Go Vegan. Thank you!

I'm Erin, but everyone calls me Red and that's just fine with me.

I'm a certified VLCE and Vegan Nutrition Specialist, public speaker, consultant, problem solver, rabble-rouser, jet-setter, host of the popular vegan podcast Red Radio, and right-hand-woman to vegan Wunderkind Chef Jay Astafa. I also co-founded The Seed in 2012, and continue to organize events across North America.

By night I'm a muay Thai practitioner, runner, Bikram Yogini, and tattoo enthusiast. Brooklyn is home, but I hail from Toronto, Canada, and I'm currently on the road.

Try to keep up.

post-impressionisms:

“They are so damn ‘intellectual’ and rotten that I can’t stand them anymore….I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those ‘artistic’ bitches of Paris.” — Frida Kahlo

Also, #NYC.  And #Toronto.  Parts of #California.  #Florida is on the come up.  #realtalk

veganrideordie:


veganmovement2012:

It’s Official – Russia Completely Bans GMOs
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently announced that Russia will no longer import GMO products, stating that the nation has enough space, and enough resources to produce organic food.
**If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.” – Medvedev** Russia has been considering joining the long list (and continually growing) of anti-GMO countries for quite some time now. It does so after a group of Russian scientists urged the government to consider at least a 10-year moratorium on GMOs to thoroughly study their influence on human health.
“It is necessary to ban GMOs, to impose moratorium (on) it for 10 years. While GMOs will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed. It has been proven that not only in Russia, but also in many other countries in the world, GMOs are dangerous. Methods of obtaining the GMOs are not perfect, therefore, at this stage, all GMOs are dangerous. Consumption and use of GMOs obtained in such way can lead to tumors, cancers and obesity among animals. Bio-technologies certainly should be developed, but GMOs should be stopped. We should stop it from spreading. ” – Irina Ermakova, VP of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety
(RIA Novosti/Ekaterina Shtukina) A number of scientists worldwide have clearly outlined the potential dangers associated with consuming GMOs. I recently published an article titled “10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health,” you can read that in full here. These are just a select few out of hundreds of studies that are now available in the public domain, it seems that they continue to surface year after year.
Russia completely banning GMOs, such a large, developed nation is a big step forward in creating more awareness with regards to GMOs. Ask yourself, why have so many nations banned GMOs and the pesticides that go with them? It’s because evidence points to the fact that they are not safe, they are young, and we just don’t know enough about them to safely consume them. They just aren’t necessary, so why produce them?
Within the past few years, awareness regarding GMOs has skyrocketed. Activism has played a large role in waking up a large portion of Earths population with regards to GMOs. People are starting to ask questions and seek answers. In doing so, we are all coming to the same conclusion as Russia recently came to.
In February, the State Duma introduced a bill banning the cultivation of GMO food products. President Putin ordered that Russian citizens be protected from GMOs. The States Agricultural Committee has supported the ban recommendation from the Russian parliament, and the resolution will come into full effect in July 2014.
This just goes to show what we can do when we come together and demand change and share information on a global scale. Change is happening, and we are waking up to new concepts of our reality every day. GMOs are only the beginning, we have many things to rid our planet of that do not resonate with us and are clearly unnecessary. We are all starting to see through the false justifications for the necessity of GMOs, no longer are we so easily persuaded, no longer do we believe everything we hear and everything we’re presented with. Lets keep it going!
For more CE articles on GMOs, click here.
For more CE articles on glyphosate, click here.
Sources:
http://rt.com/news/russia-import-gmo-products-621/
http://rt.com/news/gmo-ban-russian-scientists-293/
http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/gmo-free-regions/russia/gmo-free-news-from-russia/news/en/28934.html

…”If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.” – Medvedev … YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
FINALLY, something productive. If Russia can/is doing it - no one has any excuses. (Also, while we’re on the subject - ‘organic animal products’… I’ll just leave this right here: http://tinyurl.com/m3mfru5) #NOPE
Your move, United States.


…..Beuller?

veganrideordie:

veganmovement2012:

It’s Official – Russia Completely Bans GMOs

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently announced that Russia will no longer import GMO products, stating that the nation has enough space, and enough resources to produce organic food.

**If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.” – Medvedev**
Russia has been considering joining the long list (and continually growing) of anti-GMO countries for quite some time now. It does so after a group of Russian scientists urged the government to consider at least a 10-year moratorium on GMOs to thoroughly study their influence on human health.

“It is necessary to ban GMOs, to impose moratorium (on) it for 10 years. While GMOs will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed. It has been proven that not only in Russia, but also in many other countries in the world, GMOs are dangerous. Methods of obtaining the GMOs are not perfect, therefore, at this stage, all GMOs are dangerous. Consumption and use of GMOs obtained in such way can lead to tumors, cancers and obesity among animals. Bio-technologies certainly should be developed, but GMOs should be stopped. We should stop it from spreading. ” – Irina Ermakova, VP of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety

(RIA Novosti/Ekaterina Shtukina)
A number of scientists worldwide have clearly outlined the potential dangers associated with consuming GMOs. I recently published an article titled “10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health,” you can read that in full here. These are just a select few out of hundreds of studies that are now available in the public domain, it seems that they continue to surface year after year.

