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Fruit & veggies ripe for cartoon images


Mickey Mouse, SpongeBob and the Tasmanian Devil are coming to a produce aisle near you.
The cartoon characters are popping up on fruit and vegetable packaging across the country as growers strike licensing deals with entertainment companies hungry to cultivate positive images among health-conscious parents and kids.

Disney, with its overwhelming cartoon capital and cultural clout, is the most significant entry in the produce business.

The entertainment giant is licensing characters to Indianapolis-based produce distributor Imagination Farms, which has deals with 15 large growers across the country to provide fruits and vegetables for the Disney Garden brand.

Raw foodists meet for Vibrant Living Expo

By Connie Korbel Of the Advocate

The concept of a raw foods lifestyle is likely a new one, and possibly a conundrum for many, but familiar to the 200 or so attending the Vibrant Living Expo last weekend. Multiple events were held from 9 a.m. into the evening at Fort Bragg Town Hall and The Company Store, where the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute is located, from Friday through Sunday.

Whether a food fad or a sustainable life choice, there is a movement — some say a revolution — afoot. Scan the dozens of referenced pages on Google and the raw foods concept unfolds as less eccentric and vaguely squeamish to more tolerable and perhaps prudent, if pursued sensibly and in moderation.

"Living Nutrition" magazine, with subscribers in over 40 countries, asserts itself as the world's most progressive natural health periodical that teaches how to succeed at eating a diet of raw foods, how to self-heal using the body's natural ability to restore itself, and how to build sustainable vibrant health.

Vegetarian options grow
But diners should still ask about key ingredients

C.J. Karamargin

It can be hard out there for a vegetarian. Dangers lurk in nearly every restaurant kitchen.
Take tortillas. Are they made with lard?

Or rice. Could it be cooked in chicken stock?

Even soup. Sure, the menu calls it "hearty vegetable," but is it possibly prepared with beef stock?
The answer to all theses questions, of course, is yes. That's why vegans like David Sudarsky satisfy their urges to eat out by going to a handful of restaurants they know and trust - Lovin' Spoonfuls, Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet or Casbah Teahouse.

"And I rarely go outside that group," says the 36-year-old founder of The, an online resource guide for vegetarians and vegans.

Make mine vegetarian
Meatless way of life can be delicious, nutritious; it just takes creativity

Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Jo Ellen O'Hara, News staff writer

At this time of year, many of us feel that we could easily be vegetarians. All the fresh vegetables and fruits come to the table, bringing great flavor and a nice dose of nutrients.

If you steer clear of the irresistible fried okra and fried green tomatoes, you can probably do your part for a slim and sensible diet.

When there is so much fresh and delicious to enjoy, it's easy to overlook a juicy steak, a barbecue sandwich or even some chicken fingers.
But not for long. Most of us revert to our carnivorous ways. Can't do without that plate of spaghetti, that juicy burger, that rack of ribs.
There are, however, growing numbers of people who choose the vegetarian way of life. They do it for varying reasons. Some think it is healthier; some say it simply makes them feel better; others have issues about animal consumption; still others tie their diet to their religious beliefs.

Vegan Diet May Treat Diabetes
Study Shows It Might Help Reduce Need To Take Medications For Type 2 Diabetes

July 26, 2006

(WebMD) Eating a low-fat vegan diet may be better at managing type 2 diabetes than traditional diets, according to a new study.
Researchers found 43% of people with type 2 diabetes who followed a low-fat vegan diet for 22 weeks reduced their need to take medications to manage their disease compared with 26% of those who followed the diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

In addition, participants who followed the vegan diet experienced greater reductions in cholesterol levels and weight loss than those on the other diet.

“When I grow up, I want to be a vegetarian.”

By Jhoanna Espinosa

I never said it out loud as a kid. Doctors, lawyers, teachers — those are the things that kids should be when they grow up, right? Besides, the only vegetarians I knew then were Buddhists, spaced-out New Agers, and senior citizens on doctors’ orders. But from the time that I first read about vegetarianism in a magazine, I realized that there was something terribly wrong with eating a carcass.

After 70 Miles, Racer Just Warming Up

By Oakley Brooks
July 22, 2006

Scott Jurek’s formidable constitution hung by a string. He was at Mile 75 of last summer’s Badwater Ultramarathon, a torturous race in California that covers 135 miles over 13,000 vertical feet from Death Valley to the base of Mount Whitney.

Jurek remembers being a “little dehydrated,” which is ultramarathoner code for having the dry heaves and being on the verge of collapse. He had a good excuse: he had run — and won — the Western States 100-miler just two weeks before.

Agriculture Department to reduce mad cow testing by about 90 percent
By Libby Quaid, The Associated Press
Friday, July 21, 2006

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department is cutting its tests for mad-cow disease by about 90 percent, drawing protests from consumer groups.

The current testing level — 1,000 each day — reflects the heightened concern that followed the discovery in December 2003 of mad-cow disease in the United States.

Since then, tests have turned up two more cases of the disease, known medically as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE. The government says there may be a handful of undetected cases.

"It's time that our surveillance efforts reflect what we now know is a very, very low level of BSE in the United States," Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Thursday. "There is no significant BSE problem in the United States, and after all of this surveillance, I am able to say there never was."

Critics say now is not the time to scale back on the testing, which has cost the government an estimated $1 million per week.

"It surely will not encourage consumers in the U.S. or Japan to rush to the store to buy more beef," said Carol Tucker-Foreman, food policy director for Consumer Federation.

Fruit or vegetable?
Ron Eade, CanWest News Service

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

We've all heard the discussion about the tomato -- is it a fruit or a vegetable? And by now, we should know that it's really a fruit of a vine native to South America.

But what about watermelon?

For years, people with too much time on their hands have debated that point, too. Growers in the United States consider it to be both fruit and vegetable, which is a convenient way to sidestep the issue.

Vacation on the Veg
Tips on how to find vegetarian food while traveling

By Tanya Harrison, Epoch Times Staff
Jul 19, 2006

Veggie Spoken Here: There are many places that have vegetarian food available for the sensitive traveler.

No, this isn't about becoming a Vacation Vegetable, distant cousin to the Couch Potato. This is about vegetarian-friendly travel destinations. There's nothing more awkward than hearing "Gee, where can we go that's fun with your diet restrictions and all?" Or worse, the exasperated "I can't take you anywhere!" So, where does a vegetarian go for vacation? Well, it depends on what the vacation is for. Relaxation? Honeymoon? Adventure? Like any other vacationer, vegetarians have varied interests.

You Are What You Eat
by Molly Shaker
July 19, 2006

Vegetarian or meat lover, the animal-rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) knows how to get your attention. Last week, two PETA activists lay on large trays wrapped only in cellophane on the corner of Pearl and Church Street Burlington.

