Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

SAVE: Complete Book of Vegan Cooking


Save £6.00 on this new generation Cranks vegetarian cookbook now on Amazon for only £11.00 instead of £16.99 - a perfect Christmas present to help encourage friends to be kinder to their health and the planet

The Complete Book of Vegan Cooking: Everything You Need to Know About Going Vegan, from Choosing Ingredients to Advice on Health and Nutrition: Amazon.co.uk: Tony Bishop-Weston, Yvonne Bishop-Weston, Formerly Yvonne Bishop and Tony Weston: Books

Signed copies available here (at the full price) - Vegetarian Cookbooks Healthy Recipes

Vegan recipes are the new Nouveau Cuisine - the likelihood of a vegan dinner party guest is greater than any point in history - all your friends should have this vegan cookbook on their kitchen book shelf. A great first step for those who don't know where to start on Vegan diets.

Features great ideas for Christmas including Christmas cake recipe, stollen recipe and christmas pudding recipe

Beef Industry retaliate on Meat Free Mondays


Vegan and Vegetarian News Twonk of the week award goes to

UC Davis News & Information :: Don’t Blame Cows for Climate Change: "Mitloehner said. 'Producing less meat and milk will only mean more hunger in poor countries.'"

What? on the basis that if we stop producing so much, fuelled by massive govt subsidies , we'll have less to throw away and then companies will have less waste product to then take advantage of more grants to turn it into food that can be shipped off to Africa's starving.

Who funded this twaddle?

"Clearing the Air" is a synthesis of research by the UC Davis authors and many other institutions, including the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. Writing the synthesis was supported by a $26,000 research grant from the Beef Checkoff Program, which funds research and other activities, including promotion and consumer education, through fees on beef producers in the U.S.

Oh I see

"The developed world's efforts should focus not on reducing meat and milk consumption," said Mitloehner, "but rather on increasing efficient meat production in developing countries, where growing populations need more nutritious food." he witters on

Or we could just cut out the middle man and grow and eat more nutritious plant based foods and exporting less McDonald's , milkshakes and essential nutrient free Dunkin Dough Nuts. That would also save electricity, water and the rain forests!

Every respectable health promotions authority in the world now recognises a formula of less saturated animal fat and more fruit and vegetables is the best route to reduce epidemics of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Finally will someone please ask Twonk brain what he thinks his factory farmed efficient cows will eat? Yes! not factored that into your convenient Beef industry sponsored equation have you?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Top 10 Food Trends for 2010

Nation's Restaurant News

top 10 food trends for 2010


Top 10 / top 20 food trends for 2010 - The NRN are, it's safe to say, fairly conservative, (their politics have been likened to a little right of the NRA) as you'd expect for a magazine whose readership are chefs who routinely think up new ways to kill animals and make dead rotting flesh taste nice.

The cliche of Chefs' animosity to vegetarians is perpetuated by chefs such as Gordon Ramsay - the only thing he says he hates more than vegans is traffic wardens.

So a good sign indeed that the National Restaurant News, NRN , one letter away from NRA, and their survey of chefs has come out with these encouraging results in their top 20 food trends for 2010 for the ethical environmentalists amongst us.

Exciting times ahead surely , good news for Vegetarian Visitor the UK Restaurant and accommodation guide and perfect timing for The Vegetarian Society's new campaign V Healthy that features leading London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston's 7 ways to health

(Dec. 1, 2009)
  • 1. Locally grown produce
  • 2. Locally sourced meats and seafood
  • 3. Sustainability
  • 4. Bite-size/mini desserts
  • 5. Locally produced wine and beer
  • 6. Nutritionally balanced children's dishes
  • 7. Half-portions/smaller portion for a smaller price
  • 8. Farm/estate-branded ingredients
  • 9. Gluten-free/food allergy conscious
  • 10. Sustainable seafood
  • 11. Superfruits (e.g. acai, goji berry, mangosteen, purslane)
  • 12. Organic produce
  • 13. Culinary cocktails (e.g. savory, fresh ingredients)
  • 14. Micro-distilled/artisan liquor
  • 15. Nutrition/health
  • 16. Simplicity/back to basics
  • 17. Regional ethnic cuisine
  • 18. Non-traditional fish (e.g. branzino, Arctic char, barramundi)
  • 19. Newly fabricated cuts of meat (e.g. Denver steak, pork flat iron, Petite Tender)
  • 20. Fruit/vegetable children's side items
Source: The National Restaurant Association's What's Hot in 2010 chef survey.

Note 11: Purslane is not a fruit but a succulent herb a bit like a cross between cactus and watercress that has huge amounts of omega 3 essential fats - Chefs obviously still have some way to go but really exciting it's on their radar.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Sir Paul tells EU: 'Less meat means less heat' - Climate Change, Environment

Meat Free 5 A Day Day Campaign: As Sir Paul McCartney jets off to theEuropean Parliament today to try to get them to see sense of reducing meat consumption to save the planet and improve health a London Businessman, Nitin Mehta MBE explain why we all need to examinine the facts on diet and consider them.

Croydon has been nominated the unhealthiest Borough in London and local support groups are struggling to find a way to stop rising the rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in Croydon.

Nitin Mehta is convinced Paul McCartney has the answer, an answer that is thousands of years old


Monday, November 23, 2009

Vegan: London made from fruit and veg

Meat Free 5 A Day Day in Croydon Campaign: London in 5 a Day : Video : Pics

London gets a makeover in this vegan artwork as London is recreated using fuit and vegetables to celebrate the launch of The Good Food Channel.




But is it art? Lets hope Life imitates art and Londoners really gets a taste for fruit and veg.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

World Diabetes Day 14th November

Healthy Eating & Nutrition News: World Diabetes Day 14th November

A group of health professionals gathered a group of diabetics and sucessfully reversed their diabetes just by eating vegan wholefoods.

