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