The bare-all duo wasn't trying to catch some rays on the sidewalk; they were mimicking packages of meat in this pro-vegetarian demonstration. Campaign coordinator Chris Link passed out pamphlets with information about animal treatment in slaughterhouses.

World-renowned chef enjoys warm welcome
By Lisa Lucero
Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sentinel Staff Writer

When the doctor can't prescribe something that works, maybe trying a raw fruits and vegetables diet will cure the sickness or disease.
Internationally acclaimed author, educator and raw food chef, Paul Nison, 35, recently brought his knowledge and skill to McPherson at the upper floor of the Button Hole and Health Food Market.

Nison spends 10 months of the year traveling, mostly in the United States. The results of the raw diet with all the people he has interviewed is 100 percent cureable.

We are, unfortunately, what we eat
Sunday July 16, 2006
Yours Sincerely
By Mangai Balasegaram

A NEW YORK politician is trying to limit the city’s number of fast food restaurants. The New York Post has dubbed the proposal, which involves zoning laws, the “McZoning law”.
As you might imagine, it has been quite controversial. Personally, I’m all for it. It’s about time that someone takes the fast food bull by the horns.

Vegetarian Summerfest under way
By Jennifer Garlesky
Daily American Correspondent
Friday, July 7, 2006

Richland Township - Vegetarians and vegans of all ages are celebrating Vegetarian Summerfest 2006 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown this week.
“Celebrating its 32nd year, the conference is showcasing new topics and trends for vegetarians,” said North American Vegetarian Society President Jennie Kerwood.
The celebration is an annual conference sponsored by the society. The five-day event is filled with an array of classes, workshops and lectures on health, nutrition, animal heath and the environment.

Diet Message Registering With Adventists A Healthy Way of Life

By Claudia Lauer, The Capital-Journal
Saturday, 15 July 2006

Robin Gibson learned how to make cheese out of cashews when she got married. For the lifelong vegetarian, the request didn't seem so odd.

Gibson and her husband, Brian, who is allergic to milk and other dairy products, were raised vegetarian because of their religious beliefs. The two are part of a growing number of Seventh-day Adventists who subscribe to church recommendations for a healthy diet.

"Our church has a strong health message. They encourage not smoking, not drinking, and a lot of people are vegetarian or vegan," Gibson said. "Not as many people are vegetarian out here in beef country, but the numbers are growing."

Playboy Model Protests Topless in San Diego
Published: 7/13/2006 10:55:28 PM

Playboy model Robin Arcuri went topless today in front of Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego to protest meat-eating and promote a vegetarian diet.

Paris Hilton hasn't eaten meat since meeting Heather Mills McCartney.

2006-07-07 12:30:18 -
The blonde star says she converted to vegetarianism after the former model, the estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney, showed her a shocking video of animal cruelty.

She said: "From that point I've never worn fur and I never will.

"I also haven't eaten any meat since. I just survive on pasta and stuff like that. I was grossed out. It was disgusting." Paris also claims she is nothing like the ditzy blonde character she says she 'invented' for her reality TV show 'The Simple Life.' She added in an interview with Britain's The Sun newspaper: "All reality shows are fake basically. When you have a camera on you, you are not going to act yourself.

"So before I started the show I though I'd make my character like the movies 'Legally Blonde' and 'Clueless' mixed together, with a rich girl all-in-one.

"Even my voice and the way I dress is different from me in real life." Paris insists she is much more than just a pretty face and as well as currently launching her debut single, 'Stars Are Blind', and album, she is also preparing to open her own chain of hotels and a nightclub in London

Raw food craze hits Connecticut

(Hartford-WTNH, July 10, 2006) _ What started out on the West Coast is gaining in popularity here in Connecticut.
We're talking about a new way to eat healthy.

It's called raw food.

Menu broader, vibe lighter at new Sublime

Rochelle Koff
Miami Herald
Thursday, July 6, 2006

We were savoring Sublime's healthful cuisine on a recent Saturday night when out of the blue, servers handed out cards printed with the lyrics to What a Wonderful World. We were clueless until Sublime's new co-owner, Steve Sponder, grabbed a mike. Soon everyone in the dining room was belting out the Louie Armstrong classic.

Who says only carnivores know how to party?

OK, singalongs don't happen every day, but a lot has changed since Hurricane Wilma battered the Fort Lauderdale restaurant in October. Sublime closed for six months, not only to be repaired but remodeled and ''retooled,'' reopening with new vigor and perhaps a new mission.

Tofu U
A very strange enchanted soy

By Stephen Lemons
Jun 29, 2006

I wonder if Damon Brasch could do for veganism what American Apparel founder Dov Charney has done for generic clothing: make it sexy as all get-out. Brasch is the owner of Green, New American Vegetarian, a purveyor of vegan comfort food on Scottsdale Road in Tempe, not far from the South Indian place Udupi Cafe that I reviewed last week. Like American Apparel's Mill Avenue location, Green draws a young, eye-pleasing crowd. And the college-aged lasses who work Green's counter are most certainly a match for the slim urban sirens who populate AA's online outlet.

My point is that veg-head grub is not exactly synonymous with hip, svelte and sexy — yet. But Brasch might change all that as his enterprise takes off. His clientele and counter-gals have that freshly scrubbed, healthful glow, encumbered neither with fat nor very much muscle, as far as I can tell. They're poster kids for the vegan lifestyle. Eat like them, and you'll look like them. Not really, of course, but it beats the mental image of some hairy, overweight women's studies major downing a bowl of granola in her faded overalls and crusty Birkenstocks.

Get veggie for a cause

Suharshi Perera
June 28, 2006

When we entered the hall we were taken by the mouth watering smell of food and soothing light music. The entrance was decorated with typical Sri Lankan kitchenware like Kulla, Athulpatha and Araliya flowers and carved water melon indicating that local and Sri Lankan essence could be expected as we proceed.

Sri Lankan delicacies-pittu, roti and coconut sambol.

The brunch table in the hall, was full of scrumptiously delicious dishes ranging from traditional Sri Lankan to Indian to international. Ladies were busy arranging and serving food. The speciality of the whole affair is total vegetarian. It was the veggie fair, 100 per cent vegetarian food prepared to authentic Sri Lankan recipes like pol sambal, polos, kos, carrot pittu, string hoppers as well as Indian such as puris, samosas cooked on the spot and other South African, Italian and continental cuisines were available.

Recipes for Healthy Summer Celebrations
Tasty & Light Recipes for July 4th & Summer Parties

By: Marketwire
Jun. 27, 2006
Digg This!

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/27/06 -- With warm weather and July 4th upon us, summer parties abound. Many people still prepare traditional picnic foods that can be unhealthy: fried chicken, potato salad drenched with fatty mayonnaise and sugary desserts, but there are healthy alternatives that are just as delicious.

