• "Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world's population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages," according to a new article in the Guardian. While this dire news is certainly good motivation, I simply prefer bragging about what I eat. Gosh, being vegan is (excuse me while I shove this chocolate chip cookie, coconut-cream ice-cream sandwich into my face) so hard. It'll be (sorry, just let me take one more bite of this grilled wild mushroom paté burger with heirloom tomato, basil leaves and rosemary aioli) such an exercise in deprivation and sacrifice. I just don't know how we'll do it (pass the aged cashew cheese platter, please... Oh wait, the tapioca cheese gravy fries.... No! NYC's best doughnuts, which happen to be vegan).