Who say's you have to give up candy bars? There are vegan options, Mike!
Excellent! Great story. He has the right attitude about approaching omnivores I think.
I didn't actually watch the show so should probably not respond, but I did hear about it from a friend who knows I am working with my dad to switch to a plant based diet to improve his health. I told the folks to watch and while my dad happened to nap through the program, my mom viewed it and gave me some of her thoughts on the show. I was afraid that it would be handled in the manner it was.
From her recounting, it sounded like they covered most of the issues but it felt a bit like a superficial look-see. She mentioned the broccoli smoothie and some lady saying she didn't want to eat straw for the rest of her life (I'm sure that got lots of laughs). Like you said, nice to see veganism getting some mainstream play, but give the people something to think about and inspire them to adopt a plant-based diet. By all means, show us the raw footage and lets hear the great news about sustaining great health for the people and the planet by going vegan.
I'm not familiar with Kathy Freston, but yes, why not have vegans on a show about veganism. I like the idea of maybe Jonathan Safran Foer (for the environmental/animal angle) and Dean Ornish or McDougall for the health angle. Really there are so many it seems. Maybe Tracey McQuirter of By Any Greens Necessary fame could have pointed out the benefits to the African American population in particular. I like Rip Esselstyn and his work with firefighters. The clips of the Dr. Oz shows posted here on Vegsource are very useful in showing the good eating, good-for-your-body aspect for the males especially who may tune in.
I'm not a talk show viewer though. Maybe this was as good as it gets with this venue.
Yet another reason to love Chaka,Chaka Kahn!:-D
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Good to see that Mike Tyson has gone vegan. However, I want to echo the other commenter's disgust with the language. I think Vegsource should set up some standards with respect to language. Edit out the words that don't belong on an otherwise excellent website and email service. At least start with the f* word if nothing else.
@Bob and @tarmale, quit being such babies and just read the article. You have a choice to be offended or not and you CHOSE to be offended. Get over it!
Bob, I guess you like men who beat their girlfriends, attack people and talk like white trash. YOU get over it.
I meant pawlowjp not bob.
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