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All The News -- December 2009

McCartney calls on leaders in Copenhagen to adjust policies

Daelyn Fortney | December 13, 09 at 11:50 AM

McCartney calls on leaders in Copenhagen to adjust policies

Earlier this month Paul McCartney spoke at the European Parliament's hearing on Global Warming and Food Policy where he promoted his Meat Free Monday campaign. After the hearing McCartney signed a joint statement with European Parliament Vice President Edward McMillan-Scott...

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Humane Society calls for downer pig ban from food supply

Daelyn Fortney | December 9, 09 at 10:27 AM

Humane Society calls for downer pig ban from food supply

CNN's Nicole Lapin recently reported on the Humane Society's efforts to get downer pigs banned from the food supply. Downer pigs are classified as animals that are too injured or too sick to walk. In Lapin's report, Dr. Michael Greger,...

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Meat served to school children unsafe

December 9, 09 at 10:15 AM

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Meat served to school children unsafe

Schoolchildren around the U.S. are eating meat that falls short of the safety standards of many fast food restaurants, the USA Today reported Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains the meat it buys for the National School Lunch Program...

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School cafeterias expand vegetarian options

MIAMIHERALD.COM | HANNAH SAMPSON AND KATHLEEN McGRORY | December 9, 09 at 09:46 AM

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School cafeterias expand vegetarian options

For Ashley Valentín, giving up meat was easy. The hard part: finding something to eat in the school cafeteria. ``At first, there weren't that many options,'' said Ashley, 17, a senior at Miami Sunset High. ``There was always pizza. But...

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London named most vegetarian friendly city in the world

Daelyn Fortney | December 7, 09 at 06:30 AM

London named most vegetarian friendly city in the world

London has been named the most vegetarian city in the world. PETA gave London the honors because of the city's abundant vegetarian restaurants and meatless ethnic cuisine. Additionally vegetarians who visit London will find that grocery stores clearly label vegan...

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Farm Sanctuary and Charity Buzz present celebrity auction

Daelyn Fortney | December 4, 09 at 08:52 AM

Farm Sanctuary and Charity Buzz present celebrity auction

Farm Sanctuary has teamed up with Charity Buzz to present the "Peace for the Animals Holiday Auction."  One lucky high bidder will win "a private dinner party prepared by vegan chef Tal Ronnen, actress Ginnifer Goodwin and author Rory Freedman...

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Paul McCartney promoting Meat Free Mondays to EU

Daelyn Fortney | December 3, 09 at 11:34 AM

Paul McCartney promoting Meat Free Mondays to EU

Paul McCartney spoke at the European Parliament's hearing on Global Warming and Food Policy promoting his Meat Free Mondays campaign which encourages people to try one meatless day per week. McCartney, a long time vegetarian, believes that "less meat equal...

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Rip Esselstyn Making His "Engine 2" Plant-Strong Diet Mainstream

December 3, 09 at 09:41 AM

Read More: engine 2 diet, health, rip esselstyn, weight loss

Rip Esselstyn Making His "Engine 2" Plant-Strong Diet Mainstream

For the past few years, more and more people have been extolling the virtues of a purely or mostly vegetarian diet. Recent books by Mark Bittman, a food writer for The New York Times and an author of several popular...

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Obesity is killing as many as smoking used to

Univ. of Michigan | December 3, 09 at 09:34 AM

Read More: longevity, obesity, smoking

Obesity is killing as many as smoking used to

University of Michigan and Harvard researchers find that the U.S. population won't live longer because even though they've quit smoking, more are overweight If obesity trends continue, the negative effect on the health of the U.S. population will overtake the...

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Researchers: Protein Found in Meat and Fish Shortens Lifespan

telegraph.co.uk | Richard Alleyne | December 3, 09 at 08:38 AM

Researchers: Protein Found in Meat and Fish Shortens Lifespan

Vegetarian low protein diet could be key to long life Reducing consumption of a protein found in fish and meat could slow the ageing process and increase life expectancy, according to the research. Scientists have long believed that an ultra...

