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I had to go back to Houston for a wedding in March 2009. Here’s a collection of veg-friendly photos I finally managed to get off of my phone. The frozen veggie items are from Golden Foods Supermarket on Bellaire Blvd. If only Houston were this veggie friendly back in the college days…

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I went to the Maine Vegetarian Food Festival last year and picked up a list of commonly-used Hidden Animal Ingredients.  I was reminded of it today because we bought a bottle of Sobe Lifewater, “yumberry pomegranate” flavor:

Sobe Lifewater

Apparently it’s supposed to “purify” me with these ingredients:

FILTERED WATER, ERYTHRITOL, NATURAL FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), XANTHAN GUM, CALCIUM LACTATE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, REB A (PUREVIA tm BRAND), MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, COCHINEAL EXTRACT (COLOR), VITAMIN E ACETATE, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, GUM ARABIC, GINGER EXTRACT, DANDELION ROOT EXTRACT, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, NIACINAMIDE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12).

“Cochineal extract” is made from crushed scale insects that look like this:


Just goes to show– you can’t even trust the most innocuous-looking fluids not to have animal ingredients.

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