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Berlin 'cannibal' restaurant exposed as vegetarian fake

Telegraph.co.uk | via IVU | September 7, 10 at 05:46 AM

Berlin 'cannibal' restaurant exposed as vegetarian fake

A website advertising for a new "cannibal" restaurant in Germany which appealed for humans to donate body parts for cooking has been exposed as a vegetarian hoax. The website for Flime called for diners to "donate any part of their...

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Blanche marks 105th birthday - a life-long vegetarian

Bridlington Free Press | via IVU | September 2, 10 at 03:41 AM

Blanche marks 105th birthday - a life-long vegetarian

THOSE who argue that humans need meat in their diets should listen to 105-year-old Blanche Mannix, whose life-long vegetarianism certainly hasn't done her any harm. [the photo is from Blanche's 103rd birthday in 2008] Blanche, originally from Moose Jaw, Canada...

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Oesophageal cancer rates rise steeply in men

uk.news.yahoo.com | via IVU | August 29, 10 at 02:25 AM

Oesophageal cancer rates rise steeply in men

Rates of oesophageal cancer in men have risen by 50 percent in Britain in a generation, an increase that is probably being driven in part by growing rates of obesity and poor diet, scientists said on Saturday. As the...

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Surgery for obesity increases 10-fold in England

uk.news.yahoo.com | via IVU | August 27, 10 at 02:31 AM

Surgery for obesity increases 10-fold in England

Use of weight-loss surgery has increased 10-fold in hospitals in England since 2000 and those who have gastric bands fitted can reduce their risk of early death and cut health service costs, scientists said on Friday. In a study published...

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Laura Bailey, veg model - running in Africa

contactmusic.com | International Vegetarian Union | August 27, 10 at 01:46 AM

Laura Bailey, veg model - running in Africa

British model Laura Bailey has revealed she chooses to stick to a healthy diet in order to give her plenty of energy to pursue her passion for running.She revealed: "I try to choose foods that make me as healthy and...

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A Brief Musical Interlude - the world's first vegan accordion

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | August 26, 10 at 05:28 AM

A Brief Musical Interlude - the world's first vegan accordion

'IVU Online News' consists of words and pictures. Nice, but a bit of spicing up with music wouldn't hurt. That why we were very happy to receive the following from a reader in Canada. Please click on the url and...

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Finland suspends swine flu shots after vaccine linked with neurological disorder

August 25, 10 at 06:13 PM

Read More: A-H1N1, swine flu, vaccination

Finland suspends swine flu shots after vaccine linked with neurological disorder

Excerpt: he National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) decided on Tuesday to recommend that vaccinations against swine flu with the Pandemix vaccine should be suspended until it is established whether or not the vaccine is the cause of the...

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Bookstore chain director to speak at IVU Congress

IVU Online News | International Vegetarian Union | August 18, 10 at 05:03 AM

Bookstore chain director to speak at IVU Congress

Mr Indra Gunawan of Gramedia, Indonesia's leading chain of bookstores, will be a keynote speaker at the IVU World Veg Congress, 1-6 Oct in Jakarta, Indonesia: www.wvc2010.org. The event promises to be huge with both in terms of Indonesian attendance...

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Meet Hollie Walcott - vegan bodybuilder

thesun.co.uk | August 7, 10 at 05:36 AM

Meet Hollie Walcott - vegan bodybuilder

Hollie, has just qualified for next month's British National Bodybuilding Federation championships in Glasgow ... .... As well as a gruelling training regime, Hollie - whose son Sebastian is five and daughter Aurora is three - also sticks to a strict...

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Vegan Festival in Adelaide, South Australia

International Vegetarian Union | Kas Ward | August 1, 10 at 07:51 AM

Vegan Festival in Adelaide, South Australia

Hurray!!! Vegan Festival is coming up.Adelaide's GREENEST Community EventCBD Adelaide, Whitmore Square (see photo)Sunday 14 November 2010, 10am - 5pmOn the day:* live music including an international band (whose name cannot be revealed as we would get too many people!)*...

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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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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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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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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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Veg nutrition in Indonesia - the professor explains

International Vegetarian Union | July 17, 10 at 02:37 AM

Veg nutrition in Indonesia - the professor explains

Questions for a Keynoter at IVU World Veg Congress - October 2010  - Jakarta/Bali, Indonesia: Prof. Dr. Kusharisupeni will be a keynote speaker at this October's IVU World Vegetarian Congress in Jakarta: www.wvc2010.org She heads the Nutrition Department at the...

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'Lettuce Lady' takes on Kenya's meat-eaters

bbc.co.uk | via IVU | July 15, 10 at 07:33 AM

'Lettuce Lady' takes on Kenya's meat-eaters

A campaigner wearing a dress made of spinach has paraded through Nairobi urging Kenyans to give up meat.Dubbed "the Lettuce Lady", Michelle Odhiambo from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, admitted her campaign was provocative on two fronts.Firstly because...

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Raw Food Chef, Cherie Soria, at IVU Congress (interview plus recipe)

International Vegetarian Union | July 12, 10 at 11:01 AM

Raw Food Chef, Cherie Soria, at IVU Congress (interview plus recipe)

Cherie Soria, www.RawFoodChef.com, well-known raw foods teacher, is the founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and author of such publications as The Raw Revolution Diet, with Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina. She will be presenting at the...

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Leading doctors call for urgent crackdown on junk food

Guardian.co.uk | Denis Campbell | July 11, 10 at 11:05 AM

Read More: advertising, children, health, junk food

Leading doctors call for urgent crackdown on junk food

Presidents of two royal colleges of medicine urge government to restrict advertising and sponsorship by makers of unhealthy foods and introduce diet health warnings Leading doctors today weigh in on the debate over the government's role in promoting public health...

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