Lets put health back in the hands of the people rather than leaving them at the mercy of the profit machine of the pharmaceutical industry. Empowerment through knowledge and diet

A cure for Diabetes?

Take 6 people and reverse their diabetes just through Diet?

Drugs are killing people.

Processed food is killing people.

If you really want to get well then try this approach, if it doesn't work what have you got to lose? You'll still be on the drugs. You'll still be ill.

If it does work, with the supervision of your doctor you can gradually wean yourself off any drugs that you don't need any more.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What's on , Events, London Nov 1st

Family Fun Day Ethical Health &amp Sustainability Croydon South London London events gigs nightlife

Are you really stupid enough to miss this - one day only - Fairfield Halls Nov 1st - ethical cinema.

Our future is at stake - our future health, our future planet, our children's future - time is running out. What's your excuse for standing by and doing nothing?

The Age Of Stupid




at the eco veggie fayre

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lush Prove Hunters are Extremists

Lush Prove it's the Hunters That are Extremists

lush Lush prove themselves to be true vegan heroes as they take on the fringe extreemists in the Countryside Alliance who think it's acceptable to trample through people's gardens and watch a pack of dogs rip a fox to bloody shreds for fun.

LUSH refuse to be bullied by these violent extremist fanatics who live in a make believe world where they mourn the loss of slavery and allowing women to vote.

Well done LUSH for supporting the working class heroes who get up at 4.30 on a Saturday morning to thwart the psycopathic foibles of the bloodsport fanatics.

Noah’s Ark Zoo – Under Cover BBC Inside Out Oct 19th 7.30-pm


Off The Hoof magazine - Going Veggie for a Greener Planet

Noah’s Ark Zoo – BBC Inside Out Oct 19th 7.30-pm - Off The Hoof Undercover Report

The UK’s leading veggie lifestyle magazine OFF THE HOOF has published a sensational 12 page diary focusing on today’s BBC Inside Out programme report on Noah’s Ark Zoo in Bristol

This fascinating account – an actual diary of events recorded over 6 weeks, describes a number of appalling situations including the discovery of a recently dead tiger cub’s head in a freezer at the Zoo.

The article is published in Issue 5 of Off The Hoof which is available free to download online from October 27th and in printed format from November 1st when the issue is launched at The Croydon Eco Veggie Fayre, organised by Off the Hoof.

The BBC are covering Noah’s Ark Zoo at 7.30pm Monday 19th October in the programme inside out

Eco Veggie Fayre - Off the Hoof - Yaoh Hemp Foods

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vegan Diets Go Mainstream



Turn Over A New Leaf: Vegan Diets Are Moving More Solidly Into Mainstream -- baltimoresun.com

Forget Atkins (who?) the South Beach Diet, Zone , Weight Watchers, Rosemary Conley, Jenny Craig, food combining, macrobiotic , The Food Doctor and the cabbage soup diet.

Move over! the mediterreanean diet, GI and slimming world.

The Vegan Diet is the latest (oldest) thing. As Veganism reaches it's 65th Birthday we've seen one of the biggest social experiments into health and sustainability of our last few generations and it's payback time!

Finally the world is taking Veganism seriously - OMG the vegans didn't die of malnutrition or boredom - they've given birth to healthy robust children who look at the world through different eyes.

Old and young, rich and poor, black and white, gay and straight, girl and boy, it's suddenly begining to dawn on everybody what a vegan lifestyle offers for a more fulfilled life.

72 year Peter Gleave is the latest in a long list of people to find that a vegan diet can give you a new lease of life. Even Pepsi are helping people to eat vegan food and find the best Vegan restaurants

Celebrate World Vegan Day - Celebrate Life !

World Vegan Day - Vegan News - Eco Veggie Fayre

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Alicia Silverstone Does Vegan on MTV


Alicia Silverstone Messing with nature on MTV

What's all this? Superheroes and Flirters??

Alicia Silverstone is rocking the boat of the status quo and jeopardising the future for us all. She's gone all sensible and logical on us and has written a book called the 'kind diet' andis plugging it on TV and in glossy mags.

Woah Alicia ! Don't let the cat out of the bag! If those selfish, dumbass spotty steak eaters get wind of all this then what hope do we have? If they don't continue eating all that meat and dying at half their natural life expectancy we'll never be able to fit all the vegans on the planet - there just isn't the room!

Killing off meat eaters with Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, cancer, osteoporosis, Altzhiemers is just nature's way of natural selection and survival of the fittest.

Alicia Silverstones The Kind Diet Book Release Party

Greenpeace Dodge the Truth 12 Times


12 policies to save the climate and our planet | Greenpeace UK

Greenpeace dodge the truth yet again.

Like Al Gore before them in an inconvenient truth their inconvenient truth for them is that eating less meat is the single most powerful thing you can do for the planet.

so yeah - well done for getting on the roof of Parliament in London, well done for capturing the nations attention, well done for forcing green issues higher up the UK political agenda....

But more important than anything if you want an immediate effect on saving the planet it's getting people to eat less meat. The implications go far beyond the simple arithmatic on gases caused by livestock farming and forest destruction to grow food to feed the animals - that's worse than all theworlds transport.

Not factored into that are the resources needed to treat people with heart problems, cancers, diabetes and host of other preventable diseases self inflicted and caused by bad, highly processed, vitamin and mineral deficient diets.

5 a Day Day

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Russell Brand Confuses Nation

press archive: "LIFEs 3 BIGGEST CONFUSIONS
1. Foreign call centres
2. Algebra
3. What women see in Russell Brand"

According to a poll by Confused.com Vegetarian Russell Brand's attraction to women is the no 3 most confusing thing to Brits narrowly pipped by Algebra and foreign call centres.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Off the hoof in Borders Bookshops


UK Organic Vegan Hemp Products by Yaoh: vegan magazine Off the Hoof is on Sale in Borders

Your good deed for Vegan Mo Fo is to buy one now 

Grab a copy - and keep us in there!

