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Historical study links fish to stroke

By Jess Halliday

The health benefits of eating plenty of fish have been seen in a wealth of scientific studies, but data from a historical cohort study has led to a surprising observation – that high fish intake in childhood may be linked to eventual death from stroke.

Time no impact on lower omega 3 concentrations in vegetarians and vegans


British vegetarians and vegans have lower but stable plasma concentrations of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) compared to their meat-eating compatriots, and the length of time a consumer adheres to a vegetarian diet has no impact on omega-3 levels, finds a new study from the University of Oxford.

Rah-rah raw food

By Leah Mclaren And Tralee Pearce
Saturday, August 20, 2005

Live Organic Food Bar

264 Dupont St., Toronto, 416-515-2002. Lunch for two with vegetable juice, tax and tip, $55.

Nothing is quite as it seems at Live Organic Food Bar. The turf floor is actually linoleum printed with photographs of green grass. The giant apples on the shelf above the cash are decorative faux. And the food, well, give us a second and we'll explain.

The reason we're here is Leah's digestive tract. Apparently there was too much bad stuff living in it, so she has gone on a two-week herbal cleanse. For the past week, to Tralee's amusement and occasional disgust, she has raved about the detoxified state of her liver, kidneys and colon.

Tired of cooking? Raw food tosses out the oven

Marilynn Marter
Aug. 6, 2005, Knight Ridder Newspapers

PHILADELPHIA - Just a few years ago, chef Matthew Kenney was ascending to the height of success and celebrity, with a string of thriving New York City eateries, two well-received cookbooks, and, early on, a ranking by Food & Wine as one of the "Ten Best New Chefs in America."

But after Sept. 11, 2001, his empire collapsed in the economic fallout. And the French-trained chef took a surprising turn.

He gave up cooking. For raw food.

Raw food movement ridiculously labour intensive but still has followers

July 19, 2005

Would somebody please explain to me why we're still hearing about raw food diets?

When this ridiculously labour-intensive way of eating first started getting attention five or six years ago, I ignored it and hoped it would go the way of the grapefruit diet.

Hurrah For Raw: Hallelujah Diet Helps Drop Pounds, Lift Feeling of Wellbeing

By Theresa Churchill - H&R Senior Writer

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Cindy Sawyer felt sick after almost every meal and had so much arthritis in her legs, stairs were almost insurmountable.

"I decided 47 was too young to feel this bad," she said.

That decision led the Lovington woman and her husband, Aaron, to make a life-transforming one to go on a vegan diet consisting primarily of raw vegetables and fruits. Known as the Hallelujah Diet, it's based on the diet God intended for Adam and Eve.

Time for the crunch test

July 4, 2005

Anton La Guardia and his family get out the blender to get a taste of life on a raw food diet

I couldn't help myself. The aroma suffused the air, my mouth was moist at the thought of the morsels melting on the palate, and my stomach stirred in agreement. Looking over my shoulder to make sure the children could not see me, I walked up to the counter, ordered a cheeseburger and ate it behind the cover of a potted plant in the service station. Delicious.

Anton La Guardia, his wife Jane and their three children tuck into a raw food breakfast

My wife, children and I were about to try the latest diet craze, "raw food", in which one is supposed to forsake all cooked food - never mind junk.

For the next two days, at a raw food retreat in Norfolk, we crunched salad until our jaws were sore, savoured nut patÈ, and drank chocolate drinks made from almond milk and raw cocoa.

Dalai Lama campaigns for wildlife

Care for the Wild International, 6 Apr 2005

Dharmsala, India -- Wildlife and nature conservation was the core concern today, when His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressed his people at the formal launch of an awareness campaign.

The joint campaign launched by the Wildlife Trust of India and Care for the Wild International aims to build awareness on the significance of nature conservation and the status of protection of wild species among the Tibetan community living in India and the Buddhists of the Himalayan region.

Film features vegan athletes

By Erin Madison, Gazette-Times reporter
Friday, July 1, 2005

Professional body builder and vegan Robert Cheeke, right, works in a few sets while Tonya Kay, left, and Brendan Brazier stretch before filming for a movie about vegan athletes at Gold's Gym on Tuesday afternoon.

Three Corvallis residents are making a movie that will track a week in the lives of three vegan athletes.

Racecar driver nearly sidelined

By Jean Enersen / King 5 News
Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Four-year-old Gabe is learning how to become a racecar driver, just like his dad, Jerrod Sessler.

Jerrod races on the regional NASCAR circuit. It's his passion. But he was told he was about to lose everything because of an annoying mole.

Avril Lavigne gets engaged

28 June 2005

After much speculation, it looks like pop star Avril Lavigne and her boyfriend of more than two years, Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley, are going to tie the knot.

... Avril recently explained that appearances may be deceiving. “I'm on a vegan diet, I do yoga every day, I work out, I'm totally spiritual," she said. "I'm completely opposite of what everyone thinks I am.

Coldplay Vs Radiohead For World's Sexiest Vegetarian


Forget the album charts or the hard fought `Biggest Band In The World' title, some of the world's most famous musicians, including Thom Yorke, Chris Martin and Anthony Kiedis, are up against each other for the title of World's Sexiest Vegetarian.