Ann Gentry, owner of Real Food Daily restaurants in Los Angeles and author of "The Real Food Daily Cookbook" (Ten Speed Press, October 1, 2005; $24.95, ISBN: 1-58008-618-7), offers fresh, seasonal recipes that will hold up under the summer heat and the scrutiny of health-conscious guests. "The beauty of summer cooking is that you now have the best of summer produce, so the food is at the peak of ripeness and flavor. Plus, the colors are vibrant and make beautiful presentations," explained Gentry, who shops the local farmer's markets for the best seasonal produce.

Tuesday June 27, 2006
Veggie Wonders

Ok, so it's all so in to be a vegan. Interestingly though, for some, it doesn't stop at that. Pious species (read finicky Indians) prefer, no actually insist, that their food be cooked in wholly separate environments from their non-veg counterparts. If you thought this used to be done only in the pre-historic ages, check out two of the city's prominent hotels - Jaypee Vasant Continental and Metropolitan Nikko. These two hotels have exclusive vegetarian kitchens, complete with separate utensils, and even chefs. This is giving them an edge with their strictly vegetarian clients.

''We have a lot of people, especially Jains who appreciate this kind of service. They like to see the food cooking in front of them,'' says chef Ashish Joshi of Paatra, the Indian restaurant at Jaypee. Here, a live vegetarian kitchen, complete with an exclusive vegetarian tandoor takes care of any apprehensions.

Life without the meat
By Beth Caldwell
June 14, 2006

It could be said that there are two kinds of people in the world—those who eat meat and those who don’t.

But not many decisions in life are that black and white, including the why’s and why not’s about the consumption of animal protein.

It’s generally known that if you don’t eat meat, but include eggs, cheese, and milk in your diet, you’re a vegetarian. If you say “no” to meat and dairy products, it’s “V for vegan.”
And if you’re a bit of an extremist and don’t eat meat or dairy products, and your diet is uncooked and cold, then welcome to the “raw food vegan” club, where a cup of hot soup on a cold day is never realized.

Worldwide studies have been conducted on the benefits of eliminating meat and dairy products from the daily menu. And if done right, and in combination with other aspects of a healthy lifestyle, vegetarianism stands out as a key player in longevity.

Raw Food Made Easy

By Lisa Gross

Jennifer Cornbleet is the Rachael Ray of raw food. Her new cookbook, Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People promises to teach you how to make delicious and simple, uncooked, vegan dishes in less than thirty minutes.

North County home to two raw-foods restaurants
By: Louise Esola
Wednesday, June 7, 2006

A "Royale Cheeseburger" with all the trimmings.
It's not what you think. Nothing's been touched by heat or flame, and everything came from a plant, served cool and raw.

Eating well the raw food way

Claire Kellerman
June 22, 2006

“Raw food is the only diet I have found that simultaneously nourishes the mind, body and soul. I know I am eating in a way that has minimal impact on the planet. It really is in harmony with the environment, the natural order, and it lets me support my community eating local organic produce,” Dave Elberg of Makawao.Making the switch to eating only raw foods is easy and fun says local raw food chef, Dave Elberg of Makawao.

“In general, people are so amazed with what you can do with raw foods. Last night at a potluck in Huelo, we made a raw coconut ice cream banana split with raw chocolate syrup and goji berries, a veritable tropical eruption, akin to Haleakala, in terms of the size of its success as a crowd pleaser,” says Elberg.

BSE could incubate in people 50 years or more before symptoms show: study

Jun 22, 2006
Sheryl Ubelacker

TORONTO (CP) - It could take half a century or more for someone infected with prions - the cause of mad cow-like diseases - to start showing symptoms, say researchers, who drew that conclusion after studying a similar illness among Papua New Guinean people who once feasted on their dead.

Human-to-human transmission of bird flu suspected in Indonesia

Wednesday June 21

(Kyodo) _ Health investigators have formally concluded that Indonesia's largest cluster of bird flu cases "most likely" involved six incidences of human-to-human transmission of the deadly H5N1 strain of virus, according to a Health Ministry document obtained by Kyodo News on Wednesday.

Paquaio: Vegetarians

By Calixto S. Paquiao
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Fitness & you

Vegetarians are often seen as people who are militant about animal rights or the environment. And they’re easily thought of as people who deserve to be marginalized and left outside society. They were largely misunderstood and rediculed.

These days, though, vegetarians are more respected. They are more difficult to pick out in a crowd. But I always had a high regard and admiration for these people because I myself am interested in someday becoming one of them. They are one of the most well disciplined people when we talk about food intake.

Husband, wife and even family dog defy odds to survive cancer

15th June 2006

Businessman Bruce Wade and his wife Jan could be forgiven for thinking they have been dealt more than their fair share of misery in the last four years.

Mr Wade, 57, had a rare cancer and was given six months to live. Mrs Wade, 50, underwent a mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Then their beloved boxer dog William was diagnosed with cancer too.
But against the odds, all three have beaten the disease and survived.

50 Best Magazines

June 15, 2006

[SoyStache Note: see magazine #18!]

We drew from all quarters of the periodicals universe in compiling this year's selections. And what can we say about the choices? They're eclectic, accessible and they reflect the tastes of folks who spend a lot of their time immersed in the world of words and images. But magazines are changing a bunch. In the last 12 months, we saw the curtains drawn on Cargo and Organic Style, which made our cut in 2005. Yet some, like gracefully aging performers, remain on the stage: The Atlantic and Harper's. We still like them, as our list shows. But our selections are meant to be a conversation starter, so look them over, then tell us which magazines would be on your list.

A Dish Best Served Cold: Raw Food
Raw food restaurants win over hippies and hipsters alike.

June 1st, 2005
By Annie Wilner

Since luxury well-being is the new urban chic, where health and peace of mind are the ultimate status symbols, a sprinkling of vegetarian raw food restaurants have cropped up across the country—from Bryan Au’s restaurant Pa-raw-dise in San Francisco, to Quintessence and Counter Vegetarian in New York and Karyn’s in Chicago.

Darien goes raw, gets healthy

By Susan Chaves
Jun 1, 2006

So long fast food. Adios junk food. Good-bye carbs. Hello raw foods?

Noshing on portobello fajitas and sipping coconut water has become a popular alternative for people seeking a healthier lifestyle.
Darienites Michelle Mauboussin and Kim Walsh are two faithful followers of such cuisine that uses organic fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts and sprouted greens.

“I love to eat this way,” said Mauboussin, adding that the change in her diet has resulted in clearer skin, a need for less sleep and an increased energy level. “It makes me feel so good that if I veer off it, I really feel the difference.”

Macca Named "Top Vegetarian"

May 30, 2006

The National Vegetarian Society has revealed Paul McCartney topped a recent poll for the UK's favourite veggie.
The poll was conducted during the 2006 National Vegetarian Week, with Morrissey coming a close second. Paul's daughter, Stella, was named as the most popular female vegetarian celebrity.

Dining in the raw

Louise Crosby, The Ottawa Citizen
Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Natasha Kyssa is lean, fit and glowing. At 45, she is a picture of youth and vitality. She says it's the raw food.

For the past 14 years, this Ottawa woman has eaten "living foods" almost exclusively. In the vegan raw foods culture, this means only fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and grains, much of which is made more digestible by soaking, sprouting, blending, juicing and fermenting.

That means no meat, chicken or fish, obviously. No dairy foods, sugar, coffee or tea. No canned fruit or vegetables or commercial fruit juices that have been heated or pasteurized. No bubbling macaroni and cheese, wood oven-fired pizza or sizzling stir-frys. No steaming, roasting, grilling or baking.

It sounds restrictive, but raw foodists have come up with clever and imaginative ways of turning raw ingredients into gourmet masterpieces.

On Pace: Can vegan diet fuel an athlete? He says yes

Opinion by Jennifer Duffy
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona, 05.16.2006

What did you eat yesterday? Bradley Saul, a former pro-cyclist and founder of Organic Athlete, stopped in Tucson last week to talk about his organization and told me what he had munched on that day: half of a case of strawberries, two heads of lettuce chopped into a salad, some oranges and about 50 small dates.

Too late to shut the gate on this killer
As "mad cow" disease spreads outward from Britain, a silent epidemic of carriers in humans has begun to emerge. Jennifer Cooke reports.

May 15, 2006

THE bad news came with the death of an elderly patient in Britain two years ago. While seemingly unremarkable, this was automatically the subject of an autopsy because the patient had a blood transfusion in 1999 from a donor who had died later from the human form of mad cow disease: variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).

not just granola and sandals
Veganism creates $2.8B market
05.15.2006 Tucson, Arizona

The shoes are fashionable.

And the food isn't bad either.

No longer considered a "hippie fad," the vegan lifestyle is translating into business opportunities for some local entrepreneurs, resulting in part from a growing $50 billion a year natural-products industry.

Raw Food Diet Has Cured My Arthritis
By Claire Collins
May 3, 2006

AS THE Daniels family gathers round the dinner table it resembles a scene played out in many households. An evening meal shared with loved ones, a time to eat and talk together.

But there is one significant difference. All the food laid before mum Jatinder, husband Derek and their three children, Raman, 17, Priyanka, 13, and seven-year-old Mohan is raw.

And this unusual diet has been credited with saving Jatinder's life and turning her family's fortunes around. "I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 16 and doctors said my future was bleak," says Jatinder, a healthy 45.

"They said I could be in a wheelchair by the end of my teens, that I would be in varying degrees of constant pain for the rest of my life and, due to aggressive drugs, may not be able to have children. It was like a death sentence.

"But look at me now! I'm a mum of three, perfectly mobile and free from the agony I endured for years. And it's all down to my raw food, low-toxin lifestyle."

Warsaw women take on feminist vegetarian seder

By: Jordan Namerow, Special to the CJN
Sunday May 14, 2006

On Monday, April 17, four generations of women (and men!) representing five different countries gathered in Warsaw for a feminist vegetarian Passover seder.
Aimed at drawing upon connections between the Exodus story and the journey toward women's liberation, the seder focused on reclaiming the voices of Jewish women absent from traditional haggadot.

Vegetarian Diets: Can You Eat as Much as You Want and Still Lose Weight?

By Melinda Smith, Washington, DC
May 11, 2006

It seems too good to be true. Eat as much as you want and still lose weight? That's the conclusion of a group of health experts who say a vegetarian diet is just the ticket for losing those unwanted pounds or kilos. But others say a side order of common sense goes along with it.
American staples: hamburger and fries
Hamburgers and french fries ... staples of what's called the "Western diet". Quick ... easy ... often cheap ... and very fattening. This calorie-rich diet has become one of America's most successful exports. McDonald's and other fast food restaurants are popping up in China and elsewhere, and health experts lay much of the blame for a worldwide problem of obesity at their doorsteps.

Animal disease employees make claims of improper waste disposal
May 11, 2006

Des Moines - Iowa Officials in Ames are looking into reports that a national animal lab is disposing animal autopsy waste in the city's wastewater treatment system.

Expert: H5N1 Worst Flu Virus He's Ever Seen
Saturday, May 06, 2006

SINGAPORE — A leading expert said Thursday the H5N1 virus is the worst flu virus he's ever encountered, and far too many gaps in planning and knowledge persist for the world to handle it in the event of a pandemic.

The virus is a vicious killer in poultry, moving into the brain and destroying the respiratory tract, said Robert G. Webster, a virologist at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

"I've worked with flu all my life, and this is the worst influenza virus that I have ever seen," said Webster, who has studied avian flu for decades. "If that happens in humans, God help us."

So far, most human cases have been linked to contact with infected birds, but experts fear the virus will mutate into a form that easily spreads from person to person, potentially sparking a global pandemic.

200 Celebs In The Running For World's Sexiest Vegetarian

Mary K. Brunskill - All Headline News Contributor
April 26, 2006

Norfolk, VA (AHN) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has recently put out a list of its celebrity nominees for its 2006 World’s Sexiest Vegetarian competition.

PETA’s president, Ingrid Newkirk, says there are more vegetarian celebrities in the running this year than ever before, with a total of around 200.

"Celebrities are shunning meat faster than you can say ‘veggie burger’ will be hard to decide who the sexiest are. After all, what’s sexier than someone who exudes both passion and compassion?" she asks.

Study: Vegan Diets Healthier For Planet, People Than Meat Diets

16 Apr 2006

The food that people eat is just as important as what kind of cars they drive when it comes to creating the greenhouse-gas emissions that many scientists have linked to global warming, according to a report accepted for publication in the journal Earth Interactions.

Both the burning of fossil fuels during food production and non-carbon dioxide emissions associated with livestock and animal waste contribute to the problem, the University of Chicago's Gidon Eshel and Pamela Martin wrote in the report.

CU may seed veggie revival
Gardenburger turns to ad class to boost product at colleges

By Katherine Crowell , Denver Post Staff Writer

The original veggie burger had few competitors when it was developed by Paul Wenner, founder of Gardenburger Authentic Foods Co., 23 years ago.

Once considered a staple by vegetarians and the diet-conscious, frozen burgers from Clearfield, Utah- based Gardenburger and its competitors were left to organic food stores and were virtually impossible to find in mainstream restaurants.

Those days are over. Veggie burgers are available on menus, in major supermarkets and, increasingly, in college dining halls

A Grass Root's approach
Uncooked seeds and nuts are the stars on a restaurant's "live'' menu.

