Vegans of Color

Because we don’t have the luxury of being single-issue

January 2, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper @ 8:32 am

Sistah Vegan

I have to admit that I am not a fan of the use of ‘porn’ in describing food. But, that is just me. I prefer the word ‘erotica’ instead so….

Today I will be kicking off my Sistah Vegan in Europe series with “Food Erotica” as a way to share my experiences in Europe. Today I share with you Salzburg, Austria.

I am hyperaware of the commodities I saw that obscure the resources and people exploited to make these items possible. For example, so many cocoa products with no indication of how the cocoa was sourced, showered store case displays in Salzburg. I am quite confident that this means that a majority of the cocoa was sourced from child slave labor in West Africa, but the “happy” images of “Holiday cheer” (i.e. hundreds of chocolates Santa Claus items, Xmas trees, ornaments, etc) are strategically used to sell ‘nostalgia’ and ‘pleasure.’…

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  1. I love the pictures on this blog. The entry is great but the fact that posts like this are supported with 10-12 pictures really add to it. Part of seeing food is visual and this looks delicious!

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