Can a PB&J Sandwich Change the World?

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Posted May 25, 2007 by Marta Holmberg

Does that sound completely impossible? Well, that’s what the folks behind The PB&J Campaign are saying.

Their mission statement is just awesome: “The PB&J Campaign is working to combat environmental destruction and improve animal welfare by reducing the amount of animal products people eat. The PB&J Campaign approaches positive change one meal at a time by illuminating the differences one single dining decision can make.”

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A peanut butter and jelly sandwich can help save land, water, and help slow global warming. But what’s the best reason of all to make a PB&J instead of, oh, say, a ham sandwich? As their Web site states: “Saving water, fighting global warming, and preserving habitat are all great reasons to have a PB&J for lunch, but, if you like animals, there’s the added benefit of not killing them. It takes about 16 PB&J sandwiches to save a chicken’s life, for example.” To read more, check out their Web site here.

The PB&J Campaign people definitely have the right idea—every time you sit down and eat an animal-free meal, you’re telling meat-mongers like KFC that you only support compassionate companies.

Since we’re on the topic of peanut butter, and I have a huge peanut butter addiction (big surprise, I’m sure, considering how much I talk about food), I thought I’d pass along some oh-so-scrumptious ways to enjoy your PB (other than sandwich-style):

Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Waffle Sandwich

Peanut Butter-Rice Crispy Treats

Fancy Thai Ramen (Scroll down after you click the link)

Or my personal favorite—grab a jar of peanut butter and a spoon and get eating! :)

Remember, every time you sit down for a meal, you have a choice—you can choose whether to support suffering or compassion. You can vote with your dollars by only buying products that don’t cause an animal to die.


P.S. If you haven’t checked out Pirates of the Carob Bean yet, what are you waiting for?

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  • 2656 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Ha. I eat PB&J too much, mainly because it’s the only thing at friend’s houses that I can eat. Milk in the waffles, scrambled baby chickens, grizzly meat…uh, pass the jar of peanut butter please? Kthx.

  • 3099 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Good old PB&J… how reliable!

  • 3104 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Way to go, Marta! Great blog!

  • 3107 days ago

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