Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Years Resolutions & Vegan Predictions for 2007

007 is set to be a very special year.

Author of Vegan Tony Bishop-Weston is predicting in the number of Vegans will double during 2007. Judging by the number of new vegan groups such as The Secret Society of Vegans, Vegan Secret Agents at Double 07, Vegan Pirates, new websites such as Supervegans, Da Vegan Code, and even a vegan political party called Animals Count hoping for seats in the European Parliament – he may be right.

And that's just the tip of the vegan iceberg - in Bristol, Tim Barford from hemp product company Yaoh is planning what he hopes will be the world's biggest ever vegan festival.

Meanwhile London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston is predicting 2007 will be the year of the seed and suggests that a good new year's resolution for health food stores should be 'stock more hemp!'

The Vegan Society had a big shake up at the AGM on World Vegan Day and big things are expected from the new directors, the dynamic new team and bigger premises in Birmingham during 2007.

Certainly the future of the planet is hanging in the balance – the more people who switch on to the solutions that veganism (and hemp!) have to offer then the more chance we have of avoiding our slide towards ill health, environmental catastrophe and oblivion.

Make a difference to people, human health, animal welfare and the environment - make your new years resolution to go vegan !!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Disgrace! Britney Spears Caught Without Pants With Paris Hilton

No this site hasn't been hacked by Porn-sters!
Britney Spears Caught without panties / knickers by paparazzi whilst partying with Paris Hilton IT'S A DISGRACE! Not a disgrace that Britney Spears is so in need of media attention that she has to hook up with party hound Paris Hilton and flaunt her pantie knicker-less uncensored bare binkie for the paparazzi 3 times in a week - no that's just sad. The disgrace is that people around the world are so even more sad that search engines are burning hot and freaking out with searches for Britney Spears Free naked Crotch Photos , Britney Spears caught without panties getting out of car, Britney Spears caught partying nude with Paris Hilton , Free High Resolution Photos of Britney Spears crotch? etc etc etc.

I mean for goodness sake!!!!! - there's a dirty great hole in the ozone layer, the marine ecosystem is about to collapse from overfishing, the planet is running out of food because we are feeding it all to Factory Farmed animals, we are running out of water, the ice caps are melting which could throw us into a new ice age and we are running out of fresh air to breath.

What's the most important thing on our kid's minds? - Britney Spears' shaved, naked front bottom!

Here's the deal - we help you (yes you! you are reading this aren't you?)stop wasting your time looking for Britney Spears' pussy - you use the time saved constructively to try and save the planet? Deal or no deal? *sigh*

Q) Is there any hope for the human race??????????????
A) Yes Go Vegan!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

More Evidence of Vegetarians High IQ

High IQ link to being vegetarian

Intelligent children are more likely to become vegetarians later in life, a study says.

A Southampton University team found those who were vegetarian by 30 had recorded five IQ points more on average at the age of 10.

Researchers said it could explain why people with higher IQ were healthier as a vegetarian diet was linked to lower heart disease and obesity rates.

The study of 8,179 was reported in the British Medical Journal.

Does this mean people with Low IQ are more likely to eat at McDonalds? A study someone?

Nutrition advice at Nutritionists London - Food For Life

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Animal Rights Political Party Launched

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | New animal rights party launched

Jasmijn de Boo - new animal rights political party, Animals Count

Animals Count a new political Party was launched today at Animal Aid's Christmas without Cruelty Fayre.

Widely covered by the BBC today the Animals Count Party led by Jasmijn de Boo in the UK follows in the footsteps of success of their sister party in Holland that now have 2 seats in the Dutch Parliament.

See BBC Report Video

See Animals Count Website The new UK Party for The Animals

See additional Report Animals Count Launch Party
on the BBC

See also Dutch Party for the animals Success - News and Dutch Party For The Animals Website

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Bacon Causes Cancer?

Bacon causes Cancer? Health Food News

Those who ate bacon five or more times per week were 59-percent more likely to develop bladder cancer than those who never did. Also, men and women who ate chicken this often were 52-percent more likely to develop bladder cancer than those who never ate skinless chicken.

SOURCE: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 2006.

London Nutritionists

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Vegetarian Health Store Wins Award in Croydon Surrey

Oasis Yoga and Health - Natural Products Health Store and Natural Health Clinic

Oasis Natural Products, a Croydon vegetarian wholefood health store has won the Best Health and Beauty Business Award.

London Nutritionist
Yvonne Bishop-Weston said "The team at Oasis so deserve this! They've worked so hard for so long to deliver support for the people of Croydon to lead a healthy lifestyle. It's so inspiring to see this award won by an ethical vegetarian business. It proves ethics and success can be achieved in business."

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Burberry Targetted By Animal Welfare Activists

Bloody Burberry - When Plaid Goes Bad

The new CEO at Burberry who moved from Liz Claiborne Inc (DKNY) was head hunted Burberry to save the flagging brand since the Chavs adopted it.

Perhaps she could have chosen an image that wasn't so stereotypical "Rich spoilt bitch I don't care about anyone or anything else" type of profile.

Certainly the shareholders and investors won't be best pleased that she's incured the wrath of PeTA. That won't be good for the share price. The boys in the City don't need many excuses to start dumping shares and the value of the already pressured stock will plummet. PeTA's new fur campaign will no doubt hit Burberry's projected 23% increase in retail revenues for 2006.

PeTA say "Burberry may be best known for its distinctive plaid, but its use of real fur is making the design house synonymous with cruelty to animals. Burberry continues to use fur in its designs despite the fact that leading clothing retailers like Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Ann Taylor, Polo Ralph Lauren, and others have pulled fur from their stores forever."

Burberry say "Good workplace standards, health and safety, fair pay and fair employment conditions together with care for the environment are all elements of a successful and professionally run business. It is our responsibility to ensure that these expectations are also met in our supply chain, where both good and poor performance has the ability to impact on Burberry’s reputation."

Case of "put your money where your mouth is" we think.

PeTA's new Burberry website exposes some of the cruelties of the fur trade. There is a video with commentary by Stella McCartney

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

SiberNews - Study: vegan diets healthier for planet, people than meat diets

SiberNews - Study: vegan diets healthier for planet, people than meat diets

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 April issue of the journal Earth Interactions.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Govt Accused of radical Extremism on Environment

UK Government radical Extremists say UK Vegans

"Salvation for the planet lies in hemp not hype" says leading UK Vegan Tony Bishop-Weston

hemp products- oil

"Instead of madcap taxes the Government should do more to tackle the mad CAP (common agricultural policy) subsidies for the meat and dairy industry and invest in sustainable alternatives for food and energy such as hemp" says Bishop-Weston.

