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  • Vegetarian Water - For The Truly Ethical

    06/21/2014 2:32:12 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 51 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | Jun 20 2014 | Hank Campbell
    Did you know that when you drink water, you are not really being vegetarian? I didn't either. It turns out that when you drink water, it could have microbes and other small stuff - well, I knew that part. What I did not know is that viruses and bacteria and such were considered animals to vegetarians. So even if you purify water by boiling it and killing the germs, you are still drinking dead animals. What to do for truly ethical water drinkers? Now you have the solution, the Prestige Lifestraw. I guess this is real - it's hard to...
  • Vegetarians Are People Too! Helpline Launched to SAVE Those Living Sad Meat-Free Lives

    05/20/2014 12:52:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 20th May 2014 | Sophie Alexander
    A TEAM of jokers at a popular barbeque restaurant have launched a helpline to directly coincide and conflict with National Vegetarian Week.Veggie week was launched yesterday in the vain attempt of encouraging carnivores to put down the steak and pick up the salad. The Vegetarian Society says non-meaty food is "fun, tasty and seriously varied" and are trying to boost the popularity of the often demeaned tofu-eater. Bosses at Red's True Barbecue restaurant – based in Leeds and Manchester – decided to launch a rival "meat eating" campaign to stop people "going veggie". The firm has even set up a...
  • Doctors Petition White House to Bar Obama, Biden from Eating Junk Food in Public

    04/23/2014 12:05:18 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    pcrm ^ | May 8.2012 | No Attribution
    Doctors Petition White House to Bar Obama, Biden from Eating Junk Food in Public Photos of President Eating Hot Dogs, Burgers Send Unhealthy Message Amid Obesity Crisis WASHINGTON—A physicians nonprofit wants President Barack Obama to stop chowing down on hot dogs in front of news cameras. In a petition being filed on May 10, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine asks the White House to issue an executive order banning staged photo opportunities that show the president, the first family, the vice president, and members of the president’s cabinet eating unhealthy foods—including processed meats—that can cause cancer and obesity.
  • Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking

    03/06/2014 10:17:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    USC ^ | March 4, 2014 | Suzanne Wu
    That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet -- a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking. "There's a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive...
  • Stop Eating Meat and Cheese

    04/02/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 109 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-01-2014 | Fredrik Hedenus
    <p>To avoid dangerous climate change and limit global warming to below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the level of preindustrial times – a target endorsed by the international community and the United States – global greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced by 80 to 90 percent by the second half of this century. But even eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors may not be enough to reach that target because greenhouse gases from food and agriculture, mainly nitrous oxide from agricultural soils and methane from livestock, will be too large.</p>
  • Vegetarians are Evil

    04/01/2014 10:32:59 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 18 replies
    vegetariansareevil.com ^ | vegetariansareevil.com
    Found this website that is interesting: Vegetarians are Evil; Vegan & Vegetarian Killers The following is a list of vegetarians who were also killers: Pol Pot, Vegan despot and mass murderer Out of a population of approximately 8 million, Pol Pot's regime exterminated one quarter, or almost 2 million people. Charles Manson - Vegan Animal Rights Activist Manson was an environmentalist and animal rights activist concerned about damage to the environment and pollution. Volkert van der Graaf, vegan killer Volkert was also a member of a group called the "Furious Potatoes" (De Ziedende Bintjes), a group that carries out illegal,...
  • New evidence Hitler was a homosexual

    03/24/2014 7:25:31 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 75 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 24, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In an article which may be found here, Paul Bedard writes: Newly discovered notes from a U.S. Army interview of former Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler doctors reveal that the madman had homosexual tendencies, did not sleep in girlfriend Eva Braun's bedroom, and was doped up with multiple drugs including female hormones. Written in erratic shorthand, Army interrogator Herman Merl, a Vienna-born medical technician enlisted to interview Hitler's doctors, Karl Brandt and Theodor Morell, scribbled "Homosex" in his notebook where he sized up the mass murderer's sexuality. He then wrote: "Eva Braun = separate rooms" before adding "female hormone - injection...
  • Philosopher Who Gave the New Atheists Their Theoretical Foundations Became Convinced that God Exists

