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Nairobi to host first ever veg congress in East Africa

Kenya Star and The People, Nairobi | International Vegetarian Union | December 10, 10 at 12:41 AM

Nairobi to host first ever veg congress in East Africa

Some Kenya news clippings from the recent press conference held in Nairobi Kenya, to promote the first ever East and Central Africa Veg Congress on December 18, 2010. The will also be a day for feeding the homeless in Dec...

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First Ever Middle East Veg Congress held in Dubai

The National, UAE | via IVU | December 8, 10 at 04:07 PM

First Ever Middle East Veg Congress held in Dubai

The first vegetarian congress ever to be held in the Middle East has been getting a lot of coverage in the local media. Some examples below from United Arab Emirates newspaper, The National. photo left: Dr Ahmed al Masoum speaking...

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UK Supermarket chain pledges CCTV in abattoirs to stamp out cruelty

independent.co.uk | November 28, 10 at 08:35 AM

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UK Supermarket chain pledges CCTV in abattoirs to stamp out cruelty

A slaughterman slits the throat of sheep, then cuts off their heads while they are still alive. Secret footage shot inside a West Country slaughterhouse has reignited a row over abattoir cruelty, following a series of undercover films that have...

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Half of China's antibiotics fed to animals, causing health problems in human population

xinhuanet.com | November 28, 10 at 08:30 AM

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Half of China's antibiotics fed to animals, causing health problems in human population

Nearly half of the antibiotics produced in China are being fed to livestock rather than used to fight viruses in people, experts say. Of the 210,000 tons of antibiotics made in China each year, 97,000 tons end up in animals,...

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Meet Erick - vegan leader from Togo, West Africa

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | November 27, 10 at 03:43 AM

Meet Erick - vegan leader from Togo, West Africa

New IVU International Council Member from Togo Erick Mokafo-Brhom Yeleneke is a new member of the IVU International Council. He is also President of Vegan Students Association, President of Vegetarian Society of Togo and Coordinator of the African League for...

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Making the Connection - Vegan VIDEO

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | November 26, 10 at 11:44 AM

Making the Connection - Vegan VIDEO

 "Making the Connection" is a new British film which invites you on a journey - together with a chef, a farmer, a Member of Parliament, an athlete, a dietician, a poet - to explore an exciting lifestyle which combines delicious,...

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UK Puts McDonald's in Charge of Health Policy -- Seriously!

guardian.co.uk | Felicity Lawrence | November 14, 10 at 06:54 AM

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UK Puts McDonald's in Charge of Health Policy -- Seriously!

The Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald's and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg's, Unilever, Mars and Diageo at the heart of writing government policy on obesity, alcohol and diet-related disease,...

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5000 Take Part in IVU World Veg Congress in Jakarta

International Vegetarian Union | IVU Online News | November 5, 10 at 02:24 AM

5000 Take Part in IVU World Veg Congress in Jakarta

Congratulations to the Indonesia Vegetarian Society for hosting a hugely successful IVU World Vegetarian Congress in Jakarta, 1-6 Oct. About 5000 people attended from all over Indonesia and about 20 other countries, including Afghanistan and Iran. Highlights included science contests...

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Repression Continues to Haunt Austrian Vegans

International Vegetarian Union | IVU Online News | November 5, 10 at 01:35 AM

Repression Continues to Haunt Austrian Vegans

Learn more about the ongoing unfortunate efforts by some in the Austrian government to curtail the valiant and successful campaigns of our Austrian Vegan Society colleagues. www.shameonaustria.org/en/index.php www.shameonaustria.org/en/protest.php The photo shows one of the accused, Martin Balluch, speaking to a...

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San Francisco World Veg Festival 2010 reports

The San Francisco Vegetarian Society | Dixie Mahy | October 31, 10 at 04:32 AM

San Francisco World Veg Festival 2010 reports

WORLD VEG FESTIVAL 2010   The 11th annual WORLD VEG FESTIVAL October 2 & 3, 2010 presented in the San Francisco County Fair Building, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco was another great success with around 6,500 attendees over the...