"Things will only change if the sustainable alternatives are more easily available and the price of things contributing to the destruction of our health and planet are left to reflect the true cost of production." he adds.

Hemp Products

World Vegan Day
Press Release

World Vegan Day London Event
on World Vegan Day 1st November Understanding VEGAN : Climate Change & Environment at

VENUE: YMCA Indian Student Hostel, Mahatma Gandhi, Conference Hall, 41 Fitzroy Square, central London - Tubes: Warren Street, Portland Street, Regents Park & Euston Square

Vegan Food Saves Environment

Vegans Sales of Vegan & Free From Foods saves Environment

Vegan companies such as Plamil tend to have a broader outlook on business ethics, it's not just a focus on health foods, they look at ethics and environmental issues too.

vegan foods chosen to save environment

Plamil have been given consistently high marks for their products by Ethical Consumer magazine, source the bulk of their ingredients from worker co-operatives where possible and are converting their chocolate factory over to using more sustainable 100% renewable energy -- possibly a world first for confectionery manufacturing.

"The market for Free-From foods has increased dramatically over recent years but local independent retailers are now beginning to take advantage and catch this emerging market" says MD AdrianLing.

" We have wide range dairy free and egg free products to fill the gaps on the local retailers' shelves and help them take full advantage of a growing market for environmentally friendly health foods"

World Vegan Day is November 1st

Thursday, October 19, 2006

World Vegan Day 2006

World Vegan Day is almost upon us. On November the 1st 2006 people from around the world - from Canada to Australia will be celebrating Veganism's 62nd Birthday.

Please let us know about your event - Post a comment below.

Contact your local health food store and organise free World Vegan Day tastings of delicious vegan food, contact local pubs and restaurants and see if they'll put on a special World Vegan Day dish , contact your local school and see if they'll let you give a talk about making a difference to people, animals and the environment, contact your local papers or local radio and see if they will feature a vegan chocolate cake recipe a free World Vegan Day giveaway of vegan products or a discussion about veganism. You could also arrange a display in your local library or leisure centre of health club for World Vegan Day

Contact your local vegetarian & Vegan group to find out what they are up to and offer your help.

Above all, even if it's just getting a few friends around for a vegan chocolate fondue and a few bottles of German Beer to toast the founder of Veganism Donald Watson Please have fun and celebrate the lifestyle that benefits people, animals and the environment!

World Vegan Day November 1st Count Me In Calendar

World Vegan Day UK 2006

World Vegan Day in London

World Vegan Day Austrailia

World Vegan Day Essex

Austrailan Youth Hostel Association - World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day Europe

World Vegan Day Kansas City

World Vegan Day Vancouver?

World Vegan Day Birmingham

World Vegan Day Leicester

Glasgow - Mono - Half price food for World Vegan Day!

World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day

New guides from The Vegan Society are available and free to download

Veganism and the Environment - Free Booklet

Veganism, Vegan Nutrition and Health - Free Booklet

Why Vegan? - Free Booklet

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Last Chance to Say no to GM contamination

Friends of the Earth: Campaigns: Real Food: Press for change: Say no to GM contamination

Govt Consultation ends on 20th October this is maybe your last chance to say NO to GM contamination of the UK

say no to GMO

Say no to GMO NOW

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Teens 'smoke to have small babies' - Yahoo! News UK

Teens 'smoke to have small babies' - Yahoo! News UK

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston said "This is ridiculous - young mothers are pointlessly endangering not only their baby's long term health but also their own. The baby's head is likely to be around the same size despite the smaller body and it's the head that's most difficult to get out. In addition smoking is really bad for the skin so the likelihood of horrendous stretch marks is far greater"

Pregnant teenagers are deliberately smoking in the hope of having smaller babies so giving birth is easier, it has been reported.

Public health minister Caroline Flint spoke at a Labour Party conference fringe meeting about teenagers' attempts to reduce their labour pains, the Nursing Standard magazine reported.

Smoking can lead to low birthweight babies, meaning some teenagers smoke throughout pregnancy, the magazine said.

The Department of Health said Ms Flint had heard about the issue anecdotally from health professionals and young women she has met.

Ms Flint said: "It is important that we understand what stops young women making healthy choices so we can provide the right answers to their concerns.

"In this case, childbirth is no less painful if your baby is low weight. So smoking is not the answer, pain relief is."

Studies have shown that women who smoke during pregnancy are three times more likely to have a low birthweight baby. Smoking can also cause other problems, such as respiratory illness.

Women who smoke are less likely to carry their babies to full term and there is a 26% increased risk that they will miscarry or experience stillbirth.

Babies of smoking mothers are also an average of 200g (7oz) lighter at birth.

Royal College of Midwives (RCM) midwife Gail Johnson said there was no evidence that having a smaller baby reduced pain in labour. She said: "It is vital that the risks associated with smoking are highlighted and that women are then supported to make changes to their lifestyle but the RCM is very clear that there is no evidence that the size of the baby relates to the amount of pain the woman may experience."

Story by PA Press Association

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Vegan Society AGM - Sparks Will Fly

Vegan Society AGM 2006 It's promised sparks will fly as active members of The Vegan Society try to bring it's governing body, strategic planning and campaigning, kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. Members are urged to attend not just for the celebrations afterwards but to be a voice of reason at The Vegan Society Annual General Meeting 2006.

For a small UK charity The Vegan Society has admirably managed to make huge changes to the world we live in, the way we think about life, the way people shop and the way we live.

But for the many new converts to veganism it's not enough. Unlike some of the older vegans who appear humbled by the small changes we now take for granted the new vegans are not prepared to accept a status of second class citizen. They want and expect the same service, quality, value for money, convenience and enjoyment from life as they had before they became vegan and they want it now. It infuriates them and their friends that restaurants would prefer to ignore their preferences or charge the same price for a low value vegetable side dish as their friends are paying for the expensive meat or fish dish.

These new vegans are no longer just academics, amateur philosophers, musicians, students or unemployed anarchists with plenty of time on their hands. They are IT executives, Doctors, marketing and PR gurus, designers, chefs, authors, dieticians, fireman, company directors, food manufacturers, financial directors and accountants, city bankers, journalists, broadcasters, athletes, property developers, market anaylists, and business consultants.

They want to see a slick new vegan society that behaves in more professional, dynamic and pro-active way - mere existence is not enough they have much higher goals and agendas.

The Vegan Society's AGM 2006 in London is set to be one that could make or break the future of the world. If the Vegan Pandora is allowed to fully escape out of the box that Donald Watson opened in 1944 then this most logical, simple, practical solution to some of the biggest dilemas that face mankind could become totally infectious and create a world epidemic of common sense.

