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  1. Moby Has a Take on Food Stamps — and It’s JunkThe vegan electronic musician’s liberal paternalism doesn’t have me SNAPping my fingers.
  2. vegans
    Al Gore Is Vegan NowR.I.P., Al Gore Fat Jokes.
  3. food recalls
    Whole Foods Mixes Up Real Chicken and Vegan ‘Chick’n’At stores in Manhattan and elsewhere.
  4. grub street
    Raw Foodie Sarma Melngailis Has a SecretWhat does one of New York’s leading raw-food restaurateurs — Sarma Melngailis of Pure Food and Wine — eat in a week? You’d be surprised. It’s not just vegan-friendly vegetable concoctions and “weirdo shakes,” as she calls them; there’s also some lamb and venison, too. “Here’s how I rationalize occasionally not eating raw-vegan,” she explains at Grub Street. “I always want to try good food.” What other good food did she eat? Head to Grub Street to find out. Raw Foodist Sarma Melngailis Drinks Grapefruit Sake Mojitos Before Noon [Grub Street]
  5. the in-box
    We’ve Angered the Vegans As any competent blogtrepreneur knows, the best way to get some attention is to piss people off. And you get the best returns, of course, by pissing off the professionally self-righteous. (Witness, say, Gawker’s baiting of George Clooney last year.) So imagine our delight to discover that we’d, off-handedly and without any calculation, managed to offend some of the most professionally self-righteous out there: the vegans. “We gently avoided last week’s Times article about the amazing strides being made in the cruelty-free fashion world,” we wrote yesterday, without thinking much about it, “because, well, we think vegans are kind of stupid.” And then the e-mail began arriving. Hell hath no fury like the morally superior mocked.
  6. in other news
    Vegans Want to Save the World, Your ClothesWe gently avoided last week’s Times article about the amazing strides being made in the cruelty-free fashion world because, well, we think vegans are kind of stupid. The article’s claims were sweeping and decisive: Animal-free fabrics were finally striking a blow against leather, wool, and silk (wait — worms are animals?), allowing activists like Natalie Portman and Stella McCartney to finally get ecologically sound “What Was She Thinking?” spreads in Us Weekly, too. You’d think this glowing “Styles” piece would make tofu-lovers happy, right? Wrong. In today’s letters section, a reader strikes back against the nonexistent enemy: Some day it will be the ultimate in chic to be a compassionate consumer. Those who continue to abuse every animal and natural resource for their own pleasures will come to represent the ugly. Yeah, maybe. Except that those vegan shoes will still be really ugly. Letters: Compassionate Chic [NYT] Uncruel Beauty [NYT]