As a die-hard carnivore, there's nothing like a juicy burger to tame those hunger pangs. The site of one topped with cheese, ketchup, mustard, a dab of mayo and a few crunchy strips of bacon makes my mouth water.
Apparently, the site of one makes the editors at vegetarian magazine VegNews a little excited, too. The cover of the April issue is light on food photos, so keep scrolling.
On its website, www.vegnews.com, you can see the following juicy image.
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The photo above of that delicious-looking plate? It's from iStock.
The news of this ethical lapse was brought on by vegetarian blogger quarrygirl. Her site includes a series of images from the magazine pictured alongside the same photos found on iStock. Love her comments!
Confronted with the accusations, VegNews editors responded thusly:
"Yes, from time to time, after exhausting all options, we have resorted to using stock photographyt that may or may not be vegan. 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."
Hmmm. I guess they really dont' care about integrity or credibility.
Thanks to Charles Apple for highlighting this on his blog.
Also found this New York Times story by way of Romenesko's Latest News on Poynter.org.