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    Beyond Meat On The Today Show


NBC’s Craig Melvin reported on Beyond Meat, a plant-based meat substitute, and challenged Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and the rest of the Today Show anchors to a taste-test. The goal: to see if any of these meat-eaters could tell the difference (in taste and in texture) between real meat and fake meat.

    Spoiler alert: they failed.

    Bill Gates and the founders of Twitter are already getting behind this product, and are betting millions that Beyond Meat could “change the world.” Gates has already tried the meat substitutes and was unable to tell the difference between their product and the ‘real thing.’ Gates has gone on record saying that if Beyond Meat’s producers can get international distribution and can drop the price below meat (it’s already almost cheaper), they “can make a real contribution to human nutrition.” And with no cholesterol, no trans fats, and no hormones, it’s easy to see how this company could realistically go on to do just that.

    Considering the environmental devastation as well as the obvious and needless animal suffering and death caused by the animal agriculture industries, modern technology’s ability to create seamless imitations of real animal products leave no more excuses for meat-eaters.

    Reduce your impact. Improve your health. Sacrifice neither taste nor price.

    Go Vegan.

    (via veganwithcarnist)


    The Djerbahood project gathers 100 artists from 30 countries to paint the streets and walls of Erriadh, a village in Djerba, Tunisia. The aim of this project is to transform the village into an open-air gallery of art, during July and August. Here are some of our favorite graffitis.

    “ When I was 12 boys slid their hand up my thigh and slapped my butt. I smiled and took it because I didn’t know it was okay to say stop. I didn’t know that I could say no. So, when the principal calls telling me my daughter is suspended for punching a boy who wouldn’t stop touching her, I will cook her favorite meals. When she tells me how she cursed at the boy who wouldn’t move his hands off her knee even though she asked him to, I will smile and pull out her favorite movie to watch together. I will celebrate the fact that she accepts her body as her own and knows she has the right to say no. I never want my daughter to think her body belongs to men, because it is her own and my god should she be proud. I will teach her it’s more than okay to say stop, something I wish I had known when I was that age. ”


    don’t be soft, let the world know you exist // 5-26-14 // 9:01AM (via restrictedthoughts)


    (via isvla)

    (Source: restrictedthoughts, via heaveniswheretheheartis)


    Up to 80% of Central American women traveling to the U.S. via Mexico are raped, reports suggest. 

    Sexual assault is so common, that many women expect to be raped. The true number is hard to determine, in part because many women are ashamed to admit the assault and most are legally not allowed in Mexico in the first place. 

    Detective Gabriel García, a prosecutor and investigator based in Huixtla, Chiapas, says certain parts of the migrant trail are hot spots for assault. One of these spots is La Arrocera, where rape is so common women and teens plan for it, García says: 

    "There have been times where women will take contraceptives beforehand, so if they become a rape victim, then they won’t end up pregnant," he told Fusion during a recent tour of the area.

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    “ Two years ago, I challenged the NFL community and all men to seriously confront the problem of domestic violence especially coming on the heals the suicide of Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher, and girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, yet here we are again confronting the same issue, of violence against women. Now, let’s be clear this problem is bigger than football. There has been, appropriately so, intense and wide-spread outrage following the release of the video showing what happened in the elevator at the casino. Now, wouldn’t it be productive, if this collective outrage, could be channeled to truly hear and address the long suffering cries for help from so many women, and as they said, do something about it. An ongoing, comprehensive education of men, about what healthy, respectful manhood is all about. And it starts with how we view women. Our language is important, for example: When a guy says “you throw a ball like a girl” or “you’re a sissy,” it reflects an attitude that devalues women, and attitudes will eventually manifest in some fashion. Women have been at the forefront in the domestic violence awareness and prevention arena, and whether Janay Rice considers herself a victim or not, millions of women in this country are. Consider this, according to domestic violence experts, more than three women a day, lose their lives at the hands of their partners, that means since the night of February 15th in Atlantic City more than 600 women have died, so this is yet another call to men to stand up and take responsibility for their thoughts, their words, their deeds and to get help, because our silence is deafening and deadly. ”

    —    James Brown, host of CBS’s NFL Coverage (09/11/14)

    (Source: theyslayedthedragon, via diamondsintheskies)

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