There are a number of motions being put forward and despite the present undemocratic regimes best attempts to hang on to the cliquey status quo it's hoped the old guard will finally be thwarted. The hope is that the intimidation, lies, political backstabbing, and procrastination will finally be flushed down the toilet and a new more vibrant vegan society will emerge capable of taking on the global corporations that are ruining the world in the name of short term profits.

Some people suggest that The Vegan Society has been infiltrated by a competitive industrial body - the aim being to do just enough to exist and avoid suspician but to sterilise, make all innovations and campaigns ineffectual and impotent. It would be easy to fall for this conspiracy theory given the many projects that have been completed but never put into action. Coupled with big legacies that have just been frittered away on running costs rather than invested in the future and a planned move to Birmingham????? it's easy to get suspicious.

Those on the inside know that fear is the biggest complications. "The controlling trustees are just plain scared of what they don't understand, can't comprehend and have no experience of. They are afraid to enter into the territory of the world's arena preferring the safety and comfort of their little cliquey world where they can feel important, clever and in control. They surround themselves with amateurs and sycophants who perpetuate their delusions of grandeur. Anyone who tries to change things in their particular area of expertise is patronised or outmanoevered with petty committee politics." says one ex member of staff.

No wonder so many people have got frustrated and left in recent years. The good news for veganism is that they have nearly all gone on to bigger and better things.

There is a move to change the constitution of The Vegan Society so that trustees are recruited in set areas of expertise and are designated individual responsibility for key functions of The Vegan Society that will benefit from their experience and qualifications.

In this way it's hoped to stop the culture of "intefering busybody" where instead of getting involved in scary areas of IT, media, marketing, legislation and PR where they are unconfident they get involved in accounts, merchandising and publishing and get away with opinions rather than productive results.

" I'm always amazed how much The Vegan Society gets mentioned- they've not had a formal Press Officer for 3 years" says Tony Bishop-Weston author of Vegan - (a healthy diet cookbook)

Anyone with an interest in furthering Veganism is encouraged to both vote for change and attend the Vegan Society AGM in London - See Vegan Society AGM 2006 for details.

For Vegan Society Members' discussion on the AGM motions see Vegan Forum

McDonalds to be sued for misleading advertising

Pelman v. McDonald's Corp.
New York Law Journal
September 22, 2006 - McDonalds Must Answer Complaint Alleging Deception as to Nutritional Benefits of Its Food says judge.

While late-night comedians joked when a New York lawyer filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s in 2002 for making his clients sick and obese, the fast food giant is now finding itself one step closer to the courtroom door. As reported today by the New York Law Journal (sub req’d) regarding the case of two teenagers, known as “Pelman v. McDonald’s”:

Southern District Judge Robert Sweet has refused to grant the company’s latest motion to dismiss, saying that parents of children who are obese and suffered other health problems — allegedly because of McDonald’s food — provided enough specific examples of allegedly misleading advertising to allow the suit to go forward.

Informed Eating

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Vegan Revolution Needed to Feed The World

15/09/2006 - The FAO has called for a second Green Revolution to feed the world's growing population while preserving natural resources.

Addressing a meeting of the World Affairs Council of Northern California in San Francisco, FAO director-General Jacques Diouf said that a major international effort was needed to feed the world when the population soars from six to nine billion.
"The new Green Revolution will be less about introducing new, high-performance varieties of wheat or rice, important as they are, and much more about making wiser and more efficient use of the natural resources available to us," he said.

Diouf added that the original Green Revolution of the Fifties and Sixties doubled world food production by bringing the power of science to agriculture, but relied on the lavish use of inputs such as water, fertilizer and pesticides.

The task ahead may well prove harder.

"We not only need to grow an extra one billion tonnes of cereals a year by 2050 - within the lifetimes of our children and grandchildren but do so from a diminishing resource base of land and water in many of the worlds regions, and in an environment increasingly threatened by global warming and climate change," he said.


More about Feed the World - Feed the World with Vegafam

Friday, September 15, 2006

UK Lets Talk Like a Pirate Day

UK Lets Talk Like a Pirate Day

It's almost here - Lets talk like a pirate day that started in the USA for a joke by 2 journalists and then went large and turned into international talk like a pirate day and spawned let's act like a pirate day is Tuesday Sept 19th.

For more details and contacts go to Talk Like a Pirate Day

There's a forum to learn to Talk Like a Pirate , a Talk like a pirate day gallery to post pictures , a pirate message service and tattoo gallery.

Journalists and producers wanting to talk to a live pirate text 07944068432 or contact via email - Don Quinoa @

More at

Healthy Pirate Attacks Jamie Oliver over Jamies School Dinners

5th Lets Talk Like a Pirate Day to be celebrated by 19 million people internationally
(includes video)

Pictures at Flickr UK Talk Like a Pirate Day

capt long john tofu of the pirates of the carob bean about to do battle on let's talk like a pirate day

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Jamie's School Dinners - Food Most Fowl

Jamie's School Dinners - Food Most Fowl

Jamie's School Dinners

See the animated cartoon for kids about what goes into food designed for children.

Luckily the government,nutritionists, School Foods Trust and Caroline Walker Trust have all agreed that rectum, testicles, lung, udder, feet and other tasty tidbits should no longer be in school food for children.

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says there is still much work to be done.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Omega 3 from Fish Oils not sustainable

Fish Oil IQ test a red herring says leading London nutritionist on ITN - Video

Founder of Foods For Life Yvonne Bishop-Weston tells ITV ITN reporter Chris Choi that Fish oil is not a long term solution for UK school children. "It's unsustainable both financially and environmentally"

ITN report microscopic sea plants ( Algae )may be a cheaper more environmentally friendly option to address the predicament of low levels of omega 3 long chain fatty acids DHA and EPA in childrens diets.

Meanwhile Jamie Oliver star of Jamies School Dinners on Channel 4 says parents who fail to properly feed their children are "arseholes and tossers"

Yvonne says parents should be more responsible but not blamed as the people who they look to for guidance such as Doctors and Schools have a limited understanding of nutrition themselves.

"When you have Burger King offering Hospital Catering (Croydon, Southampton, Cambridge) it's a bit harsh to start calling parents rude names - Mr Oliver needs to aim his fully loaded barrels a bit higher!" advises Yvonne.

New interim guidelines for caterers of school meals were released by DfES , SFT and Govt this week. Free water has to be made available, less fatty and sugary foods, and it's now illegal to feed school children testicles, rectum, udder, feet and other nasty smelly bits of animals often hidden in sausages, burgers and twizzlers.

