Recent comments in /f/Vegan

OldHippieChick wrote

The problem with this is food safety. Meat needs to be handled very carefully to avoid cross-contamination and most of what is thrown away is unsafe.

I use what they give me at the food bank for pet food, but you need to know what you're doing and sometimes you do need to buy organs, chicken necks or other calcium supplements, etc. since canine and feline nutrition is a bit more complicated than just using your pet as a garbage can.

Food not Bombs doesn't use meat because it is just too dangerous and complicated.

So yea, I'd grab very fresh leftovers from a restaurant or something if I knew I could get it to a human or furry friend right away, but otherwise I'd personally pass and feel obligated to mom at a bunch of strangers on the internet and remind you to wear your latex gloves while diving anywhere you might encounter meat and be careful.


zzuum wrote

I get it, but as a vegan I'm just grossed out by any non vegan food. I've tried a few times when I get home and realize I got a sandwich with mayo on accident, and I can never finish it.


DisgruntledOne wrote

That strategy seems needlessly confrontational, and delusionally hostile. Promoting less meat consumption requires cultural change, and that has to be willing. Focus on peacefully promoting progressive change by going to pot-lucks. Offer meat-free choices of cuisine, and hype up how good it is. Culture jamming is an effective tactic for promoting change at a meaningful level.


OldHippieChick wrote

Maybe people in New Zealand feed their carnivorous pets food that is healthy for them instead of using them as garbage disposals:

Other than that, I'm unfortunately a US citizen and fortunately vegan for 31 years and vegetarian for 46 years and have never seen so much ant-veg*n sentiment among the general public as I do now.


GenderTerrorist wrote

I know I'm basically preaching to the choir, but it's important to remember that individual efforts like veganism, even on a large scale, aren't enough to put even the tiniest dent in climate change. Killing off billionaires is the only thing that can do that.

Veganism is a good habit to get into just because animal agriculture is so unsustainable and cruel, but even 100% of the world population going permanently vegan overnight would be insufficient to save the earth.


Raven wrote

how the F New Zealand consumed more meats than US. Why I'm not surprised European countries consumed more meats than other, but blaming 3rd world for global warming. Fuckin hypocrites.


Erisian wrote (edited )

If I recall, doesn't B12 store in the liver? I think I've heard that if you totally stopped ingesting B12 it would take up to two years depending on a myriad of conditions to deplete.

I'm probably wrong. I'll go look it up.

Already found my answer, maybe

Unlike most other vitamins, B12 is stored in substantial amounts, mainly in the liver, until it is needed by the body. If a person stops consuming the vitamin, the body’s stores of this vitamin usually take about 3 to 5 years to exhaust.


OldHippieChick wrote


So my kid liked these a LOT more than the >$6/lb falafel mix his fascist half-brother used to buy:

Okara Balls

Take the leftover stuff from inside the jelly bag after you make soy drink and put it in a mixing bowl. Freeze it first if you aren't going to use it right away.

Dump in 1/2-1cup of oatmeal. Just uncooked raw rolled oats, not leftover breakfast. 1/4-1/2 cup of nutritional yeast if you have it 2 Tbsp of soy sauce if you have it 1Tbsp of ground sage

Mix that together with your hands and form into small balls the size of sausages or falafel. Bake for 30 minutes at 350.

I like to put 2-3 of them in a tortilla with a bunch of lettuce, grated carrot, and some nut butter, roll it up like a burrito, and put it in an outside pocket of my backpack so I don't have to stop walking just because I live in a body and bodies require nourishment.

The dog likes that shit too, but the latest dog food scandal has to do with legumes in dog food maybe not being absorbed and maybe leading to dialated cardiomyopathy so use you own brain. First time dog owner here.