week talking about how I would love to have someone like-minded and as passionate about educating others in how fun and healthy a cruelty-free life can be, to join me on The Compassionate Road. Tracy is an amazing chef and vegan – and while I love cooking (and I am a little obsessed with […]

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Nutritionist Kirsten Shanks On How To Stay Healthy On a Plant-Based Diet

Posted in Food / Health / People on July 19, 2016

I love Kirsten and everything she stands for, including her stunning Sydney business, Orchard St. She founded Orchard St early 2013 and is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist. A love of nature, a passion for healing and a strong belief in the use of food as medicine inspired her to develop Orchard St. Raised between the jungles of Borneo and rural New Zealand in a culinary family, an exotic variety of lovingly made food has always been at the centre of her life. After witnessing family illnesses remedied with […]

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Kangaroo Meat – an Ecological Solution or Disaster?

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on May 02, 2016

You may have heard that eating kangaroo meat is the best option for the environment; after all kangaroos aren’t farmed, they are shot in the wild in their own environment and, as they are native animals, they don’t cause any negative impact for planet earth like raising other animals for their meat does. In theory it sounds wonderful. In reality it doesn’t stack up. First and foremost, industry estimates put the average amount of meat derived from a single roo at around 12 kilograms, enough to provide 48 people with […]

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Food Empowerment Project with Lauren Ornelas

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food / People on April 28, 2016

Lauren Ornelas is Food Empowerment Project’s founder and serves as the group’s executive director. She is also the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 20 years. After spending four years as national campaign coordinator for In Defense of Animals, lauren was asked by Viva!UK to start and run Viva!USA in 1999. In cooperation with activists across the country, she worked and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, and Pier 1 […]

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