Saturday, July 23, 2005

Vegan Passport - Times Online

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The world this week - News and Comment - Times Online - Vegan Passport: "Veggies to go
A different kind of passage- to-travel came out this week the latest, expanded, edition of the Vegan Societys Vegan Passport (£3.99). It lists the dishes that vegans can eat in most countries around the world (covering 56 languages), while warning of potential pitfalls. Honey, for example, is off the menu because it exploits another life form. Details: Buy Now "

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Vegan Chocolate for Heart Health

vegan dark chocolate has been shown to be good for heart health Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs - Chocolate for Your Health: "(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to a new study, a daily bar-sized indulgence of flavonol-rich dark chocolate could reduce blood pressure and improve insulin resistance.
'Previous studies suggest flavonoid-rich foods, including fruits, vegetables, tea, red wine and chocolate, might offer cardiovascular benefits,' says Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Ph.D, Senior Scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research on Aging at Tufts University in Boston. 'But this in one of the first clinical trials to look specifically at dark chocolate's effect on lowering blood pressure among people with hypertension.'
Flavonoids are natural antioxidants found in many foods from plants.

Blumberg and colleagues at the University of L'Aquila in Italy studied 20 people with hypertension. a systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure reading -- between 140 and 159 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and a diastolic blood pressure -- bottom number -- between 90 and 99. The participants were not taking antihypertensive medicines, did not have diabetes or any other diseases, and did not smoke.
Throughout the week before the study, participants avoided all chocolate and other flavonoid-rich foods. For the next 15 days, half ate a 3.5-ounce bar of flavonoid-rich dark chocolate daily, while the other half ate the same amount of white chocolate.

'White chocolate, which has no flavonoids, was the perfect control food because it contains all the other ingredients and calories found in dark chocolate,' Blumberg said.
Researchers found a 12 mm Hg decrease in systolic (the top number in a reading) blood pressure and a 9 mm Hg decrease in diastolic (the bottom number in a reading) blood pressure in the dark chocolate group after the 15-day study. They also founfound the dark chocolate group experienced a considerable decrease in several measures of insulin reduction. There were no changes recorded in the white chocolate group.

According to Blumberg, the results can generate recommendations that improve diets and help people control these risk factors. He adds flavoniod-rich foods should be included in a healthy diet, and dark chocolate can be a part of the effort, along with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Submitted by Foods For Life

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Vegan Easier Than Vegetarian says FSA

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Natural Products Magazine: "FSA guidance tackles mistrust on use of vegan and vegetarian - July 13, 2005
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued new draft guidance on the use of the terms vegetarian and vegan in food labelling.

The move is designed to address the problem of growing consumer distrust of the way the terms are used by food manufacturers. The FSA believes that the main reason for this distrust is the lack of a universally accepted definition of what constitutes a food that is suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet.

The FSA says that it was relatively easy to reach agreement from stakeholders (manufacturers, vegetarian and vegan organisations, and religious groups) on use of the term vegan broadly, the exclusion of any foods made from, or with, animals or animal products. The term vegetarian was more difficult to define. The proposed criteria is to exclude products derived from the slaughter of animals or made with the use of such products, but to permit foods that are produced by, from, or with the use of live animals for example eggs or honey. "

Some people vegetarian for religious reasons don't consider eggs to be vegetarian.

A representative from The Young Indian Vegetarian Nitin Mehta conceded it may be easier and simpler for Indian vegetarians to look for products labelled as vegan.

Food Standards Agency * The Vegan Society * The Vegetarian Society * Independent help for manufacturers on Vegetarian and Vegan Labelling and Symbols for Packaging * Press Release - FDA on Vegetarian and Vegan Diets - Full Story Food Navigator - Pub Trade response

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Vegan Shoes - Very In Vogue- Just the Very Donkeys'

Vegetarian Shoes: and Vegan Shoes - Very In Vogue- Just the Very Donkeys' - Vegan shoes have become just the very donkeys' (just the job) - as more and more women realise they don't have to squeeze their feet into part of a cow's bum or look like a geek if they don't.

stars of Vegan Shoes and vegetarian footwear design for foot fashion Beyond Skin

UK stars of foot fashion are Beyond skin see Press-Beyond Skin: appearing in "Cosmopolitan - March 2005, In Style Magazine - February 2005, The Times Magazine - January 2005, Ergo - Winter 2004
Marie Claire - November 2004, Vogue - October 2004, Footwear Today - March 2004, Evening Standard - December 2003"

In California, USA the All Vegan shop sell Men's and women's shoes by BC Footwear, Earth Vegan, Ipath, Kenneth Cole Unlisted, Liz Claiborne, Miss Me, Palladium, Report, Seychelles, Shoes with Souls, Skechers, Splaff, T.U.K. , Vegetarian Shoes, Wanted, and many more, Garmont hiking boots, Spira running shoes, vegan "FUgg" (faux "Ugg") boots

