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Vegan Origin

The term vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson, the founder of the U.K. Vegan Society, who insisted that the original pronunciation was VEE-gin. However, some dictionaries now allow for other pronunciations, such as VAY-gin or even VEDJ-in. This...

Non-Pescatarian

What do you call someone who doesn’t eat fish? A caller wants to know, but not because of dietary requirements. He’s a string bass player who plays in an ensemble that’s tired of being asked to perform Schubert’s famous...

foodshed

foodshed
 n.— «Watersheds, Milksheds, and Foodsheds.» —by W.P. Hedden How Great Cities Are Fed , 1929. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

foodshed

foodshed n. the area which can, or is sufficient to, provide food for a given location. Editorial Note: Related terms are viewshed and walkshed. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)