Intermarché – “Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables”

Sadly it has been estimated that we waste of 300 Million tons of food a year. This seems almost criminal when you consider that there are many people in the world who are literally starving to death.

Intermarché launched the Inglorious Fruits&Vegetables, a film, print, poster and radio campaign, celebrating the beauty of the Grotesque Apple, the Ridiculous Potato, the Hideous Orange, the Failed Lemon, the Disfigured Eggplant, the Ugly Carrot, and the Unfortunate Clementine.

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ANIMALS

 

MILK

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/the-dairy-industry-why-we-do-not-need-milk/

Let’s Talk Dair(t)y

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/lets-talk-dairty/

 

Pigs Are Smart

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/pigs-are-smart/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/pigs-have-the-smarts-over-dogs/

 

Numbers of Animals Killed

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/numbers-land-animals-in-the-us-in-one-year/

 

33 POWERFUL ANIMAL AD CAMPAIGNS THAT TELL THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/33-powerful-animal-ad-campaigns-that-tell-the-uncomfortable-truth/

 

Rollingstone – In The Belly Of The Beast

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/rolling-stone-inside-the-belly-of-the-beast/

Animal Products Are Never “Humane”

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/animal-products-are-never-humane/

Think Wool Is Harmless? Think Again.

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/think-wool-is-harmless-think-again/

Factory Farming

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/factory-farming/

Ending Factory Farming

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/ending-factory-farming/

Free Range, Does Not Mean Humane!

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/free-range-does-not-mean-humane/

Wool Steps Up Greenwashing Campaign

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/wool-steps-up-greenwashing-campaign/

Fish Have Feelings Too

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/fish-have-feelings-too/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/industrial-fishing-is-destroying-our-planet/

Zoos Drive Animals Crazy

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/zoos-drive-animals-crazy/

A Hen’s Relationship With Her Eggs

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/a-hens-relationship-with-her-eggs/

Free Range, Does Not Mean Humane!

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/free-range-does-not-mean-humane/

The Dairy Industry – Why We Do Not Need Milk

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/the-dairy-industry-why-we-do-not-need-milk/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/do-you-need-dairy/

Animals Used For Entertainment

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/animals-used-for-entertainment/

Foie Gras

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/foie-gras/

Animal Testing

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/animal-testing/

 

HEALTH

 

A Vegan Diet (Hugely) Helpful Against Cancer

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/a-vegan-diet-hugely-helpful-against-cancer/

TEDx Talk By Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H., A Neuroligst And Public Health Specialst

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/ted-talk-by-aysha-akhtar-m-d-m-p-h-a-neurologist-and-public-health-specialist/

FROM JUNK FOOD ADDICTS TO VEGAN MARATHON RUNNERS: MEET THE COUPLE WHO SHED AN INCREDIBLE 280LBS COMBINED

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/from-junk-food-addicts-to-vegan-marathon-runners-meet-the-couple-who-shed-an-incredible-280lbs-combined/

 

 

VEGAN RECIPES

 

Vegan Recipes

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/more-amazing-vegan-recipe-ideas/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/new-found-food-blogs-must-try-recipes-for-the-week/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/10-delicious-egg-recipes-without-the-eggs/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/need-some-cookingrecipe-inspirations/

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

One Acre Of Land

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/one-acre-of-land/

Forget Shorter Showers!

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/forget-shorter-showers/

Eating As Though The Environment Mattered

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/eating-as-though-the-environment-mattered/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/eating-less-meat-is-worlds-best-chance-for-timely-climate-change-say-experts/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/eat-smart-your-food-choices-affect-the-climate/

Meat The Hidden Culprint Of Climate Change

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/meat-the-hidden-culprit-of-climate-change/

EGO VS ECO

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/ego-vs-eco/

Global Warming Meat The Truth

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/global-warming-meat-the-truth/

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

 

Global Hunger: The More Meat We Eat, The Fewer People We Can Feed

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/global-hunger-the-more-meat-we-eat-the-fewer-people-we-can-feed/

Indonesian Garment Industry Receives Human Rights Trial

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/indonesian-garment-industry-receives-human-rights-trial/

WALMART – The High Cost Of Low Prices

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/walmart-the-high-cost-of-low-prices-full-movie/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/


80 Billion Garments Are Produced Worldwide

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/80-billion-garments-are-produced-worldwide/

 

The Forgotten History Of Human Zoos

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/the-forgotten-history-of-human-zoos/

Slave Labor Producing Prawns For Supermarkets!

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/slave-labour-producing-prawns-for-supermarkets/

Toxic Price Of Leather

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/the-toxic-price-of-leather/

The Dark Side Of Chocolate

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/the-dark-side-of-chocolate/

What Does Food Have To Do With Human Rights

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/what-does-food-have-to-do-with-human-rights/

 

ADVERTISING

 

The Illusion Of Choice

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/the-illusion-of-choice/

Don’t Let Fast Food Companies BRAINWASH Our Kids!

