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Weak Rules on Toxins and Safety Mean Americans Are Dying from "Safe" Products

nytimes.com | DAVID LEONHARDT | March 31, 10 at 09:47 AM

Read More: cancer, chemicals, disease, fda, toxins

Weak Rules on Toxins and Safety Mean Americans Are Dying from "Safe" Products

For 14 years until just last month, GlaxoSmithKline sold a denture cream called Super Poligrip that contained high levels of zinc. The zinc helped with adhesion and was probably safe so long as people used moderate amounts of cream. Indeed,...

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Brazil goes nuts for Meatless Mondays

International Vegetarian Union | March 31, 10 at 09:18 AM

Brazil goes nuts for Meatless Mondays

IVU recently reported on the launch of a Meatless Monday campaign in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a metropolis of approximately 20 million people. Marly Winckler, president of the Vegetarian Society of Brazil and IVU Regional Coordinator for Latin America, provided some additional...

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Deadly horse round-ups: Yet another sad consequence of meat industry

cnn.com | Jane Velez-Mitchell | March 31, 10 at 07:46 AM

Read More: cattle, cloud foundation, grazing, jane velez-mitchell, mustang, roundup, wild horse

Deadly horse round-ups: Yet another sad consequence of meat industry

The meat industry needs land and water for their cattle herds to meet the ever-growing appetite of the US fast food consumer. But there's a problem. Tens of thousands of wild mustangs and other horses -- these "living symbols of...

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Muslim and Vegetarian? - meet the VegSoc of Bangladesh

International Vegetarian Union | March 31, 10 at 04:49 AM

Muslim and Vegetarian? - meet the VegSoc of Bangladesh

IVU met Ataur Rahman Miton at the Asia for Animals Conference 2010 in Singapore. He is the founder of the Vegetarian Society of Bangladesh. Miton's main work is as Country Director for Hunger Free World What does Hunger Free World...

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Vegetarians at Microsoft - a worldwide mission

International Vegetarian Union | March 31, 10 at 02:52 AM

Vegetarians at Microsoft - a worldwide mission

The Microsoft website states: 'Our Mission: . . .to help people throughout the world realize their full potential'. A staff member in India put us in touch with Mark Aggar, the leader of a group within the company which is taking that...

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Jamie Oliver: Obesity costs US $150 Billion a year (VIDEO)

ted.com | March 28, 10 at 11:48 PM

Read More: Huntington West Virginia, Jamie Oliver, Obesity

Jamie Oliver: Obesity costs US $150 Billion a year (VIDEO)

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner and reality TV star, Chef Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. Bio:  Jamie Oliver has been drawn...

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Study: Bacon, cheese, fatty foods are physically addictive, like cocaine

cnn.com | March 28, 10 at 02:28 PM

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Study: Bacon, cheese, fatty foods are physically addictive, like cocaine

Editor's Note: Pity they had to subject a bunch of rats to show what Neal Barnard and other researches have already proven in a human situation: that certain unhealthy foods are addictive, the best way to deal with them is...

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Healthful eating on a dime (all-vegan recipes from the NY Times)

nytimes.com | KAREN BARROW | March 28, 10 at 07:09 AM

Read More: healthy, recipes

Healthful eating on a dime (all-vegan recipes from the NY Times)

Healthful cooking doesn't have to be expensive cooking. In this week's Recipes for Health series, Martha Rose Shulman provides five nutritious meals that won't break the bank. To create these inexpensive meals, Ms. Shulman relies on pantry staples like pasta...

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Vegetarian billionaire forbids workers from eating meat when building his home

indiatimes.com | March 28, 10 at 06:42 AM

Read More: Australia, Pankaj Oswal

Vegetarian billionaire forbids workers from eating meat when building his home

PERTH: Indian-born billionaire Pankaj Oswal and his wife Radhika have told workers building their $70 million mansion in the Australian city of Perth that they should not consume meat on the site, stirring a controversy with a construction union hitting...

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Inner city kid tries to overcome obstacles to healthy eating

layouth.com | Ernesto Pineda | March 27, 10 at 10:30 PM

Read More: fast food, healthy eating, inner city, underprivileged

Inner city kid tries to overcome obstacles to healthy eating

Why is eating healthy so hard? by Ernesto Pineda, 18 A lot of times when I come home from school, Jack in the Box, McDonald's or Taco Bell is on the table. When I see the food, especially the hamburgers,...