Oh yes, this is the poll the world's biggest acts have been waiting for. Forget about creating a truly legendary and emotionally resonant album attempting to publicise the plight of the world's starving millions in the medium of song, as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have launched their fifth annual poll to find out the world's sexiest vegetarian. 

Raw-Food Fervor Starting to Sprout

June 15, 2005 — By Sarah Skidmore, The San Diego Union Tribune

It's raw, but it's hot.

Interest in eating food in its pure form, uncooked and unprocessed, is growing. Celebrities swear by the raw diet and local stores scramble to keep raw products in stock.

And at the uncooked heart of it all, are San Diego natives David Wolfe and Thor Bazler, the founders of Nature's First Law.

After 60 years of ridicule, Vegan is the New Black

(PRLEAP.COM) Even though the word Vegan is considered a taboo, dirty word by the UK tabloid newspapers, veganism is reaching out and inspiring people all over the world like never before in it's 60 year history.

'Man the Hunter' Theory Is Debunked in New Book

Sunday, February 06, 2005

You wouldn't know it by current world events, but humans actually evolved to be peaceful, cooperative and social animals.

Washington University, St. Louis, MO - In a new book, an anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis goes against the prevailing view and argues that primates, including early humans, evolved not as hunters but as prey of many predators, including wild dogs and cats, hyenas, eagles and crocodiles.

Paltrow And Martin Give Apple A Vegan Feast


GWYNETH PALTROW and her husband CHRIS MARTIN gave their daughter APPLE a feast to remember for her recent first birthday party, when they feted her with vegan dishes.

Friends and relatives - including Paltrow's mother BLYTHE DANNER - gathered at the couple's New York City townhouse on 14 May (05) for a range of vegan dishes catered by Teany, a local eatery co-owned by Paltrow and MOBY.

Co-owner KELLY TISDALE says, "Gwyn wanted to personalise the cake, so she had a big apple made out of raspberry puree on the vegan cheesecake."

Plant based foods slice away 'bad' cholesterol in low fat diet

03/05/2005 - The health benefits of differing low-fat diets are far from equal, say researchers, suggesting that a low-fat diet rich in vegetables and fruits has twice the cholesterol-lowering power of a conventional low-fat diet.

GM Industry Puts Human Gene into Rice

by Geoffrey Lean, Sunday, April 24, 2005

Scientists have begun putting genes from human beings into food crops in a dramatic extension of genetic modification. The move, which is causing disgust and revulsion among critics, is bound to strengthen accusations that GM technology is creating "Frankenstein foods" and drive the controversy surrounding it to new heights.

Even before this development, many people, including Prince Charles, have opposed the technology on the grounds that it is playing God by creating unnatural combinations of living things.

Environmentalists say that no one will want to eat the partially human-derived food because it will smack of cannibalism.

The Cancer Guy
Will you people just please eat your frickin' vegetables?

By Anthony Pignataro
April 21, 2005

Though he's balding and talks a little like Jerry Seinfeld, Dr. Michael Greger is a very scary guy. Especially if you listen to him after you've eaten a bacon cheeseburger.

 “I am today not the paragon of health that I have been called, but I will try to muddle through,” the Boston medical doctor said Apr. 15 before asking how many in the Cameron Center auditorium knew someone who died of cancer.

There were about 50 people gathered—which was excellent for a Friday night Vegetarian Society of Hawaii lecture—and a substantial portion had one arm in the air.

“Look around the room,” he said.

Gregor spoke for about an hour, then his voice gave out. His thesis—which he said is supported by the weight of many scientific studies and meta-studies—is that the best way to fight cancer is to avoid exposure to carcinogens like pesticides. And the best way to do that is to eat a “plant-based diet.”

Meat-rich diet hikes pancreatic cancer risk: study

2005-04-21, by Anne Roberts

High consumption of processed meats, like sausages and those used in hot dogs, might lead to a 70 per cent higher risk of pancreatic cancer, a study has found. In addition, those who showed high intake of red meats and pork, 70 grams or more per day, also faced a 50 per cent higher risk of pancreatic cancer.

“The results suggest that carcinogenic substances related to meat preparation, rather than their inherent fat or cholesterol content, might be responsible for the association,” said Ute Nˆthlings, the lead author of the study. However, high intake of other non-vegetarian items like fish, dairy products, eggs and white meats did not pose a similar risk.

The raw and the hooked

The movement toward uncooked food appears to be here to stay. Local workshops and menus that mimic mainstream meals can feed the curious.

By Jill Ann Perrino, April 6, 2005

CLEARWATER - A mere taste of a well-prepared uncooked pizza may have you reconsidering the notion that the raw food diet is a wacky trend on its way out.

Okay, it is a bit extreme and does require more equipment than a can opener, but that doesn't mean the food isn't fabulous. Especially when raw food mimics favorite foods such as pad Thai, pancakes and pies.

PCRM Goes Public for Milk Plaintiffs

By Jim Lovel
June 17, 2005

Message mocks milk mustache ads.

ATLANTA The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has launched an ad campaign on the public transit system in Washington, D.C., to find plaintiffs for a class action lawsuit against the milk industry.

March 29, 2005

Raw food eaters thin but healthy

Fresh vegetables are a good source of vitamins

People who follow a raw food vegetarian diet are light in weight but healthy, according to US researchers.

It has been suggested that eating only plant-derived foods that have not been cooked or processed might make bones thinner and prone to fractures.

