Cover photo
Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran
Works at Phase2
13,454 followers|4,437,626 views


And they just keep on comin'! =oD
FALLACY: "Vegans Cannot Get Enough Iron"

Granted, human and non-human animals alike have heme-iron in their blood, but the salient point here is that we and they aren't manufacturing that iron internally: it comes from outside sources. While that source is ultimately non-animal-based, there are those who still insist -- against all evidence -- that vegans cannot get enough iron from a plant-based diet to maintain proper health.

These ideas are addressed further the Your Vegan Fallacy Is site at along with responses by +Vegan Street, +Bite Size Vegan, +PlenteousVeg (i.e. +Diane Vukovic),, The Vegan Truth, and +Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

#iron #supplement #vitamins #yvfi #vegan #fallacy


The Your Vegan Fallacy Is project is a community-driven effort dedicated to correcting misconceptions about veganism in approachable and unambiguous ways. If you're vegan and you'd like to see the site in your mothertongue (or to help out with the ongoing work in the existing languages), or if you'd like to volunteer your skills as an artist, writer, or resource curator, then read more about how you can help at
5 comments on original post
Samuel Smith's profile photoSean P. O. MacCath-Moran's profile photo[SUM] • V0WL's profile photo
Ok, so idk if u have done the "complete protein" or amino acid fallacy yet. But people have told me vegans can't get K2, which is made by your body, getting it from animals is just getting it after this has happened. D3, which comes from the sun, lol. They have told me beta carotene isn't vitamin A, retinal is, which is true technically, but beta carotene turns vegetables into vitamin A. The new thing seems to be let's take things that happen naturally in the body (like cholesterol) & claim there is no plant source so that when people look them up individually it seems to be the case - discounting the fact that it is completely irrelevant, or that vitamin K2 doesn't do much of anything K1 doesn't, and is only recommended in the first place b/c it may help reduce risk of heart disease, or bone strength in the elderly, which are both afflictions vegans don't worry about. Before worrying about what vitamin you can or can't get, it's worth knowing why you need the amounts recommended in the first place. Usually it is to combat the unhealthy effects of meat & dairy. No one needs to eat animals for any nutrient, and yes, including iron.
Add a comment...
This is fairly fascinating to me! How neat!
A Veg(etari)an ONLY Food-Bank?

At first blush, this sounds sort of elitist and trendy, but it makes a whole lot of sense when you look in to it.

Vegans and vegetarians are often left with nothing ethical to eat when meat-eaters come to the table -- whether that's at a soup-kitchen or a cocktail-hour -- because the omnis will eat up all the tasty vegan fair and then move on to the other items, leaving no cruelty free options for those that want them.

This food-bank is merely acknowledging that truth. They point meat eaters to services which can cater to their needs, and then are concentrating on making sure that those on a plant based diet are getting the fresh vegetables they need. It's a win-win situation, really.
Toronto's monthly Vegetarian Food Bank pop-up caters to vegans and vegetarians who have a hard time finding fresh produce at other food banks. But with funds running low, its future is uncertain.
3 comments on original post
Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran's profile photoKevin Colby's profile photoAlexa Krueger's profile photoStephie H.'s profile photo
+Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran will need to bring at least 2 pies!
Add a comment...
Just... Wow.
Sometimes you must follow the money to find out the truth. Other times, you must follow the bigotry.
12 comments on original post
John P. Weiksnar's profile photoSean P. O. MacCath-Moran's profile photoConrad Rogers's profile photodeborah rabbit white's profile photo
I get it +Conrad Rogers. In my family the plastic covered room waiting for mary or jesus to appear before we can use it, is a truth as much as it is a cliché.
Add a comment...
This was SOOOO good!
At my blog: The recipe for that vegan lemon meringue pie +Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran made Saturday night. #csmblog  

+Justin Williams 
The meringue in this recipe is indistinguishable from non-vegan meringue and comes from an unexpected source! Sean has been experimenting with it in meringue cookies and other treats all week, and he finally brought his prodigious skills to bear on an honest-to-goodness lemon meringue pie cobbled together from various recipes. Here's the aggregate.
6 comments on original post
mArY kAy dElOsT's profile photoTary Vanstone's profile photoJudith Kingsbury's profile photoDenise Dynan's profile photo
Oh, dear God, yes! YES! :-D
Add a comment...
A live video demo of master vegan chef +Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's cooking techniques? Sunday evening?! You can be I'll be doing my level best to be there for this one!
Join Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, author of The 30-Day Vegan Challenge and several other books on living healthfully and compassionately, for a live cooking demo straight from her kitchen. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau (Joyful Vegan). The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Vegan Cooking Demo and Q&A with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Sun, April 12, 5:05 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