By Michael Canning
April 7, 2006

If it sprouts a tail, it's good eating to the folks at Grass Root Organic Restaurant and Culture Shop, which opened March 22 at 2702 N Florida Ave. in Tampa Heights.

In fact, it's as good as it gets. You see, there's vegetarian cuisine, then vegan, then raw, and finally live. As in, alive.

Nothing that can look you in the eye, mind you. But if you've ever eaten a sunflower seed or nut that's been soaking in water and has a sprout coming out of it, you've eaten live food.

"Raw foods create living bodies, and cooked foods create dying bodies,'' said Grass Root co-owner Sabrina Aird. "Once you heat food over 115 degrees, it destroys the enzymes necessary for proper digestion.'' Moreover, when a soaking seed or nut sprouts, its nutritional value goes up.

New scientific review shows vegetarian diets cause major weight loss

Controlled research trials prove diet's efficacy

WASHINGTON--A scientific review in April's Nutrition Reviews shows that a vegetarian diet is highly effective for weight loss. Vegetarian populations tend to be slimmer than meat-eaters, and they experience lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other life-threatening conditions linked to overweight and obesity. The new review, compiling data from 87 previous studies, shows the weight-loss effect does not depend on exercise or calorie-counting, and it occurs at a rate of approximately 1 pound per week.

Rates of obesity in the general population are skyrocketing, while in vegetarians, obesity prevalence ranges from 0 percent to 6 percent, note study authors Susan E. Berkow, Ph.D., C.N.S., and Neal D. Barnard, M.D., of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

Meat? Cheese? What's that?
Ruma Singh, Times News Network
March 30, 2006

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Vegetarians are taking it a step further. Veganism is the new buzzword for those who prefer to go veg.

PAUL McCartney is one. So's Pamela Anderson. Alicia Silverstone is all for it, so are Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow. Joaquin Phoenix goes that way, so does Alec Baldwin. They are some of the world's most high-profile vegetarians.

For many vegetarians are taking their beliefs a step further and adopting veganism. The word means the shunning of exploitation of animals for food, clothing, and the exclusion of all animal meat and products in one's diet, including eggs and dairy produce. According to lore, the very concept of veganism has originated from the ancient Hindu principle of ahimsa

Alabama mad cow is Florida concern

By Robert Bowden, Staff Writer

ARCADIA -- When an Alabama cow died of mad cow disease two weeks ago, red flags went up in the border state of Florida.

Previously, cows with the fatal disease had been found in Washington (brought there from Canada) and Texas.

Where the Alabama cow came from is still anyone's guess, but it was about 10 years old, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. That's old by cow standards and it means that as a calf, this cow could have eaten feed containing parts of slaughtered cows.

Cooking school in the raw

Olivia Wu, Chronicle Staff Writer
March 29, 2006

Like all canny cooks, Cherie Soria knows how to hook her audience: with desserts.

But Soria doesn't pull out the stops with butter, sugar, eggs and flour, baking them into fluffy confections.

She makes her magic with avocado and agave syrup -- and no baking at all. By the time her students taste her creations, they don't mind that those unexpected ingredients are the major components of their chocolate mousse.

As Soria would say, "If you can make a raw vegan cheesecake better than regular cheesecake, why would you eat regular cheesecake?"

First mines, then fur … now Mills McCartney wants to ban milk

By Beezy Marsh, Health Correspondent

She has made her name as a vociferous campaigner against landmines and the fur trade, but this week Heather Mills McCartney will warn of a danger lurking closer to home - the humble British pinta.

At an event organised by the Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation, the wife of Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle, will call for milk to be dropped from the nation's diet.

Raw food diet: half-baked idea for kids?

Columbia News Service
Mar. 19, 2006 06:15 PM

NEW YORK -- At mealtime, the Talifero family's kitchen is abuzz with the sounds of the blender, juicer and nut grinder, but there's no whir of a microwave or heat from a stove.

Raven, 11, and Jome, 8, may be lunching on spaghetti made of spirals of raw cut zucchini with a sauce of avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil and salt. Shale, 5, has simpler tastes, preferring plain fruit or whole avocado. Adagio, at 21 months, is fed primarily breast milk, nut milks and mashed fruits and vegetables. But while their home is filled with a brightly colored raw bounty, including desserts made of crushed nuts, blended fruits and raw honey, there is no cooked food to be found.

An ethical diet: The joy of being vegan
Its followers claim they look and feel healthier than ever - and have a clear conscience too. Martin Hickman examines the arguments for taking up a meat-free diet

15 March 2006

Wendy Higgins is pleased that her beliefs, her most passionate beliefs, are ridiculed by comedians. At least the gibes about vegans are evidence that vegetarians are now so numerous that they represent a substantial part of the audience.

So Much for the Hunter/gatherer Theory
by Neil Schoenherr

The idea of early man as a carnivorous hunter doesn't jibe with evidence
You wouldn't know it by current world events, but humans actually evolved to be peaceful, cooperative and social animals, not the predators modern mythology would have us believe, says an anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis.

McCartney, Williams debate seal hunt on Larry King Live

Chris Morris, Canadian Press
Friday, March 03, 2006

CHARLOTTETOWN -- Some supporters of Canada's annual harp seal hunt grudgingly acknowledge that Paul McCartney's global reach as a megastar could spell trouble for the hunt's future.

Pictures of McCartney and his wife, Heather, frolicking with doe-eyed seal pups on ice floes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence flashed around the world this week, along with a strong anti-hunt message.

By late Friday, the McCartneys had wrapped up taping a heated debate on the controversial hunt with Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams for CNN's Larry King Live.

Warren couple fights cancer with Vegan diet

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

In 1992 Barry Brown, 58, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and given five years to live.

Fourteen years later, he's still around, and credits much of his successful cancer story with a radically changed diet. He has been in clinical remission for the past five years.

Both he and his wife Chris, 61, have become vegans, and believe it is a healthy diet choice. Ms. Brown has made her interest in all things vegetable into a new career path, with a business called "The Natural Choice." She currently holds cooking classes and consultations and cooks for folks in their homes. When he is not busy with his own practice working with people with chronic health problems or at work as a mental health manager, Mr. Brown likes to relax at home and play his guitar. The couple enjoy hiking in the area, or whenever possible, in the Southwest.

Attorney Adam Karp, who specializes in animal law, considers the value of a dog's lost leg in a classroom at Seattle University.

Lawyer breaking new legal ground on animal issues

Tuesday, February 7, 2006
By Susan Gilmore, Seattle Times staff reporter

In a Seattle University law classroom, attorney Adam Karp plunks his feet on a bench, next to his chalkboard sketch of a three-legged dog.

His shoes are not leather. His tie, the one with a picture of a giraffe, isn't silk. He wears no wool. His belt is plastic.

