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Rumor: Plenty Magazine Dishes Out The Pink Slips, Dropping Print

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plentymagazineGawker is reporting that environmental mag Plenty has laid off almost its entire staff after failing to secure a new round of funding. Back in September, it was floated around that Al Gore was interested in purchasing a stake in the company. Then, that rumor was debunked and Live Earth’s Kevin Wall was seeded as the man in discussions. Now, it appears that no savior can be found and layoffs are in effect. From Gawker,

Our tipster said the money from Gore or whoever didn’t come through, and that Plenty editor and publisher Mark Spellun on Monday sacked everyone save for a skeleton crew of four or five people who will keep the website going.

Sad to see Plenty go — but we’re heartened to hear that some form of it will continue online. Anyone else in the magazine world feeling the hurt?

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Part 2: One of History’s Earliest Ethical Vegan Voices

Compared to the modern world, it was much harder to be vegan in Ma‘arrī’s time and place due to the religious and social pressures.

Part 1: One of History’s Earliest Ethical Vegan Voices

If the Syrian author of that poem could go vegan, anyone in our era can buck far milder social pressures and go vegan.

No, Animal Products are not being removed from the Canadian Food Guide

Vegans shouldn’t be quick to share excitement for a new and improved Health Canada food guide.