algore_vegannubs
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Eats
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Al Gore’s focus on making the world aware of the climate crisis has permeated nearly every media outlet with great success. Now it appears that the Nobel Prize winner is focusing his attention on Americans’ dinner plates.

Sources close to the the former Vice-President dropped the news that Gore is set to release a new line of 100% organic vegan frozen foods. While the branding is still under development (see the artist’s mock up above), a summer release date with four initial meals is being considered. “Al has been inspired by what the Linda McCartney brand has done for the vegetarian frozen foods scene — and firmly believes that he can deliver an American-styled version,” said one source. “He’s especially eager to have his brand hit the shelves before Heather Mills’ does.”

Under consideration for early release are: “Al Gore’s Vegan Nubs”, “Al Gore’s Vegan Pizza Rolls”, “Al Gore’s Soy Poppers” and “Al Gore’s Vegan Buffalo Fingers”. All profits from the new venture will benefit the Alliance for Climate  Protection.

Still unclear is whether Gore will actually embrace the vegan lifestyle promoted on his boxes. With factory farming considered a major contributor to C02 emissions, Gore has received flak (especially from PETA) for not embracing a plant-based diet. “He’s still not even vegetarian, but figures these products might go a long way to convincing others it’s the right thing to do,” continued the source. “At the end of the day, it’s the message that matters.”

It’s worth noting that today is April 1st.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.abolitionistvegans.org Adam Kochanowicz

    Har har har.

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  • http://nothoney.com sheryl

    *snicker* That one was obviously an April fool.

  • http://VegWorcester.com/blog drew

    I wish!

  • Di

    Why did I fall for that? It’s too early in the morning…

  • http://beaelliott.blogspot.com/ Bea Elliott

    Ha – Ha! Good one! You got me for a nano-second!

  • http://www.quarrygirl.com quarrygirl

    wah waaaaaaaah. nice one.

  • Mary

    These sound good – I wish it was real. Funny gag, though! PETA is so good at these zingers!

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  • S

    According to a 2006 United Nations initiative, the livestock industry is one of the largest contributors to environmental degradation worldwide, and modern practices of raising animals for food contributes on a “massive scale” to deforestation, air and water pollution, land degradation, loss of topsoil, climate change, the overuse of resources including oil and water, and loss of biodiversity. The initiative concluded that “the livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.”

    Isn’t that just hilarious!!!!

  • http://www.easyvegan.info kelly g.

    thanks for the bittersweet lolz!

  • Marie

    Mmmmmm – buffalo fingers. Who knew they had fingers.

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com erin

    good point S…. though sometimes we have to have a sense of humor….

    also i realize i’ll never turn much of my family vegetarian or vegan but i can at least persuade them to eat less meat and it’s working.

    Would we rather have 10% people vegans or say 80% who cut down on their meat consumption?

    I’m just sayin’…..

    E

  • VeggieTart

    Excellent point, Erin. I like to say that two people who cut their meat consumption by 50 percent is like one person going vegetarian.

    As for the Al Gore thing, oh, we can dream!

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  • http://elainevigneault.com Elaine Vigneault

    This is the best April Fool’s Joke. You got me. I was like, “Nubs? Yum, I want some!”

  • Hil

    erin- I like the idea of aiming for 80% eating meat less. After moving away from the mid-west I was happy to find how easy it was to eat less meat when you have more choices available. I may never be vegan…who knows though I’m open to it as a possibility…but eating about 1/3 of the meat I used to is a good start! I also have been working on my family…I even got my dad to limit meat to dinner only…never thought that would happen!

  • http://beautybooty.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/al-gore-joins-organic-apoteke/#comments Eve

    Al Gore is doing some great things working with a eco-frindly skin care company !! GO AL GO

  • Meatball

    I was meatless for years, or nearly so. Occasional turkey sandwich while eating out.
    Lately we’ve been considering eating more meat rather than less, because of a) availability of local free-range chicken and b) at our local IGA grocery, a lot of the meat seems cheaper than a loaf of healthy bread at the local Food co-op. There is a great deal to say for reducing the amount of meat one eats. It requires no commitment. Nutritionists are now saying the dinner plate should be 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 potato or rice, and 1/4 meat, which is quite different than standard.

  • nowonder8

    April or not, Gore is a fool regardless of the month!

  • jaxin

    I totally believed it for a minute. I was like.. “Awesome, more vegan food.” lol

    I started to read it out loud to someone and slowly trailed off as I remembered it was April 1st. :D

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