GILT MAN is featuring environmentalist Adrian Grenier's effort, SHFT, in a curated selection of sustainable products. From solar-powered ipod players to bicycles to bamboo keyboards, Matt & Nat bags and recycled wine-bottle glasses - this is an eclectic and welcome addition to GILT. Of course, I recommend steering clear of the not-so-sustainable wool products (what's wrong with wool?), or the so-called "eco-certified leather/ ISO 14001 certification" products from Simple Shoes (what's wrong with leather?). It would be awesome if Adrian (and anyone else who identifies as an environmentalist for that matter) would take the single step with the greatest ecological impact and go vegan. As always, GILT is members-only, so click here for your official invite.
• Jason Schwartzman is a veg dude who gets it. According to Choe Jo Davis, "A new short film, “What to Eat,” is narrated by Schwartzman (star of “Rushmore,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and the HBO series “Bored to Death”) and supported by top environmental organizations including the Sierra Club, Worldwatch Institute, Food and Water Watch, Brighter Green, and Farm Sanctuary, aims to show how eating less (or no) meat can help lessen the environmental impact of factory farming." Check out the promo here then go to Plate To Planet:
• If you needed even more of an excuse to worship seitan or be tempted by tempeh - A new study from The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) found that " there is convincing evidence that both red and processed meat increase bowel cancer risk.” They added that consumption of an extra 100 grams of red meat per day could increase the bowel cancer risk by 17 percent." A similar study also found that "The consumption of meat increased the risk of prostate cancer by 12 percent." If these were not enough, an additional study from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that "high intake of dietary fats from red meat and dairy products is associated with a higher risk of pancreatic cancer.
Check out my recipe for a mushroom pate black-bean burger!