Walden, or Living Like a Proto-Vegan

Okay, stop me reading if you’ve heard this before:

A stack of modern graham crackers, courtesy Wikimedia
A stack of modern graham crackers, courtesy Wikimedia

In the mid-19th century, the Reverend Sylvester Graham founded the American Vegetarian Society and wrote extensively about the detrimental health effects of consuming meat, dairy, and alcohol. Maybe you know him as the guy who gave Graham crackers their name and millions of cheesecakes their delicious crust. Whether that’s brand-new information to you or not, Graham is probably super disappointed in all of us. Commercialism and sweet snacks of middling-to-no nutritional value are exactly what he didn’t want anyone indulging in!

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