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The China Congress - with pictures

John Davis | November 16, 2011 | International

Below are some of my photos from the three days of my second visit to China, the first two at the first ever veg congress in that amazing country, in Hangzhou, then a brief visit to Beijing. There are a...

John Davis

The First Ever Veg Congress in China

John Davis | November 8, 2011 | International

I'm writing this from the 5th Asian Veg Union Congress in Hangzhou, China.  Just a text summary for now, photos will follow next week as there are too many to sort through and no time here. The story so far...

J Morris Hicks

Unhealthy, unfair, and unsustainable. Yet still ubiquitous.

J Morris Hicks | November 5, 2011 | International

Read More: environmental plant-based, reasons for plant-based eating, world hunger plant-based

We're talking about the fat-laden, highly-processed, meat and dairy diet of the Western world. Yesterday I had a long conversation with Dr T. Colin Campbell. Our topic was about the sheer absurdity of how the humans of the Western...

J Morris Hicks

Dispelling the "Protein Myth" and changing the world. The Clinton Foundation.

J Morris Hicks | November 3, 2011 | Celebrities, International

Read More: Bill clinton protein, clinton foundation ideas to make the world a better place, protein myth

  Responding to a request from the Clinton Foundation  for ideas to make the world a better place. YOU CAN HELP! An email from the Clinton Foundation has been popping up everywhere -- seeking ideas from everyone, asking, "What's your...

John Davis

The Big Veg Weekend

John Davis | November 2, 2011 | International

World Vegan Day was on a Tuesday this year, so a lot of groups held their big events the previous weekend – and the last weekend of October is now becoming a worldwide vegan party. Some that we know about,...

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London Vegetarian Association, 1850s - the world's first 'vegan society'

John Davis | October 26, 2011 | International

There are always two main problems in researching vegan history in the 19th century – the word ‘vegan’ did not exist, and most of the records were published by ovo-lacto-vegetarians who avoided the contentious issue of eggs/dairy. So we have...

J Morris Hicks

As Steve Jobs would say, "Lets get crazy enough to change the world."

J Morris Hicks | October 25, 2011 | Celebrities, International

Read More: Steve Jobs changing the world

Seven billion people -- not enough water, land or energy. "People who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world — are the ones who do." Steve Jobs After taking 200,000 years to reach one billion in...

J Morris Hicks

Bill Clinton, the natural leader for the "great food revolution."

J Morris Hicks | October 21, 2011 | Celebrities, International

Read More: Bill Clinton great food revolution

Third and Final In A Series on why Mr. Clinton is the most ideal leader for the inevitable food revolution of the twenty-first century. Global Recognition, Credibility, Knowledge, Partnering Skills, Resources and a burning desire to make a huge...

Jess Parsons

Our little secret - as Rena's oil spills in New Zealand

Jess Parsons | October 12, 2011 | International

Read More: factory farms, New Zealand, water pollution

Painting by Danielle Eubank It's a day and it's a drainAnd all the streets are all the sameIn every city of every nameThe planet overIt's the way a drop of rainSeeking leaf and root in vainMust wash away a...

John Davis

The Beatles and IVU

John Davis | October 12, 2011 | Celebrities, International

A story of convergence between a pop group and the International Vegetarian Union . . . 1957 July 6 - the centre of Woolton village has changed little since the day when John Lennon, 16 going on 17, and Paul...

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The Curious Affair of The Vegetarian Advocate (1848-50)

John Davis | October 5, 2011 | International

In September 1848 the pro-‘vegan’journal previously known as The Truth Tester was renamed as The Vegetarian Advocate. The editor and publisher, William Horsell in London, was also the first Secretary of the one-year-old Vegetarian Society, but this was a privately...

John Davis

Dr. Lambe's Rural Roots

John Davis | September 28, 2011 | International

Dr. William Lambe did his groundbreaking work on the vegan diet 200 years ago, whilst living in London, but his roots were in the countryside, where he grew up and eventually retired. The biography I put online last week mentioned...

John Davis

Dr. William Lambe - father of vegan nutrition, and his vegan biographer

John Davis | September 20, 2011 | International

Our understanding of vegan nutrition has come a long way in the last 200 years, but it had to start somewhere, and William Lambe (1765-1848), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, was the first to be specific about it...

Jess Parsons

Vegan 101 - from Vegan Society (NZ) + yummy recipes!

Jess Parsons | September 19, 2011 | International

Read More: b12, chocolate, New Zealand, nutrition, tofu, vegan cooking classes

Last week, the Vegan Society of New Zealand hosted the grand debut of Vegan 101 in Auckland, New Zealand, designed for new vegans and the vegan curious.  Vegan Society member experts delivered a tasty message full of juicy tidbits...

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Vegan Café 4 the Day - could your group do this?

John Davis | September 6, 2011 | International

Last Saturday Hazel and I went just over the border to Llangollen in North Wales to visit the ‘Vegan Café 4 the Day’ in one of the old halls in the middle of town. The FREE Café tours Wales, setting...

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IVU Vegfest/Congress - coming near you soon . . .

John Davis | August 30, 2011 | International

The formal name will take a while to evolve, but the IVU International Council has just made an historic decision about our major event. The International Vegetarian Union began at a Congress in 1908, in Dresden, Germany, and for about...

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Bryanna Clark Grogan | August 10, 2011 | Food, International, Lifestyle

Read More: Bryanna Clark Grogan, bulgur wheat, kibbeh, meatless kibbeh, Middle Eastern cooking, taheena, vegan kibbeh, World Vegan Feast cookbook

 You can see 82 color photos of many of the recipes in my new book, World Vegan Feast, in this photo album.      **1st amazon review!** UPDATE ON MY NEW BOOK: I'm so stunned by the response to my new book, "World...

J Morris Hicks

FOOD -- World's brightest are missing the main point.

J Morris Hicks | August 10, 2011 | Green, International

Read More: land degradation, limited arable acres, loss of species, unsustainable feeding model for the world, world hunger

  When it comes to our food, most of the world's brightest still believe we "need" to eat animal protein. We don't. In fact, it's killing us and it's taking a huge toll on our planet at the same time.  Julian...

J Morris Hicks

Burning trees in the Amazon -- to feed pigs in China

J Morris Hicks | July 29, 2011 | Green, International

Read More: cruel and unsustainable typical Western diet, harmful, Sustainable eating, wasteful

  Just when you think that it couldn't getting any crazier regarding our typical Western diet, you see a headline like this one. We're not the only nation that has become addicted to the most harmful, wasteful, and unsustainable diet...

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The Truth Tester 1846-48 - a vegan journal

John Davis | July 27, 2011 | International

The Truth Tester was first published in England in 1845, as a temperance (anti-alcohol) journal. In August 1846 a new editor, William Horsell, based near London, took over and incorporated ‘The Healthian’, first published in 1842 by the strictly vegan...