It’s day two of Vegan MoFo!
If you are new to the blog, each Sunday I share “vegan news you can use” that I have discovered during the week. I also provide a weekly round-up of my blog posts because I know a lot of folks try to catch up on blog reading over the weekend. I like to make it easy for you!
Since this is the vegan month of food, I’ll start with some vegan food news first. Last week I alerted you to the controversy surrounding a donation made by Bob and Charlee Moore, founders of Bob’s Red Mill, that had the potential to support animal research. In the realm of good news, the Moore’s issued a statement this week. Others in the blogosphere wonder if this restricted donation may simply free up other sources of revenue to be used on the animals. What do you think?
There’s another great event to look forward to in NYC next month! I’m going to A Hen Party on November 2 to celebrate Jasmin Singer’s birthday. Jasmin is co-founder and executive director of Our Hen House: a place to find our way to change the world for animals. Donations will be accepted at the party to support Our Hen House. Will you join me?
In JL goes Vegan news there’s bad and there’s good. The bad: yesterday the FoodBuzz ads were over the top NOT okay. A shrimp and mussels in Crisco ad alternating with a Greek yogurt ad. I pulled my FoodBuzz ad and tossed up this message:
FoodBuzz Ad: An apologyReaders. I have been a proud FoodBuzz Publisher since last summer when I launched my blog. Before i signed the contract I asked if they could omit ads that were contrary to a vegan diet. I was asked to submit a formal letter (I did) and that they would do the best they could; if I saw ads that were problematic to let them know. I have been doing so. Today, on the first day of Vegan MoFo and World Vegetarian Day, I noticed an inordinate amount of animal-based ads. I apologize. I am mortified. I have removed the FoodBuzz ads until FoodBuzz and I can work this out. Know that as I have evolved from a dietary vegan to an ethical one, I find this situation 100% unacceptable and I apologize if you were offended today. I certainly was. I will keep you posted. — JL, 10/1/11
I hope FoodBuzz and I can work it out. Trust me, I don’t make a living from blogging, but the ad revenue does help pay my self-hosting and web-related costs. I did learn something about myself yesterday. I was getting a heavy flow of traffic (thanks So Delicious and Vegan MoFo) yet I pulled the ad. I learned how strong my convictions are for the animals, who are far more important than blog revenue. My contact at FoodBuzz was super-responsive yesterday and she understands my frustration, which is great. I will keep you posted.
In better news, how about something unexpected and fun? JL goes Vegan was in the news! In the Irish Independent, to be exact.
- On Monday you could find me on VEGGIN’ OUT WITH CHRISTA where I shared a post on what I learned going vegan.
- Tuesday I tried to blow your mind with my Recreation of the “Macnocheeto”
- Wednesday I was on Happy Herbivore sharing What Vegans Means to me. Also Wednesday, on Stop Chasing Skinny, I asked What’s YOUR story?
- Thursday I shared my latest lunch bowl: What’s for lunch? A quinoa-chickpea-kale bowl!
- Friday, back on Stop Chasing Skinny, I shared This week’s body image links to love (9/30/11).
- Saturday I kicked off 31 days of posting for Vegan MoFo with Vegan MoFo 1: “World Class Vegan Express” cooking class + a biscuit recipe!
Whew! What a fun week. Back tomorrow with a breakfast recipe!