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Philosophy Professor Dishes on Veg Parenting

An academic mother of two talks about why raising her children vegetarian is fiscally, physically, and paternally a wise move.

Janet D. Stemwedel, an associate professor of philosophy at San José University, recently expounded on raising her children vegetarian, in an article for the Scientific American blog. Some of Stemwedel’s reasons were practical, such as meat being expensive and her lack of culinary abilities that would leave her little ones susceptible to food borne illnesses. She also delved into the child-rearing aspects of imposing dietary restrictions on her children, such as how it provides her kids with non-life threatening ways to rebel and teaches them how to politely ask for alternatives, while limiting their autonomy in order to foster self-control.

Ireland's Former President Urges Young Leaders to Go Vegan

Mary Robinson says, "Eat less meat or no meat at all."
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McDonald's Shuts Down at a Children's Hospital

Kentucky's Kosair Children's Hospital takes a step toward eliminating fast food.
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NFL Says Vegan Players are "Breaking the Mold"

National Football League promotes David Carter and Griff Whalen for breaking common "beefy" stereotypes.
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Number of Doctors Interested in Vegan Nutrition Quadruples

Record attendance at a plant-based nutrition conference shows an unprecedented interest in fighting disease by prescribing a vegan diet over pharmaceuticals.
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Major Cattle Feedlot Closes After 60 Years

One of Canada's largest cattle operations, Western Feedlots, cannot stay in business because of poor market conditions.
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