The Hoof is enjoying a trial run during September and October in selected Borders - including London (Charing Cross and Islington), Brighton, Oxford, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester amongst others. Please support us!


You don't need to be vegan to read it and enjoy it - tell your friends!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

PETA try to advertise on Police Cars


California, USA
PETA Media Center > Recent News Releases : PETA Offers to Take Sting Out of Budget Woes by Placing Pro-Vegan Ads on Californian Police Cars

PETA sent a letter to Vallejo Police Chief Robert W. Nichelini offering to buy advertising space on the city's police cars to tout the benefits of going vegan. PETA's request follows news reports stating that the Vallejo Police Department is outsourcing report transcriptions to save money. The ad would feature PETA's "Lettuce Lady," a sexy blonde wearing a lettuce-leaf bikini alongside the tagline "'Lettuce' Serve & Protect--Vallejo's Health, the Environment, and Animals. Go Vegan!" PETA has also offered to send one of its Lettuce Ladies to unveil the new ads.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Heather Does Barnet


Heather Mills Vegan Food for Kids

Bless her, Heather Mills is back on the road feeding kids in New York her Vegan Bites. TheDaily Mail mostly want to talk about her changing hairstyles - is that interesting? are their readers really that moronic?

For the Daily Mail readers that are interested in improving health and saving the environment the facts and plug for Heather's vegan food for kids and restaurant are there between the lines so we are left feeling marginally grateful, rather uncomfortably grateful considering it's the Daily Mail.

We wait with bated breath for the "Vegan psychopath from Detroit eats pork pies made from babies' ears" follow up story that usually ensues.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Veggievisiondating.com


Veggievisiondating.com

Veggievision, the much kinder to your eyes vegetarian 'you tube' style service is now into Veggie matchmaking.

It seems to be working...."I met my now fiancé after only 3 weeks on your website! We exchanged instant chat messages, had web cam chat and then met up for real. I had been single…" says Christine

There have been numerous veggie Matchmaking services over the years but with this one being backed up by VeggieVision it probably has the most chance of success.

What have you got to lose my single friends? Half your bed? half your house? Get a pre-nup!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Vegan MoFo III (2009 Edition)

Vegan MoFo III (2009 Edition)

So there you were thinking that you had to wait until Animal Aid's Vegan Month kicked off on November 1st at TheWorld Vegan Day celebrations in London

you have 5 seconds.....URGHH  Urrrrrrrrrgh WRONG!

In theUSA, never comfortable about sitting back and letting the Brits get all the limelight they've launched into Vegan MoFo for October a nice little warm up act for World Vegan Day. Look out cruel world as vegan bloggers unite in hedonistic appreciation of Vegan cupcakes, chocolate and pies.

Complete Book of Vegan Cooking Cookbook


The Complete Book of Vegan Cooking: Everything You Need to Know About Going Vegan, from Choosing Ingredients to Advice on Health and Nutrition: Amazon.co.uk: Tony & Yvonne Bishop-Weston

OK finally after lots of problems with distributors we are cooking with bio gas for the latest cookbook. A good Christmas present for your non vegan friends as it's a kind of vegan cooking for dummies.

A really good starting point for veganic explorers, flexitarians and 5 a day enthusiasts but theres still a few nuggets for long term hard core vegans who are looking for new ideas.

Lots of pictures, at least one for every recipe - it's a great reference book.

back on Amazon and cooking!

Buy Now!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fashion-conscience.com

Vegetarian Shoes, Vegan Shoes, Vegetarian Boots, Vegetarian Handbags and the finest Ethical Fashion at Fashion-conscience.com US


TRAIDremade Boutique is a unique and exciting new collaboration between Fashion-conscience.com and the charity TRAID. The exclusive collection will feature bespoke, limited edition pieces inspired by the latest high-fashion trends fresh off the catwalk. Brand new lines will be introduced every few weeks, only available to Fashion-conscience.com customers. The concept replicates the fast-fashion culture adopted by high street stores except this project is 100% sustainable.

This collaboration is Fashion-conscience.com's stylish contribution to DEFRA's Sustainable Clothing Action Plan launched in February this year by DEFRA Minister Lord Hunt, and supported by companies such as Oxfam and Marks & Spencer, that aims to lower the impact and levels of waste clothing in the UK. The clothing and textiles sector in the UK alone produces around 3.1 million tonnes of CO2, 2 million tonnes of waste and 70 million tonnes of waste water per year - with 1.5 million tonnes of unwanted clothing ultimately ending up in landfill.


Most designs are available in UK 8-16 and prices start from an extremely affordable £20. Never before has supporting the environment been so stylish and fashion-forward.

*TRAID stands for Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development. By raising money through their high street stores the charity aims to protect the environment and reduce world poverty. By utilising donated clothes and fabrics and making the pieces in Brighton, TRAIDremade (TRAID’s own recycling fashion label) are also able to minimise their carbon footprint. The TRAIDremade Boutique will offer a higher-end fashion collection more responsive to the catwalk trends than TRAID’s own street-inspired collection.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Croydon Council Lags Behind in the UK Meat Free Day Race

Croydon Lags Behind in the UK Meat Free Day Race

It seems Liverpool, Lancaster, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol and Nottingham are all well on the way towards a 5 a Day Day Meat Free Day according to vegetarian and vegan campaigners

"A more concerted effort is needed to convince councillors and NHS Croydon of the value of what is staring themselves in the face" said a member of Croydon Vegetarians today

"5 A Day Days are a simple, inexpensive, sustainable, healthy first step" he said.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

999 Emergency In London's Unhealthiest Borough

The Meat Free Day in Croydon Campaign

09/09/09 = 999 = Emergency! A great day to launch a campaign to save the health of London's unhealthiest borough, Croydon!