But a study in Archives of Internal Medicine found although bones were lighter on this diet, turnover rates were normal with no osteoporosis.

Silverstone Fights For Alternative Medicines

Actress Alicia Silverstone is joining Alec Baldwin in a bid to turn more Americans onto alternative medicines.

The health-conscious Clueless star will speak at the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine next month (APR05), where she'll encourage lawmakers and medical experts to be more open to acupuncture and aromatherapy among other things to treat the sick.

Diet, Not Drugs, Best Treatment for High Blood Pressure

Barbara Ferguson, Arab News
Wednesday, 16, February, 2005

WASHINGTON, 16 February 2005 — Troubled with high blood pressure? Want to lower it safely? Well, put your pills down and pick up some vegetables. New scientific findings have proved that high blood pressure can significantly be lowered without the use of expensive drugs; all you have to do is change your eating habits.

Vegan is the way to go

Monday, February 14, 2005

by Moises Montenegro

Growing up in a Mexican household allowed me to eat some of the most delicious foods I've ever come across. I ate quesadillas of buttery cheeses, beef steaks broiled on the grill, and breakfasts of eggs and protein-rich Mexican sausage.

I now regret eating the way I did.

I recently became a vegan, and I'm convinced I've made the best choice of my life.

Quote: " For someone who has been raised on steak, cheese, and eggs, the transition from omnivore to herbivore was a little dramatic. Meat can be delicious, but health tastes infinitely better."

Veggie practice reaps marketing harvest
February 11, 2005

In a novel attempt to differentiate itself in the marketplace, Chingford-based accountancy firm Jackson & Jackson has become the first practice to earn the official approval of the Vegetarian Society.

The firm, which is entirely vegetarian, applied and received the accreditation which allows it to display the Vegetarian Society's "seedling" symbol on its promotional material. Usually the Vegetarian society requires companies to submit their products for approval to show that all the ingredients comply with its standard.

Final word

Monday, February 7, 2005

Alicia Silverstone | 28, actress from "Clueless" and "Blast From the Past," on becoming a vegan more than six years ago:

"I started to notice all these amazing things happening to my body right in front of my eyes and it was an incredible, incredible feeling ... I looked better, I had so much energy, I was on fire and people were noticing."

Animal rights activist sells her skin for charity

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

The British founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's biggest animal rights group, is auctioning off a lizard tattoo on her right arm - with proceeds going to the charity.

Billed as "waterproof and weathered" and "suitable for making into a wallet or watch strap", the tattoo is being offered on website eBay to draw attention to the plight suffered by skinned animals.

Vegan: Plant a word, watch it grow

By William Safire The New York Times
Monday, January 31, 2005


By all that is sacred in our hopes for the human race," wrote the passionate poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1813, "I conjure those who love happiness and truth, to give a fair trial to the vegetable system." The cardinal rule of that blithe spirit: "Never take any substance into the stomach that once had life."

Mad cow disease found in French goat

CBC News, Jan 28 2005

BRUSSELS – European scientists have found mad cow disease in a goat – the first naturally occurring case known to hit a ruminant other than cattle.

Taste for meat made humans early weaners

Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition

Anna Gosline
January 26 2005

A taste for meat prompted early humans to wean their children at a young age. The idea explains why we now wean our infants years earlier than other great apes.

In non-industrialised societies, women breastfeed their children for an average of two and a half years, while chimpanzees feed theirs for five. Anthropologist Gail Kennedy of the University of California, Los Angeles, US, suggests that humans made the transition to early weaning 2.6 million years ago.

That was when a branch of hominids began to eat animal carcasses - a risky activity that would have brought them into contact with other predators and significantly raised mortality rates for the hunters. This would have created a selection pressure to wean infants earlier and earlier, since those no longer dependent on breast milk would have been more likely to survive their mother's death, says Kennedy.

New Evidence In Vegan Baby Death

MIAMI, Jan. 20, 2005

The Andressohns denied officials' claims about Woyah's diet, saying she received "freshly made" foods whipped up in a food processor instead of food "by Gerber."

(CBS/AP) A new lawyer stepped in with a defense that could turn around the case against two vegan parents charged with manslaughter of their baby, who was allegedly malnourished.

Defense Attorney Ellis Rubin says a birth defect, not a vegan diet, is to blame for the death of a Florida couple's infant daughter Woyah.

A recent 'San Jose Mercury News' article shows that disinformation about vegetarianism dies hard

By Elisa Camahort
Jan 12, 2005

I read a piece in the San Jose Merc recently that got me all riled up. The topic was "Going Vegetarian," and the focus was on teenagers. I knew it was a little unrealistic to expect the article to come down wholeheartedly in favor of the practice, but I thought at the very least they'd mention the standard long-term health benefits associated with such a diet. I thought wrong.

Seattle Cookbook Author Grabs National Award For Perfecting The Recipe For Compassion

Writer Wins `Proggy' for Dishing Up `Vice Cream' That Isn't as Sinful as it Tastes

For Immediate Release:

Seattle — In recognition of his trailblazing efforts to provide conscientious cooks with healthy, humane alternatives to cholesterol- and saturated-fat-laden dairy frozen desserts, Seattle resident Jeff Rogers, author of the Vice Cream cookbook, has won People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) Proggy Award for Best New Dessert Cookbook. Proggys (short for "progress") are presented to animal-friendly people, companies, and organizations. Rogers will receive a commemorative plaque and will be featured on PETA's Web site, which is visited by thousands of people every day.