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Recession Is Taking a Bite Out of Meat Consumption

alternet.org | Martha Rosenberg | December 3, 09 at 08:31 AM

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Recession Is Taking a Bite Out of Meat Consumption

More than half of Americans have cut back on meat. Martha Stewart broadcasts a meatless Thanksgiving show. What gives?   The recession is having one positive effect. The national cholesterol is going down. More than half of Americans have cut...

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The Perils of Dairy (VIDEO)

December 2, 09 at 05:17 PM

Read More: Butter, cancer, Cheese, dairy, john mcdougall md, milk, obesity

The Perils of Dairy (VIDEO)

Milk, butter, ice cream and cheese are a great source of nutrition -- if you want to pack on weight, feed allergies and autoimmune diseases, and grow fatal tumors. In this complete, 1 hour and 17 minute talk, John McDougall...

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Living Vegan For Dummies (Book)

December 2, 09 at 03:52 PM

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Living Vegan For Dummies (Book)

Editor's note: You may remember Alex Jamieson from SUPERSIZE ME! She is married to Morgan Spurlock, the film's star and producer. She has also been featured at the VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo.  Here's an announcment of her new book! From...

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Frankenstein-like experiment to bolster the meat industry

sciencenewsblog.com | December 2, 09 at 02:20 PM

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Frankenstein-like experiment to bolster the meat industry

Pork meat grown in the laboratory (PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from Eindhoven University in The Netherlands have for the first time grown pork meat in the laboratory by extracting cells from a live pig and growing them in a petri dish.The...

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Breakthrough in Cancer Prevention - Vitamin D (VIDEO)

December 2, 09 at 06:00 AM

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Breakthrough in Cancer Prevention - Vitamin D (VIDEO)

Serious scientific study on Vitamin D. It turns out not to be a vitamin at all, but a hormone absolutely essentially to health and immunity to disease. And cancer prevention is only the tip of the iceberg. More information here:from...

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Western Diet Turns On "Fat Genes" and Makes You Fat

sciencedaily.com | December 1, 09 at 08:00 PM

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Western Diet Turns On "Fat Genes" and Makes You Fat

ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2009) -- Those extra helpings of gravy and dessert at the holiday table are even less of a help to your waistline than previously thought. According to a new research report recently appearing online in The FASEB...

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Sugary Cola Drinks Linked to Higher Risk of Gestational Diabetes

sciencedaily.com | December 1, 09 at 07:57 PM

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Sugary Cola Drinks Linked to Higher Risk of Gestational Diabetes

ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2009) -- Researchers from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard...

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For strong bones, milk or veggies? Veggies win hands down

dolenutrition.com | December 1, 09 at 03:35 PM

Read More: dairy, osteoporosis, vegetables

For strong bones, milk or veggies? Veggies win hands down

If you're loading up on dairy but skimping on vegetables, you could still be at five times the risk of low bone mass. That's the implication of a recent Japanese study of roughly 100 female college students, comparing dietary patterns...

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Studies: Want higher sperm count? Go veg!

dolenutrition.com | December 1, 09 at 03:24 PM

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Studies: Want higher sperm count? Go veg!

'Tis the season for making babies -- at least judging from the fact that there are more babies born in August than any other month. While this may be cold comfort for couples with fertility issues, heartening new research suggests...

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Processed Diet Eaters -- 58% Higher Depression Rates

dolenutrition.com | December 1, 09 at 03:19 PM

Read More: depression, junk food, processed food

Processed Diet Eaters -- 58% Higher Depression Rates

If you've been turning to "comfort foods" to treat the blues, chances are you may be feeding a vicious cycle. New research links junk-food diets with vastly higher depression rates. (Maybe we should call them "familiar foods" rather than "comfort...

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