Tuesday, June 27, 2006

"Extreme" veg, Go Moby! & Badwater gone good


Not quite certain what to make of the link below.

I'm not Indian and i often think i am shorting out on the dendrite/synapse/electrial impulse thing supposedly goin' on in my brain. This time, i dunno... maybe i'm just very ignorant about the eating habits of others...

If you can, check this out. Maybe you can clear something up for me!

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=205171

And so my question, based on the article linked to above:
Do "extreme" vegetarians not eat green salad??!!

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"I'm a vegan because I love animals."

Thank you, Moby!!

http://www.spin.com/features/news/2006/06/060626_moby/

http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/moby%20takes%20on%20factory%20farming_1000873

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Vegan Scott Jurek works it all out at Badwater Ultramarathon:
http://www.sptimes.com/2006/06/25/Sports/Way_off_the_beaten_pa.shtml

Go Scott!!
http://www.scottjurek.com/bio.php

17 comments:

Melody said...

That article made no sense at all.

If anything is contributing to disease in Indians, it's probably the ghee and whole milk that so many recipes use.

OkraMary said...

i'm pretty sure there were some things lost in the translation of that article!

Urban Vegan said...

there's plenty of medical data that proves just the opposite.

now drinking milk itself is bad enough, but when I was in India, people were drinking RAW, unpasteurized milk (ummm.....and tuberculosis is prevalent there) and they were also dipping their hands in the tins to see if the milk had been watered down.

funwithyourfood said...

yea that was a bad article. what the hell is an EXTREME vegetarian?

weird

Urban vegan- ewww that is gross.

Teddy

Megan the Vegan said...

I didn't really get that article. Glad to see I'm not the only one.

Sonya said...

Well, having visited India many times, I can honestly say that the article TOTALLY lost me. People are not disease-ridden because they're vegetarian, for goodness sake's. It's a poverty-stricken nation where water is scarce and there's no such thing as hygeine or proper medical care for the majority of the population, who is poor.

As for Moby - he rocks. I'm not big on his music (although when I learned of his veganism, I really did try, but he's good people. His vegan cafe "TeaNY" (in NYC) is the best thing in the whole wide world. So is the book that he put out - it's got a ton of great vegan recipes.

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

Prevalence of heart attack, diabetics and paralysis stroke has reached epidemic proportions in India. It has begun affecting 10 to 20 years younger population compared to the western world
Well maybe that is true because of heavy usage of Ghee, Butter, Milk, Sugar, Salt in everything and anything indians eat.. combined with the fact that "we"(indians) never exercise.. Also remember northern/eastern parts of india are PRE-dominantly non-vegetarian.. so they are always susceptible..

Vegan Momma said...

What were they eating? That articles has lost me. IT's vague.

Tanya Kristine said...

i didn't get it either...

but i DID get Moby's. i commented too. can you tell? I'm tanyakristine! yay!

it's wednesday...

Vicki said...

couldn't follow the article...

"...could you look a cow in the eye and say that your appetite is more important than that cow's life?"

i like moby more & more!

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

I love Moby. Have you seen the MTV Cribs episode where they go to his house? He lives so simply and is so mild mannered. It would be kinda neat to meet him.

I like how he leads by example and isn't totally in the limelight.

-Crystal

Shananigans said...

Great links Kleo. Yay for Moby! Yeah, that article left too many pieces out, it was perplexing. I mean, yeah if you eat a crappy vegetarian diet, say one that doesn’t include salad greens, you will likely suffer health consequences. Just like if you eat a crappy omnivorous diet you can expect to suffer health consequences. I don’t see what they’re getting at?

Jody from VegChic said...

My guess is lost in translation too. Like other have said, if have a bad diet regardless of whether you are veg ...you won't be healthy.

Moby is great, thanks for the links. Does anyone have his cookbook? Curious what you think...

orangina said...

Thanks for the Scott Jurek link! He soooo totally rocks! (so does Moby... they're both vegan dreamboats!)

Dori said...

Weird article, I didn't get it either. Maybe some "meat" company wants to start a help sick veggie indian campaign so that their company can benefit. File 13 that one.

primaryconsumer said...

That was funny about the green salad. I always love your links. :)

I <3 moby!

I hadn't heard of Scott Jurek before, thanks for making me aware.

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