Your Thoughts Thursday: Vegan On Oprah
It’s been so long since I’ve done a YTT, and I really miss the conversation!
In case you missed the episode or haven’t read one of the million other recaps, Oprah’s vegan episode consisted of a short slaughterhouse tour, a conversation between herself, Kathy Freston, Michael Pollan, and a Cargill representative, Kathy Freston taking one of Oprah’s staffers vegan grocery shopping, and the staff going vegan for a week with a few of their testimonials. The conversation left a lot of people questioning why Michael Pollan was on the panel, but most speculate he was there to cover Oprah’s behind from getting sued by the meat industry again. And while many don’t like the “sugar-coated” veganism in the media, others feel any step towards bringing the vegan conversation into homes is a step in the right direction. Okay, let’s be honest, many are just glad to see us portray in any other light than “crazy”. So my question is, what were your thoughts on the vegan Oprah episode?
- If you watched, did you think the show provided good information for those wanting to try veganism?
- Do you think Oprah is a good platform for this conversation?
- Were you concerned with the portrayal of processed “fake” meats and cheeses as a dietary staple?
- Did you think the slaughterhouse tour was sugar-coated?
- Who would you put on your vegan discussion panel?
- What recipes would you have made or suggested for the featured vegan challenge staffer and her family?
- Were you happy to see so many positive staffer testimonials and interest in sticking with veganism?
- Do you worry veganism is turning into “the next fad diet”?
I know this discussion has been covered all over the blogs, so feel free to repost your response from elsewhere or direct me to your blog post on the topic.