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With my mind on my money, and a wallet as my mind?

With holiday spending behind us, it seems the new proverbial wallets designed by folks at the MIT Media Lab might come in handy. Designed to make online spending physically tangible, they shake, constrict and expand due to your habits. Read More »

It’s a small world (with lots of options)

With the new issue being completely digital the whole world has opened up in terms of who can be involved. In fact, I'm hoping I will be able to showcase what veganism looks like in as many places as possible. Read More »

Mall of the living dead

So, I hate shopping malls. Actually, let me rephrase that, I hate large places that involve people being consumers. I stopped giving gifts around the holidays a few years ago, and I’ve felt better every year. Not being sucked into the midnight madness sales or the hot new toy every year around this time is […]


Although not immediately connected to veganism or food, I think there is something of interest in this article for all of us. Cult of less: Living out of a hard drive – BBC News The idea of simplifying one’s life was touched on in the last issue of T.O.F.U. by Amanda Rogers when she spoke […]

Larsen’s cuts Berwick, Nova Scotia pork jobs

Wait, so first we kill far more pigs than normal because of a Swine Flu scare, and now we're going to start trucking the little guys from Nova Scotia to Ontario because the plant in NS could not "source" enough living animals to continue running, but Larsen has contracts to honour? Read More »