999

The 9th September 2009 (999) seemed the perfect date to launch a campaign by a consortium of different groups and companies to tackle Croydon’s emergency health situation.

Croydon’s Health Problems

Croydon’s dire health situation mirrors the plight of the planet. If something isn’t done soon the future looks bleak. Rising childhood obesity in Croydon is now approaching the thousands and Croydon topped recent league tables winning the title ‘Unhealthiest borough in London’

Meat Free Monday Solution

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says one solution is to promote having a meat less day once a week, a Meat Free Monday as Vegetarian Paul McCartney and celebrity pals urged, or a Flesh Free Friday as the church used to advocate. “It’s not more meat that we need to improve Croydon’s health, it’s more fruit and vegetables that we need in our diets. Very few people in the UK manage to reach the NHS target of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day and the actual optimal target is even higher (5 portions of veg and 3 of fruit)” says the nutritionist.

Health & Sustainability Campaign Coalition to Target Croydon


Having won the title of unhealthiest borough in London Croydon is now a prime target for a number of different environmental, health and animal welfare organisations.

* Croydon Friends of the Earth plan to launch a Food Chain Campaign about animal feed
* Animal Aid have launched www.meat-free-monday.com
* The Vegetarian Society are launching a healthy eating project
* The Vegan Society has launched two catering guides one for restaurants and one for hospitals and care homes. They also have a CD Rom for schools.
* Foods for Life Nutrition and Health Consultancy in Croydon is targeting parent groups, offices and restaurants with their CHOP Healthy Business Awards
* Passion for the Planet Digital Radio Station is launching a ‘Munch Less Meat’ campaign
* Viva! have launched Fruity Fundays – Choose Your Veggie Days

Croydon based Young Indian Vegetarians, SEAR, Yaoh, Croydon Vegetarians, Oasis Natural Health, Foods for Life, Off the Hoof magazine, Veggievision , Plamil, Redwoods, Beanies and Lush are all working on a health and sustainability family fun day at Fairfield Halls on November 1st that will encourage people to eat less meat.

See www.croydon.ecoveggiefayre.co.uk and www.meatfreecroydon.blogspot.com for more information.

International Flavours of Vegan Food

 Verdant Reports from Bill - Bill gets everywhere
Verdant Reports

'No-Kill Bill' the Peripatetic Vegan travels around the world so you don't have to - although of course like me you may want to even more once you listen to his reports of his delicious adventures.

Thwarted by the authorities for his report on The Big Green Gathering he makes up for lost time with reports from Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia.

This is like a Vegan BBC World Service - awesome - Radio 4 will soon be overshadowed by this mysterious caped crusader, the Clark Kent of the digital airwaves.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Food, Drink, Vegetarian, Green Products & Services

Book a stall - Croydon Eco Veggie Fayre - The UK's Best Veggie Fayre's - the biggest vegan veggie eco friendly family day out in the UK

Manufaturer of vegetarian foods? Producerof Green Goods? Provider of health and ethical services? fair trade? Environment? Targetting LOHAS / 'Green', ethical and conscious consumers? Vegetarian ? Vegan?

Book now for Croydon Eco Veggie Fayre and the Big Birthday Sunday Lunch.

Spaces are filling up fast so don't leave it much longer or you'll miss the promotional benefits of being involved in the first wave of marketting.

http://croydon.ecoveggiefayre.co.uk/book-a-stall


World Vegan Day - Vegan News

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Vegetarian Magazine - Free !

Off The Hoof magazine - Going Veggie for a Greener Planet

Publishing these days is a hard business. You give thousands of copies to WH Smith and there's no telling where they end up, you give hundreds away to health stores and by the time they make it out of the stock room onto the shelf the magazine is out of date. The whole point of a magazine is that you want it read by millions of people but with millions of people sitting in front of computers all day maybe it's better to go with the flow and just post it online so that the whole world can read it........

Anyway here it is off the hoof vegetarian vegan sustainable environment friendly fair trade ethical magazine free.. yes I said FREE!

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Law Professor says ' Vegan is so Gay '

What Vegans Can Learn from the Gay Rights Movement's Successes

Professor of Law at Cornell Law school, Sherry Colb argues that being vegan is so gay and that vegans should learn from the Gay rights movement. She points out that veganism is a life choice, you may be born vegan but it is possible (albeit probably unhappily) decide to live a non-vegan life in a similar way to celibate homosexuals in the Christian church or straight acting homosexual prominant polititians.

"Like a gay man or a lesbian, a vegan can choose from a variety of ways of being a vegan. Some stay in the closet. One woman I know, for example, purchases only vegan foods for her home, but when she is out and about, she either eats what others are eating or claims that she is not hungry, so that people will not know her true identity. She explains that once she knows someone well, she will confide in him or her that she is a vegan.

This "closeted" approach mirrors the way in which many gay men and lesbians once conducted their lives. Rather than have people judge them or hurt them more tangibly, they selected carefully the people who would know their true selves. Though such a decision was understandable, for gay people, it seemed only to entrench the false and destructive notion on the part of many that – as Justice Powell put it once – "I don't think I've ever met a homosexual."

Other ethical vegans are "out" in the sense of letting people know that they are vegans, but otherwise attempt to play down the differences between their own and non-vegans' consumption choices. These vegans resemble gay men and lesbians who "cover" (by not acting too "gay" in mixed company), to use a word the subtle meaning of which has been explained and developed beautifully by Kenji Yoshino."

World Vegan Day - Vegan News

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tesco's Vegan Offer

Online Grocery Shopping & Delivery Service - Tesco.com

Tescos go Vegan (Tease)

Following Tesco's roasting by Viva Animal rights for using meat to make electricity (5/8/09 Telegraph) Tesco have asked The Vegan Society what it is that Tesco could do better for their vegan customers as part of a general review.