Study says eating fast food makes you fat

Frequent consumers also face greater diabetes risk

Dec. 30, 2004, The Associated Press

LONDON - A new study gives scientific clout to a conclusion many already see as obvious: Eating lots of fast food makes you fat and increases the chance of developing diabetes.

Union: Meat plants violate mad cow rules

Banned brains, spinal cords may still enter food supply

By Jon Bonné, MSNBC
Dec. 20, 2004

Parts of cattle supposedly banned under rules enacted after the nation's first case of mad cow disease are making it into the human food chain, according to the union that represents federal inspectors in meat plants.

Red meat link to arthritis risk

Friday, 3 December, 2004

Eating a large amount of red meat has been linked to an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.

A study showed people who ate meat every day had double the risk of the disease compared to those who ate meat less, perhaps twice a week.

Breaking the Food Seduction

Barbara Ferguson, Arab News

Dr. Neal Barnard

Washington, 1 December 2004 — Dr. Neal Barnard was working as an autopsy assistant when he examined a patient who died in hospital of a massive heart attack. He was required to inspect the heart by removing a section of ribs from the front of the chest, and found the arteries were totally clogged. Plaque had also clogged arteries leading to the brain. Bernard said the pathologist explained this was a common problem and that these blockages in the arteries began quite early in life, in the mid-20s, with heart attacks following in the next twenty years.

“At the end of this exam, I took the ribs and put them back in his chest. We sewed up his skin and washed our hands and made our notes, and then we went up to the cafeteria. They were serving ribs for lunch,” said Barnard. “It smelled and looked just like his body and I just couldn't eat it. It was a gut-level experience. This started me down the road of thinking about how what we eat directly connects with the condition of our bodies.”

Why Greens

Mariam Alireza, Arab News
Wednesday, 1, December, 2004

I still remember, as a little girl, the displeasure I felt when eating most vegetables (I am sure most of us felt the same way). Little did I know of its value to health at that unripe age. In many traditional diets and medicines, green plants take an important place due to their nourishing and healing effects. With the invasion of fast food, they were set aside. Fortunately in the last couple of decades, they have regained their significance as nutrients and remedy in their natural form and in supplement form.

Vegans Double During Diamond Jubilee

November 14, 2004

The number of people leading a vegan lifestyle is estimated to have doubled * in the UK, as Vegan Society announces The Diamond Jubilee Award Winners. Winners include `Supersize Me' the movie for best campaign/project and Redwoods super melting vegan cheese.

(PRWEB) November 14, 2004 -- The Vegan Society Diamond Jubilee Ball was a truly sparkling event, a worthy launch party to herald a new dawn of veganism.

McDonald's slammed for trans fats

Mon, 01 Nov 2004

TORONTO - A nutrition advocacy group is slamming McDonald's Restaurants for failing to get trans fats out of its cooking oil.

The company vowed it would eliminate trans fats from its menu two years ago, but still uses the same cooking oil as then.

So the U.S.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest launched an ad campaign this fall to call the fast food giant on its broken promise, taking out full-page ads in newspapers such as the New York Times.


By Martha Bauman, Nov. 1, 2004

Twenty years ago, when Davis Frydman was a college student, he became vegetarian. “I came from a household that ate a lot of meat,” he says, “and I began to sense that meat was not healthy. I didn't just cut back; I stopped altogether. I'm a `cold turkey' kind of guy.”

Frydman, a Concord resident, has become one of the 12 million Americans who have made the choice to become vegetarian, cold turkey (or cold tofu, as the case may be).

Lawsuit seeks warning label for Atkins diet

By Raja Mishra The Boston Globe
October 31, 2004

The Atkins diet has gone from phenomenon to facing a backlash, and now the iconic weight loss plan is in the crosshairs of aggrieved patients and a pro-vegetarian group raising questions about its safety – and bent on suing it out of existence.

Saturday, 30 October 2004

Vegetarians congregate in Accra

Accra, Oct. 30, GNA - About fifty vegetarians across the country on Saturday congregated in Accra for a national seminar on "Vegetarianism; Disease and Prevention," which is aimed at promoting health consciousness in Ghana.

Raw food fad sprouting nationwide
Vegan diets eschew animal, dairy products ... and cooking
Sept 1, 2004

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. - Lunch crush is coming and the deli crew is busy making burgers, lime tarts and pizza dough. Things are really cooking — at least figuratively.

In fact, none of the food being prepared at In The Raw will touch a flame or a griddle. None of it will encounter a temperature higher than a sweltering summer day. All of it, from the vegan cakes to vegan burgers, is served raw.

Vegetarian foods plant stronger sales

No signs of slowing down for growing industry
By Mark Tatge, Sept. 17, 2004

Americans are — slowly — turning vegetarian.

Vegetarian food sales doubled since 1998, hitting $1.6 billion in 2003. The market is forecast to grow another 61 percent by 2008, according to Mintel, a global market research firm. That growth is giving an extra kick to the expanding business of organic produce and natural foods companies, and forcing mainstream food producers to scramble for a way to love veggies.

Vegan landlord bans meat-eaters

Friday, 30 July, 2004, 21:34 GMT 22:34 UK

A vegan landlord in Swansea is advertising for home hunters who are non-meat eaters.

