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Eating Cheap – Raw or Raw Till 4, Vegan in Las Vegas

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Eating Raw Till 4 in Las Vegas doesn’t have to be expensive.

Fruit in the Southwest – Nevada and California – generally is pretty cheap! Less travel costs = Less cost for you.

We are talking

$2 large papayas
20-cent ripe Golden Delicious apples
33-cent kiwis
33-cent golden mangoes
$1.50 10 lbs bags of potatoes
50-cent per pound tomatoes…

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Readjusting to Life – Not Living in A Van & A Raw Till 4 Snack

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Sometimes in life it is the simple things that count.

Like being able to relax on a couch.

With a hot cup of coffee and fresh produce throughout the day, prepared in a tiny, albeit working, kitchen.

Simple pleasures in Topanga include fresh produce chopped up and a cup of coffee.
Splurging on a cruelty-free, natural, non-GMO, sulfate free, oil free sunscreen from Derma E

Unrestricted to a 7′ by 2′ footprint of a camper van.

I quit the 10 Billion Tour job (I’ll explain later) and am staying with my parents and friends for a couple weeks before heading out to Vegas, and then Thailand for a few weeks.

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10 Billion Lives – College of the Sequoias stop

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Visalia, you impressed us with the kindness of your students.
A city in the middle of an agricultural area, we were sure to meet students and those with family that work on farms, and some in slaughterhouses. There’s worry that some get desensitized to witnessing and inflicting violence on animals as a self defense mechanism one may develop to make such brutal work feasible. We understand that the farm industry is a business and one that many feel they have to work in to support themselves or their family. Doubtful anyone chooses to do this under any circumstance, other than duress.

However, despite meeting students under such circumstances, you were open and honest about your affiliation with such companies, and spoke to the many horrors you or your family have undergone witnessing animal slaughter.

To the student who works on a turkey farm and expressed needing to give up eating meat after witnessing baby chicks – just days after birth growing adult feathers bc of the heavy level of hormones they are given to grow to full, monstrous proportions in mere months…

To the father who must day after day slit pigs from neck to bottom, watching the blood drain out while the pigs’ body throttles and spasms as the life drains out…

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Raw Till 4 modified diet 

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How am I doing on the 30 Bananas a Day turned Raw Till 4 Diet? Day 46 My Tour Partner just asked me how long I had been eating this way. Every day she watches me eat something similar to the following: 1 large papaya 9 bananas 1 large potato 2 medium sweet potatoes No salt ketchup Chocolate pretzel Nugo bar Dark chocolate raspberry Nugo bar Kale 4 carrots 1/2 sweet pepper 2 peaches 20 dates Coffee and 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk Half pack Trident spearmint 1 large papaya 6 bananas 2 apples 1/2 pepper Kale 1.5 tomatoes 2 … Read More

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Giving Away Kombucha

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One of my favorite things about growing kombucha has been giving away the babies. Kombucha scobies reproduce quickly. While I had received my mother only three months ago, by the time I left NYC she had spawned into 25 new scobies. Initially I gave them away to friends, but since leaving NYC it became expedient that I list them on Craigslist and bartering site, Our Goods, to get them out the door more readily. Throughout the week, people have been filtering in and out of my husband’s office as they choose a baby to bring home with them to make … Read More

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10 Billion Lives

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According to USDA reports, nearly 10 billion land animals are raised and killed every year for food in the U.S. alone. Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), is bringing this injustice to the country’s attention by showing the hard-hitting 10 Billion Lives video at college campuses, music festivals and street fairs.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers offer passersby $1 to watch the video – an outreach method known as “pay-per-view.” After watching, viewers are encouraged to decrease consumption of animals and work towards a vegan diet. The results speak for themselves – more than 80% of viewers commit to eating fewer animal products!

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Vegans and Environmentally Concerned Ought to Reconsider Blue Apron

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I am often supportive of my friends transitioning from takeout to cooking in their home, as cooking makes one more aware and in control of what one is putting in his/her body. However, I have a bone to pick… with Blue Apron because for a company that has generated more than $193 million funding, they do not do enough to encourage environmentally and animal friendly eating. The packaging is wasteful…the carbon footprint is high considering everything ships from only two distribution centers…food is not local… and of course the lack of vegan options signals a lack of care for animal lives… … Read More

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My Grandpa Wrote Back – Supporting a Vegan Lifestyle, Even If You Do Not Follow

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“Dear Jen—-First of all—-thank you, thank you for your kind thoughts and writings regarding Poppy’s memorandum pertaining to his children and grandchildren. I had given some thought to expressing my admiration and pride for the next generation and as one gets older, we see the inner characteristics of our off spring in a different light than when I was younger and that is why I sat down with my thoughts and wrote from my inner heart felt view point. And now for the main purpose of this note. Jen, you revealed your inner most thoughts and soul with the way that you expressed yourself in answering my concerns and questions —Why go to California on the behalf of >Animal Rights” ? Your quick response to my concerns makes me realize that you have a plan for your life and that you are determined to live up to these plans and expectations. BRAVO Jen In any event, I will wish you the best with your endeavors and spirit to leave a footprint in the sands of our world. An old Navy command to the helmsman at the wheel—>Stay The Course”—meaning, your plans for the present and the future—will be as you want them to be. You have determination for living your life with he same compassion as your old great grandmother Liza Eglit Liepin So keep us informed about your travels and meeting up with people who have similar views as you—-or will have them after listening to your views. Lots of Luck and “Fair Winds” with you travels.
Love as Always. Joan and Poppy.”

It felt so good to read this last night. As much as my grandpa is proud of me and some of my differences from him, I am proud of him for over time becoming a more open person. He has slowly come to terms with my “throw caution to the wind” attitude over the years as I have…