    01/24/2014 7:51:27 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 30 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 December 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    British professor Antony Flew wrote over thirty philosophical works which established the foundations for atheism for half a century. His 1950 paper "Theology and Falsification" was the most reprinted philosophical publication of the 20th century. In December 2004 Flew announced in a symposium and subsequent video that he had completely changed his view and now, based on scientific evidence, believed that God exists. In 2007 he wrote the book There Is a God (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) , subtitled How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. This is the man without whose ideas the various Richard Dawkins,...
  • Jogger Found Unconscious in a Park Dies, but Not Before Being Identified

    01/10/2014 6:03:59 AM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Vivian Yee
    For a few days, it seemed that the strange tale of the unidentified jogger who had lain unconscious in a Brooklyn hospital for a week after collapsing in Prospect Park on New Year’s Eve would end happily. When his half brother identified him this week as Rynn Berry, it was too late; he was taken off life support on Thursday. When emergency responders took Mr. Berry, carrying keys and an asthma inhaler but no identification, to the hospital at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31, he had already gone into cardiac arrest and he soon lost brain function.
  • Must Christians Be Vegetarians?

    10/25/2013 3:09:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 90 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 25, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    Is there a religious obligation not to eat meat? Is there an obligation of faithful Catholics to become vegetarians or even vegans? Quite astonishingly, Professor Charles Camosy of Fordham University says yes in his new book For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action.Genesis, according to Camosy, makes it clear that God intended only for us to eat green and grain because that is what He gave mankind to eat. God did not say we could eat the animals. Camosy argues that recent popes, when they have called for the care of creation, implicitly endorse this view. He also cites...
  • The Best Countries in the World for Vegetarians

    09/23/2013 12:20:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 23 September 2013 | Jane Hughes
    So now that we've established – or at least Peta has – that Glasgow is the most vegetarian/vegan-friendly place in the UK the next question is, which the best country for vegetarians and vegans? In many countries, eating meat is part of the national identity. Think of Australian barbecues, American cowboys and South American cattle ranchers. There was controversy earlier this year when President Obama hosted a dinner for 12 Republican senators, and one of them ordered a vegetarian meal. The identity of the culprit was protected, for fear that exposure could mean losing their seat. TV host Bill Maher...
  • Vegetarian credits Sausage McMuffins for helping carry triplets to full term

    09/02/2013 7:32:52 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 49 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | SEPTEMBER 02, 2013 | QMI AGENCY
    A British woman credits in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- aided by daily breakfasts of sausage McMuffins to help carry her triplets to full term -- after failing for 10 years to get pregnant the old-fashioned way. Vegetarian Laura Dixon, 34, and husband Tim, 34, of Essex, tried three times with IVF to have a family, but was unsuccessful twice; the first attempt was abandoned and the second try ending in a heartbreaking miscarriage after eight weeks, SWNS.com reports. Laura was in her third round of IVF when she conceived and decided to boost her odds of carrying to full term...
  • (Creepy Looking Alien Face Hugger) Algae Suit Generates Food to Feed Your Constant Hunger

    08/15/2013 8:00:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    DVICE ^ | Monday, August 12, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    Algae suit generates food to feed your constant hunger When we think of futuristic fashion, our minds often lean toward the minimalist designs of Star Trek or Tron. But maybe what we wear in the future will have more to do with what we eat than what we want to look like. That's the premise behind the algaculture symbiosis suit designed by Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta. The symbiosis suit is designed to make food for you as you go about your daily routine. A number of tubes, placed in front of your mouth, harness the CO2 you breathe and...
  • Washington State - Angler Fishing for Perch and Bluegill Nabs ‘Vegetarian’ Piranha

    08/07/2013 7:06:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Q13 Fox.com ^ | August 7, 2013 | Judy Oehling
    Angler nabs ‘vegetarian’ piranha SEATTLE — Angler John Denton was surprised to catch what he believes to be a pacu, a relative of the piranha at Lake Ki over the weekend. According to The Everett Herald, Denton was fishing for perch and bluegill on Sunday when he cast his line into the lake near his home and came up with the unusual catch. One of his neighbors identified the fish as a pacu, a native South American freshwater fish that are related to the piranha. “Bang, there it was,” Denton told the Herald. “It’s a pretty big fish, a big...
  • School 244 in Flushing, Queens, becomes first public school in nation to serve only vegetarian meals