Michael Sosner says vegetarians make good tenants, saying they are sociable, healthier and prefer to live in a meat-free environment.

Simple diet changes may reduce your cancer risk

7/28/2004 5:25 AM

Many cancers are strongly linked to un-healthy lifestyle choices like smoking, poor diet and obesity. Now researchers are trying to figure out how the foods you eat, work to lower your cancer risk.

Sixty-three-year-old Wade Breed used to chow down on the typical American diet. But he switched to heart-healthy, primarily vegetarian meals, after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

New study explodes myth about vegetarian diet

Transition to heart-healthy plant-based diet easily achieved

WASHINGTON—In a new study appearing in the summer 2004 issue of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Neal D. Barnard, M.D., and his colleagues show that patients easily transition from a standard omnivorous diet to a low-fat, vegetarian diet that helps people lose weight, lower blood pressure, and otherwise improve their health. Many doctors are aware that a low-fat vegetarian diet can reverse heart disease and provide other benefits; however, they mistakenly think that patients will not make the transition. Now, there are at least four studies published in scientific journals showing that patients can and do adapt to a "strict" diet that dramatically improves their health.

U.S. Moving to New Ban for Mad Cow, Officials Say

By Sandra Blakeslee, July 10, 2004

Federal health officials said yesterday that in an effort to eradicate mad cow disease, they were moving toward a policy, based on the advice of international experts, to ban the feeding of any farm animal parts to other farm animals.

Crimes Unseen: Can consumers rewrite the dark and brutal story of America's big slaughterhouses?

Dena Jones, July/August, 2004

TO SATISFY THE PUBLIC'S ever-growing appetite for meat, slaughterhouses in the United States killed ten billion animals last year. That's 27,397,260 animals every day, 1,141,553 every hour, 19,026 every minute. Most Americans, largely disconnected from their food supply, assume these animals met a painless end, if they think about it at all. Even readers of books and articles about conditions in factory farms may not be aware of what happens to animals at slaughter.

Vegetarian event well-received

July 7, 2004 

MANALAPAN — The attendance of about 500 people at a vegetarian workshop sponsored by the Monmouth County Library System on June 5 shows that the time has come for vegetarianism to be considered seriously, according to an organizer of the event.

Compassionate weight loss

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD

 July 2004

Hip-hop artists spread word on vegetarian, vegan diets in black community

By Leslie Fulbright, Seattle Times Eastside bureau

Friday, June 25, 2004

There are some hip-hop artists who don't drink Tanqueray and Alizé and want no part of the late-night trips to the BK.

New vegan eatery unveiled in New York

Saturday, June 19, 2004 - Page T10

This week, Matthew Kenney, the chef who once presided over New York's famed Canteen, Commissary and Commune restaurants, celebrated the opening of his latest venture: Pure Food and Wine.

Devoted to raw vegan food, the eatery's menu includes items such as gnocchi fashioned from red beets, green curry noodles made from coconut and spelt-crust pizza topped with pignoli cheese. Meanwhile, the wine list is devoted to organic vintages and the décor includes elements made from sustainable materials. Pure Food and Wine is located at 54 Irving Place in New York City.

For more information, call (212) 477-1010.

Meaty role, veggie actor

Lloyd Grove

Talk about a meaty irony!

One of the stars of the upcoming New Line Cinema comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" is a committed vegetarian.

Tennis champ rallies against meat dangers

By Lisa Wolverton, May 03, 2004

A quart of whiskey, a pack of cigarettes and a cube of LSD is better for you than eating one piece of meat, a doctor once told Peter Burwash, former Hawai'i resident and Davis Cup champion turned tennis coach, author and motivational speaker.

"The trauma of the extra (meat-derived) chemicals in the body is horrendous," Burwash said, clarifying the analogy. "An athlete should have no meat, fish, poultry or eggs."

Passover with panache

Los Angeles Times Syndicate
By Joan Nathan, Sunday, March 28, 2004

Passover takes on many guises in our multicultural society. On the eve of April 5, Jews and many non-Jews all over the world will sit down to the Seder table.

They will relate the same story, that of the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land. But each gathering will have its own props and its own menu in keeping with Passover prohibitions and varying lifestyles.

In an almost biblical setting in the cactus-filled Sonora valley of southern Arizona, Gabriel Cousens, a physician, director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia and author of "Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine" (North Atlantic Books, $30), lives with his wife, Shanti. Both are vegans and subscribe to a diet of strictly organic raw foods, high in minerals and fiber, low in sugar. Here are two of his recipes that can grace a Passover table.

US docs warn Indians against Atkins diet

Times News Network, Friday, March 19, 2004 02:34:46 Am

New Delhi: A panel of American medical experts has warned against the Atkins diet, saying intake of ultra-high protein is a sure recommendation for potentially fatal cardiac ailments.

Seven most popular diets in the world today

Feb 11, 2004

[They mention the Raw diet]

Summer time

The Observer
Sunday February 15, 2004

Summer Phoenix says there's little she wouldn't do to land the right role - except, that is, for eating meat and having sex. Here, River and Joaquin's baby sister talks to Polly Vernon about making her own name and how a vegan with family values copes with Hollywood

Straight Answers

Times News Network, Thursday, January 29, 2004

Bruce Friedrich , Director, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), On his visit to India

You prescribe a 'vegan' diet, meaning no flesh, or even milk or milk products. Won't people reject it on nutritional grounds?