Russia completely banning GMOs, such a large, developed nation is a big step forward in creating more awareness with regards to GMOs. Ask yourself, why have so many nations banned GMOs and the pesticides that go with them? It’s because evidence points to the fact that they are not safe, they are young, and we just don’t know enough about them to safely consume them. They just aren’t necessary, so why produce them?

Within the past few years, awareness regarding GMOs has skyrocketed. Activism has played a large role in waking up a large portion of Earths population with regards to GMOs. People are starting to ask questions and seek answers. In doing so, we are all coming to the same conclusion as Russia recently came to.

In February, the State Duma introduced a bill banning the cultivation of GMO food products. President Putin ordered that Russian citizens be protected from GMOs. The States Agricultural Committee has supported the ban recommendation from the Russian parliament, and the resolution will come into full effect in July 2014.

This just goes to show what we can do when we come together and demand change and share information on a global scale. Change is happening, and we are waking up to new concepts of our reality every day. GMOs are only the beginning, we have many things to rid our planet of that do not resonate with us and are clearly unnecessary. We are all starting to see through the false justifications for the necessity of GMOs, no longer are we so easily persuaded, no longer do we believe everything we hear and everything we’re presented with. Lets keep it going!

For more CE articles on GMOs, click here.

For more CE articles on glyphosate, click here.

Sources:

http://rt.com/news/russia-import-gmo-products-621/

http://rt.com/news/gmo-ban-russian-scientists-293/

http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/gmo-free-regions/russia/gmo-free-news-from-russia/news/en/28934.html


…”If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.” – Medvedev … YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

FINALLY, something productive. If Russia can/is doing it - no one has any excuses. (Also, while we’re on the subject - ‘organic animal products’… I’ll just leave this right here: http://tinyurl.com/m3mfru5) #NOPE

Your move, United States.

…..Beuller?

veganrideordie:


Photos like this are shared for their ‘beauty’ - of labour, love of labour, of scenery, of different perspective of life and lifestyles.
…I see thousands of lives taken without their permission, snatched because they joyfully exist & thrive in community (naturally, like we do) - of lives lost because of two men who seek to profit. Yes - perhaps for their family, or families’ family/ies - but there are infinite ways to perform honest work & support that don’t include violence and murder; it’s called being of purposeful, harmonious service. It is the difference of being selfish and selfless - of perspective. Extreme? No. Extreme is unnecessarily killing these thousands of beings for a few pieces of paper and to appease preferential tastebuds.
This is a photo of our disconnection as humans. It’s 2014; we don’t need to do this anymore, and more importantly - to save our world, we can’t.


AND WHAT

veganrideordie:

Photos like this are shared for their ‘beauty’ - of labour, love of labour, of scenery, of different perspective of life and lifestyles.

…I see thousands of lives taken without their permission, snatched because they joyfully exist & thrive in community (naturally, like we do) - of lives lost because of two men who seek to profit. Yes - perhaps for their family, or families’ family/ies - but there are infinite ways to perform honest work & support that don’t include violence and murder; it’s called being of purposeful, harmonious service. It is the difference of being selfish and selfless - of perspective. Extreme? No. Extreme is unnecessarily killing these thousands of beings for a few pieces of paper and to appease preferential tastebuds.

This is a photo of our disconnection as humans. It’s 2014; we don’t need to do this anymore, and more importantly - to save our world, we can’t.

AND WHAT

Anonymous asked:
Being vegan isn't cheap, and it won't cure hunger and that's a fact. There's enough good for everyone, it's just unevenly distributed, that's why people in africa are hungry. Vegans don't change anythibg

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Explain that to the 4 million people on this planet who live on an almost exclusively-vegan diet due to poverty.  The amount of vegetable protein fed to the US beef herd would feed almost the entire populations of India and China. Most of the UK’s animal feed protein concentrates come from poor countries – often those where children die from starvation. If Britain went vegetarian less than half the farm land would be needed; vegan, less than a quarter. It is estimated that 40 million tonnes of grain would be needed to end world hunger. This sounds like a lot, but 540 million tonnes of grain are fed to animals in the West.

Meat and dairy are viewed as luxury items, because it takes so many resources to get such little back from the animal. For example, a single pound of beef uses up to 13 pounds of grain, and if you include the cooking processes and other things used to make that one pound of beef, it takes an incredible 2,400 gallons of water. For people who live in dire poverty and need to conserve as much food and clean water as possible, eating meat or other animal products simply does not make sense. The food and water used to feed one cow, and get little in return from them, can help feed a whole village. As a result cows and other farm animals are not slaughtered regularly, because they take up too many precious resources such as land space (which instead can be used to grow crops and feed more people), water, food and energy to care for them.

And Africa isn’t the only continent where people are suffering, starving, exploited and dying…

It’s funny that you guys say we don’t change anything, yet you feel the overwhelming need to come to our own blogs directly to tell us this. Clearly we’re making enough of an impact to have you waste your own precious time. 

Also, I can’t hear you over the impact we’ve already made in the agriculture business and that we continue to make regarding the world and its resources.


xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx:

anogoodrabblerouser:

'Let me spew my uneducated and ignorant opinion on anon and expect you to take it as fact'
Ugh shut up

India has 500 million people living on a plant based diet due to poverty. So shut the fuck up, anon.

Facts.