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The Local Feed on World Vegan Month

Vegan Grand Rapids takes over the Local Feed

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Tune into WYCE 88.1 FM every week in November for more from Vegan Grand Rapids.


Mondays at 5:30 pm

Wednesdays at 8:30 am

Saturdays at 8:30 am.

In November, in honor of World Vegan Month, Vegan Grand Rapids is taking over the Local Feed on WYCE. We’re going to let you know more about veganism, and all the great things available here in west Michigan for those looking at add more plants to their diet.

World Vegan Month was started by The Vegan Society. Based in England, they’re the organization who actually coined the term vegan. So, what is a vegan? Well, it can mean many things to many people, but in the broad sense it’s simply someone who chooses to remove animal based products from their life - no more meat, eggs, cheese or milk.

For some vegans, they arrive at this diet because they choose to remove animals products for ethical reasons, believing that animals aren’t here for us to eat. Others do it for health, realizing how heart healthy a plant-based diet is. Still others choose this lifestyle because of the detrimental impact the commercial food industry has on the environment.

Did you know that it takes nearly 1,800 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef? That doesn’t even begin to describe the other environmental impacts that today’s commercial agriculture industry has on the planet. The large commercial farm operations all over the US today, including those here in west michigan, contribute to climate change, air pollution, and land degradation.

Learn more about the vegan lifestyle, the environmental impacts of today’s food production, and get some free recipes simply by visiting


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