I'm sure you all have thousands of good ideas

Please let Tesco know what they are - send an email to customer.service @ tesco .co.uk with 'Make it Vegan' in the subject line

My ideas for Tesco's new vegan range were, first steps first, nice and easy 1) A healthy vegan sandwich 2) Take the unneccesary milk out of everything from baked beans and tomato ketchup to naan bread and sandwiches 3) Vegan Pizzas and Vegan Chocolate Cake.

and yes of course I gave them a recipe!

World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day - 65 Vegan Years

Days left until World Vegan Day 2009











Where will you be? What will you be doing?

www. World Vegan Day .org.uk

Part Time Vegans Invade Planet Earth

The vegan before dinner time diet - Times Online

part time vegan

Watch out cruel world - the peasants are revolting and they are turning vegan sausage by sausage.

More and more people are grasping the concept by Paul McCartney of part time vegetarianism. Mark Bittman of the New York Times claims to be Vegan before 6pm.

And why not? How many Catholics do you know who use a condom or don't eat fish on a Friday fryday, how many Jews do you know that have the occasional prawn or salmon or even worse the old bacon sandwich, or worse still a ham and cheese sandwich??

How many Christians do you know that work on a Sunday, or Jews who work Saturday, or Muslims who work Fridays and skip going to Mosque??

Why should vegans exclude themselves from the advantages and convenience of hypocrisy ?

Answers on a post card to The Sunday Times please

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Now Vegetarians can damage their Livers Too!

vegetarian diet pill
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Arrrgghh! Eureka! Now animal fat addicted cheese munching vegetarians can eat saturated animal fats to their heart's discontent and just pop a few of these diet pills to stop them absorbing fat onto their heart, clogging up their arteries and reshaping their bottom and belly.

Experts say timing is everything, however this they screwed up on as news breaks today of a new report on diet pills such as ALLI (the fat busting pill in the windows of almost every chemist and pharmacy in the UK) that suggests these miracle cure super magic bullet diet pills can increase the risk of liver damage.

The makers Glaxo Smithkline (GSK) have dismissed claims that the research proves diet pills such as Alli can cause liver damage, suggesting it's the fact that people are fat that makes them more prone to liver problems, not their miracle diet pills that they say can help fatties lose an extra 1lb a week - 3lb of weight loss per week instead of 2lb weight loss.

alli diet pill for weight loss

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "We were invited to help publicise these diet pills when they were first launched but we refused. We are opposed to them - they encourage the notion that people can eat the same unhealthy food and just take a diet pill to stop fat being absorbed into the body. These diet pills also perpetuate the myth that all fat is bad. Some fats are essential. It's too much saturated animal fat and processed vegetable fat in our diets that is the problem. Meanwhile many people actually have a shortage of the essential omega 3 fats and EPA which is needed for the healthy integrity of every cell membrane in the body and especially the body's vital organs such as the brain."

"Don't take these pills - eat more healthily, eat essential nutrient dense food rather than just belly enhancing calorie dense food" is the Nutritionist's message.

More in the Daily Mail

Monday, August 17, 2009

World Vegan Day Poll Revelations

World Vegan Day
World Vegan Day Poll This year is rather special for Vegans - It's 65 years since Donald Watson first inspired people to formally recognise his philosophy as vegan and help him form the world's first Vegan Society. World Vegan Day has been celebrated every year since the 50th / Golden Anniversary in 1994 but there's a determination that this year it will be one of the most special of all.

Never before has there been so much self reflection and looking forward with renewed pragmatic resolve.

Why is that after 65 years veganism still fails to flourish in the way it logically should? We have the evidence, it's better for the environment, it's more sustainable, it's better for health, it's better for people, it's more ethical - civilised society should embrace it wholeheartedly! What's holding the thinking majority back?

A World Vegan Day Poll asked vegan visitors "What would make your friends try veganism?" Unsurprisingly from a movement largely driven by a commitment to Animal Welfare the no1 result was

'Being taken around a slaughterhouse' with 31% of the Vote

Interesting though The World Vegan Day Poll reveals a more practical potential important focus area for vegan campaigns.

Better Vegan choices and dishes in Restaurants comes in a close 2nd with 28% of the vote


Previously Fresh Fast Food caterers such as Pret a' manger had started to address this issue with a range of inspired salads, vegetable sushi and the ubiquitious Hummous and roasted vegetable wrap - hell they even had Green & Blacks chocolate.

Then it's seems Julian Metcalf took his eye off the ball again and bits of creme fraiche (AARRGGGH!) or feta seemed to have unecessarily crept back in to all the plant based dishes (like they all needed a little extra saturated animal fat?????)

Still other restaurants that do take vegan plant based choices seriously are filling the gap. Restaurants such as Tibbits in Piccadilly, Itsu and the celebrated Leon chain have their eyes and hearts firmly fixed on Pret's lunchtime trade and the pre-theatre crowd too.

They are not alone though.

Following Sir Paul McCartney and Celebrity friends Meat Out Monday relaunch, and McCartney family arch rival Heather Mills' determination to take over the world with her globally franchisable V-Bites more and more caterers are begining to see the light.

Having equal value for money choices of equal quality on the nations menus, thus making it more convenient and more enjoyable to choose vegan can only result in one thing - more people choosing vegan - it's the only logical choice.

If we manage to remove that final excuse - "oh it's too difficult" then there is nothing stopping people apart from pure selfish greed and a masochistic suicidal obcession with destruction and torture.

World Vegan Day will be celebrated in London's second City - Croydon at an ECO-VEG Fayre and healthy family fun day at Croydon's legendary Fairfield Halls on Sunday November 1st. There will be a big emphasis on encouraging restaurants and cafes to include 100% plant based options on their menus at this event and during Croydon's Food Festival

See more at Croydon World Vegan Day Event

Friday, August 14, 2009

Designer Fashion News

vegan shoes
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Fashion-conscience.com, the top site for fashionistas with a conscience, is excited to be featuring some fabulous new vegan shoes from leading designers OlsenHaus, Neu Aura and Melissa.