We maintain that adults don't need milk; you can get the nutrients you need from other foodstuffs as well. But our main argument is humanitarian: we say that animals kept for meat or milk are mistreated, that they have feelings and should be treated like human beings. More and more people are being convinced by our message. We also say a vegan diet is good for your health, in preventing heart disease, for example. A poll by the UK-based Mirror newspaper said that the UK's entire population would go vegetarian in 10 years at the rate at which people were giving up non-vegetarian food.

Film records effects of eating only McDonald's for a month

By David Usborne

NEW YORK - Normally sane actors have been known to gain or lose huge amounts of weight for their art. Think of Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Diary. Directors, of course, never have to undergo such torture. Or so it used to be, until Morgan Spurlock had a bright idea for a film project.

The first clue to his particular misery comes in the title of his documentary, which has become the darling of this year's Sundance Film Festival. It is called Super Size Me: A Film of Epic Portions and it is a sometimes comic but serious look at America's addiction to fast food.

Charlie Trotter's 'Raw' Recipes

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2003

(CBS) Chef Charlie Trotter has created culinary magic since he was 28, and his latest cookbook shows just how much his wizardry has evolved in the kitchen. "Raw" is Trotter's ninth cookbook and, just as the title indicates, every dish in it is made with uncooked food.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

A slice of chocolate heaven for vegans
Exhaustive testing yields the perfect cake

By J.M. Hirsch
The Associated Press

Kucinich hopes U.S. is ready for vegan president

Long-shot Democratic candidate says his only vice is being 'a member of Congress'

Mark Leibovich, Washington Post, 11/12/03

Washington -- Dennis Kucinich is hungry for the nation's biggest job and a plate of kidney beans.

Vegan elementary

Debra J. Saunders, Sunday, October 26, 2003

IF YOU TOOK every failed, trendy educrat idea, packaged them in a school and put radical animal-rights activists in charge of it, you'd end up with something like the Humane Education Learning Community -- a K-6 charter school approved by Sacramento's San Juan Unified School District.

In this house, when it's 'raw' it's well done

By Marco R. della Cava, USA TODAY

CORTE MADERA, Calif. — Calling Roxanne Klein's home a house is a bit like trying to pass off a sequoia as a humble tree.

USA TODAY goes inside the vegan dream kitchen of raw food chef Roxanne Klein.

A demand for haute cusine is no excuse to condone animal cruelty

Bryan Pease Sunday, October 19, 2003

When a California foie gras producer came under scrutiny last month for force-feeding ducks to enlarge their livers to 12 times their natural size, Sonoma Foie Gras made claims to the media that the ducks are "not force fed" and that they are "free range." The Animal Protection and Rescue League went inside the company's Stockton farm as well as that of the only other foie gras farm in the United States to document that both places force large metal pipes down the throats of these birds two to three times a day, and pneumatically pump into them grain equaling one-tenth of a healthy duck's body weight per feeding.

They know how to put the sizzle in raw vegan food

Dishes are anything but boring

Laramie Treviño, Special to The Chronicle
Friday, October 17, 2003

If you've got the notion that raw food is synonymous with rabbit munchies and that it lacks luster, you might nix the idea after you taste it and behold its sometimes luscious looks.

Burritos, pizza, lasagna, carrot cake, ice cream, homemade crackers and marinara sauce are among the wide range of dishes prepared -- and enjoyed by its devotees.

Is there life after leather?

Can you be a serious vegetarian - and seriously fashionable at the same time? Simon Chilvers investigates

Friday October 17, 2003

The Guardian

*** USDA Role In Food Pyramid Criticized

Chicago Tribune - October 14, 2003

The USDA has an apparent (obvious) conflict of interest. The same organization whose job it is to promote US agriculture is also the same organization that tells us what is supposedly the best food for us to consume, nutritionally.

Celebrities for Health: When will the USDA relinquish control of the Food Pyramid, so it can lead people to more vibrant health?

Latest mad cow find puts 604 cattle into

10/9/03, Associated Press

Japan has quarantined 604 cows to prevent the spread of mad cow disease after authorities found a 23-month-old bull with a possible new strain of the illness, a farm ministry official said Wednesday.

And the hottest vegetarian is... Amitabh Bachchan

Express News Service
September 18, 2003

Mumbai, September 17: Yet another award comes superstar Amitabh Bachchan's way. And this time it's because of him being a veggie.

In an online contest conducted by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), India, Bachchan won the ``hottest vegetarian alive'' this year. Czech-born supermodel Yana Gupta is the winner in the women's category.

New Zealand's Youngest Vegetarians

Friday, 26 September 2003

On World Vegetarian Day, (1 October) the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society (Inc) would like to remind both vegetarian and meat-eating parents alike that they are key to their baby having a healthy start to life.

Go vegan, beat diabetes

Writankar Mukherjee
Times News Network, September 11, 2003

KOLKATA: Vegetarians score over non-vegetarians. At least, when it comes to controlling diabetes.

According to latest research, diabetics who are vegetarian have a lower risk of complications that are associated with later stages of diabetes than those who have a non-vegetarian diet. What's more, a vegetarian has a much lower risk of acquiring adult-onset diabetes than a non-vegetarian.