See video ITN report on Fish Oils

Monday, September 04, 2006

Vegetarians Win BBC Test The Nation

Vegetarians Win BBC Test The Nation - Results

It seems that if you want the best IQ then 2 secrets may be to be a vegetarian and go to public school.

In The BBC's Test the Nation programme testing for IQ it was the vegetarians that won followed by the ex public school boys.

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston from Foods For Life says "This Vegetarian win supports advice that a diet richer in fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds is better for sustainable healthy brain function"

Just as well the Vegetarians won - they were up against the butchers, estate agents and footballers wives - if they'd have lost against any of them it would have been a bit of a PR disaster for The Vegetarian Society who fielded 4 staff members amongst the 30 strong team.

IQ Test your Vegetarian or Vegan brain power and intelligence!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Burger King Extremists Bid to Save The World

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Oliver Burkeman reports on 'extreme dining' in the US

Fast Food Giants Do The World A Favour.

The Final Solution - Natural selection - Save the World! - Kill the really dumb people!

Burger King and other Fast Food Giants in the USA have finally realised the only sustainable way forward for the planet and the human race is veganism. Having failed to entice their clientele with vegan offerings of fresh fruit and salad and other "healthy options" they have realised that some of their customers are just too dumb to see sense. The final solution? Give them enough rope to hang themselves - kill them off as quickly as possible - enter the "Burger King Stacker Quad" , Denny's Extreme Grand Slam Breakfast or Hardee’s Thickburger (for real thickies?) 70% of your recommended daily calorific intake in a single meal!

And they call PeTA members and vegans extremists?!?!??

Monday, August 14, 2006

Milk "Less Fresh" scheme costs £1m

BBC NEWS | England | Cornwall | Dairy farmers get 1m for upgrade

More than £1m of EU funding has been awarded to Cornish dairy farmers to help them improve their facilities.
The Objective One money has come from Cornwall Enterprise's Dairy Collect service. It aims to make the industry more sustainable in the county.

As part of the scheme, milk on farms is chilled more efficiently and in larger quantities, so buyers' tankers can visit every other day instead of daily.

Nearly 90 farms will benefit from the next round of cash.

Not only will this be another nail in the coffin of the Dairy Industry as it ensures milk is less fresh but also will offer incentives to farmers to include milk contaminated with pus, ivermectin, anti biotics and other contaminates to reach volumes required for bonusses.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Vegans Travel From around the World to Demark

Vegans travelled from around the globe (Australia, Japan, America, Sweden , Finland, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland) to join in the 10th International Vegan Festival.

A French vegan cycled nearly two thousand kilometres over 9 days to join the gathering in the Northern tip of Demark where some of the world's most beautiful beaches are located.

"I wanted to prove just how fit Vegans can be" said Stefan who designs computerised equipment for trains.

Delegates from The Vegan Society, Vegan Pirates, The Secret Society of Vegans (allegedly), Vegan Extreme Sports, Raw Vegans, Da Vegan Code, WSPA, EarthSave, Foods For Life and many other organisations are in attendance.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Vegan Pirates

The Vegan Pirates followers of Da Vegan Code advise you to talk like a pirate for International Talk like a Pirate day and take heed of a prophecy by Luscious Lychee juicy Lucy Loopy Loo who talks of a happening on 1:11:11 - she says all will be revealed in time.

Pirates Of The Carob Bean HQ - Vegan Pirates News

Vegan Pirates Prophesy 1:11:11

Vegan Pirates

Be prepared to be Avasted and AAharrrgghed the vegan pirates have landed

The Pirates o the carob bean have crawled out of the codswallop and unlocked a few doors to an Island where "folks looking fer adventure and the secrets o life can be free to say an do how they please in a vegan piratin way - a sort a enter at yer own vegan risk sorta place."

"Taste it yer pirate! Let Curiosity caress yer cheek, gently take yer hand and yank yer gasping to it's very heart" says Don Quinoa who appears to be a parrot and spokesperson for Capt Long John Tofu leader of the pirates o the carob bean.

They sing of a prophecy by one Luscious Lychee juicy Lucy Loopy Loo.

If ye google the news that's vegan an pure
and look for the 7th or 9th down in line
you'll find the lair o vegan pirates fer sure
lying jest beneath the pirates' carob bean sign

and luscious lychee lucy, the loopy Loo
will prophecy to all the future o hope
on the 1st o the eleventh, eleventh it's true
all will be revealed, mankinds' been a dope

Da Vegan Code is not just a myth
no more a red herring than sweet seasoned seeds
remember remember four days fore the fifth
for a world celebration full o ethical deeds

doncha yer ask fer nay money or oxymoronical mercy
if yer persuasion is left in the lurch
fer no amount of intentions'll stop the kids that'll curse ye
if you choose the wrong side an wrong church

Friday, June 30, 2006

No Diet Pill Just Healthy Diet For Fat Vegan

The Fat Vegan Project

Chris from Gloucestershire Veggie Fayre has embarked on his Fat Vegan Project.On his new blog he tells us

"Over a year period I will attempt to lose weight to finally get down to my healthy weight (around 11 - 12 stone) which I was only 6 years ago. If you were to listen to most experts they would tell you that in order to lose weight you might want to cut down on dairy and meat... Well Im a vegan and Im knocking on 22 stone.

With help from some vegan nutrition experts, the vegan business comunnity and moral support from friends and family we hope to raise some serious
money for vegan / animal charities."

Chris will be helped by London Nutritionist, founder of Foods For Life, ION (Institute of Optimum Nutrition) tutor and co Author of "Vegan" - Yvonne Bishop-Weston.

She says "Following all the publicity about the new diet pill this is perfect timing by Chris to prove the best way to loose weight is a weight loss diet based on a healthy diet"

Chris is living proof that a Vegan diet or Vegetarian diet is not always necessarily good protection against putting on weight. There are plenty of high calorie, high carbohydrate, high sugar, high fat foods and drinks that are vegan.

"With help from a Personal Trainer I hope to help Chris gradually lose weight so that the fat loss is sustainable and he ends up as a shining example of how healthy you can be on a 100% plant based vegan diet."

Friday, June 23, 2006

Cadburys Chocolate Contaminated with salmonella

Food Standards Agency - Cadbury Schweppes Plc recalls a range of its own brand chocolate products due to possible contamination with salmonella

Cadburys Cows milk dairy chocolate is found to be contaminated with salmonella a popular bacteria often found in chicken, eggs and dairy products that causes serious food poisoning.

