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UK Vegans bid for Great North Run success

Vegan Society | April 18, 10 at 05:25 AM

UK Vegans bid for Great North Run success

The Vegan Society (UK) is entering the Great North Run 2010 to finally and completely smash the tired old myth of the 'weedy vegan'. The fifteen vegan runners have won their places in Team Vegan against stiff competition. Team Vegan is...

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UK VegSoc's manifesto for the General Election

Vegetarian Society UK | Su Taylor | April 18, 10 at 03:17 AM

UK VegSoc's manifesto for the General Election

A Kinder Food PolicyThe Vegetarian Society's manifesto for the general election The Vegetarian Society, a national educational charity, has launched its vegetarian manifesto for the general election. A Kinder Food Policy highlights the issues which concern vegetarians and is available...

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Support The Healthy School Meals Act of 2010 - Here's How

pcrm.org | April 17, 10 at 10:45 AM

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Support The Healthy School Meals Act of 2010 - Here's How

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) invites you to participate in the nationwide School-Lunch Lobbyist Call-in Day on Wednesday, April 21st.A participant will simply call their US Rep that day, requesting co-sponsorship of HR 4870, the Healthy School Meals...

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National Health Assoc Healthy Living Conference-- Aug 19-23

healthscience.org | April 17, 10 at 10:39 AM

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National Health Assoc Healthy Living Conference-- Aug 19-23

The National Health Association and the American Hygiene Society present their annual Healthy Living Conference in Santa Rosa, California, during the weekend of Aug 19-23, 2010. For full information, including list of speakers, costs and other details, click here....

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Earth Day Special: Meat is not Green -- John Robbins

goodtimesantacruz.com | Elizabeth Limbach | April 17, 10 at 10:20 AM

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Earth Day Special: Meat is not Green -- John Robbins

Editor's Note: Over 20 years ago John Robbins wrote a groundbreaking book that made the connection between diet and environmental devastation. That book was called Diet for a New America -- a book that grows more relevant with each passing...

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Toronto Veg Assoc proposes "Meatless Mondays"

National Post | Rebecca Tucker | via IVU.org | April 17, 10 at 12:51 AM

Toronto Veg Assoc proposes "Meatless Mondays"

Taking the lead of Paul McCartney, who spearheaded the Meatless Monday initiative in the U.K., the Toronto Vegetarian Association is suggesting that residents of the Big Smoke and beyond abstain from eating meat once a week. According to the TVA,...

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Local physician advocates vegan diet

pjstar.com | CLARE HOWARD | April 16, 10 at 08:52 AM

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 Local physician advocates vegan diet

Dr. Michele Couri was preparing roasted winter squash and apple soup for dinner. Daughter Elle, 5, rinsed lentils in the kitchen sink. Daughter Mia, 5, pushed a Hot Wheels truck around and around the kitchen island, grabbing a slice of...

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IVU at Mid-East Animal Conference, Egypt

International Vegetarian Union | Sandhya Prakash | April 16, 10 at 02:27 AM

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IVU at Mid-East Animal Conference, Egypt

From Sandhya Prakash, IVU International Council Member, based in Dubai: The Middle East Animal Welfare Conference (MENAW) was held at the Concorde Al Salam Hotel in Cairo from March 1st to 3rd 2010. Menaw is a network of all the...

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Report Says Contaminated Meat Is In Supermarkets

abcnews.com | April 15, 10 at 06:32 AM

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Report Says Contaminated Meat Is In Supermarkets

It is a frightening picture: beef contaminated with toxic heavy metals, pesticides and antibiotics making its way into the nation's supermarkets. Phyllis K. Fong, the Agriculture Department's inspector general, looked at how beef is tested for harmful substances. According to...

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The world's largest vegetarian gathering: Kumbh Mela, India

International Vegetarian Union | Nitin Mehta | April 15, 10 at 06:15 AM

The world's largest vegetarian gathering: Kumbh Mela, India

Come to Kumbh Mela to see the miracle that is modern India During the last two months the world's greatest religious gathering has been taking place at Allahabad also known as Prayag in the state of Utter Pradesh in India....

