Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lack of Vegan Food Branded as Racism

More problems for The Govenor of California - Arnold "hasta la vista, baby" Schwarzennegar
San José, California, August 25, 2010—The Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), a Santa Clara County-based nonprofit, has released its food availability study for the area, exploring how accessible healthy foods are to consumers in the county’s communities of color and lower-income communities compared to higher-income communities. The report reveals that higher-income areas have more than twice as many large supermar­kets per capita as lower-income areas. In contrast, the report shows that lower-in­come communities have nearly twice as many liquor stores and 50 percent more markets that sell an abundance of meat products; neither of these types of stores offers a variety of healthy food options, especially fresh fruits and vegetables.

“With all of the wealth in Silicon Valley, it is unacceptable that certain communities do not have access to fruits, vegetables, and other healthy food alternatives,” says F.E.P’s Executive Director lauren Ornelas. “Such a food injustice can lead to a host of health problems, including type-2 diabetes and obesity. That this can happen in our own backyard is inexcusable."

She adds "It’s really a form of environmental racism.”

Monday, August 16, 2010

World Vegan Day: West Midlands Vegan Festival 2010

World Vegan Day: West Midlands Vegan Festival 2010:

Oyez!! Oyez!! World Vegan Day party UK - West Midlands Vegan Festival - Bigger than ever before - Be there or be a bowl of lumpy custard!

The World Vegan Day Poll suggests more people would go vegan if they were dragged around a slaughterhouse - Do you agree?

World Vegan Day Poll

World Vegan Day - Vegan News  - World Vegan Day: West Midlands Vegan Festival 2010:

Monday, August 09, 2010

National Nut Day Not just for Nuts

Restaurants and cafes to celebrate National Nut Day - Eat Out Magazine: 22nd October in case you were wondering. A little bit of me wonders about the benefits of The Vegetarian and Vegan Society aligning themselves with National Nut Day.

We've spent so long trying to shake of the stereotype of veggie nut cases are we not playing into the Daily Mail's hands for a Sun style pickle a nut day headline and the office vegetarians up and down the UK being thrown into a tub full of vinegar?

Perhaps teenage vegetarians and vegans around great britain are gagging to be nibbled on and can't wait til the 22nd October when they finally get to join in some group action.

Kate Gaskell, managing director of Liberation said: "Some people are unsure about the many ways they can use their nuts and we hope they will be inspired by seeing how they can be used in restaurants . We also have top tips to get people started."

Oooh matron , don't get me started! Tips? Make sure they are fresh! Soak them in water and then whizz them up, cover in chocolate to make fantastic after dinner treats!

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National Nut Day