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Cadbury Schweppes Plc recalls a range of its own brand chocolate products due to possible contamination with salmonella
Friday 23 June 2006

Food Alert: for Action

Ref: 36/2006 (38/2006 Scotland)
Heads of Environmental Health and Directors of Trading Standards will wish to be aware that Cadbury Schweppes Plc has recalled seven different own brand chocolate products due to possible contamination with Salmonella Montevideo.
Cadbury Schweppes Plc has undertaken a full product recall and will be issuing a press notice on 23 June to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall and the actions they can take if they have purchased the affected products.

The products recalled are:
Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish 250g
Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel 250g
Cadbury Dairy Milk Mint 250g
Cadbury Dairy Milk 8 Chunk
Cadbury Dairy Milk 1kg
Cadbury Dairy Milk Button Easter Egg-105g
Cadbury Freddo 10p

Action to be taken by local authorities: products do not comply with the food safety requirements due to possible contamination with Salmonella Montevideo.

Another good reason to avoid animal products and stick to Vegan Chocolate

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Not Enough Fish in The Sea for Non Vegetarian Omega 3

Not everyone is delighted at the Govt's plans to dose children with omega 3 DHA and EPA (see Independent - Omega 3 on the menu)

London Nutritionist and founder of Foods For Life Yvonne Bishop-Weston says that "Apart from the issues of toxity in fish from dioxins, PCB's, xeno-oestrogens and heavy metals there are simply not enough fish in the sea for this type of mass dosing of omega 3 DHA and EPA from fish."

George Monbiot from the Guardian agrees - There's not enough fish in the sea

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Vegan artist Eats whole cow

British artist Damian Hirst famously pickled whole animals. Now, a Portuguese vegan artist from Glasgow School of Fine Art has arranged an installation that will encourage members of the public to eat a whole cow. But is it art?

Glasgow, UK (PRWEB) June 18, 2006 -- 25 year old artist Zoe Birrell’s work is featured as part of Glasgow School of Arts’ Degree Show -- An annual exhibition of final year work from Fine Art, Architecture and Design.

The Times Newspaper and the Independent Newspaper have both chosen Glasgow School of Arts’ Degree show as the best Art show to visit in Scotland.

The Times said: "This is the best opportunity to discover artists before their reputations and prices soar the Independent described the event as ‘one of the 'best degree shows' outside of London."

Vegetarian since the age of 14 and a Vegan for the last 5 years Zoe decided to explore the issues of intensively farmed animals related to her own femininity. The life of the modern dairy cow, kept perpetually pregnant and thus full of hormones whilst suffering the emotional stress of loss of her baby calf inspired Zoe to focus on these psychological and physiological issues and the ethical alternatives.

Zoe has cast her own body weight of delicious dairy free vegan chocolate, donated by Plamil Foods, into a herd of 420 chocolate cows, 300 of which the public will be invited to purchase and eat.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Vegan Events- International Vegan Festival in Denmark and UK

Activists Plot to Change the World at 10th International Vegan Festival in The Country of Vikings and Danish Bacon

Over the next few months there will be Vegan Festivals in Bristol, Gloucester, and London but the Vegan event liable to make the biggest impact on the thriving increased rate of world veganism is The 10th International Vegan Festival in Denmark.

International Vegan Festival (Denmark)
Brisytol Vegan Festival
Gloucester Vegan Festival (Gloucester)
London Vegan Festival
Coventry Vegan Festival
Christmas Without Cruelty Vegan Festival (London)

Fish in Omega 3 Fortified Milk, Eggs & Cheese is Vegetarian Society's Worst Nightmare

Something Fishy Going On? Omega 3 Fortified Milk, Eggs & Cheese is Vegetarian Society Worst Nightmare

omega 3 vegetarian dha epa essential fatty acid

Despite publicity about toxity in fish, and unsustainability of fish stocks, fish oils are increasingly being added to dairy products to increase levels of omega 3 essential fatty acids. This could be The Vegetarian Society's worst nightmare as milk, cheese, yoghurts and margarine are no longer acceptable for a vegetarian diet. However a new vegetarian EPA Omega 3 product could save their veggie bacon.

A Report from Flora margarine says that 80% of consumers are concerned that they are not getting enough Omega 3.

Even the BMJ admit there are not enough fish in the sea to cope with present demand.

Algae based Vegetarian DHA EPA seems the logical answer. See V-Pure from Water 4 Life for more info.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Vegan Winner for Foods For Life Healthy Food Awards 2006

Redwoods Wholefoods high protein vegetarian mince fortified with Vitamin B12 and vegetarian Omega 3 Essential fats

Vegan Winner for Foods For Life Health Food Awards 2006

The new stars of healthy Vegetarian and Vegan catering, Redwood Wholefoods, have won yet another Healthy eating Award to add to their impressive list of achievements. The Foods For Life Nutritious and Delicious Award 2006.

Redwood's Food products are loved by everyone not just those on vegetarian and vegan diets. Redwood Foods Award winning products now include:

Redwood Cheezly - The world's first melting dairy free vegan cheese - fantastic on Pizza or on Toast. Declared "heaven on toast" by a spokesperson from the Vegetarian Society

Redwood Cheatin Chicken and Bacon - Egg free, meat free dairy free vegan rashers and Award winning realistic meat free vegan chicken peices.

Redwood Veggie Deli Range - Includes ready to eat vegan sausages (once called the Rolls Royce of Veggie sausages by Virgin Radio) award winning Falafels (now in Starbucks) and the award winning fishless fish range.

The Redwood food policy of making products suitable for everyone and incredibly delicious aswell as nutritious means they are increasingly becoming the No 1 choice for retailers and caterers alike.

See the
Redwood Foods Website at meet them in person at The Bristol Vegan Fayre or The London Vegan Festival

See also Innovation in Health Food Industry

Vegan BBQ Is Not a Mission Impossible With Vegan Mayo - Pea PR

Vegan BBQ Is Not a Mission Impossible With Vegan Mayo

Plamil have launched a “It’s not mission impossible” bbq website in conjunction with London Nutritionists Foods For Life to celebrate the 10th National BBQ Week and summer celebrations in a healthier way.

Vegan BBQ

Monday, May 15, 2006

Vegan market worth $2.8 Billion Dollars

Veganism creates $2.8 Billion market

The market for foods replacing meat and other animal products is estimated at $2.8 billion, according to Mintel International Group Ltd., a research consumer company.

Big Brother Tony Blair Liar Liar Bum's on Fire

Telegraph | News | Tony Blair: Time to act against animal rights protesters

Big Brother Tony Blair prove's he's a Liar Liar Bum's on Fire Bliar Bliar writing in the Torygraph.

"Many millions more will be spared an early death or a life of pain because of the research now under way. They deserve our support. And they should get it."

Meanwhile innocent campaign administrators have been arrested and sent to jail despite no evidence that they have actually done anything apart from run a successful campaign and print leaflets, send emails and run websites.