New York designer, OlsenHaus, feted for their bold, fashion-forward designs, have been featured in US Vogue and Marie Claire. Creative force behind the brand, Elisabeth Olsen, is an outspoken advocate for veganism, and has previously designed for Calvin Klein and Nine West.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Kate Moss - Vegan Fur Horror

kate moss, jamie Hince, Stella McCartney vegan fur crime Bunny Boiler - Kate Moss's vegan boyfriend Jamie Hince Fur Horror

It seems Bunny Boiler Kate Moss is bored with chain smoking Vegan boyfriend Jamie Hince, she's calling 'Drivetime' by dampening bed hopping with a warren's worth of rabbit car crash, a throw made of skinned bunnies that is making Jamie throw the towel and throwing up his arms and his guts in response to Kate's latest display of inhumanity.

Jamie's said to be hopping mad about her total disregard for his feelings on Rabbit fur and alleged to have said "it's me or the dead things"

Perhaps Jamie has had enough of Kate's zombie like sado-masochistic necrophilia loving.

What do we care? chain smoking Jamie is hardly a good advert for healthy sustainable ethical living.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Why Vegan

Confessions

Great one liners - answers to "Why are you Vegan?"

My favourites are; Because

1) I don't want to kill anyone unless I really haveto!
2) I can't think of any good enough reasons why not

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder

Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder

swine flu plan legal fight

Which would you trust? A natural system that is dependent on health for survival and proliferation or a system that is dependent on ill health and suffering for survival and profit.

Looking at it logically it seems almost inconceivable that the idea of a ruling callous elite could be anything but mostly true. Even if you believe they are good rather than evil the responsibility of 'the greater good or rather 'Least Harm' would in any case at least lead them to consider 'solutions' to stem the overpopulation problem. We are running out of land, oil, clean air, clean water,food, humanity. We know that money makes the world go around, how much money it takes for instance to get an American president elected, we know that world companies are judged on profits not ethics by the representatives of the greedy share holders. We know that wars are fought not on ethical grounds but to protect rights for oil and gas pipelines, or for the oil itself, or simply sometimes to drum up business and profits for arms dealers, oil companies and pharmaceutical companies.

We know that human rights take a back seat (as with the Tamils in Sri Lanka) if there are no over-riding business interests and strategic gains to be made.

Should we be surprised? Genocide is still happening all over the world. It didn't start with Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime torturing and killing over 6 million Jews and Gypsies and it certainly didn't end there either. Africa, South America, China and Tibet, Russia, Iraq, Iran even in a young progressive country like Australia equal Human Rights are still under question (although it's sometime since they were accused of genocide or torture)

Instances of Human rights violations are worldwide. What evidence would lead us to logically presume our governments behaved any differently? If you were in power and faced with total economic and environmental collapse what would you do? Would you follow Nature's natural law and agree to a survival of the fittest for the higher common good of survival and wellbeing of the elite of the human race or would you fight for the rights of every last rapist, thief, liar, mugger, slanderer, murderer, serial adulterer, pedophile and lazy slovenly benefit leech out there?

Is it illogical to presume our governments will not consider the sick, the stupid, the poor and the unproductive as worthy collateral damage? Why not? They always have in the past.

Jane Burgermeister's dossier provides a compelling argument in the footstep's of many before her that our governments can not be trusted to look after our individual wellbeing and our salvation lies in individual self sufficiency and natural health.

No philosophy is foolproof but personally I favour the system that is dependent on health for survival rather than the system that is dependent on ill health and suffering for survival and profit.

Highlights from the complete dossier

Jane Burgermeister's complete dossier of the June 10th action is a 69 page document presenting evidence to substantiate all charges. This includes:

Factual background that delineates time lines and facts that establish probable cause, UN and WHO definitions and roles, and history and incidents from the April, 2009 "swine flu" outbreak.

Evidence the "swine flu" vaccines are defined as bioweapons as delineates in government agencies and regulations classifying and restricting vaccines, and the fear of foreign countries that "swine flu" vaccines will be used for biological warfare.

Scientific evidence the "swine flu" virus is an artificial (genetic) virus.

Scientific evidence the "swine flu" was bioengineered to resemble the Spanish flu virus of 1918 including quotes from Swine Flu 2009 is Weaponized 1918 Spanish Flu by A. True Ott, Ph.D., N.D., and a Science Magazine report from Dr. Jeffrey Taubenberger et.al.

The genome sequence of the "swine flu"

Evidence of the deliberate release of the "swine flu" in Mexico

Evidence as to the involvement of President Obama that delineates his trip to Mexico which coincided with the recent "swine flu" outbreak and the death of several officials involved in his trip. Contention is made that the President was never tested for "swine flu" because he had been previously vaccinated.

Evidence as to the role of Baxter and WHO in producing and releasing pandemic virus material in Austria includes a statement from a Baxter official stating the accidentally distributed H5N1 in the Czech Republic was received from a WHO reference center. This includes delineation of evidence and allegations from Burgermeister's charges filed in April in Austria that are currently under investigation.

Evidence Baxter is an element in a covert bioweapons network

Evidence Baxter has deliberately contaminated vaccine material.

Evidence Novartis is using vaccines as bioweapons

Evidence as to WHO's role in the bioweapons program

Evidence as to WHO's manipulation of disease data in order to justify declaring a Pandemic Level 6 in order to seize control of the USA.

Evidence as to the FDA's role in covering up the bioweapons program

Evidence as to Canada's National Microbiology Lab's role in the bioweapons program.

Evidence of the involvement of scientists working for the UK's NIBSC, and the CDC in engineering the "swine flu".