Greg Chappell now promotes veganism

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, SEPT. 04, 2003 05:36:20 PM

MANGALORE: Between coaching the Indian cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly, and trips to India, former Australian cricket captain and living legend Greg Chappell has taken time out of his busy schedule to team up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to create a new ad touting veganism.

 Penis stew turns woman into vegetarian

By Zelda Venter, August 06 2003 at 05:55AM

The discovery of a piece of cooked penis in her stew was so traumatic for a hospital cleaner that she had to receive psychiatric help.

She was completely turned off meat, becoming a vegetarian overnight.

Health movement touts only raw food

By JUDY NICHOLS, The Arizona Republic August 5, 2003

At a recent getaway at a hot springs near Safford in southeastern Arizona, a small group of raw food devotees gathered recently to munch on foods such as downed zucchini "pizza," coconut "pudding" and almond butter drinks. This retreat, whose location is not revealed, is also frequented by movie stars who have taken up this new lifestyle.

For vegetarians, there's no 'me' in meat


Nicole Lutes and Hilary Disch each changed to vegetarian diets for similar reasons -- they feel it is a way for them to help prevent cruelty to animals.

Vegetarian diet gets thumbs-up from dietitians

Diane Menzies, Cp

2003-06-05 03:17:57

TORONTO -- If you think vegetarian diets are risky or just a passing phase, you'd be wrong. A well-planned vegetarian diet can be a healthy alternative to standard meat-based eating styles for all age groups, say the Dietitians of Canada and the American Dietetic Association.

Viva la veggie

By Juliet Gellatley, The Journal
May 22 2003

As you enter the Bushey production office of the TV drama Judge John Deed, you're left in no doubt about the ethos which underlies it. "Please note - all the catering on this production is vegetarian."

Vegan diet may cut risk of prostate cancer

Last Updated Fri Jun 9 17:34:14 2000

LONDON - Men who eat a diet without meat or dairy products may reduce their risk of contracting prostate cancer, according to British scientists.

The greening of a campus cafeteria

Thursday, May 01, 2003

By Betsy Kline, Post-Gazette Staff Writer

Somewhere, Rachel Carson is smiling. On the campus of her alma mater, Chatham College, a modest greenhouse has become the incubator for a pilot program to bring homegrown organic goodness to the resident dining hall.

Advertisement by PETA targets men


MANGALORE: Going ahead with their intense campaign against non-vegetarianism, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has now released a new advertisement which warns of impotence from eating meat.

Tokyo Food File
Friday, March 14, 2003

Vegetarianism for all

"Eat Your Vegetables." This is not your mother speaking, admonishing you at age 5 to clear your plate. It is the cheerful philosophy -- think of it as an invitation, not a command -- that underpins Cafe Eight, perhaps our favorite vegetarian restaurant in all of eastern Japan.

Food fight: Soy pushes for space in schools

Monday, March 3, 2003

WASHINGTON (AP) --A food fight is brewing in school cafeterias that could elbow aside the long-standing drink of choice -- milk -- to make some room for soy.

State bid to offer veggie school lunches

Kim Severson, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Move over, Salisbury steak and fish sticks. A band of vegan parents and a California legislator wants the state's school lunchrooms to offer daily vegetarian lunches.

The resolution from Assemblyman Joe Nation, D-Marin, asks that at least one daily entree in each school cafeteria menu be plant-based, which would make it as close to vegan as possible.

Why vegans were right all along

George Monbiot
Tuesday December 24, 2002
The Guardian

Famine can only be avoided if the rich give up meat, fish and dairy

Fish Farms Become Feedlots of the Sea
December 9, 2002

Like cattle pens, the salmon operations bring product to market cheaply. But harm to ocean life and possibly human health has experts worried.

10 reasons to be a veggie

TIMES NEWS NETWORK [India]11/17/02

Veggie delights

TIMES NEWS NETWORK [India]11/17/02

Now there's all the more reason to turn a veggie. According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Industrial Toxicology Research Centre here, smokers and meat eaters show a higher incidence of DNA damage than non-smokers and vegetarians.

Tree hugger's hunger strike at 40 days Trying to save old-growth forests, activist feeds only on protest

Robert Salladay, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
Friday, November 15, 2002

Raw foods: California restaurateur brings out the best in stoveless cuisine

By Jane Citron
Thursday, November 14, 2002

LARKSPUR, Calif. -- Something is drawing crowds to this small community north of San Francisco. Is the raw food at Roxanne's restaurant a genuine culinary breakthrough or the emperor's new clothes?

McCartney's Help Welcomed by Oregon's Genetically Altered Food Campaign
[article outdated - Oregon Measure 27 defeated :(]

October 27, 2002 5:12pm

Oct. 25--The forces trying to defeat Measure 27, the food labeling initiative on the Nov. 5 ballot, have the deep pockets of biotech giants such as Monsanto on their side, but the proponents have something money can't buy: A ringing endorsement from a certain pop music giant named Paul McCartney.

You can hear the actual 30 second commercial featuring Paul McCartney if you have the Real Audio Player on your computer by going to the following link:

If you would like to read the Press Release about Paul McCartney's endorsement and radio ad, go to:


Friends of the Earth has facilitated the production of an entertaining and informative flash video about Oregon Measure 27. After you watch the flash movie, you can use the form on the same web page to send a suggestion to your friends to also watch the video. To watch the video, go to:

Please visit: The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

PRESS RELEASE: Citizens Sue Epa To Prevent Farmlands And Gardens From Becoming Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites

Farm, consumer, and environmental health groups today filed a lawsuit to overturn an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule allowing hazardous wastes to be used in fertilizers.