Add a comment...
Do you want validation from vegans so you can keep eating animals without guilt? Apply for the #specialsnowflake card. Join all the other special snowflakes who make up more than 98% of the population.
3 comments on original post
Georgia Smith's profile photoMicheila Satie's profile photoBen Weintraub's profile photoStephie H.'s profile photo
This is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Add a comment...
In their circles
4,355 people
Have them in circles
13,454 people
Chris J's profile photo
Martin Rice's profile photo
galih pure's profile photo
CRVD Media's profile photo
Theo Martey's profile photo
charquez sanders's profile photo
Dan Lee's profile photo
Gregory Rader's profile photo
sk johnson's profile photo
This right here? It's amazeballs. If you're a non vegan and want the passion of vegansim gently explained (without any graphic violence or brow beating or anything), this this is the video for you.

h/t to +Bite Size Vegan for the great work on this!
Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran's profile photoErik Irwin's profile photoStephie H.'s profile photoDenise Dynan's profile photo
In some cases the guilt is already there, and people try to bury it deep inside. Then when they watch videos like this it surfaces and they blame it on the video. Just my 2 cents. Again another great video from Emily. Thank you!
Add a comment...
A humorous (and informative) look at the abuses we visit on other animals in order to serve our needs.
2 comments on original post
Michelle Mullett's profile photo
Add a comment...
You gotta love activists that are calm under fire. I think I have a lot to learn from +Gary Yourofsky about how to conduct myself during in person discussions.
Stephie H.'s profile photo119 hours's profile photoDaniel Spielmann's profile photoOliver Stahl's profile photo
Hans J.
Us and the animals, +Stephie H. ;o)
Add a comment...
Where do you get your B12 from? =oD
FALLACY: "Vegans Cannot Get Enough B12"

Of course, there's a certain kind of logic in the idea that vegans cannot get enough vitamin B12 from a plant-based diet to maintain proper health, and it's true as far as it goes, but then it's also true that animal's bodies demonstrably don't provide sufficient B12 either!

This idea is addressed on Your Vegan Fallacy Is at along with responses by +Bite Size Vegan,, +Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, The Vegan Truth, +YouHippies, +Vegan Street, Vegan Sidekick, +Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. John McDougall, and +The Vegan Scholar. That's quite a line up of resources, but if we've not included something that should be in that list, then be sure to let us know!

#b12 #supplement #vitamins #yvfi #vegan #fallacy


The Your Vegan Fallacy Is project is a community-driven effort dedicated to correcting misconceptions about veganism in approachable and unambiguous ways. If you're vegan and you'd like to see the site in your mothertongue (or to help out with the ongoing work in the existing languages), or if you'd like to volunteer your skills as an artist, writer, or resource curator, then read more about how you can help at
2 comments on original post
Andrea Z.'s profile photoPeter HippyWarlock Milson's profile photo[SUM] • V0WL's profile photoDaniel Moore's profile photo
Thanks for the info. Chalk a rare one up for social media actually benefitting me. 
Add a comment...
True Story!
Only in Cape Breton

So, Sean and I are curled up in the living room this morning under blankets, tea in hand, watching the next episode of Daredevil on Netflix (which we really like, BTW). Suddenly, someone knocks on the kitchen door once and lets herself in.

Immediately, the alarm system starts to beep (we had it set for 'Stay', which means the doors are monitored but some of the other systems aren't, and apparently we forgot to lock the door itself last night before bed). At this point, we have about 30 seconds to get to the door and enter the right code before the siren starts to go off. However, Sean is naked, and while I am wearing pajamas, I'm recovering from a muscle spasm, so I'm still hobbly.

Sean runs for the downstairs bathroom (which takes him right past the very proper looking older woman standing in the doorway, who I now realize we do not know), grabs his bathrobe and races for the alarm system. Meanwhile, I'm muttering "shit, shit, shit" as I hobble into the hallway, convinced we're going to end up with a screaming siren any second now, unable to get to the door fast enough.

Sean manages to enter the right code in the nick of time, looks down at the woman and asks, "May I help you?"

She looks up at him, looks at me standing in the hall, holds up the two tickets clutched in her hand and asks, "Would you like to enter a raffle for a Mother's Day basket?"