Other sellers of Vegan Shoes include Alternative Outfitters , VeganLine , Vegan Essentials , Vegan Store USA, Bourgeois Boheme, Niketown ,Ethical wares, Moo Shoes , Vegan Wares (Australia), The Vegetarian Site , Vegan Mart, Vega-Life (Holland), Heartland , Birkensock , Chester Boots (Vegan DM's) , Freerangers (UK) , Veganstore , Greenshoes, Pennangalan , Vegan Unlimited, Animal Aid, Vegan Shoes (clogs - for gardening?), eco dragon, Stella McCartney, Asics and others

vegetarian Vegan Shoes

These are nice - I can't understand why you don't see more people wearing these - people would start flocking to be vegan if they new about these footwear fashion statements.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Vegan Cars - fuelled by chip fat and vegetable oil

vegetarian cars- vegan fuel Cruising in Vegetarian Cars with Biodiesel Biofuel | "Most of us drive vehicles with ravenous appetites for gasoline. Steve Morrison drives obliviously past gas stations in a car with an aroma that stimulates people's appetites.

'When I drive past my friends, they all tell me they get hungry,' the Lake Wales resident says. 'It has the smell of food cooking.'
Two homemade bumper stickers on Morrison's 1979 Mercedes 240D sedan hint at the reason. One proclaims, 'My Car Is A Vegetarian.' Another reads 'Your French Fries Give Me Gas.'

Morrison and a few friends in south Polk County have wedged themselves into a tiny niche of alternative fuels, running their cars on discarded vegetable oil previously used to fry fish, egg rolls and -- of course -- french fries in local restaurants. It's an experimental venture pitched well below the radar screen of any established fuel markets.

Morrison, 54, was driving a Toyota pickup truck until two years ago, when he became interested in 'biodiesel,'"

Greasal * Veg Powered Systems * GreaseCar * Willie Nelson's Biodiesal * Biodiesel America * Bio Diesel UK * History * Make your own Bio Fuel * Biofuel Oasis * Bio Fuel UK * BioFuel Coop * Brazil Leads the World

Co-op bans non vegan E Number

Great news and another reason to shop at Coop. Still not perfect but doing much more than many other supermarkets to make a difference. They also are the only supermarket to label their wine to show whether it is vegan or not.

Health, Healthy Eating and Nutrition News: "The following colours, all of which should be avoided according to the HACSG, have been removed from Co-op brand products:

E120 Cochineal, Carmines and Carminic Acid "

Saturday, July 09, 2005

We're NOT Afraid

Following the Terrorists attacks on London a website called We're not afraid popped up with messages to Londoners from all over the world.

Here's our contribution.

A messsage for ALL terrorists who kill and maim innocent people. With Love to Londoners X we

we're not afraid

Friday, July 08, 2005

Can Veganism Make Poverty History? - Press Release And News Distribution - Can Veganism Make Poverty History?: The greatest danger to our world is apathy, the Governments of the world sit back and watch companies undermine the health of the nation, rape the planet and sell weapons of mass destruction to dictators because they think we don't care enough.

There's a good reason why the world is such a mess - we encourage companies to behave badly by buying their products, people can easily make a difference by voting with their shopping bill. Be choosy about who you give you money to.

Animal products cause unnecessary suffering to millions of animals, spread preventable diseases, cause havoc with the environment, waste precious resources such as food and water and burn up billions of dollars of Government subsidies - unlike delicious vegan products.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

EVENTS - Vegan Festival in Scotland Saturday 16th July - Cruelty Free Scotland - Edinburgh Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Bird flu: Epidemic on the edge to spread to Humans.

Bird Flu Epidemic will spread to humans around the world News - Top Stories - Bird flu: World is on the edge: "Dr Shigeru Omi, of the World Health Organisation, said at the opening of a three-day United Nations conference on bird flu that the virus has 'tightened its grip' on the region and is capable of springing major surprises.
Cases of human infection have been reported in Vietnam, with others likely in Cambodia and Indonesia, while fears are growing that infected migratory birds in China could spread the virus to India and Pakistan.
'We believe we are at the tipping point. Either we ... reverse this trend or things will get out of hand,' Dr Omi said. 'We must have an all-out war against this virus.'
The flu, which has killed 54 people in Asia, currently appears to spread to people only when they come into close contact with sick poultry.
But medical experts fear that the H5N1 bird flu strain could mutate into a form that easily passes between people and trigger a global pandemic because people have developed no resistance to the strain. "

More News - * BBC News * Yahoo News * WHO news Factsheet * US Workers' Guidance

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The EnviroLink Network

The EnviroLink Network

As lethargy reigns during yet another UK awareness week – BUAV National Cruelty-Free Week, behind the scenes it seems the vegetarian nerds have been busy. No matter which subject you pick, health, nutrition, punks or chocolate, there seems to be a vegan website for everything – even vegan sex. * * *

Sunday, July 03, 2005

What is the Vegetarian Beef About World Hunger? - Vegetarian

What is the Vegetarian Beef About World Hunger? - Vegetarian: "Compare the following facts about food production:
It takes 23 gallons of water to produce a pound of tomatoes.
It takes 5,214 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef.

One acre of land can produce 20,000 pounds of potatoes.
One acre of land can produce 165 pounds of beef.

It takes 1 pound of grain to make 1 pound of bread.
It takes 20 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef."