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Published:April 17th, 2011 12:30 EST

VegNews Defends Using Pics Of Meat To Illustrate Vegan Dishes

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A US vegetarian magazine has defended its use of pictures of meat to illustrate vegan dishes as a necessity brought about by cooking up a publication on a tight budget.

`Yes, from time to time, after exhausting all options, we have resorted to using stock photography that may or may not be vegan,` VegNews, which claims more than 200,000 subscribers, said in a letter to readers.


`In an ideal world we would use custom-shot photography for every spread, but it is simply not financially feasible for VegNews at this time,` the magazine said in the letter on its website,


I don`t blame VegNews for using photos of real meat dishes to represent vegan dishes, a photo of a real meat hamburger looks more delicious than an image of a vegan burger.

VegNews subscribers have been lusting over photos of meat entrees, it`s time for them to take the next step and bite into a delicious steak or a juicy hamburger.

VegNews has lost all credibility, they have made a tacit admission that meat dishes look better and taste better.

A food magazine that features photos of real vegan entrees is as boring as a non-nude issue of Playboy magazine that features models in bikinis.

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