Archive for the ‘Vegans’ Category

Laboratory Cheese

August 26, 2014

Laboratory Cheese

Bay Area biohackers are trying to figure out how to make cheese without involving cows or other animal moms. A joint team from Counter Culture Labs and BioCurious is planning to make Vegan cheese by “milking” modified yeast cells, microscopic fungi. They’ve crowd-sourced $26K, almost double what they asked for. Obviously, Vegans really miss pizza.

“Wait!” you say, “Generically Modified cheese?” No, the baker’s yeast will be modified but the milk proteins will be separated out.

But it takes 6 to 10 pounds of animal milk to make a pound of cheese. We wonder if there could ever be enough yeast milk in the world to produce an economically viable volume of these laboratory Vegan cheeses. If it can be done, potential customers include Vegans, the lactose-intolerant, and observant Jews (Kosher cheeseburgers, anyone?).

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Obama Pardons National Tofurky®

November 22, 2012

Obama Pardons National Tofurky®
President Barack Obama has pardoned the 2012 National Thanksgiving Tofurky® in a ceremony in the Vegetable Garden on the South Lawn of the White House.

The mock-turkey vegetable roast will not be consumed by the First Family but will frolic with leftover arugula and endive from the presidential holiday meal in the Official White House Compost Heap.

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Pizza for Mars!

July 20, 2012

Pizza for Mars!

Ever since aerospace expert George W. Bush decreed that the U.S. must voyage to Mars, there’s something everyone wants to know: What are Mars colonists gonna eat? Now NASA and Lockheed Martin have an answer: Pizza. Vegan pizza.

Domino’s won’t deliver pies beyond the Moon, so Mars colonists will grow their own veggies and bake their own pizza. Houston, we have a menu. Now all we need is a long-range rocket and billions to pay for it, a way for astronauts to survive a long radiation-fraught journey, and a place for colonists to live while tending and watering their Martian greenhouse.

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DC Meat-Free Week 2011

February 7, 2011

DC Meat-Free Week 2011

Washington’s Meat-Free Week is in full bloom from February 7 to 13, 2011. Following close on the hooves of DC Meat Week, the event features a fine crop of plant-based cooking and fermented grain and grape beverages, with different dining events each night. See the full schedule here.

 

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Meat Free Week in DC

February 5, 2010

Meat Free Week in DC

Meat Week is still sating Washington’s carnivores, but tomorrow is the start of DC Meat Free Week. The event was cooked up by DC Vegans, and details (hours, reservations, etc.) are here.  Participating venues have sprouted all around the metro area; there’s probably one near you:

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