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.