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The Vegan Network Senne Van Der Ven Steven Barbe

Steven Barbé

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How many days a week do you cook vegan?


Late to the party, I ended my habit of eating animals about a year ago as months of moral confusion were finally cut short by reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s excellent book ‘Eating Animals’. For some reason it took me some time to change my behaviour and to live up to the profound ethical edge vegetarianism/veganism has over the mass consumption of tortured sentient beings. Today, I consider myself a vegetarian with vegan ambitions. I eat vegan once a week and intend to boost that number, probably arriving late to the next party: full-time veganism. I want to add that I’m also hopeful of the project of lab-grown meat, which is why I’ve been donating money to a company called Memphis Meats. For several years now, Memphis Meats is working hard to cut down the costs of ‘brewing’ clean, tasty, animal-free lab meat from real meat cells - no animal is ever involved in the process. It will take another few years for in-vitro meat to become fully scaled and affordable but much of the evidence suggests it’s going to be an important part of the near future of ethical food.

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