Why go vegan?
- whyvegan.com – great overview for the three main reasons for veganism: people, animals, and the planet
- humanemyth.org – why “happy meat” isn’t enough: it’s not sustainable, it’s not really happy, and it’s not good for your health
- humanefacts.com – labels lie, learn what the words “free-range” and “humane certified” mean
How to be Vegan?
- www.tryveg.com – guide and recipes
- htwww.vegkit.org – how-to guide
- www.goveg.com – veg starter kit and more
- www.chooseveg.com – recipes and information
Inspiring Videos about Veganism:
- Nonviolence United: http://www.veganvideo.org/ – peaceful, happy images with solid reasons for veganism
- Meet Your Meat: http://meat.org/ – graphic images of factory farming (how most animal products are produced)
- Farm to Fridge: http://meatvideo.com/ – an up-to-date look at modern animal agriculture from Mercy For Animals
- www.veganhealth.org – in-depth articles and resources about vegan nutrition
- www.veganfoodpyramid.com – general guideline for how to eat a balanced, vegan diet
- pcrm.org/health/diets/pplate/power-plate – the Power Plate is a good basic guideline for how to eat healthfully
- www.happycow.net – find a veg-friendly restaurant or healthfood store where ever you go
- www.vegguide.org – a guide to vegan restaurants
- www.compassionatecooks.com – check out the podcast, then head over to the forum
- www.veggieboards.com – large messageboard for vegetarians and vegans
- theppk.com – forum and recipes galore
- vegnews.com – magazine dedicated to promoting all things vegan
- www.vegansoapbox.com/ – of course, this is a collection of vegan news and recipes and more in a blogish format
There are countless groups on Facebook. If you live in Korea check-out Vegan Korean, Busan Veggie Club, Seoul Veggie Club
Internet Co-ops / Natural Foods Shops
- www.shinsi.com Shinsi has shops all over the country; website is in Korean, and provides photos and contact info as well as online-shopping. They sell organic and environmentally sustainable as well as vegan/vegetarian products.
- http://www.orga.co.kr/ Another Korean shop–site has links to branches inn Seoul and Bundang.
- http://www.vegefood.co.kr Has an English link.
- http://www.vegesea.com Contact Kim Mi-Seon (Seony) firstname.lastname@example.org for help in English.100% vegan.
- http://www.smpear.com Buy direct from organic pear farm.
- http://www.easiyo.co.kr or www.easiyo.com is their international site.Contact Lee Ho or Brian in Korea to order make-it-yourself yogurt products.
- http://www.vegeland.com Non-GMO Vegan Shop (in Korea)
- http://www.abc3636.com Sahmyook Natural Food
- http://www.lovinghut.co.kr Vegan shop (in Korean)
- www.vegetus.or.kr [Korean Vegetarian Union]
- www.vegekorea.org [Vegetarian Society of Korea]
Websites in English/with English links
- http://www.fas.usda.gov/info/fasworldwide/2005/09-2005/SKoreaenviroproducts.pdf Information in English on Korean organics industry
- http://www.organic.or.kr ROK Organic Farming group; in Korean with links to some pages with some English
- www.cityfarmer.org/wwoofkorea.html WWOOFing site for people who want to live and work on an organic farm. Lists organic/biodynamic farms with info in English and explicit directions to a few.
- www.62farm.co.kr Haksa Organic Farm with English link
- www.joy2food.com Very informative regarding traditional Korean cooking, with a focus on herbs and natural foods.
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is attributed as being the catalyst to the environmental movement. Published in 1962, it details the life-cycle of poisons in our environment and through the food chain. It is a must read for any budding environmentalist and is a good reminder of how what we put into the earth will end up in our food.
Diet for a New America: How your food choice affect your health, happiness and the future of life on earth by John Robbins is equally as infamous. It gives detailed accounts of the appalling, inhumane and unhealthy living conditions of the animals which are slaughter for food. It isn’t an easy read. Once you read it, you can never un-read it. All you vegetarians, prepare to look at omelets and quiches very differently.
I read this book when I first became vegan. It was a real shocker. I was trying to get back to my pre-travel body and thought that this book would provide tips and exercise tips on living a healthier life. It did, but it blew my mind with the honest account of how animals are treated for my food choices. I never ate eggs or drank milk again.
What I like about it is the plain language. The truth of factory farming is written in the same way a girl friend would tell you to that a romper isn’t your thing. With love and for your own good.
Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero’s Vegan Cupcakes take over the world: 75 Dairy-free recipes for cupcakes that rule.
Seriously, make some for your girlfriends and then ask if they think you’re missing out.
For those interested in something a bit heavier, the scientific study by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. published as The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health, is a brilliant read. You will find this text quoted in books, on television and throughout journals on all topics related to Nutrition.