And, he practices only animal law.

"It's more a way of life than a philosophy," said Karp, the only attorney in the state whose practice is limited to cases involving animals.

"It began when I became a vegan, when I was able to open my eyes to injustices in the way we treat animals. It's a serious problem here, and the law is a ripe tool for affecting change."

Chinese man dies of bird flu, virus spreads in Europe
March 5,2006

By John Ruwitch

HONG KONG, March 5 (Reuters) - A man has died from bird flu in southern China, the ninth death from the H5N1 virus in the country, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

The man, identified as a 32-year-old with the surname Lao, was the 15th human bird flu case in China. He died in Guangdong province, which borders Hong Kong.

In Europe, Poland detected its first case of H5 bird flu in two swans found dead, the government said on Sunday. Further tests would be needed to determine if it was the H5N1 strain.

Who are vegans, and what makes their diet so healthy?

Wed, Mar. 01, 2006
Suzanne Havala Hobbs

Ever eat a cheeseless pizza or dunk a cookie into soymilk?

For about one out of every 100 people, avoiding all animal products -- meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products -- is second nature. They do it every day.

They're vegan (VEE-gun) -- vegetarians who go a few steps farther than the rest. Most vegans also steer clear of honey, and some even avoid refined sugar (much of it is whitened with bone char).

What motivates people to go to such extremes? Ethics, usually.

[SoyStache note: Many people move to a vegan diet (especially raw) for its superior health benefits. Others may become vegan for religious and environmental reasons, as well.]

Woman turns diet into successful career

By Harry Porterfield

December 1, 2005 - Karyn Calabrese has turned a personal health issue into a successful career as a unique restaurateur. She is a raw foodist and her Chicago restaurants were among the first of their kind in the country.

She's a restaurateur who operates with a kitchen that doesn't have a grill, oven, microwave unit or fire. For Karyn Calabrese none of the above is necessary because her restaurant -- Karyn's Fresh Corner -- serves only raw food.

Red meat cancer risk clue found
Tuesday, 31 January 2006

Eating lots of red meat is linked with DNA damage which raises the risk of bowel cancer, researchers suggest.

Scientists at the MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit and the Open University compared red meat and vegetarian diets.

Their study, published in Cancer Research, found the red meat diet was associated with a higher level of DNA damage.

Previous work suggests regular meat eaters are significantly more likely to develop bowel cancer.
Almost 17,000 people die from the disease each year.

FDA proposes listing red cosmetics dye
By Simon Pitman

31/01/2006 - The FDA is making moves towards listing a red coloring derived from the ground bodies of female cochineal beetles on the basis that it is a potential safety hazard to a handful of individuals.

… More specifically the concern is that vegan, vegetarian or individuals seeking animal-free products because of religious reasons should have access to clearer information about the ingredient on the product labeling to enable a more informed choice.

`Downer' Cows Entering U.S. Meat Supply, Report Says (Update1)

Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. beef inspectors sometimes ignore rules for screening cattle that are intended to prevent mad-cow disease, putting the nation's meat supply at risk, the Agriculture Department's Inspector General said.

Mouse burns house with a fiery re-entry

By The Associated Press
Monday, January 9, 2006

FORT SUMNER, N.M. — A mouse got its revenge against a homeowner who tried to dispose of it in a pile of burning leaves; the blazing creature ran back to the man's house and set it on fire.

A Vegan's a Vegan, Uptown or Down

By Peter Meehan
Published: January 18, 2006

As their eyes fall on either of the two Gobo restaurants, passers-by almost routinely read the curious tag line, "food for the five senses," aloud.

I too have read the description to myself while hurrying past the original Gobo in the West Village. But as soon as I began to wonder what "food for the five senses" could possibly be, my sixth sense kicked in: probably not food for me. And in a manner of speaking it was right. Gobo is a vegan restaurant.

the raw, not the cooked
by Myra Chanin

The purest of Manhattan food purists are currently down on elaborately-prepared cooked foods. So what are they up on? Elaborately-prepared raw foods like the resplendent meals prepared by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis, co-owners and co-chefs of Pure Food and Wine near Gramercy Park and Union Square. According to Melngailis, eating raw foods makes people feel light, clean, lively, and sexy. And is as cute and trim as a teenager, though he admits to being in his early 40s. Could it be that raw broccoli is better than Botox?

Farmer says switch to organic well worth it

Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Kelly LeVan, Monitor Community Editor

Don Bustos is proud to say he farms the same way his ancestors did - on the very same plot of land - in the 17th century. He irrigates off the acequia system, developed hundreds of years ago in Tewa villages.
Yet, his practices are decidedly modern: 100 percent organic and vegan.

"What we offer here is an alternative to mainstream, corporate farming," he said.

…"One day, I was out dusting pumpkins (with pesticide) and when I walked back into the house afterward, tracking the dust on the carpet, I saw my infant boy rolling around in my footsteps. Something clicked in my head, and that was the moment I switched to organic."

Immediately after the changeover, he said he noticed a predictable rise in pests and decreased productivity. But as he learned more about managing his farm organically, his per-acre yield actually increased.

Morrissey supports animal rights violence

Jason Allardyce
January 15, 2006

MORRISSEY, the pop singer and outspoken vegan, has been branded irresponsible for publicly backing violent attacks by extremists against scientists and companies involved in medical research using animals.

The former frontman of the 1980s group the Smiths said he believed terror tactics were justified against those who conducted animal experiments because they had brought it on themselves.

Raw Appeal

Delicious and dogma-free Jade Café needs only a more seasoned staff

The first great thing about Jade Café – a raw, organic, vegan fusion restaurant near Sunset Junction in Silver Lake – is its relaxed, nonconfrontational atmosphere. The small dining room beckons with dark wood furniture and warm red lighting; the staff is calm; and the menu offers no self-righteous mission statement.

Eating veg 'cuts blood pressure'

Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 00:22 GMT

A vegetable-rich diet can help to reduce blood pressure, researchers say.

A team led by Imperial College London, which studied 4,680 people aged 40-59, said it was not clear why eating more vegetable protein had such an effect.

But amino acids - the building blocks of protein - or vegetable components, like magnesium, may be key, they said.

When pet and human lifestyles collide
Our four-footed friends can thrive on a meatless diet

by Meghan McAndrews
Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Feed Fido without guilt
As I watched my dog Finn sprint away with glee, his meaty rawhide prize clenched tightly in his jaws, my stomach turned, and I knew things had to change—fast. In the year that I had become vegan, I had carved out a healthy, happy, veg-friendly niche for myself, as free of animal products as it could be. When I adopted Finn Biscuit, a rescued Blue Heeler, in July, I never considered how bringing pounds of meat-based products into my home would feel.

