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Herbiv.org (pronounced like herbivore) is a blog collecting links and information on veganism/vegetarianism, the impact our diets are making on the environment and other similar topics.

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Vegan Means I'm Trying to Suck Less!

Hey, I’m vegan, I’m not a total condescending asshole, I’m just trying to do the fucking best I can

I love it (via.)


The Steve Ward Diet

You draw a line from the current weight/date to the desired weight/date. Every morning you weigh yourself and plot the result. If the point is below the line, you eat whatever you want all day. If the point is above the line, you eat nothing but broccoli or some other low-calorie food.

For some reason this is probably the only diet that makes sense to me. I’ve personally lost quite a bit of weight by simply watching what I ate, and generally eating less.

3 Aug '09 diet


Men Better at Distance Vision Due to Hunter–Gatherer Past

Men are better at seeing things in the distance due to their hunter-gatherer past chasing animals, while women are better focusing on things at close range, a British study said.

(via)


How To Make Sun Dried Tomatoes

In just a few hours, you can have bags to freeze or jars of homemade sun dried tomatoes covered in olive oil. Use in pastas, on top of pizzas, in sauces, etc.

Making sun–dried tomatoes in the oven = win. We’re definitely trying this.


Last Year's Model

It’s totally normal to lust after the hottest new geeky gadgets. It’s also cool to put some thought into what we buy, and what we throw away. So this is a place to show the world that a lot of us are choosing to use Last Year’s Model.

An awesome initiative for consuming less by sticking to things that work and you already own.


Here's the Meat of the Problem

It’s not simply that meat is a contributor to global warming; it’s that it is a huge contributor. Larger, by a significant margin, than the global transportation sector.

Ezra Klein, ch–ch–ch–check it out. I also love this — Switching to a vegan diet would have a bigger impact than trading in your gas guzzler for a Prius (link to a .pdf file.)


Are We Really What We Eat, or How We Act?

[…] many of us eat the way we do because we believe that it makes a difference in the greater world.  We believe that if enough of us “vote with our fork,” we can change the very food system that feeds us.

I wholeheartedly believe in this, but remember to make your beliefs and choices wisely.

30 Jul '09 lifestyle belief


Very useful information (via aubzillatron)

Very useful information (via aubzillatron)

30 Jul '09 funny toast


To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.

Fuck Yeah Facts


Use NEAT Activities to Burn More Calories

Using what’s known as “non–exercise activities” (things such as moving around while waiting, tapping feet, making gestures while speaking, etc.) can burn up to 350 calories a day, so you might want to start picking up on some new habits if you’re aiming to lose some excess pounds easily.


Benefits of Grass Fed Beef

For the health of the animals, the environment and you (not to mention your taste buds) grass-fed beef is a good option for meat-eaters.

Good read, especially for meat–eaters who don’t know the difference, or don’t know actually how their beef is grown.

28 Jul '09 beef grass-fed


Fancy Fast Food

This is actually Domino’s pizza. The stuff’s still bad for you, it just looks good.

27 Jul '09 fast food


Hot Dog Anatomy 101 by lunchbreath (via).

Hot Dog Anatomy 101 by lunchbreath (via).

21 Jul '09 hotdog food


Giant Garbage Patch Floating in Pacific

An enormous island of trash twice the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii. […] The trash stew is 80 percent plastic and weighs more than 3.5 million tons.


Meat vs. Veggie: From Depression to Infertility, How Your Choice of Diet Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health

I just can’t help but notice how much the illnesses caused by these two diets differ.

Meat eaters:

  • arthritis,
  • gallstones,
  • alzheimer’s,
  • osteoporosis,
  • food poisoning.

Vegetarians:

  • infertility,
  • dental erosion,
  • depression,
  • muscle atrophy.

20 Jul '09 ilnesses diet