The Kansas City Star published an article today that includes an interview with a 21-year-old vegan, Julie Wynn. She thinks she has it all figured out — didn’t we all at 21 — and the article “The Vegan Way: Correcting Myths About a Growing Trend” attempts to “educate” readers on what being vegan means and why people are choosing to ditch meat.
But Wynn and the article miss the truth. In response to a question, Wynn said she chooses not to eat meat because meat is no longer a natural food source but a glutinous over-indulgence that can no longer be considered a natural form of food. Here is her quote to The Star:
Wynn: Eating animals is not a means of survival anymore. It’s more gluttonous over-consumption. We take these animals and give them no type of natural life. … I believe if you don’t give an animal a natural life with natural food, then you’re not really eating a natural animal. You’re eating a man-made, chemical-, hormone-filled animal, which can’t be good for you.”
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (13-3/4 to 14-1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve vegetable broth
- 1 package (3 ounces) beef-flavored instant ramen noodles, broken up
- 3 cups frozen broccoli stir-fry vegetable mixture
- Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings; season with salt, ginger and pepper.
- Stir in water, broth and seasoning packet from ramen noodles; bring to a boil. Stir in noodles and vegetables; return to a boil and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes or until noodles are tender. Serve immediately.