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Want healthy kids? Learn how to cook

cnn.com | Kristen Swensson and Leigh Angel | March 26, 10 at 10:04 AM

Read More: children, cooking, High-fructose corn syrup, Michelle Obama, obesity

Want healthy kids? Learn how to cook

We hear it on the news like a drumbeat: Millions of kids eat out too much, lack access to fruits and vegetables, and it seems no one's teaching them how to make healthy choices. Childhood obesity and juvenile diabetes are...

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Healthcare overhaul law shifts focus to preventing illness and keeping people fit

LATIMES.COM | March 26, 10 at 09:03 AM

Read More: health care, prevention

Healthcare overhaul law shifts focus to preventing illness and keeping people fit

The healthcare overhaul for the first time shines light -- and money -- onto what healthcare should really be about, prevention. Excerpt: But scattered throughout the law are also a number of provisions that focus on prevention of illnesses and...

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Forget vegan, he's a "hegan"

salon.com | Thomas Rogers | March 25, 10 at 11:07 PM

Read More: Lifestyle Choices, Rip Esselstyn, Veganism

For most of his life Joe McCain subsisted on pepperoni and sausage pizza, steak bomb subs, and anything "fried, fried, or fried.'' In other words, says the Somerville police detective with a shaved head, snowy beard, and tattoos cascading up...

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Obesity Prevention Should Start Very Early

nytimes.com | RONI CARYN RABIN | March 25, 10 at 11:03 PM

Read More: obesity, prevention

Obesity Prevention Should Start Very Early

Schools have banned cupcakes, issued obesity report cards and cleared space in cafeterias for salad bars. Just last month, Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood obesity promised to get young people moving more and revamp school lunch, and beverage makers...

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Mormon Word of Wisdom and Vegetarianism

Brett Wilcox | March 25, 10 at 04:45 PM

Read More: Garden of Eden, Mormomism, Vegetarianism, Word of Wisdom

Mormon Word of Wisdom and Vegetarianism

Sacrament meeting is definitely NOT the best place to come out of the closet. But by the time I made the announcement, I no longer had any misgivings about my identity or how I was going to live my life....

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Over 3000 Vegan Recipes from Intl. Vegetarian Union!

March 25, 10 at 12:15 PM

Read More: international vegetarian union, recipes, spanish

Over 3000 Vegan Recipes from Intl. Vegetarian Union!

In both English and Spanish, browse over 3,000 vegan recipes from the International Vegetarian Union....

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Australia - from farm to fork

ABC Online | Animal Liberation Australia | March 25, 10 at 09:31 AM

Australia - from farm to fork

TONY JONES, PRESENTER: The saying goes you are what you eat, but do you really know what you're eating?Descriptions such as "Free Range", "Organic", "Environmental", and "Farm Fresh" are used to attract consumer's eyes and allay concerns about animal welfare.But...

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Meat Free Monday Song - Paul McCartney

youtube.com | March 25, 10 at 07:15 AM

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Meat Free Monday Song - Paul McCartney

It's not Hey Jude, but it is Paul McCartney. And you gotta like the sentiments.   == Scroll Down for Video ==    ...

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Love on the Menu

earthsavebaltimore.org | Don Robertson | March 24, 10 at 10:53 PM

Read More: Baltimore, China Study, Don Robertson, EarthSave, Veganism, Vegetarianism

Love on the Menu

What if one simple action had the power to change our lives and the lives of many others in deep and profound ways... I'm convinced that our food choices have that kind of power. I believe that all creatures share...

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Vegan actor Tobey Maguire helps launch 'Teaching Garden'

thisdishisvegetarian.com | Eric Fortney | March 24, 10 at 10:35 PM

Read More: Health, Peter Parker, Tobey Maguire

Vegan actor Tobey Maguire helps launch 'Teaching Garden'

Tobey Maguire, a vegetarian for 14 years and recent vegan convert, helped launch an initiative called the Teaching Garden at Kelso Elementary school in Inglewood, CA on March 22. The program aims to educate children on the importance of ecologically...

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