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/dont-let-fast-food-companies-brainwash-our-kids/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/fast-food-marketing-has-brainwashed-kids-and-targets-minorities-says-study/

 

Tobacco and Meat

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/do-you-remember-these-tobacco-adds-how-the-world-has-changed/

Ignorance Is Bliss

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/ignorance-is-bliss/

Food, Advertising, Health, Environment, Compassion

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/food-advertising-health-environment-compassion/

Whitewhased: How Industry And Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/whitewashed-how-industry-and-government-promote-dairy-junk-foods/

OTHER

No Meat, No Dairy, No Problems: Is 2014 The Year Vegans Become Mainstream?

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/global-warming-meat-the-truth/

Science Reveals How The Brains Of Social Justice Activists Are Different From Everyone Else’s

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/science-reveals-how-the-brains-of-social-justice-activists-are-different-from-everyone-elses/

What The Future Of Food Could Look Like

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/what-the-future-of-food-could-look-like/

Why (People Still Think) Vegan Food Sucks

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/why-people-still-think-vegan-food-sucks/

Vegan Living: The Path Of Compassion

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/vegan-living-the-path-of-compassion/

 

Choosing Vegan: Are We Imposing Our Beliefs On Our Children?

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/choosing-vegan-are-we-imposing-our-beliefs-on-our-children/

Compassion Education – Telling The Truth

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/compassion-education-telling-the-truth/

This Journalist Is Launching Drones

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/this-journalist-is-launching-drones/

Fast Food Companies Outsource $7 Billion In Annual Labor Costs To Taxpayers

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/fast-food-companies-outsource-7-billion-in-annual-labor-costs-to-taxpayers/

FROM OMNIVORE TO VEGETARIAN TO VEGAN

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/from-omnivore-to-vegetarian-to-vegan/

VIDEOS / TED Talks (Great Resources!!)

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/plant-strong-youtube-video/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/animals-should-not-be-on-the-menu/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/informational-websites-videos-and-links/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/marketing/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/the-shocking-move-to-criminalize-nonviolent-protest/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/extending-our-circle-of-compassion-zoe-weil-tedx/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/how-wolves-can-alter-the-course-of-rivers/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/movies-documentaries/

https://cantseetheforestforthetrees.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/samsara-the-movie/

From Omnivore to Vegetarian to Vegan

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Hello everybody who finds and reads this blog!

I would never point fingers to people who are willing to learn and change, yet the other day I was considering my own life, beliefs and lifestyles over the years, and the finger is now pointed on me. I was raised like most people in the western world as an omnivore, milk was believed to be the best and healthiest thing, and nobody in my family would have ever considered a vegetarian or vegan diet acceptable. I was quite the odd one in my family (still am 🙂 when I decided to be a vegetarian at about 11 years of age. Everybody thought it was a “phase” and that it was almost “embarrassing”, which I now look back and am grateful most kids nowadays have so much more information available and could argue facts much more than I could. All I said was I would not eat meat again without any further explanation. Over the years I would be constantly asked about my health and why I was a vegetarian, I had no answers, I just was, there was no reason really, I just did not want meat! There was a short time of my 20 something years of vegetarianism, that I ate meat again, for maybe 1 year, because social pressure, brainwashing, marketing, advertising and the people I possibly tried to impress were a huge influence in my life and I thought “why not?”.

After that 1 year I was not feeling or thriving on a meat diet, I was feeling horrible physically. At the same time I started to look into charity work, where I realized I would be a huge hypocrite if I ate meat yet wanted to help animals. So I became a vegetarian again. I was so proud of myself to cut meat out of my life, yet I ate fish, dairy and eggs, and considered myself such a good person. I thought I was informed, and could sleep with a clean conscious. Little did I understand and know at that time. 

A few more years later I read a book “skinny bitch” and immediately went Vegan, for the right reasons, and that was for the utmost compassion for animals, yet I was not prepared nor was I educated on the subject and didn’t know how to get or ask for help and support. I checked every label for their ingredients and found hardly anything without milk, cream, eggs etc. Going for dinner I would ask the server if the salad dressing was vegan, they did not know what vegan meant, I said no honey, no dairy, no eggs, no cream, no butter etcetera… and they seriously didn’t have one item at the restaurant (at that time where I lived), that was vegan, it was a social nightmare and I felt so helpless because I didn’t know how to cook or prepare vegan food, all I knew was to eat fruits, veggies, chips and tofu. I am so grateful for all the vegan cookbooks available nowadays as well as many great Facebook groups!

