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All The News -- March 2011

Calling All Vegans -- Take the Survey

March 31, 11 at 10:45 AM

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Calling All Vegans -- Take the Survey

Message from bestselling vegan author, Patti Breitman: Carol Adams and I are looking for vegans who are willing to tell others what they eat on a typical day, as well as some of their favorite foods, healthy or otherwise. Your...

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Veganist Book Review: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World

March 30, 11 at 01:38 PM

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Veganist Book Review: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World

Review by Ruth Heidrich PhD One of the best gifts to give yourself or anyone else is education!  After all, most of the mistakes we all make are committed, not purposefully, but out of ignorance. This is especially scary...

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Michael Pollan: Why Eat Local?

March 29, 11 at 09:41 AM

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Michael Pollan: Why Eat Local?

The average food on the American plate has traveled 1,500 miles, is between 7- 14 days old, and has wasted criminal amounts of fossil fuel from fertilization to harvest. If that food is processed and packaged in any way, it's...

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Former Pharma Rep Blows Whistle: Prescription Drug Industry a Scam

March 29, 11 at 07:01 AM

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Former Pharma Rep Blows Whistle: Prescription Drug Industry a Scam

A fifteen-year-veteran pharmaceutical rep from 1985 – 2000, Gwen Olsen worked for McNeil Pharmaceutical, Syntex Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Labs and Forest Laboratories. She was a hospital rep and specialist rep for the majority of her career, educating residents in...

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Study: High Fructose Syrup = 48% More Weight Gain Than Sugar

March 28, 11 at 10:05 PM

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Study: High Fructose Syrup = 48% More Weight Gain Than Sugar

Editor's note: This article mentions animal studies. We see animal studies receiving attention in the media, and we see government bodies sometimes basing nutritional policy on such work, at least in part. Because this kind of information is being discussed...

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Laughter, music may lower blood pressure

cnn.com | March 26, 11 at 08:26 PM

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Laughter, music may lower blood pressure

Listening to your favorite tunes or funny jokes could lower your blood pressure, perhaps even as much as cutting salt from your diet or dropping 10 pounds, according to the preliminary results of a small study presented Friday at American...

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What, me fat? Half of women underestimate their weight

ConsumerReports.org | March 26, 11 at 09:14 AM

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What, me fat? Half of women underestimate their weight

Half of women underestimate their weight, and the weight of their kids, according to a study presented this week at a meeting of the American Heart Association. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center measured the weight, height, and body-mass...

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Food dyes' favor fades as possible links to hyperactivity emerge

washingtonpost.com | March 25, 11 at 11:18 PM

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Food dyes' favor fades as possible links to hyperactivity emerge

Push a cart down a supermarket aisle, and you’ll pass a kaleidoscope of color. The use of artificial dyes by foodmakers is up by half since 1990, and it’s not limited to candy. The list of foods made pretty by...

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How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick

npr.org | March 25, 11 at 11:07 PM

How Western Diets Are Making The World Sick

In an essay published last November in Canada's Maisonneuve journal, physician Kevin Patterson described his experiences working as an internist-intensivist at the Canadian Combat Surgical Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. One detail he noticed: The Afghan soldiers, police and civilians he...

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The Story Behind HappyCow

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | March 25, 11 at 08:50 AM

The Story Behind HappyCow

Interview with HappyCow Eric Brent is founder & director of HappyCow.net, a global guide to vegetarian restaurants and health food stores. Eric kindly agreed to be interviewed for IVU Online News. What is the story of your own evolution as...

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Wayne Pacelle: Animal Welfare Not Big in Japan -- But Saving Your Pet in a Disaster Is

March 22, 11 at 11:42 AM

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Wayne Pacelle: Animal Welfare Not Big in Japan -- But Saving Your Pet in a Disaster Is

The Humane Society of the United States is no stranger to the political stage. For example, the organization aggressively pushes state ballot measures on animal welfare and has called for a boycott of Canadian seafood until the fishing industry agrees to...

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VIVA! - Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | March 21, 11 at 06:59 AM

VIVA! - Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

VIVA! - Vegetarian Voice for Animals - recently became an IVU member. Here‟s an interview with Tony Wardle who helped Juliet Gellatley to found VIVA! What is the story of your evolution as a vegetarian? I had a London-based TV...

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Alley Cat Allies -- 80 Million Ferals Need Help

March 18, 11 at 12:38 PM

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Alley Cat Allies -- 80 Million Ferals Need Help

Here's a great organization and individuals helping alleviate suffering of abandoned cat populations. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO    ...

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Percy Schmeiser stands up to -- and takes down -- Monsanto

March 18, 11 at 12:38 PM

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Percy Schmeiser stands up to -- and takes down -- Monsanto

Percy Schmeiser, a farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada, spent a decade battling GM behemoth Monsanto. In the end, after many setbacks, he came away with a win of $660, which was the cost of removing Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" canola oil seeds...

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Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2011 -- Oct 14, 15 & 16 -- Join us!

VegSource | March 18, 11 at 11:32 AM

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Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2011 -- Oct 14, 15 & 16 -- Join us!

There are still tickets available for the Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2011, in Woodland Hills, California, the weekend of October 14-16, 2011!  Join to Get Healthy Now! CLICK HERE FOR EXPO TICKETS Held during two and a half days at the...

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Japan radioactivity could enter food chain, kids at risk

March 15, 11 at 10:04 AM

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Japan radioactivity could enter food chain, kids at risk

Radiation in the soil...into the grass...into the livestock... Duct tape the windows and cracks under doors, if you're in Japan.  So say the experts.   ==SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW VIDEO==   Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news...

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria: To Humans From Eating Farm Animals

wired.com | March 14, 11 at 09:01 PM

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria: To Humans From Eating Farm Animals

You have to love a scientific commentary that starts this in-your-face: “Show us the science that use of antibiotics in animal production is causing this antibiotic resistance,” Dave Warner of the National Pork Council told the Washington Post back in...

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Culture & Religion: They tell us what to eat (VIDEO)

March 14, 11 at 08:09 PM

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Culture & Religion: They tell us what to eat (VIDEO)

Religion and culture have both subtle and overt influences on our dietary choices.Rev. Heng Sure, PhD, discusses how your local church, temple, synagogue -- and Hollywood -- have a lot to do with the foods we choose to eat.This is...

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Study: Food is the cause of ADHD - Change the diet, cure the kid

npr.org | March 12, 11 at 07:46 AM

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Study: Food is the cause of ADHD - Change the diet, cure the kid

Hyperactivity. Fidgeting. Inattention. Impulsivity. If your child has one or more of these qualities on a regular basis, you may be told that he or she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. If so, they'd be among about 10 percent of...

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Republicans Propose Slashing Food Safety

motherjones.com | March 10, 11 at 06:29 AM

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Republicans Propose Slashing Food Safety

Editor's Note: Reports of tainted food haven't stopped making headlines. Last week, the Department of Agriculture recalled chicken and pork tainted with listeria—a month after recalling E. coli-carrying ground beef. By eliminating inspectors who monitor food safety and order recalls,...

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