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Michael Pollan was a guest with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report discussing his latest book that explores the art of cooking in the home kitchen, Cooked.

Pollan, also the author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, is not a proponent of a completely vegetarian diet, but he has a lot to say about avoiding processed food and shunning corporations that do not put a lot of thought into the ingredients that go into their products.

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Morrissey has been offered several vegetarian deals these days. First it was an all-veggie Coachella event in return for a reunion with The Smiths. Then, Stephen Colbert agreed to turn his studios animal-free in exchange for an interview with the British legend.

Did the experience enlighten Colbert?

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Stephen Colbert poked fun of Congressman Steve King’s (R-Iowa) recent comments that suggested legislation to crack down on dog fighting is placing animals above humans and is therefore, wrong to do.

“When the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight, but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that,” King said in July.

Understanding King’s viewpoint, Colbert uses an analogy that dogs growing up in poverty can have the same opportunity to get out and make it big like humans do–provided there are no silly anti-dog fighting laws to get in their way.

“It’s a classic Cinderella story,” Colbert begins on a segment of The Colbert Report. “A troubled young dog from a tough neighborhood looking for a way off the street heads down to the gym and chooses to enter the exciting world of dog fighting. A mentor takes him in, teaches this dog everything he knows. And when that dog feels ready, he enters the ring to prove to the world and to himself that he’s got the talent and tenacity to be a winner. Or a loser, in which case, he is killed.”

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Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun Of Meatless Mondays (Video)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 in Film & TV, Food & Drink, Videos.

Stephen Colbert poked fun of Meatless Mondays during a recent episode of The Colbert Report.

“If I have Meatless Mondays, how am I supposed to have Trichinosis Tuesdays?” with “What’s that carrot?…They took your babies and they drowned them in ranch dressing? You monsters!”

Colbert shows his support for the millions of fruits and vegetables killed every year by gingerly stroking a…watermelon.

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So all the vegetarians and vegans were enjoying what they thought were veg-friendly Frappacinos made with soy milk. But now news has surfaced that the Strawberries and Cream Frappucinos and Strawberry Smoothies they consumed were made to look pink with cochineal extract, a dye made from female cochineal insects.

Yummy.

Stephen Colbert poked fun of the fact Starbucks justified the use of this product by saying it wanted to get away from artificial ingredients. Colbert may be a slow-food activist after all, as he suggests people just trying grinding up a good old fruit with the same color in soy milk.

An actual fruit.

Fresh. Unprocessed. More nutrients. Zero bugs. Maybe Colbert is onto something.

Watch the clip for more.

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Stephen Colbert Vs. 80-Year Old Vegetarian Bob Lutz Push-Up Contest (Video)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 in Film & TV, Videos.

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Does a plant-based diet guarantee you the ability to kick Stephen Colbert‘s arse at push-ups when you’re 80 years old?

Maybe not, but former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz put the satirical talk show host to shame when they went head to head, leaving Colbert red-faced and out of breath and Lutz as steady as a sedan on cruise control.

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Stephen Colbert Congratulates Sea Shepherd For Ending Whale Hunt (Video)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 in Animal Issues, Film & TV, Humor, Videos.

Stephen Colbert took time to congratulate anti-whaling activists and all of those associated with Sea Shepherd after the recent announcement that Japanese whalers have suspended the annual hunt in the Antarctic due to so much interference by activists.

As he wags his finger at “environmentalist blubber huggers,” Colbert understands why whales would be targeted.

After all, they’ve “swallowed our biblical prophets,” like Jonah,  ”boy puppets” like Pinocchio and taken”prime sunbathing spots at the beach.”

It’s a shame, because the whalers were only killing them for research purposes, such as finding out what “teriyaki blowhole tastes like.”

The suspension, in addition to the reduced numbers of whales being brought back every year as a result of the Paul Watson lead organization’s tactics, is another sign that Sea Shepherd is accomplishing its mission.

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Stephen Colbert has never failed to come to the humor rescue, making light of green and environmental topics that are absurd, news-breaking, or, in the case of discontinuing the 100% biodegradable Sun Chips bags because opening them made too much noise, insane.

Soon, things will get quieter again. And we’ll be able to hear some of the sounds that are becoming an unfortunate part of nature.

“Luckily we can save the planet from unpleasant sound by using new quiet coal technologies and breakthroughs in silent oil,” Colbert says. “And if we just do that much, eventually the ice caps will melt, the seas will rise, and our coastal cities will be underwater, where it’s nice and quiet.”

Vegan Sun Chips lovers, however, can still make all the noise they want. For now.

via Treehugger

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