Another few more years down the road, around Christmas, I had a lot of time off and started to read books about animal rights and a plant-based diet, I liked pages on Facebook and joined groups that involved veganism, either animal or food related. I read more and more and realized, what a hypocrite I was, how I could have ever considered being a vegetarian something superior than a meat-eater. The dairy industry (milk, cheese, veal) and the egg industry are most probably the worst of all offenders. For the first time in my life it “clicked”, I realized what was going on and connected, it was as if a lightbulb went on and I could connect the dots. Hazed by misleading advertising and large corporations, false and outdated scientific researches and health information, I could finally find my way to the truth. It was time to set new standards, rules, researches and point of views. After only 3 months I had noticed my asthma being completely gone, after over 30 years of every single drug or therapy nothing helped but going vegan did! I have more energy and I feel better than when I was 10 years younger, my blood work, heart rate, blood pressure are out of this world amazing. I have battled bad skin my whole life, everything is clear and perfect now. However these are all side effects, all I wanted to do with going vegan was to stop my part in this horrible torture, slavery and exploitation of innocent animals.

And going vegan made me a perfect target to be ridiculed and belittled. Yet it did not affect me because I was educated on the subject and had every counter fact ready available, and seriously if someone is willing to have a productive and knowledgeable talk without letting emotions and old beliefs come in their ways, the person questioning a vegan will be left with loads of information to think about, and there is no argument to be won on the subject of protein, health, animal welfare, environment, pollution, “naturalism”, history, tradition etc… 

I feel that everybody has the right to their opinion, but everybody should start at the same point when getting into an argument. If you want to discuss veganism, please read up on it and read both sides and we will both eventually come to the same conclusion. 

We have become a society of over consumption and poor health. We abuse whatever resources we have and rely on TV commercials and other large corporation advertising. 

If we raised every kid to be compassionate for ALL living beings, we would foster acceptance of every race, religion, sexual orientation, gender and species. Why would anybody consider that extreme or laughable?

I encourage every person who rather close their eyes to the terrors of hell that are going on in every animal transportation or slaughter house, be it from your organic, pasture raised, free range, certified humane or factory farmed animals, to watch the documentary “Earthlings”. There is no “humane” in killing. Don’t think you can sleep sound at night because you let a “label” fool you. And why would you want the animal to have a beautiful life to afterwards be killed? 

 

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“There is NO fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.”

― Charles Darwin

Let me be honest, YOU (anybody who isn’t a vegan who thinks others are at fault for all the problems) are the problem not the farmers, not the corporations, not our governments. You fill all their pockets by demanding a product that not only kills billions of animals but causes world hunger, environmental pollution and health problems. With your own money you pay someone else to do the horrible dirty jobs of raising animals, impregnating them, transporting them and killing them.

If you love your dog, consider him being bred, tortured, killed, butchered, packaged and sold. 

I don’t want to point fingers or sound elitist but I would like to point out the facts, and I would like to be able to bring forward arguments I wished someone pointed out to me when I felt I was doing all I could. 

Slaves were once acceptable, women’s rights were non existing and smoking was allowed in hospitals, consider the changes and steps forward we have made. No matter where you are in this world, if you consider that you alone can do nothing, you can make a choice each day by deciding what to put on your plate. 

Please consider your kids or future kids, what world do you want to leave behind? Compassion for all living beings is the world we wish for all people on earth. 

 

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Let’s talk “dair(t)y”

MILK – DAIRY – CREAM – CHEESE – SOURCREAM – WHIPCREAM – ICECREAM – CHEESECAKE – BUTTER – COTTAGE CHEESE – CREAM-CHEESE could go on and on, dairy is pretty much everywhere! The advertising of milk is huge, and we are taught to believe it is healthy and necessary, let’s look at what is inside of milk: (Of course store purchased almond, soy, hemp or any kind of nut/bean milk also contains other additives, best is to make your own fresh plant milk at home with non GMO and Organic 🙂   whats-really-in-your-carton1Milk-Comparison-webwhats-in-your-milk-graphic

 

And what about the cows?

 

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33 Powerful Animal Ad Campaigns That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth

Every 60 Seconds A Species Dies Out. Each Minute Counts

Advertising Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany

Animals Are Not Clowns

Advertising Agency: Partners Lisboa, Portugal

If You Don’t Pick It Up They Will

Advertising Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

Horrifying vs. More Horrifying

Advertising Agency: DDB, Turkey

Help Us Fight The Effects Of Cosmetic Testing

Advertising Agency: Lowe Pirella Fronzoni, Milan, Italy

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Brussels, Belgium

Zurich Zoo: More Space For The Big Ones

Advertising Agency: Advico Y&R AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Save The Rhino: Nothing We Do Will Ever Bring Them Back

Advertising Agency: Stick, South Africa

Stop The Abuse

Advertising Agency: Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa

Last Meal: Adopting A Shelter Dog Is Getting Him Out Of Death Row

Advertising Agency: TBWA/ Lisboa, Portugal

 

Imagine This Is Yours

Advertising Agency: Unknown

WWF: Sewing Patterns

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, France

 

Check out more/Source: http://www.boredpanda.com/powerful-animal-ads/

Pigs Are Smart!

The cutest video of pigs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_4XWcDSR8w

Pigs are smart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKo8-MZmfWM

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Pigs can play video games:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dFwx95ufEk