    05/01/2013 2:10:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | Corinne Lestch and Ben Chapman
    NEW YORKA New York City public elementary school has adopted an all-vegetarian menu, serving kids tofu wraps and veggie chili. Public School 244 is the first public school in the city to go all-veggie. The animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it might be the first all-veggie public elementary school in the nation. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott says he's proud of the "trailblazing" school. He ate the new food with children on Tuesday.
  • From Pets To Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs

    04/21/2013 3:30:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 91 replies
    NPR ^ | April 2, 2013 | Alastair Bland
    Matt Miller, an Idaho-based science writer with The Nature Conservancy, says rodents and other small livestock represent a low-impact meat alternative to carbon-costly beef. Miller, who is writing a book about the ecological benefits of eating unconventional meats, visited Colombia several years ago. At the time, he says, conservation groups were expressing concern about local ranchers clearing forest to provide pasture for their cattle — activity that was causing erosion and water pollution. "They were encouraging people to switch from cattle to guinea pigs," Miller says. "Guinea pigs don't require the land that cattle do. They can be kept in...
  • Eden Foods CEO’s bad week continues (Liberals continue attack on Eden Organics CEO for suing in oppo

    04/18/2013 11:14:55 PM PDT · by oneprolifewoman · 6 replies
    “There’s so much malevolence in your approach to this, I really don’t see a lot of value in talking to you, Irin,” said Michael Potter, the CEO of Eden Foods, back on the phone on Wednesday. Over the last week, I’d reported that his organic food company (marketed to the crunchy, liberal set) was suing to avoid having to cover contraception in employee health plans — as well as his subsequent phone call to me in which he doubled down by saying he didn’t actually care about birth control, because he’s a man, but is suing because “Obama’s in your...
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Implement “Meatless Mondays” Pilot Program [vegetarian tyranny]

    03/30/2013 7:23:07 PM PDT · by WhattheDickens? · 21 replies
    St. Mary's College newspaper ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Press Release #13-015
    The resolution to implement Meatless Mondays was unanimously passed by the St. Mary’s College SGA in early December after months of inter-campus debate. According to the resolution, the concept of Meatless Mondays upholds the college’s mission to be environmentally sustainable by decreasing its dependence on factory farming. The eight-week long trial program will cease the serving of meat, with the exception of deli meats, in the Great Room (the college’s main dining hall) on Mondays. Meat options will continue to be available at other campus eateries, including the Grab-n-Go and the Upper Deck.
  • Eating meat 'will make you lie, steal and commit sex crimes': Vegetarian advice for 11-year-olds

    11/19/2012 7:18:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/2012 | Paul Milligan
    The pros and cons of a diet including meat may be the subject of debate for nutritionists, but one Indian school textbook has made its position very clear – eating meat will make you lie, steal and commit sex crimes. The unusual moral guidance appeared in a school book for 11-year-olds, supposedly offering education on issues from health and hygiene to sex education and exercise, Indian news channel NDTV reported. On a page about non-vegetarians, the book said that they ‘easily cheat, tell lies, they forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence...
  • 'Meatless Mondays': LA urges residents to turn vegetarian one day a week

    11/11/2012 4:39:33 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 10, 2012 | Melissa Pamer
    Los Angeles is hoping to persuade people to become vegetarian – at least one day per week. Under a resolution unanimously approved by the city council this week, all future Mondays in the City of Angels have been declared "Meatless Mondays." It's part of an international campaign to cut down on meat consumption for health and environmental reasons. Both the spiritual home of the hamburger and a haven for the health-obsessed, Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to support the Meatless Monday campaign. The nonprofit initiative, started in 2003, is associated with Johns Hopkins University's public health...
  • City might require food carts to offer vegetarian items (Madistan)

    10/31/2012 3:51:44 PM PDT · by bigbob · 35 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 10-31-12 | DEAN MOSIMAN |
    In Madison, people dining at food carts don't have to eat their veggies, but in the future, they could get the choice. The city's Vending Oversight Committee, as part of its annual review of food carts, on Wednesday will discuss whether carts must offer vegetarian menu items.
  • 'Green Mile' actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

    09/03/2012 8:59:05 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 30 replies
    <p>Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in "The Green Mile" and such other box office hits as "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," is dead at age 54.</p>
  • Ellen DeGeneres launching vegan pet food brand?

