Vegan Matters was created to help bridge the gap between the food choices we make and the impact of those food choices on our own health, our planet, non-human animals and issues of social justice.
It turns out that food, beyond its necessity for keeping us alive or tasting good to us, is way more important than most of us realize.
I hope this website will encourage you to explore the many connections between the food we choose to eat and many of the most pressing issues of our times.
No matter how you found your way to Vegan Matters, I hope you will find what you are looking for on these pages or through the extensive materials I will share with you.
Whether you come to this exploration with concerns about your own health, worry about the state of our environment and the effects of global warming, or through ethical issues about how our society treats non-human animals or even if you are wondering why we still have so many pressing social justice issues after decades of work meant to create equality – I believe you will find resources here that will aid you in your journey.
Breathe deeply and take a look around.
My journey to creating Vegan Matters has become a spiritual journey and a rather long one at that.
Through blog entries I will tell more of my story as time goes by.
In the meantime, the really short version is:
I stopped eating meat for ethical reasons in November 1993.
My husband and I began eating low fat, complex carbohydrate, high fiber, plant based meals after a health scare in early 2013.
The result – much better health, avoidance of medication and incredibly tasty food led me to delve more deeply into the whole issue of food and what I have found in relationship to human health, the environment, non-human animal suffering and social justice issues is astonishing to me.
I believe there is wide gap between what we know about our food choices and the impact of those choices on many things in our lives. I hope this site will help to bridge that gap and bring this conversation into the mainstream.
Our food and the associated problems and potential solutions needs to be talked about and understood.