Only in Cape Breton, folks. Only in Cape Breton.
2 comments on original post
Odracirys Mediys's profile photoStephie H.'s profile photodeborah rabbit white's profile photoSean P. O. MacCath-Moran's profile photo
That does paint quite the visual. Me there, sitting breezily in my robe while trying to keep all by bits covered...
Add a comment...
+Gary Yourofsky makes some fairly brilliant points here. We've just added this to the resources on
How in the world could ENSLAVING and SLAUGHTERING BILLIONS of INNOCENT beings be done with love, humanity and concern?
11 comments on original post
Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran's profile photoStephie H.'s profile photo
+Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran​ I didn't know about other things going on, I thought the lady's presentation was THE big deal...
Still don't know how I am supposed to listen, is it an online thing? Or TV?
And you like to make people smile and laugh, don't you... So do I... :)
I have to find her again, to, in all the posts.
Stephie... :)
Add a comment...
In their circles
4,355 people
Have them in circles
13,454 people
Chris J's profile photo
Martin Rice's profile photo
galih pure's profile photo
CRVD Media's profile photo
Theo Martey's profile photo
charquez sanders's profile photo
Dan Lee's profile photo
Gregory Rader's profile photo
sk johnson's profile photo
LAMP Engineer (Drupal, OO JS, etc.)
  • Phase2
    Developer, 2013 - present
  • Triskele Media Inc. ~
    CIO & Senior Web Application Engineer, 2012 - present
  • TeamSpace / theREDspace
    Senior Web Application Engineer, 2010 - 2013
  • Consumer Search
    Contract Web Application Engineer, 2011 - 2013
  • Bonnier Corporation
    Contract Web Application Engineer, 2010 - 2010
  • Team Detroit
    Contract Web Application Engineer, 2010 - 2010
  • Workforce Software
    Core Web Application & Internal Tools Engineer (Zend Framework & OO JavaScript Engineer), 2007 - 2010
  • InterServ
    Contract Web Application Engineer, 2007 - 2007
  • RainStorm Consulting
    Web Application Engineer (PHP Engineer), 2005 - 2007
  • Climate Change Institute
    Contract Web Application Developer (PHP Engineer), 2004 - 2006
  • Advanced Data Systems
    Application Developer (MS SQL / VB Programmer), 2001 - 2003
  • Osmose Inc.
    Programmer Analyst (MS Access/VB Programmer), 2000 - 2001
  • Cathedral Corporation
    Programmer Analyst (COBOL Engineer), 1999 - 2000
  • Avery Dennison
    Interim IT Manager and Network Administrator, 1998 - 1999
  • John Wood Community College
    Computer Technician, 1996 - 1998
  • United States Navy
    Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class, 1992 - 1996
Programmer Analyst, Vegan, Husband, and all around Nifty Guy!
I'm a Drupal development nut who is a cooking enthusiast that engages in veg*n (vegan/vegetarian) outreach at every opportunity (join me at the G+ Vegan Community), all while constantly seeking to be a better person.  =o)
Bragging rights
Been a Vegan for a while now... Vegan / Vegetarian for a few years before that... Vegetarian / Excusetarian for a few years before that... life is a journey, no?
Basic Information
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Other names
emanaton, Sean P. O. Moran, Sean Patrick Ocheese MacCath-Moran
Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.

Friendly Computing

6th Annual Gaelic College Christmas

You are invited to the sixth-annual Christmas-themed Gaelic Immersion weekend in beautiful St. Ann's, this year featuring: ALL LEVELS OF GAE

Vegan Roll Call: Venus And Serena Williams Are In

Apparently, celebrities love to employ the buddy system when they choose to adopt a more plant-based diet. Like Jay-Z before her, Serena Wil

Celebrity Vegans And Vegetarians

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE) Bill Clinton's recent switch from fast-food junkie to vegan delighted animal lovers. But Bill isn't the only ce

- Double (Cheeseburger) Standard

Most people are, predictably, genuinely outraged by the idea of a dog being abused. Or baby seal clubbing (baby seals being clubbed, I mean.

Compassionate Cooks: Empowering people to make informed food choices and...

Compassionate Cooks, author of The Joy of Vegan Baking and host of Vegetarian Food for Thought Podcast

Vegetarian|Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich Spread Recipe Gluten Free

High Protein Recipe: Enjoy gluten free vegan chickpea salad in vegetarian sandwich recipes or as an easy appetizer or snack - Savvy Vegetari

- Bacon Up Is Hard To Do

Hi there! Welcome to, home of the as-of-yet unnamed weekly web comic for and about the vegetarian and vegan community. Our inau

- Moobs Like Jagger

Twice, now, a stranger in a grocery store has felt the need to warn me about the great threat soy poses to my penis. The first time, a fello

- Not-So-Smoothie

According to the big “17″ glowing accusatorily at me from the cycle counter on the front of my new blender, that's how much each of thin

- Un-fair

As I write this, I am still recovering from the massive dose of Thanksgiving deliciousness that I consumed approximately 24 hours ago. It wa

- Sweet Release

If there's anything better to come back from a long hiatus with than a good ol' fashioned fart joke, I don't know what it is! Lo

- Cash Cow

Real Milk: pure and natural with no scary-sounding ingredients! Here's a great article that breaks down this hilariously desperate new c

- Extra Firm

I'm pretty sure genetically modified tofu won't come to life and berate you in your kitchen. But it does kinda creep me out a little

- Would You Like Slime With That?

