World Vegan Day with a Fair Trade Twist
It's World Vegan Day - 1st November. There are lots of cliches around eating a vegan diet, principally that it involves eating boring, tasteless food. Having done a bit of practical field studies thanks to some vegan friends I can tell you this definitely not true! If you think of any food you love - from curries to stir frys, pizzas to roast dinners, it is usually easy to prepare a vegan alternative which is just as tasty.
It's also an "inconvenient truth" that our huge consumption of meat has a massive knock on effect for the planet, in terms of crops being diverted from the food chain to go to feed livestock instead. And that's beside the obvious moral quandary of eating living creatures. We're not here to preach - but even switching to a vegan or veggie option once a week would be a great first step.
Here at Eighteen Rabbit we like to do all we can to support our vegan pals. We've even been experimenting with a sister site called the Vegan Gift Guide - check it out if you get a chance! And we have a dedicated vegan section on our website for you to peruse.
If you're still not convinced, perhaps you should read Jonathan Safran Foer's "Eating Animals" - you may never look at your chicken and chips in the same light...