Sustainability, Hunger and Consumerism: The Quinoa Debate


Recently in the media and blogosphere, debate has been raging over the negative impact Western demand for quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) has had on populations in countries where it is a staple food. Much of the blame has been dumped on vegans and vegetarians, for everything from malnutrition to soil erosion and property disputes. While many concerns raised are valid, and this isn’t an issue to be taken lightly, it seems to me as though we’re crying over a scratch while ignoring the bullethole. And fingers are being pointed in the wrong direction. Continue reading


Meals for meat-eaters

a 'me' sized dinner

Ash’s comment when he was eating this dinner pretty much sums it up: “this is a vegan meal you can feed to a man!” – or something to that effect. I read between the lines “a meat-eating man”. Continue reading