Blair talks about keeping shareholders and company directors names a secret - is this guy masonic or demonic?

Little wonder Labour did so badly in the local elections - they've well and truly lost the bunny vote.

It seems he is intent on being big pharma's puppet in protecting their illegal activities and disgusting inhumane torture. He has no excuse - he has been shown undercover evidence of what goes on and HLS's illegal activities but obviously the hand up his backside is too big to allow him to stop licking these criminal's bottoms.

For the truth see

What Doctors Don't Tell you


Dr Hadwen Trust


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Da Vegan Code - Symbols all around us

Sunflower Symbol- Vegan Society and Da Vinci Code

Da Vegan Code - Da Vinci symbols are all around us

Da Vegan code is all around us, some just choose not to see. Chosen for it's perfect opposing spirals in a perfect Golden ratio of Phi 1.618 in the Fibonacci sequence, the Da Vegan Code sunflower symbol is all around us.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Da Vegan Code

In the fire that was the oxmoronic world of vegan Jehad there is a new wind.

Sleeping beneath the foundations of the pillars of the knights of new world order lies an ancient power far beyond the comprehension of the new world order puppets.

Ye who fears change shall fear deeper.

Ye who comprehends shall taste sweeter regions.

Open your eyes and ye shall see logic and reason beyond all manner of things.

The Da Vegan Code awaits you - can you crack it?

The Secret Society of Vegans

Monday, April 24, 2006

Red Tractor Drives Roughshod On Animal Wellfare

Red Tractor Happy Meat is an Oxymoron

red tractor leaves bad taste in the mouth for animal welfare activists
PM helps launch Red Tractor Day Downing Street Reports:

Tony Blair has backed a scheme which helps shoppers easily find UK-produced fresh food.

He helped launch "Red Tractor Day" as a full-size red tractor pulled in Downing Street.

The scheme allows producers to use a distinctive logo on packs of food which meet its strict set of criteria.

These standards cover animal welfare, food transport, processing and packing.

Mr Blair said:

"Six years ago I helped launch the Red Tractor logo. Last year it appeared on over £5bn worth of food.

The Red Tractor scheme claims it's Farmers must care for their animals by following the Five Freedoms welfare code (freedom from hunger & thirst; discomfort; pain, injury or disease; fear or distress; freedom to express normal patterns of behaviour).

This doesn't mean what you'd think it means - for example 'normal patterns of behaviour only mean normal for an animal caged and trapped with little or no light or mental and physical stimulation and deprived to fulfil basic intincts such as caring for their young and running or making a nest.

One look at the Red Tractor farms exposed by Hillside Animal Sanctuary show this scheme to by a farce and meaningless when it comes to animal welfare. Health seems to only apply to health that would endanger human life not the health of the animals (vetinary bills are expensive)

little Red Tractor exposed

Bernard Matthews Battered Turkey in Bird Baseball Horror

bernard mathews battered turkey in bird baseball horror

Bernard Mathews THE BIRD BATTERER: "By Jeremy Armstrong
TURKEYS at a Bernard Matthews farm were thrown in the air and battered with a pole in scenes of 'appalling cruelty' filmed by undercover investigators. "

The footage was taken by an undercover investigator from Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Frettenham, Norfolk. He secretly filmed the farm workers on Friday in the shed, which holds thousands of birds for Bernard Matthews' multi-million pound empire.

The investigator, a 50-year-old cameraman who has worked extensively for the BBC, Channel 4 and newspapers over the past nine years, said: "This is by far the worst cruelty that I have witnessed. When he hit the birds it made a terrible sound. It was sickening."

It is not the first time alleged cruelty has been exposed at a farm run by Bernard Matthews, famed for his catchphrase "Boo tiful, really bootiful" and Turkey Twizzlers slated by TV chef Jamie Oliver in his crusade for healthier children's food.

Bernard Mathews was reported as having to take a massive paycut down from £1million to £595 million as he borrowed £130 million to buy out other shareholders after profits dropped 15% from £46 million to £39 million per year.

The Turkey Batterer Bird Baseball Video footage can be seen on Sky news - more info and footage at Hillside Animal Sanctuary

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Vegan diets better for planet & people

Vegan diets better for planet and people: CHICAGO, April 13 (AScribe Newswire) -- 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.

The average American diet requires the production of an extra ton and a half of carbon dioxide-equivalent, in the form of actual carbon dioxide as well as methane and other greenhouse gases compared to a strictly vegetarian diet

In their study, Eshel and Martin compared the energy consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions that underlie five diets: average American, red meat, fish, poultry and vegetarian (including eggs and dairy), all equaling 3,774 calories per day.
The vegetarian diet turned out to be the most energy-efficient, followed by poultry and the average American diet. Fish and red meat virtually tied as the least efficient.
The impact of producing fish came as the study's biggest surprise to Martin, an Assistant Professor in Geophysical Sciences. 'Fish can be from one extreme to the other,' Martin said. Sardines and anchovies flourish near coastal areas and can be harvested with minimal energy expenditure. But swordfish and other large predatory species required energy-intensive long-distance voyages.
Martin and Eshel's research indicated that plant-based diets are healthier for people as well as for the planet. "

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Toxins in Fish Oils Omega 3 Fatty Acid

Fish Oil contains cancerous toxins

April 12 Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror confirm that Boots has withdrawn supplies of its own-brand Super Strength Fish Oil Capsules because of illegally high levels of dioxins.

Secret Society of Vegans - The Truth

The Secret Society of Vegans exposed Finally uncovered The secret society of vegans are finally exposed!

The Secret Society of Vegans started by vegans at a secret date at a secret location by a secret group of bvegans was thought to be merely an urban myth - a practical joke playing on the paranoia of the world's meat producers.

In the greatest of vegan ironies the Secret Society of Vegans has jumped right out of the clothes closet and released the secret address of their vegan website.

Enter at your own risk - don't tell a soul!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Vegan Chocolate for heart health

Telegraph | News | It's time for your tablets. . . and your chocolate

It's time for your tablets. . . and your chocolate
By Marco Giannangeli 10/04/2006

Heart patients at a leading hospital will be treated with chocolate if a revolutionary experiment is given approval.

Roger Corder, a professor of experimental therapeutics, is so convinced of the possible benefits of consuming dark chocolate that he has asked for permission to test the theory as part of the treatment for 40 cardiovascular patients.

For The World's Healthiest Chocolate see Vegan Chocolate at Plamil Foods made by the UK's Vegan Willy Wonka (Pictures)

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Vegetarian & Vegan labelling guidance from FSA

Vegetarian and Vegan labelling guidance from The Food Standards Agency

New UK guidance on food labelling for vegans and vegetarians builds on growing consumer demand for non-meat ingredients.

