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Glenn Beck Quits Vegan Diet

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, May 19th, 2011 in Food & Drink, Not So Vegetarian, Radio Hosts, TV Hosts.

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As you can probably guess from the title of this post, that’s not a veggie burger Glenn Beck is stuffing himself with.

During a trip to Israel, Beck ended his vegan diet with hamburgers and ice cream.

Although he originally adopted a standard vegan diet for health reasons, according to his post on glennbeck.com, it appears he also was trying to eat raw for a certain period of time.


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Now that Glenn Beck is following a vegan diet, more meaningful things will at least be going into his mouth–even if not necesarily out.

Beck has posted several pics to his Twitter that showcase what he’s eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner these days.


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Glenn Beck knows McDonald’s Hamburglers steal more than lunch. That’s why he called Al Gore out for carrying the title of both environmentalist and meat eater.

So it’s no surprise he’s still going strong after embarking on the diet he, a couple of months ago, called a “vegan nightmare.”

According to the Chicago Tribune, Beck revealed to a crowd at the Chicago Theatre he’s gone vegan for health reasons.


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“Saturday Night Live” poked fun of the Fox News channel and its group of conservative hosts, including Glenn Beck and Greta Van Susteren, who’s played by vegetarian Kristen Wiig.

Fox News is re-branded from the often seen as vitriolic to the “civil, polite network,” something MSNBC’s James Carville, played by Bill Hader, doubts will ever work, as he jokes:

“Today I had nice lunch with Arianna Huffington, Michael Moore and my friend Lucien — he’s a gay soldier. We ate at a vegan restaurant, which is nice because it means no animals got hurt. Which is important, because animals are just people with fur. Isn’t that nice Sean Hannity?”

But the guys at Fox aren’t always as bad some make them out to be. Hey, at least Glenn Beck will call out Al Gore for promoting environmentalism while still eating meat, which wastes water, pollutes water and contributes to greenhouse gases.

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Jon Stewart praised the Senate for passing the Food Safety Modernization Act, which gives the United States government more power to protect citizens from foodborne illnesses. In the past, the government relied on companies to voluntarily recall products. Now, it will have the authority to demand them.

Stewart mocks the skeptics who doubt the need for law, such as Glenn Beck, who Stewart says feels the FDA was created to do things like make sure you get milk instead of rat droppings in the carton.

Unfortunately, Beck isn’t the only naysayer. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma claimed that only 10-20 people die annually from food illnesses (as if that weren’t enough). Ignorance sounds worse when other people hear you and Coburn may have made the biggest fool of himself to end the year.


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“By the way, that’s not an ad for McDonald’s in case you missed that. The hamburger in a dead man’s hand. Yes, hamburgers kill. I just thought the Hamburglar stole stuff. He steals your life.”

Glenn Beck, during a recent segment of his talk show on the new ad created by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine that’s airing in the Washington, D.C. area linking McDonald’s to heart disease. Not that Beck is championing the ad, of course. He later goes on to sarcastically suggest that people will automatically start running to carrots and suggests that although the ad is a “nudge” to encourage people to eat healthier, future initiatives could include punishment and jail time.


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Jonathan Safran Foer Farm Sanctuary Celebration For Turkeys

Written by Vegetarian Star on Monday, November 23rd, 2009 in Animal Issues, Authors, Food & Drink.

Jonathan Safran Foer "Eating Animals" Interview

Jonathan Safran Foer "Eating Animals" Interview

Jonathan Safran Foer was the guest of honor at this year’s Farm Sanctuary Celebration for Turkeys.

Jonathan read some parts from his latest book, Eating Animals, and took the time to talk to green gossip website Ecorazzi.

Here are a few thoughts Jonathan gave to Ecorazzi:

On Farm Sanctuary:
Farm Sanctuary was the first place I went when I did my research for this book. I had a really wonderful day. In many ways it established a tone for the rest of my research, which was that these issues all depend on how you tell them—how you present them. It’s not the case that the world needs new values, it just needs a new story—a story that more accurately reflects what’s going on in the world and more directly connects it to who we already are, not who we want to be, just who we already are.

On what famous person he’d like to see go veg this Thanksgiving:
I don’t know if I think of it in quite those terms. Like I was saying, there’s something that seems dichotomist about that—turkey or no turkey. Look, someone like Glenn Beck could not have a turkey and that’s fine, but what I would so strongly prefer is that he had a week-long series about animal agriculture in America. I have no interest in prying a turkey from his hands. Frankly, he could do so much more good in the world then his individual choice.

Read the entire interview with Jonathan at Ecorazzi.com.

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Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 in Politicians, TV Hosts, Videos.

Glenn Beck recently highlighted the importance of reducing meat consumption to prevent further destruction of the environment.

Beck called out Al Gore for not aggressively addressing the problem and encouraging environmentalists to become at least part time vegetarians and they are full time Prius drivers.

Beck began with a quote from U.K.’s climate chief Lord Stern:

“Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.”

Although he poo pooed the idea of Meatless Mondays in some schools (some blah blah about forcing a lifestyle on someone), Beck then demanded that Gore put his burger down and demand other environmentalist do the same.

And…gulp. Beck says he sides with PETA.

“That’s why I am siding with PETA on this one — once again asking Al Gore: If you really want to save the planet, put down the cheeseburgers and pick up the veggie burgers. Time for soy milk and to-furkey. No more delicious chocolate cookies — how about a nice bean-thing. That is, if you want to save the planet.”

“I’ve said before I disagree with PETA, but I respect them because they are not hypocrites: They say what they mean and mean what they say. I just disagree with what they say — except when it calls for Al Gore to eat tofu.”

This guy’s starting to grow on us. Not only is he not a frog killer, but he respects vegetarianism.

Will Beck soon produce a conservative’s porn dream and strip down to his naughties saying “I’d rather go naked than keep destroying the planet?”

via Ecorazzi.com and foxnews.com

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