Gone Vegan

Lindsay Hutton discovers the politics and pragmatics behind a meat and dairy-free diet.

I've been a bit ill these past few days, and my superbly composed entry on disease prevention and veganism had to be put on the backburner. I'm spending some quality time with a Kleenex box and The Family Guy DVDs. Here's a few nuggets to tide you over:

Those dirty minded scoundrels at the Department of Motor Vehicles. A vegan Colorado woman's custom license request was scrapped because she was warned that some may find "ILVTOFU" a little, shall we say, immodest. As it happens, the woman is an outspoken animal rights advocate, and her car carries several similar bumper stickers. After all, license plates are the last foothold of good ol' American family values. Think of the children!

And yet another salacious vegan tidbit: vegan condoms. You know you're a target market when the big boys in the boardroom are thinking about how you do it in the bedroom. Most condoms contain casein, a dairy derivative, which is used in the formulation of latex. Here's to walking the walk.

Next on Gone Vegan: Veganism and the prevention of heart disease and diabetes.