Soy milk coming to school lunches?

Group claims offering dairy products only is discrimination
Thursday, October 17, 2002

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A physicians' group has asked the Agriculture Department to allow schools to serve soy milk as part of the subsidized school lunch program, arguing that many minority students cannot digest dairy products.


Simple healthy lunch program helps curb school problems and improve grades.

OCTOBER 14. In Appleton, Wisconsin, a revolution has occurred. It's taken place in the Central Alternative High School. The kids now behave. The hallways aren't frantic. Even the teachers are happy.

Judge Dismisses Oprah Suit

9/18/02 AP

HOUSTON — A federal judge has dismissed a lingering lawsuit that accused Oprah Winfrey [and Howard Lyman] of violating Texas' "veggie libel" law by maligning the beef industry.

China's growing band of veggies , Tuesday, 25 June, 2002

China has become the world's biggest producer of meat over the last decade.

In addition to all the meat-eaters, China also has a new generation of lifestyle vegetarians.

Leafy veg diet cuts cancer risk , Thursday, 6 June, 2002

The vegetables are thought to protect the lining of the colon Eating a diet rich in leafy green vegetables can cut the risk of colon cancer by nearly half.

Organic farming 'a realistic choice', Thursday, 30 May, 2002, 18:23 GMT 19:23 UK

After a 21-year study, Swiss scientists have given a ringing endorsement to organic farming methods.

NCAA to stop using leather balls

Monday, May 20, 2002, By Scott Norvell

Bowing to pressure from animal rights activists, the National Collegiate Athletic Association says it will phase out the use of leather balls in its tournaments because they are cruel to cows, reports The Associated Press.

"Raw Sophistication: The Great Cooks Discover Noncooking"
By LaurieDrake, Wellness Today, "A Better Way for A Better Life" April 2002

FIRE, they say, is the enemy. They are a small, but increasingly influential group of culinary zealots (mostly in California, of course, but traveling a lot and proselytizing along the way), who have become so extreme in their vegetarianism that they refuse to eat food touched by heat — for fear of destroying the nutrients.

They challenge conventional science with the power of their conviction and a gift for persuading even vegetarians that there is still more wrong with food than anyone might have thought. And their persuasiveness is leading some of the best chefs in the country to turn off their stoves.

White Poison, by Shanti Rangwani, ColorLines

Shanti Rangwani says milk does no body good.

Got milk? If not, then thank your lucky stars. Because if you do, medical research shows that you are likely to be plagued by anemia, migraine, bloating, gas, indigestion, asthma, prostate cancer, and a host of potentially fatal allergies--especially if you are a person of color.

*** Outcry Over Pets in Pet Food by Stephanie Simon

Sunday, January 6, 2002 in the Los Angeles Times

The practice of boiling down euthanized dogs and cats for industrial fat and protein causes an uproar in St. Louis

Fur, the Latest Street Fashion From PETA

By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, January 11, 2002

WASHINGTON — Jeanette Pearson, a homeless woman who lives in a Washington, D.C., shelter, knows she is being exploited, but she's got a warm fur coat, and for that she's willing to make the trade-off.

Animal-Based Nutrients Linked With Higher Risk Of Stomach And Esophageal Cancers Science Daily, 10/31/2001, Source: Yale University (

Twinlab's B12 Dots contain gelatin!

PETA TV: Animal Rights Television Kicks Off With Exclusive Celebrity Interviews From Peta's 21st Birthday Bash

Scientist raises fear of mad cow in water supply WebPosted Fri May 25 08:42:34 2001

LONDON - People in Britain have received yet another dire warning about health risks associated with their beef industry – and this time it involves drinking water.


Hindus, vegetarians sue McDonald's over frying process, Wednesday, May 2, 2001, By Sam Skolnik, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Reporter

A claim by McDonald's that its famous french fries are cooked in "100 percent vegetable oil" is being challenged by a Seattle lawyer representing Hindus and vegetarians.

Pacific Foods and Trader Joe's soymilk contains ground insect

Soy milk is a staple for many vegetarians, but they need to look twice at the ingredients!

Foot-and-Mouth Disease San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, March 15, 2001

A conversation with Dr. Neal Barnard By Peter Brandt, March 12, 2001

Dr. Neal Barnard founded the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine [PCRM] in 1985. The group persuasively argues the health benefits of a vegan diet

"We promote preventative medicine, which mostly involves exercise and diet. There is abundant evidence that the healthiest diets are those that avoid animal products..."

Letter to the editor (regarding above article) -- Rep. Rita Martinson

At least there is one doctor and possibly other doctors (the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) who are willing to "come out" espousing the vegan way of life to save people's lives. Thank you, Peter Brandt, for interviewing Dr. Neal Barnard to let us know the medical community is not completely without the guts to say "Just say no" to animal products in your diet.

New BSE case found in Germany, December 18, 2000,

BERLIN, Germany -- Germany fears more cases of mad cow disease will be found in its herd following the discovery of a second cow infected with the brain-wasting disease in Bavaria.

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