As the popularity and awareness of the benefits of veganism grow’s around the world, so does the anti-sentiment builds towards it from local governments and food manufacturers.
Namely, it’s all about revenue being lost from the meat and dairy industries all of which have vested government interests.
France has recently announced that it is banning Vegan companies from advertising meat-free foods with meat sounding equivalent names! for example; Veggie Fish, Meat-free Lamb, etc.
Below is a list of other countries which are trying to undermine Vegan companies, restaurants, and Supermarket from having vegan options:
On personal self-reflection being a Vegan requires a great deal of ‘Mind over Matter’, I have put together my own thoughts and play of words for what this actually means:
- It doesn’t ‘Matter’ what others think or says about being a Vegan, trust in your own ‘Mind’ in following your Vegan path.
- It doesn’t ‘Matter’ about what meat-eaters love or what farmers do, it’s just the system. Collective Vegan ‘Minds’ of belief and knowledge will change the system.
- It doesn’t ‘Matter’ that Veganism is actually expensive, as in your ‘Mind’ you are helping to save our planet.
- It doesn’t ‘Matter’ about the negative energies others give to me about being Vegan, I use my Wing Tsun (EWTO) ‘Mind’ and training to divert any negative forces away.
- What does ‘Matter’ is believing in your self as Vegan and having the ‘Mind’ plus willpower to back it up.
- Have a it doesn’t ‘Matter’ Mindset’ when others are tucking into their Subways sandwich at work.
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It’s like Marmite, the journey of a Vegan to other people.
People say to me why have I given up juicy meats and delicious dairy foods for vegetables and Tofu instead? Then the next quick questions which follow:, has Doctor told you to change your diet? or are you Ill?..lol
My answer is the usual, ‘No’ I am fully healthy, this is just my personal challenge. Then the look of weirdo follows..lol
So why is Veganism so hard for others to see or try?
Well, it’s the breaking away from the norm and expectations that society has made us become, where the food we eat must have been reared in a cage, slaughtered and then cooked.
Whilst exposing our bodies to countless man-made chemicals.
The key to me succeeding my own challenge and beyond my three-month target is knowing that I am making myself fitter, healthier and taking away profits from the meat and dairy factories.
Otherwise, I’d be eating this:
I thought I’d share with you my favourite Vegan sweet snack, top tip add popping candy onto the chocolate at the end!!
Easy 4-Ingredient vegan chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treats. These crunchy rice krispie treats are super quick and easy to make and smothered in vegan dark chocolate.
- 3 cups (105g) Rice Krispies*
- 1/3 cup (83g) Creamy Salted Peanut Butter
- 1/3 cup (80ml) Golden Syrup or Brown Rice Syrup
- 10.5oz (300g) Vegan Chocolate
- Measure the rice krispies out into a bowl and set aside.
- Line a square dish with parchment paper.
- Add the syrup and peanut butter to a saucepan and heat together stirring all the time until it has just started to bubble a little. At this point immediately remove from the heat and pour over the rice krispies. Stir in until all the rice krispies are covered.
- Spoon this out into your parchment lined dish and smooth down as best you can. Place into the fridge to set.
- When it has set, prepare your chocolate topping. Break up the chocolate and place into a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals bringing out to stir every 30 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted. Spoon this out on top of the rice krispie base and spread it out evenly.
- Add popping candy on top of the chocolate
- Return to the fridge to set. When set, lift the entire thing out with the parchment paper and cut into squares. Enjoy!
It’s not a myth, everything done to our planet due to heavy farming or deforestation slowly takes away our planet resources and directly will affect generations to come.
Here are some simple facts as to how Veganism can save our planet!
A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today.
The World Health Organization just released a report further outlining the increased risks of colorectal cancer from regular red meat and processed meat consumption. This is on top of existing concerns about heart disease, stroke, and other health complications.
The most common critique I’ve heard leveled against veganism is that it forces you to retire your taste buds and your free time: because meat is superior in taste and is easier to make.
While taste is subjective and a lot of people “need” their chicken wings on Sunday, I’d argue that the aversion to veganism is based more on cultural education than on actual comparisons.