    12/15/2011 2:12:47 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Mother Nature Network ^ | 12/15/11 | Michael D'Estries
    "The couple also are developing a line of vegan pet foods — after discovering a void in the market for people looking to feed their dogs and cats vegan vittles," said the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • PETA puts its stamp on holidays with veggie celebs

    11/28/2011 9:56:56 AM PST · by LesDowrey · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 28 2011 | Bill Hutchinson
    The 20 most famous vegetarians of all-time will appear on a series of postage stamps — and the folks at PETA are hoping it’s a good way to lick animal abuse. In time for the holiday-card rush, the stamps featuring such meatless celebs as Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, and Morrissey will be released Tuesday. “These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that these folks are vegetarian,” said Lisa Lange, vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The stamps will also feature hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, actors Woody Harrelson and Natalie Portman, and singers Chrissie Hynde,...
  • (Commie Vegans!) Where Turkey Is The Guest, Not The Entree

    11/24/2011 11:25:27 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/23/11 | Emma Jacobs
    Where Turkey Is The Guest, Not The Entree (Isabella Colbdorf feeds salad to a turkey at this year's Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony in Watkins Glen, in upstate New York, on Nov. 20, 2011.) Most people think of turkeys as the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal. But at one farm, the turkeys are the guests. At the 26th annual Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony in Watkins Glen, in upstate New York, a line of turkeys come walking out the door of the barn. They stroll towards long low tables set up on the lawn, with scarlet tablecloths and seasonal squash...
  • Veggie-Friendly Weirdo Rap

    11/16/2011 10:45:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    New York magazine ^ | Nov 6, 2011 | Amos Barshad
    ASAP Rocky and the goofball new school of New York hip-hop.Last week, Harlem-bred ASAP Rocky, 23, who recently signed a record deal with the Sony-RCA subsidiary Polo Grounds worth a reported $3 million, released his mix tape LiveLoveASAP. He’s part of a small but influential roster of New York City hip-hop artists who are pushing boundaries, not only in terms of what they wear and eat but also what influences they let in their music. Since the mid-nineties, a certain strain of hood-glam rap has been perfected in New York: Guys like DJ Premier constructed unflinching beats that made you...
  • USDA Secretary: We Must ‘Create Appropriate Transition’ for What Americans Eat

    09/20/2011 5:28:49 PM PDT · by bushwon · 139 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 9/20/11 | Penny Starr
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of the National Restaurant Association on Monday that Americans need to “adjust” their tastes so that they like the kind of food the government believes they should eat—and “we have to make sure that what we do is create the appropriate transition.”
  • Green Nazis: Adolf Hitler (Exhibit Two)

    07/11/2011 4:10:20 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 11 replies
    . Weekend Libertarian ^ | 11 July, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    “Consider two spheres of concern that dominate vast swaths of our culture today: health and food,” writes Jonah Goldberg in his politically-incorrect bestseller, Liberal Fascism. “The Nazis took food very, very seriously. Hitler claimed to be a dedicated vegetarian. Indeed, he could talk for hours about the advantages of a meatless diet and the imperative to eat whole grains.” You could say Hitler was a real Nazi in the kitchen. He even told off a close vegetarian for bringing his impure concoctions to meetings. Robert Proctor, for example, writes how an annoyed Hitler informed Rudolph Hess: “I have an excellent...
  • WHY VEGETARIANS SHOULD EAT BACON

    06/27/2011 11:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    ManoftheHouse ^ | Josh Katzowitz
    Anthony Bourdain stalked around the stage, sipping every once in a while from his beer bottle and describing why he couldn’t respect the vegetarian lifestyle. Hey, he said, I don’t care what you do in the privacy of your own home. But when you travel the world, it’s not right--in fact, it’s an insult!--to forgo eating the delicacies of the country you’re visiting. If you’re in Spain, he said, you eat ham. If you’re in Argentina, you eat beef. If you’re in Vietnam, you eat, um, the local cuisine. His opinion is pretty much what you'd expect from a guy...
  • Keep your holiday guests calm. Show them a picture of the turkey