High School Opens Vegetarian Lunch Line

ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2006

(AP) Miriam Archibong remembers the food offerings her high school cafeteria used to serve for vegetarians: bland salads and greasy cheese pizza.

But salads are "not sufficient to survive," she says. "Cheese pizza _ that's not healthy because of all that grease."

Archibong often brought her own food, lunching on applesauce, carrots and water. Finally, she and other vegetarians at Grady High School demanded _ and won _ some changes two years ago.

Today, Grady High has a separate vegetarian lunch line with a menu as varied as veggie eggrolls, pasta salad, vegetarian pizza and sloppy joes made of tofu.

Vegan decathlete also acts, dances

By Sylvie Belmond
January 6, 2006

Like most of her peers on the Moorpark High Academic Decathlon team, Ariana Rodgers, a junior, is an accomplished young woman who aspires to make a difference in the world.

Although studying for competition is demanding, Rodgers is glad she joined the team. “It turned out to be even better than I imagined,” she said, adding her teammates are amazing, witty and special people and she loves to spend time with them.

Obituary: Tony Banks
7 January 2006

As an MP, Tony Banks was known for his forthright views

Tony Banks was a parliamentary character who has made more impact on the general public than most of his colleagues, with his "man of the people" image.

…The vegetarian MP continued to pursue his passion for animal welfare from the backbenches, making an outspoken contribution to the Hunting Bill debate.

Beware diet gimmickry, other pitfalls

By Emma Downs
The Journal Gazette
Sun, Jan. 08, 2006

This morning, you stood in front of the bathroom mirror and looked into the thighs of a stranger. After a few minutes of arguing that the steam from your shower had “warped” the mirror, you gave up and admitted the truth: A solid month of engaging in December’s favorite pastime – emotional eating – left you with a backside the size of a Buick and a pair of thighs that could pass for the veal scaloppini at Delmonico’s.

Which brings us to January’s favorite pastime – choosing a diet. But with diets as diverse as Atkins and The Zone all claiming quick and lifelong results, how do you choose between them? How do you decipher which diet will keep you trim and which will leave you sheepishly admitting 20 years from now that, yes, you ate grapefruit seven times a day for a week and didn’t lose an ounce?

In the Raw: Cook Without Your Oven

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.

"No ovens," said owner Barbara Banfield. "Just dehydration. No flames."
The recently opened organic vegetarian deli and juice bar in this artsy tourist town is another outpost marking the mainstreaming of raw food diets.

Vegan Diet May Help Weight Loss And Improve Insulin Sensitivity

With 2006 quickly approaching, losing weight is on the minds of many people considering a New Year's resolution. Doctors with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) suggest a new approach to weight loss based on a recent study showing that a low-fat vegan diet is an effective way to shed unwanted pounds.

Paris Hilton worst dog owner

When it comes to celebrity pooch-parenting skills, Joss Stone is tops and Paris Hilton is the worst, according to two dog magazines.

A vegan Christmas dinner: no turkey, no problem

Press Release: Vegan Xmas
December 12, 2005

Catering for a vegan at Christmas dinner would probably be enough to cause heart palpitations in the average omnivore. Not so for self-taught Birkenhead chef Colin Sky, who is organising a Christmas feast for up to 50 vegans on December 18, at Blissful Foods in Mt Albert.

Vegan - A nightmare before Christmas?

December 11, 2005

(PRLEAP.COM) Tony Bishop-Weston vegan guru and food writer has challenged mothers around the world to prepare for what may be their worst christmas nightmare.
He asks mothers "How would you cope with this situation?"

"Your son texts from school to say he’s bringing his girlfriend back home for the holiday season."

"Before you can get the cork off the bottle of champagne to celebrate the fact that he’s not gay he says ‘just one more little thing - She’s Vegan!’"

'Bambi' turned McCartney vegetarian

Dec 11, 2005

Sir Paul McCartney has credited the animated film character Bambi with inspiring his fight for animal rights.

The former Beatle, 63, is famous for his animal welfare activism. But the singer says that it was the tale of Disney's animated infant deer, whose mother is shot by hunters, that provided a poignant lesson.

"If you think of Bambi, its mum gets killed by a hunter, and I think that made me grow-up thinking hunting isn't cool," he said. "It always gave me that idea.

At Vegan Feast, Turkeys on Guest List, Not Menu

By Katie Wilmeth
November 23, 2005

POOLESVILLE, Md. — For many Thanksgiving Day diners, the ceremonial carving of the turkey is often the main event.
But for those at the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary's Thanksgiving dinner this past Saturday, the only turkeys in attendance were dinner guests.

Vegan food drives pizza shop's sales

By Jess Scola
November 18, 2005

Hassan Moutaouakkil prepares a pizza in the vegan kitchen at TJ´s House of Pizza.

While the name may not suggest it, T.J.'s House of Pizza in Allston is a paradise for vegans.

Pizza, meatball subs, chicken fingers, buffalo wings, baklava and cheesecake are just a few of the vegan-friendly items adorning the menu at T.J's House of Pizza, and vegan-lovers have helped their choice items outsell the T.J.'s traditional pizza shop menu.

Kosher vegetarians

By Stacey Dresner, 11/10/05

STATEWIDE -- Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, the first chief rabbi of Israel, was one.
So was Rabbi David Rosen, the former chief rabbi of Ireland.
Famed Jewish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer was one as well.
Besides their prominence, these Jews shared another thing n they were all vegetarians.


50th and Brooklyn in the "U" is a choice location

by Nora West, November 2005

As the season of bounty and gratitude is upon us, I recently had the opportunity to give thanks for the corner of 50th and Brooklyn in the University District. On one little piece of real estate is a cornucopia of choices.

The Chaco Canyon Café is such an ecologically and nutritionally noble place that it inspires, and at the same time, makes me feel abashed. I say that because it acutely reminds me how much more I/we can do for our bodies and our planet.

Chaco Canyon is so committed: Recycling and composting more than 80 percent of their total waste, not offering plastic utensils, using 95 percent organic ingredients, preparing raw and vegan food, serving fresh live juices and much more.

Naked ambition

Canada's 'princess of punk' says her self-deprecating lyrics are autobiographical in nature ... and she's cool with that

By Sherri Wood, Toronto Sun

Up at 5:30 a.m., feed the dogs a homemade organic breakfast, pack the briefcase for the office, hit the dog park, then the gym, off to work, then home for a 9 p.m. bedtime.

Welcome to a day in the life of Bif Naked, Canada's "princess of punk," in town Saturday for a show at ThePhoenix.

The 34-year-old tattooed Can-rock vet (born an orphan in India and later adopted by U.S. missionary parents who eventually settled in Western Canada), leads a surprisingly non-rockstar lifestyle. The singer, who says her biggest vice is bubblegum, stays focused on her raw food vegan diet, her two dogs and her work -- namely, her new album, Superbeautifulmonster.