The guidance, drawn up by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) after consultation with stakeholders including The Vegetarian Society and The Vegan Society, will provide criteria for the use of the terms 'vegetarian' and 'vegan' on food labels for the first time.
The FSA estimates that there are 3.5 million vegetarians and 0.25 million vegans in the UK. The guidance is designed to make it easier for these consumers to identify the products that are suitable for them.

It also aims to prevent some common mistakes by companies such as labelling drink or food that has been derived from animal products or fish as suitable for 'vegans' and 'vegetarians'.

"There has been a lot of confusion over the use of the terms 'vegetarian' and 'vegan' on food labels both in the retail and catering sectors," said Dr Richard Harding, head of the FSA's consumer choice, food standards and special projects division.

For more information and help on Vegetarian and Vegan Labelling see PEA PR

BBQ meat causes cancer?

Healthy Eating , Nutrition and Health News

Barbecue Meat May Cause Prostate Cancer - April 8, 2006

A study presented at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research linked eating charred meat with a higher risk of prostate cancer.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

World's First Vegan Fried Egg (with Omega 3 DHA and EPA) April Fool

World's First Vegan Fried Egg (with Omega 3 DHA and EPA)

(April Fool's Press Release)

vegan breakfast - vegan egg , vegan sausage, vegan bacon rasher, vegan cheese perfect healthy B&B

In the last few months husband and wife team Yvonne and Tony Bishop-Weston from vegan cookbook Vegan (Hamlyn $9.72) have brought us, the world's healthiest vegan chocolate with hemp (sugar free), the world's first vegan omega 3 DHA and EPA rich oil and now the world's first vegan fried egg.

London Nutritionist Yvonne says "Healthy fried eggs are something we've been working on for some time, we wanted it to be delicious and nutritious, now we've cracked it!"

Foods For Life joined forces with the Kings of vegan innovation, the multi-award winning vegan food company Redwoods Wholefoods.

The Vegan fried egg, called Sunny Side Up tm , will be available in Sainsburys, Tescos and Walmart (£4.99 - $8.99) as part of a Traditional British Breakfast pack that contains a vegan fried egg, ready fried vegan sausage, vegan rasher, sautéed mushrooms, Heinz baked beans, and melted vegan cheese on a toasted crumpet.

"The Vegan Fried Egg Breakfast will perfectly complement our other ready meal, Celebration Roast, that has slices of vegan turkey, vegan sausages wrapped in vegan bacon, and instant vegan giblet gravy" says Keith Stott "Just add veg!"

The Vegan fried egg has been made with a special blend of tofu for the egg white and a Jamaican fruit called Ackee for the egg yolk. "The final icing on the vegan cake was the new vegan omega 3 oil with DHA and EPA made from algae called V-Pure that gives the egg a perfect nutritional breakdown of essential fats and amino acids" says Yvonne.

Redwoods new Technical Director Fritz D'Embrio said "We have market tested Sunny Side Up tm in transport cafes on the M1 and truck drivers have been unable to detect the difference. Time and time again the feedback was 'That's the best healthy breakfast we've ever tasted!'"

"These vegan eggs can also easily be mashed with a fork with a little vegan mayonnaise and oil to make the most delicious vegan scrambled eggs !" adds Tony.

Joe King from the UK Vegan Society said " These vegan eggs will make a lot of hens very happy and make the great British bed and breakfast experience much more enjoyable for a great many more people. It's about time we were offered more than just porridge and beans on toast"

A spokesperson from Vegetarian Visitor the no 1 annual guide to vegetarian and vegan B&Bs , hotels, and vegetarian restaurants said "This will make life a lot easier for chefs - we expect to see our guide double in size by next year if this takes off"

omega 3 fatty acid

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Vegan diets for weightloss & weight management

In the latest research by Oxford university as part of the European EPIC Study they found more evidence that a vegan diet is the one you should aim for for health.

"Lowest weight gain was seen among those who,
during follow-up, had changed to a diet containing fewer animal

vegan cookbook anyone?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

World's first vegan EPA DHA omega 3

A new Vegan DHA EPA omega 3 product has been launched to coincide with Natural Health Week

A Swiss company beat off big boy competition from companies such as Martek to provide the worlds first alternative to endangered fish stocks and give us a credible plant based omega 3 solution to DHA and EPA shortages.

Contact for more info about omega 3 Vegetarian EPA DHA product Vegetarian Omega 3

Vegetarian / Vegan EFA DHA EPA Study

Press Release - World's first Vegetarian DHA EPA from algae.

vegetarian omega 3 DHA EPA

Problems converting omega 3 essential fats - omega 3 LNA to DHA and EPA

Vegetarian / vegan Omega 3 DHA EPA Buy Now! 3 for 2 offer!

NB If you are searching for Water4life , Eau + , V Pure , you are advised to go direct to  NuIQue

Saturday, March 04, 2006

vegetarians & Vegans in Liverpool - Paul McCartneys Home Town

I guess it was only a matter of time before (one of the most famous veggies in the world) Paul McCartney's home town Liverpool marked itself on the world map of growing veganism. With a guide to eating out in Liverpool and an opportunity to chat and have your picture posted it's only a matter of time before more even more scouse vegans come out of the closet.

Here's what the Liverpudlians say about their new website and blog.

ScouseVeg: "ScouseVeg is a social and campaigning group for vegetarians and vegans in and around Liverpool, Merseyside and the Wirral. We hold regular meetings - pub evenings, meals out, parties, pot luck suppers and other activities and events. The group is open to everyone - all ages, singles, couples, and families. So, something for everyone, and everyone is welcome!"

To the residents of Liverpool we say "Follow the McCartney family's lead - eat more vegan food, drink more vegan food and enjoy yourself as you make a difference to people, animals and the planet" -

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Center of Consumer Freedom Says Vegan diet can raise the dead

"vegan diets can cure the blind, heal the lame, and restore life to the dead"

The Center for Consumer Freedom seem to have really lost it now. As more and more conscious consumers adopt a vegan diet ex steak and ale lobiest and anti vegetarian Rick Berman seems to be really loosing it.

Perhaps he should see a good Harley Street Nutritionist ??

Friday, February 17, 2006

More Reasons for Morrisons - Vegan Wine News - Features - Veggie wines would definitely get the thumbs-up from Sir Paul McCartney

Morrisons have joined Coop in taking the step to clearly label which of their wines are pure enough for people on vegan diets.

Vegetarians - and vegans, in particular - are concerned about some of the substances used as fining agents.

