1 Month Vegan Challenge – Day 23

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The Good The Bad and The Ugly…

So yesterday’s information highlights can be split into 3 very separate categories:-

The Good

I found out that Quorn have actually started doing a vegan range!  I was very gutted that Quorn was not vegan, but now they have two items in their range.  It does baffle me a bit that their food wasn’t vegan to begin with, but at least this is a step in the right direction…hopefully the rest of the range will start going this way too!

Quorn_Vegan_Burger_v1 vegan-chicken-pieces-quorn

The Bad

We watched Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s “War on Waste” last night.  It was pretty shocking just how much food we throw away every day.  What was even worse though, was the amount of food supermarkets throw away before they even get to our shelves – it was ridiculous to be frank.  Part 2 is next week but would recommend watching part 1 on the iPlayer if you get the chance.

The Ugly

I can’t remember which site I was reading, but I was linked to a full-length movie in relation to the food industry called ‘Earthlings’.  So as usual we decided to watch this – honestly the most disgusting and awful thing I have ever seen, we didn’t make it all the way through.  I honestly believe that footage like this should be shown to everyone and if you decide to want to eat meat after this…then you have made an informed decision.  I hated what I saw so much that I have made a deal with myself…

So I figure there are going to be 2 circumstances in which I could decide to eat meat/animal produce again:-

  1. I decide in advance that I will eat meat (as a conscious decision to start eating meat again).
  2. I decide on the spot that I will eat meat (e.g. at a restaurant).

So my deal to myself is that if I go down route (1) I must finish watching this documentary first.  If I go down route (2) then I must watch the full documentary as soon after as I can.  I’m letting myself off the accidental/unavoidable consumption, as that is kind of out of my hands!

I am definitely starting to think of this choice as a more permanent decision already.  I have changed my Xmas party meal to a vegan options and I am also on holiday over Christmas and will be contacting the hotel to change my dietary requirements.  I’m not saying I have made the decision to ‘go vegan’ just yet, but I can’t see it changing in the near future.

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