Evidence vaccinations caused the Spanish killer flu of 1918 including belief of Dr. Jerry Tennant that the widespread use of aspirin during the winter that followed the end of World War I could have been a key factor contributing to the earlier pandemic by suppressing the immune system and lowering body temperatures, allowing the flu virus to multiply. Tamiflu and Relenza also lower body temperatures, and therefore can also be expected to contribute to the spread of a pandemic.

Evidence as to manipulation of the legal framework to allow mass murder with impunity.

Constitutional issues: the legality vs. illegality of jeopardizing the life, health and public good by mass vaccinations.

The issue of immunity and compensation as evidence of intent to commit a crime.

Evidence as to the existence of an international corporate crime syndicate.

Evidence of the existence of the "Illuminati".

Evidence as to the depopulation agenda of the Illuminati/Bilderbergs and their involvement in the engineering and release of the artificial "swine flu" virus.

Evidence that weaponized flu was discussed at the annual Bilderberg meeting in Athens from May 14-17, 2009, as part of their agenda of genocide, including a list of attendees who, according to a statement once made by Pierre Trudeau, view themselves as genetically superior to the rest of humanity.

Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Heather Mills buys ‘ethical’ Redwood Wholefoods

Vegan Heather buys ‘ethical’ food firm to rival Linda McCartney’s | News

There I was dismissing this rumour as poetic licence and mere exagerated use of the "Royal we". I didn't doubt that Heather Mills had invested, she has her dollars in many ethical pies, but I just couldn't see Kieth and Rod retiring so early on.

Heather Mills Buys Redwoods, Vegan manufacturer

So public apology Heather! I stand corrected. You are the proud owner of the manufacturer of the best meat, fish and dairy free analogues in the world.

I wonder how long before we get a V-Bites in London? There's a lovely 300 year old pub around the corner from us in Croydon that needs saving and would make a LOVELY v-bites and Holistic Health centre and Arts centre.

This story even got into the Sun today - in their true inimitable libellous style.

"The animal rights campaigner - dubbed Mucca for her porn past - said: "Buying the company is a dream come true." - Redwood's Rod Garland said: "Heather shares our values."

I think that's the second time the Sun has used the word Vegan!

See also V- Bites Press Release

And review of V-Bites in Daily Telegraph

NB: Redwoods directors say they aren't retiring just yet and say that they have 'complementary skills' - That must be PR - I don't think Redwoods have ever had so much Free publicity as since they invited Heather to ho..., erm leap into bed with them.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

World Vegan Day 2009

World Vegan Day - 65 Vegan Years

Days left until World Vegan Day 2009











Where will you be? What will you be doing?

www. World Vegan Day .org.uk

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Burger King Offends Hindu Lakshmi The Goddess

Burger King Offends Hindu Lakshmi The Goddess says rajan zed
Rajan Zed — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress

Upset Hindus want apology from Burger King for denigrating goddess Lakshmi

Hindus have asked Burger King Corporation to publicly apologize and immediately withdraw a poster seen in Spain, which shows Hindu goddess Lakshmi promoting a meat sandwich, which they termed repugnant.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was highly disturbing to see goddess Lakshmi, who is highly revered in Hinduism, modeling for a meat sandwich as shown. Lakshmi was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not for pushing meat sandwiches in the streets for mercantile greed of a global corporation.

The poster is titled “LA MERIENDA ES SAGRADA”, which roughly translates as “Snack is sacred” and shows a meat-cheese sandwich with few other products for 1.75 Euros. What was so ‘sacred’ about a meat sandwich, Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, asked.

Rajan Zed pointed out that Hinduism promoted strict vegetarianism insisting on ahimsa (not harming living creatures) and non-killing, and renouncing animal slaughter and meat eating. It suggested taking of sattvik (vegetables, fruits, etc.) and avoiding rajasik (eggs, etc.) and tamasik (meat, intoxicants, etc.) foods.

Zed argued that there was extensive protection of life in Hinduism and ahimsa was a command. It was a clear denigration showing a Hindu goddess patronizing a meat sandwich.

Burger King should create an internal team of senior ex ecutives who should clear all the publicity material before it went to the public and this team should be well trained. If Burger King wanted its executives to learn about world religions, he was willing to help, Rajan Zed added.

Launched in 1954 and headquartered in Miami (Florida, USA) with John W. Chidsey as Chief Executive Officer, Burger King Corporation is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world with over 11, 200 restaurants in 69 countries and revenue of over $2.2 billion. Over 11 million customers visit Burger King daily.

Lakshmi is the goddess of good fortune and beauty in Hinduism and is also known as ‘world-mother’. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksha (liberation) is its ultimate goal.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

1.5 million Say End Animal Experiments

Uncaged Campaigns: 1.5 million people demand road map to end animal experiments

end animal experiments say 1.5 million people

MPs and members of Uncaged deliver signatures to no10 downing street.

Uncaged submitted a historic 1.5 million strong petition to 10 Downing Street, calling on the UK Government to develop a ‘road map’ for the end of animal experimentation.

Uncaged's Dr Dan Lyons leading expert in UK animal testing policy was joined by

Dr Caroline Lucas MEP for South East England (Green)
Mike Hancock MP for Portsmouth South (Lib Dem)
Norman Baker MP for Lewes (Lib Dem)
David Drew MP for Stroud (Labour)
David Taylor MP for North West Leicestershire (Labour)
Andrew Rosindell MP for Romford (Conservative Animal Welfare Spokesperson)

Heather Mills Restaurant-V-Bites

Fish's off... Heather Mills gets high and mighty as her vegan café replaces seafood diner | Mail Online Says the Sunday Mail

In Heather Mills' own inimitable style she climbed up a ladder onto the roof of her new vegan restaurant to address the gathered crowd at the opening of her new vegetarian restaurant V-Bites. The Ultimate Vegan Cafe Heather Mills has everything on the menu from vegan Mr Whippy Ice Cream and vegan chicken nuggets to a full Vegan Sunday Roast and full monty traditional all day cooked breakfast.

