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All The News -- July 2010

Another Group of Veg*n Mountaineers

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | July 31, 10 at 02:54 AM

Another Group of Veg*n Mountaineers

In our July 2010 issue, we shared news about a group of plant fuelled mountaineers who were off to climb seven peaks, one on each of the seven continents. In this issue, we share news of another group of plant...

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Party for the Animals Launched in Switzerland

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | July 31, 10 at 02:46 AM

Party for the Animals Launched in Switzerland

On 24 July, a press release informed us about the launch of the Animal Party Switzerland and its priority of introducing the question of animal welfare into politics, economics and society. Here, from our friends at EVANA, is an interview...

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Chelsea Clinton's mostly vegan wedding

msnbc.com | Lynn Bruno | July 30, 10 at 08:24 AM

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Chelsea Clinton's mostly vegan wedding

Tongues are wagging -- with some salivating and others going "yuck" -- over news reports that Chelsea Clinton's super-secret upstate New York wedding to Marc Mezvinsky this Saturday will feature a vegan menu and a gluten-free cake. The couple will...

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Spain's Catalonia votes to outlaw bullfighting

International Vegetarian Union | July 28, 10 at 07:10 AM

 Spain's Catalonia votes to outlaw bullfighting

The Catalan parliament dealt the death blow to bullfighting in the region on Wednesday, outlawing the centuries-old spectacle for the first time in mainland Spain. The result of 68 in favour, 55 against the ban was expected, since Catalonia's parliament...

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AR2010 Sets New Attendance Record!

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) | via IVU | July 28, 10 at 01:10 AM

AR2010 Sets New Attendance Record!

More than a thousand participants and visitors from throughout the U.S. and eight other countries attended the Animal Rights 2010 National Conference, held on July 15-19th near Washington, DC. 90 speakers from 60 groups presented in 100 sessions, including plenaries,...

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Jungle-Flying through Hawaii

youtube.com | Jeff Nelson | July 27, 10 at 06:50 PM

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Jungle-Flying through Hawaii

Summer is the time for a new adventure, a time to try something different. This month the VegSource crew invaded Kona.  You may have previously watched how we saved a fish our first day in town. Now you can watch...

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The Truth About the Weston Price Foundation

Joel Fuhrman MD | July 24, 10 at 12:02 PM

Read More: cholesterol, joe mercola, myths, Weston A Price Foundation, weston price

The Truth About the Weston Price Foundation

We've previously run an expose on the Weston Price Foundation which shows how its founder actually recommended a vegetarian diet as the healthiest, and not the meat-heavy diet the Foundation recommends today. To read that article, click here. Following...

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Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made for Us

youtube.com | July 23, 10 at 09:34 AM

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Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made for Us

Excerpts from Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, specifically, from the chapter titled A Universe Not Made For Us.  The music is Jack's Theme from the Lost soundtrack. Scroll down for thought-provoking video......

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Extra Weight Adds to Economic Woes

nytimes.com | TARA PARKER-POPE | July 22, 10 at 11:43 AM

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Extra Weight Adds to Economic Woes

Years of being overweight not only contribute to health problems but also to a person's economic woes, new research suggests. Adults who have been overweight since high school are more likely to be unemployed or on welfare than those...

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Exploring the vegetarian lifestyle at Stanford University

The Stanford Daily | July 22, 10 at 09:54 AM

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Exploring the vegetarian lifestyle at Stanford University

Someone once said that it's a rite of passage to become a vegetarian while in college. But for some Stanford students, this switch doesn't last only for a couple of years - it becomes a lifestyle change with long-lasting effects...

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Meat Eaters Pack on More Pounds, Regardless of Calories

July 21, 10 at 06:24 PM

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Meat Eaters Pack on More Pounds, Regardless of Calories

Losing weight isn't as simple as calories in, calories out -- at least for those who eat meat. That's the surprising result of a new study that links meat consumption to long-term weight gain.Researchers out of Imperial College, London, tracked...

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Mike Tyson: I'm an extreme vegan

details.com | July 21, 10 at 03:56 PM

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Mike Tyson: I'm an extreme vegan

In an inteview with DETAILS Magazine, boxer Mike Tyson talked about being vegan. Excerpt from interview: Details: I hear you're vegan now. Mike Tyson: Yeah, it's been eight months with this vegan stuff, but I get these explosions of energy....

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China Study author Colin Campbell slaps down critic

tcolincampbell.org | T. Colin Campbell PhD | July 21, 10 at 02:03 PM

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China Study author Colin Campbell slaps down critic

Editor's Note: There has recently been a flurry of discussion prompted by an article by raw-animal-product advocate Denise Minger, which criticizes The China Study and attacks its author, Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Minger questions Dr. Campbell's personal motives and attempts...

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Edward Bernays: Assassin of Democracy

youtube.com | July 21, 10 at 06:26 AM

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Edward Bernays: Assassin of Democracy

An excerpt from The Century of Self ==SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO== In 2002, Adam Curtis and the BBC released a four-part series called "The Century of the Self." The series tracks how American elites have aggressively used the modern behavioral...

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USDA Admits Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

huffingtonpost.com | Andrew Gunther | July 20, 10 at 05:06 PM

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USDA Admits Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

At a hearing of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally caught up with the rest of the world -- and his peers at the...

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GEICO Employees Improve Health Dramatically with Low-Fat Veg Diet (VIDEO)

pcrm.org | July 20, 10 at 04:49 PM

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GEICO Employees Improve Health Dramatically with Low-Fat Veg Diet (VIDEO)

==SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO== Hillary and Bruce, who followed a low-fat vegetarian diet in a GEICO worksite study, exemplify how office workers can lose weight, lower blood pressure, and reduce absenteeism if their employer provides healthy low-fat vegetarian meals...

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India, South West Asia Veg*n Congress

July 19, 10 at 06:04 AM

India, South West Asia Veg*n Congress

IVU-ISWAVeg Congress (IVU-India, South West Asia Vegetarian Congress) Practicing Ahimsa: The Core of Our Values Bangalore, India.  Oct.30-Nov.2, 2010 2 days of Lectures, Workshops & Music and 2 days of excursion Website: www.vegansociety.in/ivu-iswaveg_congress Be there! Lets show the way ahead!...

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Diabetes Drug Maker Hid Test Data, Files Indicate

nytimes.com | July 17, 10 at 11:53 AM

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In the fall of 1999, the drug giant SmithKline Beecham secretly began a study to find out if its diabetes medicine, Avandia, was safer for the heart than a competing pill, Actos, made by Takeda. Avandia's success was crucial to...

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Stroke Risk Higher in Hour After 'Happy Hour'

webmd.com | July 17, 10 at 11:50 AM

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Stroke Risk Higher in Hour After 'Happy Hour'

Just one drink -- whether beer, wine, or hard liquor -- may double your risk of stroke in the hour after your cocktail hour, according to a new study in Stroke. A few hours later, however, your risk seems to...

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Buddhist Meditation Boosts Concentration Skills

webmd.com | July 17, 10 at 11:46 AM

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Buddhist Meditation Boosts Concentration Skills

People who learn how to meditate using Buddhist techniques not only may find a bit of peace in life, but also can improve their attention and focus a new study shows. Psychologist Katherine A. MacLean, PhD, and other researchers, signed...

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