Sweet potato veggie burgers with lettuce and avocado by Krista June on Flickr.
Raspberries and Sparkling Wine Cupcakes at Fork and Beans
Tomato Sauce on Flickr.
A solitary bee drinks the tears from a yellow-spotted river turtle in Yasuní national park, Ecuador. The endangered yellow-spotted river turtle cannot easily brush them away while the solitary bee needs the sodium. The unusual interaction, believed to be the first time seen between these two animals, was captured by Dr Oliver Dangles | image by Olivier Dangles
(Source: rorschachx, via wickedcherub)
Cannellini Beans and Kale(?) by ★ Ozzyopolis on Flickr.
Big news in Tennessee: The state attorney general ruled yesterday the ag-gag bill is “constitutionally suspect.” The bill is still awaiting the governor’s signature or veto.
Other big news: The Pennsylvania state senator who announced he was going to introduce an ag-gag bill decided yesterday that he in fact won’t introduce it at all.
Here’s a short new Food Day blog of mine on ag-gag, and a new interview of mine on the Tampa NPR affiliate about a variety of farm animal-related matters.
Politico had a big story on the beef and pork industries’ aggressive campaign to kill federal legislation to ban barren battery cages for egg-laying hens. One agribusiness spokesperson quoted in the piece says they oppose the bill so strongly that they’d fight to kill the entire farm bill (which gives them massive subsidies) if the legislation to improve laying hen welfare were included in the bill.
On a more optimistic note, meat giant Tyson Foods reported a 42 percent drop in net income this quarter…
Video of the week: Ever seen a pig and cat play cat and mouse?
Can’t see the video? Watch it on Vegansaurus.com!
Bonus article: If you’re as psyched about the cicadas as I am, enjoy!
Utilizing my leftovers for lunch. Whole grain tortilla, hummus, cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, and crumbled falafel.
Triple Decker Vegan Grilled Cheese by veganhappening on Flickr.