These include gelatine, isinglass, egg albumen, casein, chitosan and bentonite. Gelatine is made from animal protein, isinglass is made up of collagen fibres from the air bladders of fish; egg albumen is, of course, egg whites, casein is the primary protein in milk, and chitosan is derived from the shells of crustaceans.

Thankfully for veggies, the vast majority of wines these days are fined using bentonite (Fullers Earth) a mineral, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Morrisons have taken the situation on board by highlighting in their price list whether every wine on their stocks is "safe" for veggies and vegans. A massive task, but all part of the service.

Vegetarian Wines

Thursday, February 16, 2006

McDonalds Fries with Dairy + Wheat Not Vegan

McDonalds Fries with Dairy + Wheat Not Vegan

CHICAGO - Not long after disclosing that its french fries contain more trans fat than thought, McDonald's Corp. said Monday that wheat and dairy ingredients are used to flavor the popular menu item - an acknowledgment it had not previously made.

Yahoo news

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Dutch to cull 3,500 pigs over dioxin

Dutch to cull 3,500 pigs over dioxin : "The Netherlands will cull about 3,500 pigs after the carcinogen dioxin was found in animal feed, announced the Dutch food safety authority VWA "

Pig fat with high levels of dioxin was an ingredient in their pig feed - Food safety officials have said the contamination came from a gelatin-making process at Belgian firm PB Gelatins.

You would think that the Meat and farming industry would learn from the BSE tragedy that turning animals into cannibals is a mistake. Cheap waste products in is a recipe for disaster.

Author of the Vegan cookbook by Hamlyn Tony Bishop-Weston said
Ironically it is probably the farming industry itself that has most contributed to the rise in popularity of the vegan diet over recent years. Time and time again Farmers vindicate the logical arguments of pro vegan organisations

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Healthy Heart and Fertility for Valentine's Day? 'Eat More Vegan Food' Says London Nutritionist

Healthy Heart and Fertility for Valentine's Day? 'Eat More Vegan Food' Says London Nutritionist

London Nutritionist and author Yvonne Bishop-Weston strongly criticised the vegetarian food manufacturing industry and caterers last year for producing vegetarian and vegan foods that could do more harm than good.

At a series of meetings such as The Food and Drink Federation's Vegetarian and Vegan meat free manufacturers group she told the industry that the hydrogenated trans fats had to go.

"The public perception of vegetarian food was that it was far healthier than the meat dishes but often vegetarian options were laden with cheese and hydrogenated fat - healthiness just wasn't the reality" says Yvonne.

"In my clinics around London I often see the problems related to too much highly processed saturated fat in the diet and not enough essential fats such as omega 3 and 6. Essential fats are called essential for good reasonl, they are essential for the optimum health of nearly all bodily functions particularly brain, heart and fertility"

It seems the industry has listened and there has been widespread re formulating and relabelling of vegetarian and vegan products.Recipes for vegan sausages and the notorious Holland & Barrett vegan pork pies have been revised and hydrogenated fat has been substituted with more natural forms of oil.

Vegan Food 2006

Condemnation National Vegetarian Week 2005

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Vegan Dairy Free Heaven For Chocolate Loving Veggie Valentines

Plamil Offer Dairy Free Heaven For Chocolate Loving Valentines

There's no longer any reason for chocoholics to miss out on chocolate delights on Valentines day.

UK Based Plamil Foods a vegan speciality chocolate & food manufacturer in the seaside town of Folkestone have all the answers for chocolate lovers who want healthy choices.

Not just cocoa rich dairy free chocolate in many different flavours such as mint, hazlenut, orange, chilli but also a range of delicious carob bars too.

They also have some knee trembling deliciously naughty chocolate spreads that are perfect for valentines day.

Vegan Willy Wonka , MD of Plamil and chocolate magician Adrian Ling says "Our customers have told us that the Plamil chocolate spreads are perfect for painting onto your loved one and making a delicious alternative to bread, biscuits muffins or cake. Because they are just chocolate and free from milk they are suitable for everyone and leave your skin lovely and soft afterwards"

Friday, February 03, 2006

National Natural Health Week

Natural Health Week national natural health week get involved in Natural Health Week - A great fun opportunity to highlight the benefits of a healthy vegetarian/vegan lifestyle to new people.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Red Meat Cancer Link

Red meat and Bowel Cancer Study

EATING red meat alters your DNA and may lead to an increased risk of developing bowel cancer, scientists said yesterday.

Chemical compounds formed while digesting meat can cause DNA to mutate and increase the likelihood of cancerous cells developing.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Vegans on the March to take over World

The Observer | Food monthly | Peace, love and profit - meet the world's richest organic grocer

UK Retail Grocery trade and in particular Holland & Barrett with their vegan pork pies and stranglehold on the UK retail health food business should be looking out for this man.

John Mackey is a vegan who means business - a business valued at $5bn Sales are expected to top $12bn in the US by 2010.

He has spent £21 million taking over Fresh and Wild and is currently refurbishing London Department Store, Barkers to give us the UK's biggest ever Health Food & Wholefood Store. He has plans to have a whole Foods store in every major city in the UK.

Mackey asks: 'Are you familiar with Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs? His theory is that our first and most important needs are physical - food, water, sex. When those needs get met, other needs begin to assert themselves - safety, belonging, having a sense of love and friendship, then self-esteem. Beyond that it is self-actualisation.'

Whole Foods' journey to self-actualisation has taken time - some 25 years so far - and Britain is the company's first overseas investment. Mackey is anticipating a certain amount of scepticism. 'They said our first store in Austin would not work. Then they said it would not work outside Austin, that it would not work outside Texas, that we would never succeed in California or Chicago or New York. People dismissed us sort of a fad, just a bunch of weird food hippies. But we've proved them wrong everywhere we've gone, and we'll carry on.'

Over the last two-and-a-half decades, Mackey has proved almost everyone wrong and, in the process, has turned conventional business wisdom on its head. He has transformed 'hippy business' from a recipe for disaster to a prescription for world-beating - and, perhaps, world-changing - growth. Whole Foods is battling the industrialisation of farming. It sells natural food from reputable, small-scale suppliers.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Dairy food industry uses vegan ingredients for health

Having obviously finally grasped the concept of veganism and the benefits to health, Dairy manufacturers have started using plant foods in a last ditch attempt to hold on to their market share in the face of more people eating vegan than ever before.

Spotted this in the Independent On Sunday 22nd Jan.....

MiniCol cheese

The product MiniCol - a healthy alternative to cheese, in which all buttermilk has been replaced by wheatgerm oil.

What it claims Plant sterols in the oil help to reduce the absorption of cholesterol through the gut. It's guilt-free dairy overweight people can eat.

Where to get it £1.98 for 195g, from supermarkets