    11/23/2010 6:30:17 PM PST · by paudio · 6 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/23/10
    According to a new study, meat doesn’t just give us strength or the occasional bit of indigestion, it actually makes us less aggressive.
  • Not your Regular "Ism" (Barf-She wants to be a Fruitarian)

    10/21/2010 7:55:43 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    UWM Post ^ | 10/19/10 | Sarah Hanniken
    We live in a world of infinite “-isms.” Some are widely familiar – capitalism, communism, nationalism, Catholicism – while others are poorly understood. I always hesitate to categorize veganism among such systems of belief, because it is neither a religion nor an economic or political ideology. It is grounded in fact and does not seek to serve the interests of its proponents. It’s really less complicated than people seem to think. Despite its simplicity, many people have flawed perceptions of veganism. Either they view vegans as eccentric, self-righteous and elitist, or they admire them for their “extreme willpower” and level...
  • But wasn't Hitler a veggie? and other things not to say to a vegetarian

    10/01/2010 1:06:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Independent | Friday October 01 2010 | Lisa Jewell
    But wasn't Hitler a veggie? and other things not to say to a vegetarian(Can't be posted per FR rules)
  • Report: Suspected suicide bomber arrested in Copenhagen

    09/10/2010 1:56:24 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    M&C News ^ | 9-10-10 | STAFF
    Copenhagen - Police in Denmark arrested a suspected possible suicide bomber Friday following a small explosion at a hotel in central Copenhagen, media reports said. Danish daily Extra Bladet showed on its website a photo of the suspect, who had reportedly attempted to blow himself up. Police did not immediately confirm the report. No one was injured in the explosion at the Jorgensen Hotel. Police handcuffed the man after he was seen running away from the hotel and into the nearby Orstedsparken park. The park was evacuated and the surrounding streets were cordoned off as explosive experts were called in....
  • Soy Not Healthy for the Heart

    08/30/2010 5:44:19 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 62 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | August 29, 2010 | Kaayla T. Daniel, Ph.D., C.C.N.
    Soy does not lower cholesterol, does not prevent heart disease, and does not deserve an FDA-approved soy heart-health claim. This amazing announcement comes from none other than the American Heart Association (AHA) published in the Jan. 17, 2006, issue of its journal Circulation. Athletes at Risk Not long before this announcement, University of Colorado researchers reported in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation that soy worsens cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is very much on the rise, afflicting 1 in 500 Americans. Cardiomyopathy, defined as a weakening of the heart muscle or change in structure...
  • What Zoo Animals Can Tell You about a Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet

    05/01/2010 7:31:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies · 1,525+ views
    zandavisitor ^ | 4/18/2010 | Rudy Socha
    Do you think that eating a diet of fruits and vegetables will enable you to fit into your skinny jeans? What about shellfish, will that help you lose weight? Let’s go to the zoos and aquariums to see the results of animals that eat these diets exclusively. Hippopotamus diets consist primarily of flood plain grasses with an occasional garnish of fallen fruit depending on the area. In the wild, hippopotamuses spend their day wallowing in the water at their favorite riverside beach waiting to overturn small boats. Hippopotamuses are an extremely fat animal, with a round body, short, stocky legs,...
  • San Francisco Makes Monday "Vegetarian Day"

    04/08/2010 12:20:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies · 1,513+ views
    In another legislative moment that feels oh-so-very San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors voted yesterday on a resolution to declare Mondays in San Francisco as "Vegetarian Day." A call to the Board this morning confirms the resolution was, in fact, approved yesterday by majority vote and will now sit on The Gav's desk for ten days, awaiting "official approval by the mayor." Resolution No. 28 was brought to the table by Sophie Maxwell, who has been a vegetarian for 35 years. If you care to read it, do click here. While the wording sites many good reasons to "go green,"...
  • Cute animals are just as delicious as ugly ones