Eat It Raw

By Steve Billings, 10/12/05

Yes, rah, rah, raw! Santa Cruz embraces the raw food aesthetic at the overnight sensational Café La Vie.

Mills Mccartney Goes Vegan     

Sir Paul Mccartney's wife Heather Mills Mccartney is enjoying a fresh change to her diet - she's become a vegan.

Study: Tongues carry disease agent

October 09, 2005

The mystery of how deer and elk spread chronic wasting disease from one animal to another may be solved: Their tongues are infectious.

When the animals lick or slobber on each other -- a fairly common occurrence -- the agent that causes the fatal disease may be shed from their tongues via saliva. And when they graze, leaving sloughed-off tongue cells and saliva in grass and soil, the disease could be widely transmitted.

Breaking the Taboo

Saturday, October 08, 2005

In the chaotic heart of Mong Kok, one man is quietly winning converts to a healthier eating regime and more relaxed lifestyle. Andrea Chiu investigates
It's no picnic being a vegetarian here, even though Hong Kong has 600 Buddhist temples and Buddhism encourages the practice of not eating meat.
On a busy Saturday afternoon in Argyle Street in Mong Kok, home to some of the territory's best street markets, the sidewalks are crowded with pedestrians and at every other store women shout to shoppers to try the food on offer. Much of it is meat and seafood. In the unassuming Cheung Ming Building in Argyle Street, however, a quiet revolution is brewing.

Student vegetarians conscious of health

by Kate Briquelet, of the Advance Titan

Senior Anthony Salm eats ginger rice noodles, a vegetarian Thai food dish. (by Kate Briquelet, of the Advance Titan)

Freshman Hannah Hildebrandt said she was sick of greasy plates of hamburgers, brats, hotdogs and chicken.

Influenced by health factors, she became a vegetarian three years ago. Her meals do not take long to make and she said her vegetable-only lifestyle is trouble-free.

Raw foods for health

By: Rachel Bayer, Journal Newspapers


Nora Lenz was on a vegan diet for 13 years, taught aerobics five times a week, but was never able to lose the excess pounds until she discovered raw foods and the lifestyle of a natural hygienist. Now in her 40s, her body is trim and sleek-it's the body she wanted in her 20s.

Researchers endorse the vegan diet for its weight loss potential

Oct 4, 2005

George Washington University researchers have found that the vegan diet, supplemented with B12 vitamins, is an effective way to lose weight and seems to confirm the end of an era predominated by low-carb diets.

Veggie Happy: Vegetarians say they feel healthy not eating meat

By Sally Symons, Teen Page Reporter

October 3, 2005

Nature-lover, hippie and tree-hugger are words that come to mind at the mention of vegetarianism.

And many teen meat-eaters wonder why someone would become a vegetarian.

There is no definite answer. Some teenagers give up meat in response to the mistreatment of animals, and others say that a meat-free diet leads to increased energy and helps them feel better.

A vegan manifesto

Student Robert Cowan shares his reasons for veganism

By Robert Cowan
September 30, 2005

I used to ridicule non-meat eaters mercilessly in my younger days. Why, I thought, would one want to sacrifice something as great as meat simply for the sake of some silly animal? In retrospect, my ignorance is somewhat appalling.

While there are an abundance of arguments for vegetarianism based on animal rights and environmental concerns, the clearest reason that one might change one's diet is simply for the radical health benefits associated with alternative diets. Meat eating has been linked to stroke, type II diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers, gallstones, hypertension, constipation, Alzheimer's, asthma, impotence, coronary artery disease, osteoporosis and myriad other ailments.

In the raw: S.C.'s newest restaurant is hot, without any cooking

By Peggy Townsend, Sentinel staff writer
September 28, 2005

Matt Samuelson moves through the kitchen of Cafe La Vie like a ricocheting bullet.

He zigs into a back room to show off the cold-pressed coffee that takes all night to make, then zags to the prep area to test a marinara sauce made of raw and sun-dried tomatoes and sample a bit of his homemade hummus.

All that energy may be a testament to the health benefits of the mostly raw, vegan food he prepares at one of Santa Cruz's newest restaurants.

Misleading Nestle health ad aggrieves vegans

September 28, 2005 by Daniel Farey-Jones

LONDON – Nestle has come off the worse in a brush with vegans, who took it to task for claiming that dairy products were "essential for healthy bones" in an ad featuring its Sveltesse Optimise dairy drink.

Vegetarian Cooking Show Gaining National Exposure

Delicious TV Takes the Mystery out of Veggie Fare

PORTLAND, MAINE – September 26, 2005 – The producers of Delicious TV announced today that their new vegetarian cooking and lifestyle TV series was picked up over the summer by Public Television distributor NETA and is now available via satellite feed to all public television stations nationwide.

Doctors survey hospital food, reveal current trends


High-fat fare increases risk of heart disease for hospital staff and visitors

WASHINGTON--Nutrition scientists with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have conducted a nationwide survey to determine if hospital cafeterias and restaurants are meeting the need for low-fat, cholesterol-free foods that can help people maintain a healthy weight and prevent heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. While there are some promising trends, such as the wide availability of whole-grain products and fresh fruit, there is an urgent need for improvement.

Raw vegetables fuel his `engine'

K. Srinivas Reddy
Saturday, Sep 17, 2005

HYDERABAD: Who wouldn't agree that eating vegetables is good for health. But Jaggavarapu Rama Reddy would further qualify this statement. He would like you to eat raw vegetables and shun eating cooked ones. And you cannot disagree with him.

He has been on a raw vegetable diet for over a decade and is now a perfect picture of good health.

Vegan diet 'helps women to lose weight'

Eben Harrell,
Wed 14 Sep 2005

WOMEN who follow a vegan diet, while eating as much as they want when they want, are more likely to lose weight than women on traditional diets, a new study has found.

Researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC examined 59 overweight women over 14 weeks, with about half on a traditional weight-loss diet and the other half on a diet which allowed them to eat as much as they desired, but without meat, cheese, milk or heavily oily foods such as chips.

Lose Weight - Plant-Based Meals


What's the best way to lose weight if you're a postmenopausal woman?

A new study shows a high-carb, vegan diet leads to major weight loss for postmenopausal women.

A low-fat, plant-based diet is more effective at helping women lose weight and improve insulin sensitivity than one that contains meat, according to the results of a new study appearing in the September issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

Scientists publish new theory on source of BSE

Canadian Press
Sep. 1, 2005

TORONTO — A leading medical journal has published a disturbing theory on the origins of mad cow disease, suggesting it may have developed because human remains from the Indian subcontinent were mixed into cattle feed in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s.

The authors say the practice may still be taking place elsewhere, adding it is important to discover whether other countries are importing animal byproducts contaminated with human remains that are destined for feed mills.

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