Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Nov 22 15:53:04 UTC 2010

Somehow a "freegan" sounds to me like someone who eats only
free-range vegetables.


At 11/21/2010 06:36 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>Not quite as imaginative as "locavore", but here's "freegan".
>>The word freegan is compounded from "free" and "vegan". Vegans are
>>people who avoid products from animal sources or products tested on
>>animals in an effort to avoid harming animals. Freegans take this a
>>step further by recognizing that in a complex, industrial,
>>mass-production economy driven by profit, abuses of humans, animals,
>>and the earth abound at all levels of production (from acquisition to
>>raw materials to production to transportation) and in just about every
>>product we buy. Sweatshop labor, rainforest destruction, global
>>warming, displacement of indigenous communities, air and water
>>pollution, eradication of wildlife on farmland as "pests", the violent
>>overthrow of popularly elected governments to maintain puppet
>>dictators compliant to big business interests, open-pit strip mining,
>>oil drilling in environmentally sensitive areas, union busting, child
>>slavery, and payoffs to repressive regimes are just some of the many
>>impacts of the seemingly innocuous consumer products we consume every day.
>Not sure if it's going to stick around and it's certainly not WOTY
>material yet. The site has been around since 2008.
>The American Dialect Society -

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