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Jason Mraz is up to nothing but good for the environment, as always. Besides offsetting the electricity at his home and studio with solar power, he’s currently on a three year transition to turn his farm from a conventional avocado one to an organic property offering a multitude of food crops.

On the farm, Mraz, named one of the top 40 farmers under 40, might be caught wearing bamboo and cotton tees available from a company at which he serves as vice president.

“I’m not a brand whore. I’ve always been a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy,” Mraz told the Huffington Post. “These days I prefer organic fibers because they feel better on my skin. Recently I co-founded BlendApparel.com, a green t-shirt company with transformative messages, that we hope keep our conversation going about our ever changing environment — Tees intended to inspire and empower the people, etc.”


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Now that Jason Mraz doesn’t always eat vegan, he’s labeling himself with an entirely different phrase referring to the type of food he purchases and eats.

“I’m mostly a vegan because I don’t prefer dairy or cheeses, but I think of myself more as a qualitarian,” he said. “I don’t eat anything with more than three ingredients.”

One definition of qualitarian is someone who eats foods of the highest quality that will benefit both humans and the environment the most.

If you can’t bring yourself to label your eating habits as strictly vegetarian, there are multiple green labels popping up, as Long Island Press states, that can help you describe your consumption.

Like a vegeprefarian. From Long Island Press:

“Someone who is for the most part a vegetarian, but won’t refuse a bit of meat now and then. They might also opt for certain meals without meat.”


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Used to be, the only egg shaped items Jason Mraz was crazy about were his avocados. Now, the former vegan is actually eating real eggs. From the chickens in his neighbor’s yard. Presumably, he’s not stealing them in the middle of the night.


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Jason Mraz has been named the 2010 Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Humanitarian of the Year.

Fernando Aguerre, SIMA Humanitarian Fund president said of the vegan musician, “As a fellow surfer who calls the beaches of San Diego home, Jason is one of our own.”

“He not only inspires us and millions of young people around the world with his amazing musical talent, but we are all immensely impressed by his humble and eager heart to help others and make this world a better place,” Aguerre added.


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Slice Of Vegan Celebrity Birthday Cake To (Drum Roll)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 in Birthdays, Male Musicians, Male Singers.

Jason Mraz arrives at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

A big slice of vegan birthday cake goes out to the following vegetarian or vegan celebrities.

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Jason Mraz Turning Avocado Farm Organic

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 in Food & Drink, Gardening, Male Musicians, Male Singers.

Jason Mraz performs at the 27th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood

Jason Mraz is about to turn his famous avocado farm organic.

During an interview with Hitflix, Mraz said, “The grove company has been [harvesting the groves], but we’re about to take over because we noticed over the past few years the helicopter would come by and spray the area and we’re done with that. So we’re kind of taking control and it’s been a lot of fun.”

Glad to hear it won’t be raining chemicals on the green fruit anymore.

The process of officially certifying a farm organic in the United States requires three years of no application of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and GMOs.

Interested farmers should also take steps to ensure there won’t be any contamination from the adjacent, non-organic farm that still uses the helicopter to kill bugs.

Other requirements include the use of commercially available organic seeds not treated with prohibited synthetic materials like fungicides, and not using sewage sludge or irradiation.

It was the sewage sludge used as fertilizer that got the White House Garden’s designation officially changed from “organic” to just a regular garden.

Of course, if Jason’s not interested in an “official” status, it’s still great he and his neighbors will be using more environmentally friendly methods to grow avocados.

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A creative PSA has been put together featuring the likes of vegetarian celebrities like Jason Mraz and Woody Harrelson, plus several others who care about the plight of captive dolphins.

The video starts out with facts about each celebrity’s “friend.”

After summarizing a slew of skills this friend has that humans don’t, it’s revealed the friend is in danger, threatened by both captivity and hunting.

The PSA was created by the people involved with the Oscar award winning documentary on the killing of dolphins in Japan that are later sold for meat and captivity, The Cove.

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Jason Mraz has five commitments he’d like to stick to in the next year and decade that he shared with fans on his blog.

Jason would like to focus on local, organic and natural foods and gives factory farmed meat a good lashing.

“Did you know that processing one pound of meat requires 5000 gallons of water? Did you know that 1 cow used to produce fast food and grocery store ground beef requires 35 gallons of oil (1 barrel) to support it’s force–fed life? Did you know that cows are natural herbivores (grass grazers) and are force fed corn feed, cow parts and other animal bi-products to speed up the process to where they are fat enough to be slaughtered?  Buying quick and easy meat is like biting the hand that feeds you. Modern industrial agri-business is THE #1 contributor to the dying world.”

But a closer look at his post makes you wonder if the otherwise known as mostly vegan Jason is more tolerant of naturally raised meat.

“If we all shifted our attention back to grass-fed meat, we would be supporting farms that participate in a natural turning of land, from sunlight to grass, grass to proteins, protein to fertilizer, rinse and repeat. Not to mention, we would be treating our divine bodies better.”

Once a raw vegan who then claimed to have some occasional hot soup and (possibly) joking about eating a fish taco now and then.

Has Jason become a flexitarian?

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