Reading food labels in recent years won’t help you much. Mostly because most of the ingredients are written in some form of code or words that are hardly understandable. Many labels are adding meaningless words for marketing purposes, but they are just misleading consumers.
Food labels are confusing everyone, but especially people who have a vegan diet. Some foods that look vegan, may contain non-vegan items. Food labeling regulations are complex, making it harder for consumers to understand them. But whether you are a vegan or not, it is important to know what some items and ingredients mean, mostly because of your health and awareness of what you consume.
Companies are tricking their customers
Sadly, companies fool their customers to gain profit and add fewer natural ingredients and more additives and taste enchases than ever before. That is why we should turn to more convenient brands and types of food, so the producers understand that there is a higher demand for quality food.
If you are thinking about switching to vegan diet, whether it is because of a more ethical way of living or because of health, you are already on a good path to become one.
People are running away from the word “vegan”. Automatically when you say “vegan” they have in mind grass, salads, or low nutrition. This topic carries a lot of prejudice by some individuals, mostly because of a lack of interest and knowledge about it.
But a vegan diet is all around us. Plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts, that everybody has in their daily meal more or less.
When it comes to healthy eating, it is hard to know just what to believe. Many of the myths surrounding plant-based food come from common misconceptions. False or contradictory information circulates rapidly, making it challenging to keep up-to-date with developments. There are many misconceptions about plant-based diets, which, more often than not, trip us up and keep us second-guessing the dietary choices we’ve picked over time. That’s why it is equally important to get to know what is true and what is false. Let’s learn together.
In this colonized world, it is not a surprise that the world is usually seen through white lenses. Social media, ads, and diets are likely to be recommended by white people for white people. And that is not only problematic but also unrealistic.
The persistent and often ignored whitewashing on today’s mainstream media is currently the provider of information on everything, especially food awareness and eating habits. But how can we talk about food without acknowledging the multiple racially of our world?
The truth is that we can’t. And if we do, we are most definitely ignoring the existence of racial and cultural differences. A long time ago, George Santayana said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In a moment of history such as these, pledged by misinformation, right-wing politicians, and conspiracies theories, it should not be a surprise when people are clueless about where veganism started. It was not in LA. It is not white.