Archive | August 13, 2012

London Olympics: Closing Update with Vx, Animals in the Opening Ceremony, and Vegan Food

London Olympics: Closing Update

As the athletes celebrate their victories and defeats, and the Spice Girls rock the closing ceremony, we look back over the Olympics and update you on the vegan stories behind the games.

This show:

  • We catch up with the vegan stories behind the Olympics, like Sandra Hood, Pogocafe, and Frys
  • Ian updates you on the use of animals in the Opening Ceremony
  • Rudy tells us who’s been coming to Vx, the little vegan shop that was braced for a difficult Olympics
  • We sum up the experience of vegans looking for food at the Olympic Venues

(15 min) Play or download (14MB MP3(other formats) (via iTunes)

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Vegan Olympians: Too Good to Check?

Misleading or false stories (eg an offensive video game based on a real manhunt for a serial killer) can spread across the media because, with pressure on journalists to find good stories quickly, they were  “too good to check”.

So if professional journalists don’t always check their facts, it’s no surprise that bloggers can relax their criteria, especially when motivated to show that athletic feats can be powered by a plant based diet.

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