‘Whoo’ doesn’t love owls? That’s right, no one. “Researchers have discovered, for example, that young barn owls can be impressively generous toward one another, regularly donating portions of their food to smaller, hungrier siblings — a display of altruism that is thought to be rare among nonhuman animals, and one that many a small human sibling might envy.”
Vegans’ greenhouse gas emissions are 41.7% lower than non-vegetarians’, while vegetarians’ are only 27.8% lower. Read more interesting and must-read facts at Food-Navigator-USA.
Girl Scout Cookies labeled “vegan?” Despite artificial flavors and sugar (are we to assume it’s from beets and not from bone char-refined cane?) Hmm? “There are two Girl Scout cookie manufacturers, both of which list the cookie ingredients on their websites. The above mentioned cookies are produced by ABC Smart Cookies (interestingly enough, the core corporation behind ABC Smart Cookies also runs a company called Norse Dairy Systems, frozen dairy dessert equipment and manufacturing, but that is another story).”
And in other “vegan” news…
Venus Williams cheats on her vegan diet. “‘I think it’s pretty well known I’m a cheagen,’ said Williams. ‘I’m not perfect, but I try.'”
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