Know what's worse than eating food that's been sprayed with ammonia? Eating food that is so riddled with pathogens that it has to be

- Earth Day 2012

I hope you enjoyed this special lil' Earth Day bonus strip more than my Facebook friends seemed to enjoy my suggestion that, if they rea

Babies Don't Want Vegan Mommies? What a Load of Baloney - Miami Restaura...

This past weekend, the LA Times published an editorial suggesting pregnant women who adhere to a vegan diet and subsequently...

Got Milk?: The demise of the dairy cow | This Dish Is Veg - Vegan, Anima...

Over the past couple of years, the demise of the dairy cow has come to the attention of the general public, a time in which the milk industr

We had the considerable misfortune to rent a home through VDL Property Management ( upon first coming to Canada on working visas. When Stella Van der Lugt showed the home to me, she withheld information about a serious mouse infestation and outright lied about the basement, porch and attic full of personal items the owner was storing in the home long-term. When my husband and I arrived from the States to take possession of the home a month later, she insinuated that we might be inclined to steal the owner's items and told my husband (while I was away at the bank) that I had approved their storage there. As we signed the lease and asked her whether or not we might move to a month-to-month contract at the end of our term (because we would be looking to buy a house), she told us this wasn't possible (and it is, under Nova Scotia tenant law). From there, her behavior slid from bad to worse. She disregarded our e-mails about the mouse infestation. The owner of the home lost a year's worth of post-dated rent checks, and Stella's response was to demand that we direct deposit rent money to her own private bank account. Stella herself lost a rent check thereafter and called to accuse us of failing to pay the rent altogether (our payment was never late). Later, after a storm surge that destroyed the washer and dryer in the basement, it took her over two weeks to replace the units, which was nothing to the month we spent without a kitchen cook stove while she dawdled over that repair. And these are only the most egregious of a host of complaints, which include the violation of our privacy on two separate occasions with regard to our household utility accounts. So when we tendered our notice to vacate the premises last winter, we detailed our concerns to her again and argued that because we had requested a month-to-month lease, we were not obligated to fulfill a third twelve-month contract (we had lived there two and a half years). Her response was voluble e-mail histrionics for two days. When that failed to subdue us, her husband Brian called and screamed threats at me on the phone, then bizarrely followed his threats by verbally cancelling our lease and telling us to leave. We accepted his terms, but when we emailed Stella to confirm them, she told us that he had not said any of these things. So we were forced to hire an attorney, who had the patience of a saint and was worth every penny we paid her. Among other things, our counsel fielded Stella's threats to come and 'inspect' the home every day, reminded Stella of her obligation to provide a twenty-four hour notice before visiting the home when Stella abruptly arrived on moving day and badgered my work crew while I was away and informed Stella that indeed we had not stolen anything from the home after Stella insisted she couldn't find a framed picture the owner had left there several years ago. Worse, Stella took a host of grainy close-up photos of rust and other normal wear and tear, accused us of leaving the house filthy (it wasn't, I scrubbed it before I departed and took photos) and demanded that we replace a perfectly good shower surround and kitchen cook stove. I finally offered to pay for a cleaning crew to revisit the work I had done, but she refused this and demanded money instead. So we paid her $200 to shut up and go away, which is what I would have paid a cleaning crew anyway, and we haven't heard from her since. Both Stella Van der Lugt and her husband Brian have a local reputation for being confidence people and thugs, and that reputation was certainly confirmed in our dealings with them. We were fortunate to be well-off enough financially to afford legal counsel and what essentially amounted to a $200 extortion payment (which I'm fairly certain Stella pocketed), but many people aren't. So for the sake of your peace of mind, don't ever do business with VDL Property Management, and give both Stella and Brian a wide berth. Whether you're a property owner or renter, this company and these people are not to be trusted.
• • •
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It's good that they're business construction, because they're utterly inept at social media. Spamming people and then blocking those who ask them to quit spamming them is definitely not the way to engender positive brand engagement.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
2 reviews