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Otarian becomes UK's first vegetarian restaurant chain

BigHospitality | Betty Paskin | via IVU.org | April 15, 10 at 04:51 AM

Otarian becomes UK's first vegetarian restaurant chain

The UK's first fully vegetarian restaurant chain, and the first global chain to carbon footprint every menu item, is launching in London this ummer with three central venues.Otarian, the brainchild of Australian environmentalist Radhika Oswal, will launch its first two...

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Food writer credits his doctor with beneficial shift toward veganism

washingtonpost.com | Jennifer LaRue Huget | April 14, 10 at 02:39 PM

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Food writer credits his doctor with beneficial shift toward veganism

Do you eat enough vegetables? Me neither. Americans over age 2 should eat at least three servings of vegetables and at least two servings of fruit a day, according to the federal government. But only 27 percent of adults consume...

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Vegan soup at a baseball game? Only in Seattle!

SEATTLETIMES.COM | JACK BROOM | April 13, 10 at 10:15 AM

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Vegan soup at a baseball game? Only in Seattle!

"Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some gluten-free, healthful snacks ... " Howzat? Fans headed to the Mariners' home opener Monday will see some unfamiliar players, not just on the field, but...

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Refined carbs (but not whole carbs) cause heart disease in women

health.com | April 13, 10 at 09:28 AM

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Refined carbs (but not whole carbs) cause heart disease in women

Editor's Note: Carbs are not the problems, as most long lived healthy populations consume high carb diets. The problem is all the refined processed carbs Americans consume. Remember, around 90% of the carbs Americans consume are highly refined/higly processed carbs....

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Japanese whalers blame Sea Shepherd for smallest catch in years

guardian.co.uk | April 13, 10 at 08:03 AM

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 Japanese whalers blame Sea Shepherd for smallest catch in years

Japan's whaling ships have returned from the Southern Ocean with their smallest catch in years, prompting the fleet's leader to blame harassment by the Sea Shepherd marine conservation group for the shortfall. The Nisshin Maru, the fleet's mother ship, returned...

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Where You Live: The Pale Blue Dot (VIDEO)

April 12, 10 at 08:45 AM

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Where You Live: The Pale Blue Dot (VIDEO)

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 from a record distance, showing it against the vastness of space. By request of Carl Sagan, NASA commanded the Voyager 1 spacecraft, having completed...

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Meat eaters meet a new way of eating at Seattle's VegFest

April 11, 10 at 07:21 AM

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Meat eaters meet a new way of eating at Seattle's VegFest

Stewart Rose has a unique take on encouraging people to try a vegetarian diet. "We don't ask," he said. "We don't tell." He knows his annual VegFest attracts plenty of meat eaters among the 15,000 people expected to graze their...

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Vegans engage in edible activism, enjoy health benefits from their lifestyle

Bowling Green State U. | Becky Tener | April 9, 10 at 09:17 AM

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Vegans engage in edible activism, enjoy health benefits from their lifestyle

Blaise Morrison is saving the world one bite at time, free of meat, eggs and dairy. "Veganism, a lifestyle without the use of all animal products, is possibly the most healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle," said Morrison, the graduate adviser...

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Bottled Water -- It's a Racket

guardian.co.uk | WordOfMouthBlog | April 9, 10 at 08:55 AM

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Bottled Water -- It's a Racket

A while ago, wandering around the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, I came across a little vignette of modern British mores that, a month later, I'm still trying to process. A mardy little teenager was delivering an extended harangue in...

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It takes more than breakfast to lower cholesterol

baltimoresun.com | Elena Conis | April 9, 10 at 06:59 AM

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It takes more than breakfast to lower cholesterol

Research shows that more dietary changes are needed for significant benefits. If you believe what you read in the cereal aisle, the right breakfast choice can lower your cholesterol -- and cut your risk of heart disease. For the last...

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