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Boston Vegetarian Food Festival features the latest in vegan foods, cooking and knowledge

patriotledger.com | International Vegetarian Union | October 31, 10 at 12:00 AM

Boston Vegetarian Food Festival features the latest in vegan foods, cooking and knowledge

When former President Bill Clinton forsakes burgers for beans, it's a sign that a vegan diet is no longer fringe. Clinton announced in a CNN interview last month that he lost 24 pounds on an almost entirely vegan diet, just...

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Putting a Veg Spin on Holidays

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | September 26, 10 at 03:41 AM

Putting a Veg Spin on Holidays

Meat features prominently in many holidays worldwide. Here is an example from Chile of how veg*n activists are seeking to start new traditions. In Chile, the country's independence from Spain is celebrated on 18-19 Sep, with meat eating playing a...

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Tina Fox Elected IVU Fellow

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | September 26, 10 at 12:34 AM

Tina Fox Elected IVU Fellow

[photo: Tina with Sir Paul McCartney back in 1999, when he accepted a posthumous IVU award on behalf of Linda. Tina is from Liverpool like Sir Paul.] Tina Fox needs no introduction to the leaders of IVU member societies, who will...

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Nairobi and Dubai Veg Congresses in December

International Vegetarian Union | September 25, 10 at 10:52 AM

Nairobi and Dubai Veg Congresses in December

If anyone is interested in joining IVU Manager, John Davis, at both the veg congresses in Nairobi and Dubai in December, they can easily be linked by using Emirates Airlines, based in Dubai. They fly from most parts of the...

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Jakarta proposal for meat-free mondays to link with IVU World Veg Congress

TheJakartaPost.com | via IVU | September 24, 10 at 11:09 AM

Jakarta proposal for meat-free mondays to link with IVU World Veg Congress

The Indonesia Vegetarian Society (IVS) called for the implementation of a meat-free Monday campaign in the city to improve the health of residents as well as to help save the environment.IVS Jakarta coordinator Roeddy Zeng said Friday the organization had...

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Sea Shepherd's Paul Watson : our ships are vegan

guardian.co.uk | via IVU | September 24, 10 at 05:05 AM

Sea Shepherd's Paul Watson : our ships are vegan

My editor wanted me to ask you: Why is killing a whale worse than killing a pig, for example, when a pig is intelligent, too?I get this question from the Japanese a lot, and I find it offensive. How can...

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Mine protesters put on vegan campsite fun day

shropshirestar.com | via IVU | September 21, 10 at 03:25 AM

Mine protesters put on vegan campsite fun day

[The Wrekin is a large hill in the otherwise flat landscape of North Shropshire, England] A fun day with a difference was on offer in the shadow of The Wrekin when protesters fighting plans to mine coal at the beauty...

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Veg*ism in Indonesia - the world's 4th largest population

IVU Online News | September 12, 10 at 08:20 AM

Veg*ism in Indonesia - the world's 4th largest population

Indonesia has a population of about 240 million people living on 17,508 islands - a population only exceeded by China and India with more than a billion each, and the USA with 307 million. So what happens there is of major...

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While millions go hungry: South Africa wants to sell grain to China - as livestock feed

AllAboutFeed | via IVU | September 11, 10 at 02:54 AM

While millions go hungry: South Africa wants to sell grain to China - as livestock feed

The South African government brought hope to grain farmers who are struggling to find alternative markets to dispose of surplus maize following a bumper crop that drove prices down.Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said South Africa is talking...

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Eat all you like then: Obesity surgery "could save UK millions"

Yahoo News | via IVU | September 8, 10 at 03:48 AM

Eat all you like then: Obesity surgery "could save UK millions"

Providing surgical treatment for people who are morbidly obese could save British taxpayer-funded health services and the wider economy hundreds of millions of pounds a year, leading surgeons said on Wednesday. In an economic impact assessment of obesity surgery, the...

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