Answer: No, I wouldn't for two reasons. First, that kind of farming isn't scalable^ and second the proof that a plant-based diet is beneficial not only for your own health but also for the health of our environment is insurmountable and can't be ignored.
^So, why isn't this type of farming scalable?
Let's say these farms existed, animals were raised in a loving and free environment and euthanized before being killed. If that did happen, chances are people would eventually hear about these farmers and gravitate towards their products (assuming the price of meat and dairy from these farms are comparable), increasing the demand for their goods. The compassionate farmers would do their best to continue with their humane business model for as long as they can but eventually there will come a time when they can't keep up with the demands from their consumers. So they have a choice to make, either increase prices to reduce the demand or increase supply. Increasing the price would allow the company to continue their humane practices but the displaced customers would go back to purchasing dairy and meat from inhumane producers - system fails. So what if they increase their supply? Well, the only way to do that if they are already at capacity is to find more efficient ways to produce their products. Maybe that begins with restricting the size of the field these animals are allowed to graze in thereby enabling the farmers to add more animals to the farm (increasing production capacity), then maybe they decide that euthanizing each animal is too costly so they just kill them in a quick, more inhumane, manner until eventually we are right back to where we started and the sytem fails.
Now I'm not saying that everyone should become vegan overnight, but I do encourage people to try finding alternatives to meat and dairy by incorporating a higher portion of plant based foods into their diets. I guarantee you'll feel much better as a result, both morally and from a health and wellness perspective.
So I went in Saturday night to get a quick workout in and decided to low bar to see how my knee was doing. Pain. Switched to highbar and it was alright. I came in this morning thinking I'd have to do high bar this whole block while my knee fully heals.
Took a warm up with 135 low bar and still felt pain. Confirmed. Started doing high bar and did my first proposed set at 365x8. For some reason I decided to try and low bar a single to see how it felt. NO PAIN! Switched back to low bar for main sets and no pain at all throughout.
1x8 Highbar with 365
2x8 Squat with 405
2x8 Pause Conv. Deads with 315
Not only was there no pain but 405 felt fantastic. Only reason it was slightly difficult is due to the volume which I haven't done in a while and doing high bar before hand. 600 here we come!
One thing I realized just recently is that as a #vegan, one can order food items that typically have animal products in them and and just ask the restaurants to leave them out. That’s what I did with this sushi roll. It was simple but still good. #mondaymotivation
I know this totally looks like shredded pork BBQ, but it's actually BBQ Jackfruit. 💁🏻♀️ Totally plant-based, so delicious + flavorful and crazy easy to whip up! 💯
I made a BBQ salad bowl for lunch with the shredded BBQ jackfruit last week and it was one of the best bowls I've had in a while. Can't wait for you to try this recipe. Grab it (along with lots of info about jackfruit... what is looks and tastes like, which type to buy and where to find it) over #ontheblog. Links are in my bio for ya (@eatingbirdfood).
One thing researchers are starting to understand now more than ever is that our gut health has an enormous impact on happiness. "In general, I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable saying that virtually 80 percent of your mental state, well-being, and happiness is controlled by how happy your gut is," says microbiologist Kiran Krishnan.
While there's no question that certain foods are more helpful for a healthy gut than others, the most important thing you can do when it comes to food and your gut health is aim for diversity. "A diverse set of fiber-rich foods is key," Krishnan says. "Ultimately, a healthy gut is a very diverse microbiome. I would suggest that instead of eating one sweet potato a day for fiber, eat a small portion of a sweet potato but also add in a carrot, celery, and a mango. All these sources of fiber will give you that diversity." #FreshFoodAlchemy#GutHealthAndHappiness#FoodIsMedicine
Last Thursday I took a 2 days workation to Mendocino, stayed at my favorite hotel @stanfordinnecoresort, ate a lot of delicious plantbased food🥑, worked remotely from my room and spent the evenings planning what I want to achieve by end of 2018 (professionally and personally)
I know the last 2 months of the year are not the popular months to plan for new goals and actually achieving them, but why should we wait for a new year and a new resolution to start living the life we want?
Start going after your goals TODAY and when the new year gets here, you've already created a momentum for how you want 2019 to look like.
When you really want something, you find a way to start working for it immediately. When you don't really want something you will find an excuse and let's be honest the last two moths of the year are full of opportunities for excuses!
You don't need to go to a remote location to do this. But you need to put your phone down, find a quiet spot, grab a pen and paper and start thinking about what you want to achieve in the next two months.
Your bedroom, your patio, a cafe, a quiet hallway, the location doesn't really matter, your goal can be small or big as long as it's something that will CHALLENGE you. Stop waiting and start planning. Your 2019 self will thank you. I promise.
What is one goal you are trying to hit by the end of 2018?👇Let's encourage each other to go for it👇
The unfortunate reality... Do you think this will change soon?
I am pretty optimistic about the future. Veganism is definitely growing, continue to read if you are interested in the Vegan movement!
#Regram - credit to @weak_by_nature .
THE UNSTOPPABLE RISE OF VEGANISM: HOW A FRINGE MOVEMENT WENT MAINSTREAM 🌱
”If this is the year of mainstream veganism, as every trend forecaster and market analyst seems to agree, then there is not one single cause, but a perfect plant-based storm of factors. People cite one or more of three key motives for going vegan – animal welfare, environmental concerns and personal health – and it is being accompanied by an endless array of new business startups, cookbooks, YouTube channels, trendy events and polemical documentaries. The traditional food industry is desperately trying to catch up with the flourishing grassroots demand.
Veganuary was launched in 2014, with 3,300 people signing up; by 2016, there were 23,000 participants, then 59,500 in 2017, and a staggering 168,000 this year – and these are just the numbers that signed up officially online. Notably, 84% of this year’s registered participants were female, while 60% were aged under 35” - Dan Hancox, The Guardian
♡My diffuser is ready for #Fall 🍁 #Halloween 🎃 and probably #Thanksgiving 🦃 too. •
♡I love things that last through all seasons & holidays. 😂
♡How creative do you get with your diffusers around the holidays?? 🤓🎄