    03/12/2010 1:21:09 PM PST · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 15 replies · 730+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 12, 2010 | Antonia Senior
    It is Canada’s annual seal cull again, and the animal rights protesters are preparing their traditional response. Yet they are strangely silent about the rat genocide in South Georgia, where millions of non-indigenous rodents will be killed over the next five years. If you prick a rat, does it not bleed? The EU has banned the import of seal produce, much to the fury of some Canadians. Why ban seal skins and not fur? How can the home of foie gras and veal crates complain about smoked seal loin? Our relationship with animals and food in this era of plenty...
  • Becoming vegetarian 'can harm the environment'

    02/12/2010 12:10:45 AM PST · by Stoat · 57 replies · 1,097+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 12,2010 | Nick Collins
    Adopting a vegetarian diet based around meat substitutes such as tofu can cause more damage to the environment, according to a new study. It has often been claimed that avoiding red meat is beneficial to the environment, because it lowers emissions and less land is used to produce alternatives.But a study by Cranfield University, commissioned by WWF, the environmental group, found a substantial number of meat substitutes – such as soy, chickpeas and lentils – were more harmful to the environment because they were imported into Britain from overseas.The study concluded: "A switch from beef and milk to highly refined...
  • WINDOW CLEANING CHEMICAL INJECTED INTO FAST FOOD HAMBURGER MEAT

    01/06/2010 11:59:01 AM PST · by Nodems2000 · 95 replies · 2,938+ views
    Natural News ^ | Mike Adams
    Window cleaning chemical injected into fast food hamburger meat Mike Adams Natural News Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 If you’re in the beef business, what do you do with all the extra cow parts and trimmings that have traditionally been sold off for use in pet food? You scrape them together into a pink mass, inject them with a chemical to kill the e.coli, and sell them to fast food restaurants to make into hamburgers. That’s what’s been happening all across the USA with beef sold to McDonald’s, Burger King, school lunches and other fast food restaurants, according to a New...
  • Major questions over business deals of UN climate change guru Dr Rajendra Pachauri

    12/20/2009 4:14:11 PM PST · by ricks_place · 21 replies · 1,221+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/20/2009 | Christopher Booker and Richard North
    The head of the UN's climate change panel - Dr Rajendra Pachauri - is accused of making a fortune from his links with 'carbon trading' companies, Christopher Booker and Richard North write. No one in the world exercised more influence on the events leading up to the Copenhagen conference on global warming than Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and mastermind of its latest report in 2007. Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as “the world’s top climate scientist”), as a former...
  • War on vegetarians: PETA U.S. terrorists?

    12/08/2009 9:41:28 AM PST · by BGHater · 6 replies · 528+ views
    Metro ^ | 07 Dec 2009 | BRAYDEN SIMMS
    PETA is not the most popular kid on the block. Between antagonizing meat-eaters and radicalizing the use of naked ad campaigns, the animal rights group has made more than a couple enemies. This is the first time, however, that the lawful, nonviolent organization has been officially classified as a “terrorist threat.” In a new security form circulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the federal department asks animal experimentation facilities whether they’ve been confronted by a handful of “terrorist” groups, including the Earth Liberation Front, known for their use of arson and explosives; the Animal Liberation Front, which popularized property...
  • FLESH OF YOUR FLESH (Should you eat meat?)

    11/12/2009 11:38:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies · 1,659+ views
    New Yorker | NOVEMBER 9, 2009 | Elizabeth Kolbert
    FLESH OF YOUR FLESH
  • Al Gore wants us to eat our greens (Goron going Veggie)

    11/04/2009 7:10:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 1,081+ views
    Big Pond News ^ | 11/05/09
    Al Gore wants us to eat our greens Thursday, November 05, 2009 » 09:32am Climate change campaigner Al Gore wants us to turn vegetarian to help combat global warming. We've always been told to eat our greens, but now there's another incentive, saving the planet. Climate change campaigner Al Gore believes turning vegetarian could aid the battle against global warming. But he's stopped short of asking everyone to turn their back on meat, acknowledging getting a global agreement on fighting climate change is already hard enough. The former US vice-president turned environmental campaigner said on Wednesday he agreed with the...
  • New Discovery: A Spider That Eats Its Veggies

