I’m quoted in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer in an article about a new environmental action called The PB&J Campaign an Internet-based effort that advocates making one of your daily meals non-animal-based.
“Elizabeth Fiend, a Philadelphia-based writer, health and environmental activist and all-around green-living guru, sizes up the PB&J Campaign’s approach: “Because I’m aware of this crazy fear Americans have of vegetarians and because I know it’s very difficult to be a vegetarian or vegan, I’m a vegetable-pusher, not a vegetarian who berates others for eating meat,” so the “flexitarian” approach – cutting back but not eliminating animal-based foods – can work. For herself, Fiend prefers peanut butter on whole-grain bread with hot sauce, but like anything else, lunch is an individual pursuit.”
It’s great article and project even though they left out the part where I said “Animals know fear and feel pain which is the reason I don’t like to eat them.”
Check out my Adult Peanut Butter Sandwich recipe and read the complete article >>> Love, Elizabeth Fiend
PB&J leads the ticket in this vegan’s campaign
For The Philadelphia Inquirer
In this season of election-related nonsense, know one thing: Bernard Brown is a vegan, but he’s not campaigning to turn you into one.
The founder of the PB&J Campaign doesn’t care if you sprinkle cheese on your pasta, or if you like a schmear of mayo on that veggie wrap; his efforts are not part of some animal lover’s plan to rid the world of meat products. Brown asks only that you think about the meal you’re about to eat, and the very long tail your very quick lunch hour can have.
The PB&J Campaign, which Brown launched last year, is an Internet-based effort that advocates making one of your daily meals non-animal-based. Enter the peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich, which, depending on your allergy situation, is either Public Enemy No. 1 or the greatest thing since sliced bread. Brown’s argument is based on encouraging people to think how farming and food processing impact the environment, and then having them add a PB&J sandwich to the list of everyday efforts they’re making to live green.