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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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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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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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Bangalore, India - Breaking bread with a group of vegans

Citizen Matters, Bangalore | Theresa Varghese | April 9, 10 at 05:17 AM

Bangalore, India - Breaking bread with a group of vegans

A Bangalore Vegan group meets once a month over a potluck meal where deep thought goes into what it eats. The venue is Lalbaug, the time two in the afternoon. It's a hot day, the kind where you'd prefer...

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China: Meat-free diet good for a healthy planet

China Daily | April 8, 10 at 12:43 AM

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China: Meat-free diet good for a healthy planet

EIJING, April 8 -- Former physicist Li Yu runs the city's first vegetarian restaurant. In 2008, Li Yu embarked on what some may perceive as a rather daunting mission: To convince as many people in China as he can not...

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McCartney Bans Meat on Music Tour

April 7, 10 at 09:38 PM

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McCartney Bans Meat on Music Tour

Beatle legend Sir Paul McCartney has banned meat from his latest tour, as he's serving vegetarian meals to all his crewmembers. Macca, as he is fondly called, is taking his 'Up and Coming Tour' through the US, South America and...

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San Francisco is First U.S. City to Declare Mondays as "Veg Day"

SF Veg Society | Dixie Mahy | via IVU.org | April 7, 10 at 06:48 AM

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San Francisco is First U.S. City to Declare Mondays as "Veg Day"

It was a good milestone for vegetarian activist Dixie Mahy,  President of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, to see her efforts come to fruition in a BOARD RESOLUTION on Tuesday, April 6,  2010The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted...

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Vancouver Vegetarian directory lists restaurants, businesses

Canadian Press | April 5, 10 at 08:53 AM

Vancouver Vegetarian directory lists restaurants, businesses

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A new vegetarian directory lists over 100 restaurants, businesses and organizations in the Vancouver area.It is available online at www.earthsave.ca/vegdirectory and is also being distributed to local tourist outlets and hotels.Restaurants range from Greens and Gourmet on...

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Jakarta, Indonesia - A true haven for vegans

The Jakarta Post | Agustina Wayansari | April 4, 10 at 05:34 AM

Jakarta, Indonesia - A true haven for vegans

As in most other developing countries, vegetarianism has been a bit slow to catch on here in Indonesia. In a country where the more pressing question is how to feed the millions of inhabitants with the scant food available, and...

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European Study Compares Bone Fracture Rates According to Diets

International Vegetarian Union | April 1, 10 at 08:33 AM

European Study Compares Bone Fracture Rates According to Diets

Paul Appleby is not only a veg activist in Oxford - www.ivu.org/oxveg - he's also a researcher in a major study of the links between food and health: EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) - epic.iarc.fr Here's a...

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Veg starter kits -- From PETA to Singapore, take your pick!

International Vegetarian Union | April 1, 10 at 08:13 AM

Veg starter kits -- From PETA to Singapore, take your pick!

Many organisations publish starter kits for those who want to dip their toes or even their entire bodies into veg waters. The Vegetarian Society (Singapore) just came up with its own: www.vss.sg/meat-less Below are urls for some more existing starter...

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V-Label -- It's not easy labeling veg food in Europe

International Vegetarian Union | April 1, 10 at 05:56 AM

V-Label -- It's not easy labeling veg food in Europe

World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on 15 March and the official motto this year is 'Our money, our rights.' However, there are many other very important aspects of consumer interest and one of them is the right to clear...

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Vegetarian in Paraguay: Meet Ana Oneto, Pres of Paraguay Veg Union

International Vegetarian Union | April 1, 10 at 05:40 AM

Vegetarian in Paraguay: Meet Ana Oneto, Pres of Paraguay Veg Union

Ana Laura Rivarola Oneto is president of the Vegetarian Union of Paraguay - UVPy (South America). She kindly agreed to be interviewed for IVU Online News.  What made you decide to become a vegetarian? When did that happen? How old...

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Brazil goes nuts for Meatless Mondays

International Vegetarian Union | March 31, 10 at 09:18 AM

Brazil goes nuts for Meatless Mondays

IVU recently reported on the launch of a Meatless Monday campaign in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a metropolis of approximately 20 million people. Marly Winckler, president of the Vegetarian Society of Brazil and IVU Regional Coordinator for Latin America, provided some additional...

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Muslim and Vegetarian? - meet the VegSoc of Bangladesh

International Vegetarian Union | March 31, 10 at 04:49 AM

Muslim and Vegetarian? - meet the VegSoc of Bangladesh

IVU met Ataur Rahman Miton at the Asia for Animals Conference 2010 in Singapore. He is the founder of the Vegetarian Society of Bangladesh. Miton's main work is as Country Director for Hunger Free World What does Hunger Free World...

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Vegetarians at Microsoft - a worldwide mission

International Vegetarian Union | March 31, 10 at 02:52 AM

Vegetarians at Microsoft - a worldwide mission

The Microsoft website states: 'Our Mission: . . .to help people throughout the world realize their full potential'. A staff member in India put us in touch with Mark Aggar, the leader of a group within the company which is taking that...

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Vegetarian billionaire forbids workers from eating meat when building his home

indiatimes.com | March 28, 10 at 06:42 AM

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Vegetarian billionaire forbids workers from eating meat when building his home

PERTH: Indian-born billionaire Pankaj Oswal and his wife Radhika have told workers building their $70 million mansion in the Australian city of Perth that they should not consume meat on the site, stirring a controversy with a construction union hitting...

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Australia - from farm to fork

ABC Online | Animal Liberation Australia | March 25, 10 at 09:31 AM

Australia - from farm to fork

TONY JONES, PRESENTER: The saying goes you are what you eat, but do you really know what you're eating?Descriptions such as "Free Range", "Organic", "Environmental", and "Farm Fresh" are used to attract consumer's eyes and allay concerns about animal welfare.But...

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Israel debates move to ban fur trade

CNN.COM | March 17, 10 at 08:57 AM

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Israel debates move to ban fur trade

It started with a graphic documentary on Israeli TV showing cats and dogs being skinned alive for their fur. The program also reported some clothes claiming to be made of synthetic fur were in fact made of real pelt. Legislation...

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