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Meet Vegania - youngest delegate to IVU World Veg Congress

International Vegetarian Union | April 25, 10 at 12:27 AM

Meet Vegania - youngest delegate to IVU World Veg Congress

Youngest 2010 IVU WVC Delegate Born   IVU Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific, Susianto Tseng, is the proud father of a baby girl, Vegania Paramita, born 8 Apr of this year. The busy Susianto is also Chief Operating Officer of the Indonesia...

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Promoting Veg Food in Non-veg Restaurants

International Vegetarian Union | April 24, 10 at 09:56 AM

Promoting Veg Food in Non-veg Restaurants

Sune Borkfelt, president of the Danish Vegetarian Society, sent the following question to ivu-life, an email group for leaders of vegetarian organisations:     "We are currently planning a campaign to get more restaurants, cafés, canteens etc. to offer vegetarian...

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Maryland lawmakers go veg for one week

nbcwashington.com | April 24, 10 at 09:37 AM

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Maryland lawmakers go veg for one week

Several Maryland lawmakers will signed a pledge today to give up meat for a week to promote the environment and a healthier way of life. The 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. event at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church was open...

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Political Persecution of Peaceful Veg Activists in Austria

International Vegetarian Union | April 24, 10 at 09:27 AM

Political Persecution of Peaceful Veg Activists in Austria

On 21 May 2008, Austrian police arrested leading campaigners from the country's successful animal protection movement. The activists spent many months in prison before being released, but the Austrian government continues to take legal action against them, despite their activities...

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Health insurance companies invest billions in fast food chains

naturalnews.com | April 23, 10 at 08:18 AM

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Health insurance companies invest billions in fast food chains

Did you ever wonder how health insurance companies drum up future business? It's easy: Just invest in companies whose products cause chronic degenerative disease, driving people towards more health care needs and therefore more health insurance.And that's exactly what the...

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Junk food turns rats into addicts

sciencenews.org | Laura Sanders | April 23, 10 at 07:59 AM

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Junk food turns rats into addicts

Editor's Note: Why use rats to prove what is so evident at every fast food corner? Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler maintains in his new boo, The End of Overeating, that there is an "addiction model" for salty, sweet,and fatty...

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Aussies will soon be as fat as Americans

globalpost.com | Natasha Wallace | April 23, 10 at 07:51 AM

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Aussies will soon be as fat as Americans

Hundreds of thousands of Australians will die unnecessarily over the next few years simply for being too fat. Obesity has become the single biggest threat to public health in this country of 22 million. Recent research by the Western Australia...

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring

sciencedaily.com | April 23, 10 at 07:47 AM

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring

High fructose corn syrup, which some studies have linked to obesity, may also be harmful to the liver, according to Duke University Medical Center research. "We found that increased consumption of high fructose corn syrup was associated with scarring in...

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Being fat is bad for your brain

nytimes.com | OLIVIA JUDSON | April 23, 10 at 07:26 AM

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Being fat is bad for your brain

Being fat is bad for your brain. That, at least, is the gloomy conclusion of several recent studies. For example, one long-term study of more than 6,500 people in northern California found that those who were fat around the middle...

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UK Christian Veg Conference

Christian Vegetarian Association UK (CVAUK) | via IVU | April 23, 10 at 02:05 AM

UK Christian Veg Conference

Christian Vegetarian Association UKWorking towards a violence-free worldHome of Veg4LentCVAUK UNIVERSITY OF LEEDSChristianity and Vegetarianism Nature, Creation and the Peaceable Kingdom14th & 15th August 2010Leeds Humanities Research InstituteClarendon House, 29-31 Clarendon Place, LeedsRegistration: 09.30 to 10.30 each dayConference and workshopsSaturday:...

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What's the best diet if you want to save the earth?

youtube.com | April 22, 10 at 10:30 PM

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What's the best diet if you want to save the earth?

EarthSave founder John Robbins talks about the best diet. Scroll down for video.       Donate to EarthSave International Purchase a copy of Processed People documentary  ...

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PBS Show on Origins of Earth Day (VIDEO)

pbs.org | April 22, 10 at 08:30 AM

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PBS Show on Origins of Earth Day (VIDEO)

VegSource gives our highest rating for this excellent PBS documentary about the origins of Earth Day. The show in its entirety can be watched on the PBS website, it is well worth the time. Click here: http://video.pbs.org/video/1463378089#...

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Catskill Animal Sanctuary Launches Culinary Program - April 24

casanctuary.org | Michelle B. Alvarez | April 21, 10 at 10:28 AM

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Catskill Animal Sanctuary Launches Culinary Program - April 24

Saugerties, NY:  On Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 2 to 5 pm, Catskill Animal Sanctuary will launch its newest program, Compassionate Cuisine, at an Open House featuring 250 happy animals and a feast made without animal products. The Open House...

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Ann Cooper talks school lunches (VIDEO)

ted.com | April 21, 10 at 07:21 AM

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 Ann Cooper talks school lunches (VIDEO)

Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, "renegade lunch lady" Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school -- local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food. Ann Cooper cares -- a lot -- what kids...

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Ex-military leaders: Young adults 'too fat to fight'

cnn.com | April 20, 10 at 12:48 PM

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Ex-military leaders: Young adults 'too fat to fight'

CNN IS REPORTING: More than a quarter of young adults are unable to meet physical requirements to join the military, creating a potential threat to national security, a group of retired armed forces leaders said Tuesday. "It's not drug abuse,...

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Supreme Court Overturns Animal Cruelty Video Ban

April 20, 10 at 08:25 AM

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Supreme Court Overturns Animal Cruelty Video Ban

The Supreme Court struck down a federal law Tuesday aimed at banning videos that show graphic violence against animals, saying it violates the right to free speech. The justices, voting 8-1, threw out the criminal conviction of Robert Stevens of...

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Well-done meat doubles bladder cancer risk

bbc.co.uk | April 20, 10 at 08:10 AM

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Well-done meat doubles bladder cancer risk

Eating lots of meat, especially if it is overcooked, increases the risk of bladder cancer, say experts. Frying, grilling and barbecuing until meat is charred can form cancer-causing chemicals, research shows. In a study, people whose diets included well-done meats...

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FDA to Processed Food Makers: Get the Salt Out

washingtonpost.com | Lyndsey Layton | April 20, 10 at 08:08 AM

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FDA to Processed Food Makers: Get the Salt Out

The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease....

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Low Vitamin D Level Tied to Cognitive Decline

webmd.com | April 19, 10 at 04:12 PM

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Low Vitamin D Level Tied to Cognitive Decline

Two new studies add to evidence that older people with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to suffer from cognitive impairment. The hope is that vitamin D supplements may be able to slow mental decline -- an...

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How the news media fails us (VIDEO)

youtube.com | April 19, 10 at 08:06 AM

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How the news media fails us (VIDEO)

For sixty years, from 1928 to 1988, the US had a media law called the "Fairness Doctrine." It prevented the US news media from coming under the control of US corporations. Abominations like Fox News, Clear Channel, and Rush Limbaugh...

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