Heather Mills Launches V-Bites Restaurant

Heather Mills' Vegan Cafe opened on July the 4th and does have an air of a cafe from Las vegas an all American neon Michael Jackson glitz and glamour sign from the outside but inside it's all typical traditional Englishness complete with delightful tea cakes and cup cakes that will delight the ladies who lunch on the south coast of England in Brighton and Hove.

Heather Mills says "VBites will offer a balanced menu of unique meatless meats and vegan treats with a gastronomic feast of dishes inspired by every corner of the globe. VBites' talented chefs will be serving recipes, everything from Bangers and Mash to Chicken Style Nut Korma, mini pitta pockets with Beefy Wok Strips to amazing salads and yummy fruit smoothies, a Traditional English breakfast, Pad Thai served with rice noodles, Sag Paneer with vegan feta cheese, full Sunday roast with all the trimmings and a wide range of delicious sandwiches including a ‘ham’, cheese and tomato toastie and a classic BLT."

"To keep the kids happy, there is also a yummy children’s menu with a wide range of choices to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. The little ones can choose from a varied selection including ‘Fishy Fingers’ or ‘Chiky Nuggets' served with chips and a choice of peas or baked beans (all of the chips served at VBites are oven baked) and Spaghetti Bolognaise.

For those with a sweet tooth, VBites will feed your desires with gorgeous chocolate muffins, tasty cakes and delectable desserts. The café’s ice-cream bar will serve fruit smoothies, plus a very special VBites version of the traditional Mr Whippy ice-cream…Mrs Swirly!"

heather mills restaurant cafe v-bites vegan vegetarian food

VBites
Kingsway
Hove Lagoon
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 4SA
T: 01273 933757
W: www.vbites.com
Opening Hours: 09:30 – 23:30 7 days a week

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Chilli Cook Off - Brick Lane

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Chilli Cook Off Competition Brick Lane- Bring a spoon FREE BEER!

Yours truly will be cooking up a vegan chilli in Brick Lane tommorrow.

In amongst all the ground Beef I'll be making a stand for meat free monday (Thursday?) at 95 Brick Lane in a Chilli Cook off Competition.

at least One for the environment and health!

They'll be supplying free beer for half an hour 1:30 - 2.00pm - after the judging andto toast the winner.

Looks like I'll be entering The Devil's Den It sounds sooooo 'Fay Maschler' - I'm a dead man walking.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Swine Flu Mutates - H1N1- Terminator 10

h1ni swine flu Mutates into Terminator 10?

Swine Flu Mutates - H1N1 OMG!

The nightmare scenario of a Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator 10 style virus seems to becoming a reality ahead of time" says nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston "with our the integrity of our immune systems compromised by our poor diet and lifestyle this was inevitable"

The Adolfo Lutz Institute in Sao Paulo Brazil Have claimed the prize as the first to spot Swine Flu H1N1 mutating into a genetic variant of the disease.

Scientists were predicting this would happen in the Autumn but it's started mutating already provoking renewed panic buying of Swine Flu respirator masks.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson - Vegetarian - NOT

Michael Jackson vegetarian NOT
Michael Jackson was a vegetarian says the Hartford Examiner "Michael's promotion company AEG had been searching for insurance companies to cover Jackson on his upcoming tour. After rigorous testing, Jackson was found to be in excellent health. AEG’s Chief Executive Randy Phillips was quoted as saying, “He’s a vegetarian; he’s in great shape.”

In his 1988 book, Moonwalk, Jackson says, “I'm a vegetarian now and I'm so much thinner. I've been on a strict diet for years. I feel better than I ever have, healthier and more energetic.”

Michael Jackson’s father Joe and sister LaToya are believed to be vegetarians as well."

However it seems it's an "I don't eat steak" kind of American demi vegetarian Flexitarian vegetarian diet where Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pepperoni Pizza, Mexican Food and fish are included that Michael Jackson was on.

Anyway no doubt Michael Jackson has had a stressful few years and at least now he can rest in peace.

RIP

Monday, June 22, 2009

Meatless Monday : Meat Free Monday Goes Global

Meatless Monday : One day a week cut out meat

Meat Free Monday - Meat Out Day - Meatless Monday and the concept of giving up meat for at least one day a week is going global.

Meatless Mondays allegedly originated during World War I when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged families to avoid eating meat on Mondays to conserve food for the troops and feed starving populations in Europe. There was also a project called “Wheatless Wednesdays.” The program came back into play at the beginning of World War II because meat was being rationed, and it became a way for women at home to support the war effort.

Currently, “Meatless Mondays” has reemerged as an international public health campaign in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University,FARM, PeTA, Paul McCartney, the UN, The Vegetarian Society and many others to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

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Meat Free Day Australia

Meatless Monday Video

Meat Free Mondays



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Journee Sans Viande * Meat Out * Meat Free Day Canada

Meat Free Monday in the Telegraph

UN Meat Free Day Advocate wins Nobel Prize.

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Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in 'Nevada (USA) Today', said that besides reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it was good for ethical and health reasons also.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that Hinduism promoted strict vegetarianism insisting on ahimsa (not harming living creatures) and non-killing, and renouncing animal slaughter and meat eating. It suggested taking of sattvik (vegetables, fruits, etc.) and avoiding rajasik (eggs, etc.) and tamasik (meat, intoxicants, etc.) foods.

Rajan Zed argued that there was extensive protection of life in Hinduism and ahimsa was a command. All the major religions of the world were opposed to killing, he added.

Zed further said that as eating less meat would help the environment, more celebrities should come out in support of at least staying away from meat once a week, thus contributing to a healthier world.