    10/13/2009 4:54:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 589+ views
    WBUR ^ | October 13, 2009 | RICHARD HARRIS
    Spiders deserve their reputation as bloodthirsty critters. Up until now, all 40,000 species known to science seemed to eat by sucking the juices out of insects and other prey. But researchers have come across a spider that is a vegetarian, and is apparently the first example of a plant-eating spider. Two scientists, working independently in Costa Rica and Mexico, noticed that the neotropical jumping spider feeds on acacia leaf tips. These yummy leaf tips are primarily eaten by ants, which in turn defend the plants from predators. But the spider, known as Bagheera kiplingi, has developed a taste for the...
  • "Nudging" America to Give Up Meat

    09/05/2009 3:47:23 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 54 replies · 3,216+ views
    ConsumerFreedom.com ^ | September 3, 2009
    The number of animals and plants protected by the federal Endangered Species Act is about to increase dramatically. For Cass Sunstein, radical animal-rights activist and nominee for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator job, that means he will be better positioned than ever to make livestock farming a thing of the past.How are the two things connected? Our director of research appeared on the Fox News Channel yesterday to explain to Glenn Beck’s audience how much influence Sunstein may soon have over what we eat: Cattlemen in this country own and manage most of the lands...
  • 11-year-old lobbed prez a question at N.H forum

    08/13/2009 10:48:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies · 2,009+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 13, 2009 | Jessica Van Sack
    The mother of a sixth-grade Malden girl, whose “mean sign” question to President Obama at his Portsmouth, N.H., health care forum was a softball that he slugged out of the park, insisted yesterday the child was not “a plant.” “I thought it was great,” Kathleen Manning Hall said of Obama’s answer to the question posed by her daughter Julia. The girl became a target of conservative critics such as Michelle Malkin yesterday, who alleged that the poised and eloquent 11-year-old was “a plant” after the revelation that her mother served as an organizer for Obama’s campaign.
  • PHOTO: Che Guevara's granddaughter to appear in PETA campaign

    06/23/2009 1:20:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 1,579+ views
    telegraph ^ | 18 Jun 2009
    The granddaughter of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Cuban revolutionary leader, is at the forefront of a campaign for a vegetarian revolution.
  • Belgian Veggie Holiday Lacks Teeth

    06/07/2009 1:02:11 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 13 replies · 472+ views
    ConsumerFreedom.com ^ | May 27, 2009 | Unattributed
    Tomorrow, public officials in the Flemish city of Ghent will observe a new weekly “holiday” that’s been making international headlines: “Veggiedag.” Civil servants and elected politicians will eat meatless meals, and the streets will be littered with city-sponsored anti-meat ads. Now that the people of Ghent have two Veggie Days under their belt, we’ve been curious to know how the weekly anti-meat parade is catching on. And according to this TIME magazine report, the answer is “very slowly.” Eben Harrell describes the scene in Ghent last Thursday: While most restaurants owners and residents I spoke to had heard of Veggie Day, few had any...
  • No increase in cancer risk due to meat

    05/29/2009 7:48:40 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 2 replies · 288+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 29 May 2009, 1524 hrs IST | The Times of India
    WASHINTON: Consuming red or white meat does not raise the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, says a new study. The large study, conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, has been published in the International Journal of Cancer. A number of previous studies have found that eating red meat or meat cooked at high temperatures increases the risk of breast cancer. (High temperatures, caused by grilling, barbecuing or pan-frying, produce high amounts of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in meat; HCAs and PAHs are mutagens (chemicals capable of causing mutations...
  • Predation Did Not Come from Evolution

    03/28/2009 7:56:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 313 replies · 4,084+ views
    ICR ^ | March 28, 2009 | Daniel Criswell, Ph.D.
    Predation Did Not Come from Evolution by Daniel Criswell, Ph.D.* Although the origin of predation is poorly understood, it is incorrect to attribute to young-earth creation the assertion that predatory animals quickly and recently evolved the physical features necessary for predation. It is a common fallacy that carnivores evolved from a change in form and function. No physical evolution was required to change herbivores to predators--it was merely a change in behavior. The view that an alteration of genomes and phenotypes, such as sharp teeth and claws, would have been required to supply the physical features for predation from herbivorous...