Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Paul Quinn College bans pork products from campus encouraging healthier eating habitsPaul Quinn College bans pork products from campus encouraging healthier eating habits

Paul Quinn College Eliminates Pork Products from Campus

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas is promoting healthy eating habits by eliminating all pork products from its campus, Huffington Post reports.

The ban on pork has been instituted by president Michael J. Sorrell. He sees the meat as unhealthy and a leading cause to all kinds of health issues.

“We know there are many negative health consequences of consuming pork (eating pork can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, sodium retention and heart problems, not to mention weight gain and obesity),” he explained in an update sent to the campus.

“Therefore, as a part of our continued effort to improve the lives and health of our students, Paul Quinn College and its food service partner Perkins Management have collaborated to create a pork-free cafeteria. From this semester forward PQC will no longer serve dishes containing pork. That applause you hear in the background is the blood pressure of our students, faculty and staff.”

Sorrell also spoke to The Dallas Observer regarding the school’s susceptibility to heart issues and weight gain.

“The reality is that our student population comes from demographic that struggles with the type of health concerns that you see in underresourced community,” he said. Paul Quinn is a historically black college.

This isn’t the first time the campus has established big health changes. Two years ago, Paul Quinn’s football program was cut, and instead of having the playing field sit idly, it was turned into a fruit and vegetable garden. The fresh produce is sold on campus and at local markets.

Now, some will see this as a controversial move, but for Sorrell it’s no big deal, “The reality of it is, it’s not as big of a deal as people make it out to be. You can be OK without pork. I think they’ll survive.”

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Like us on Facebook:

This week in the veganverse IV

Wonder why everyone is so concerned with vegan underwear, hot dogs, and how we’ll celebrate Easter? Me too! It’s this week in the veganverse, round four.

“Hero cow” becomes media darling to non-vegans everywhere

This pariah has earned her freedom through resistance and a seat atop the pedestal few non-human animals have ever sat. It’s The Hunger Games and she’s our Cow-niss.


No one wants to date vegans, meat is getting the mayo treatment, and Finland get’s the first taste of new vegan fast food AGAIN.