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Jharkhand govt to join go-vegetarian campaign for animal rights

By Sanjoy Dey, Hindustan Times, Ranchi | October 4, 2015 A non-government organisation and the state animal husbandry department will launch a campaign in Jharkhand on Sunday to protect animal rights and appeal people to turn vegetarian. Helping Organisation for People, Environment (HOPE) & animal Trust in association with the department will organise a rally as part of the World animal Day (WAD), which will be observed for the first time in Jharkhand and Bihar. More than 200 people, …

GRAY: Learn to eat humanely, even if not a vegetarian | Opinion | dailynebraskan.com

… consuming meat compelled me to completely stop eating it about eight years ago. For some people, that’s simply not a lifestyle choice they’re willing to make. Enjoying the taste of meat doesn’t make you a bad person. However, there are ways to consume animal products that are more humane and will alleviate a lot of that internalized guilt that comes with eating a once-living thing. The number one reason I don’t eat meat is because of factory farms. These are places where animals such as …

The effect vegetarians have on the meat of the matter

… diet. What is also currently unknown is whether increasing meat prices have pushed consumers away from animal protein products. Indeed, most reports suggest the number of vegetarian consumers in the Western world has not significantly increased over time. In most surveys recently published, vegetarians only constitute four to five per cent of the population. That number increases slightly if consumers who are inclined to occasionally go meatless are added to the mix. Consumers who do become …

10 Protein-packed vegetables – Livemint

… quality of protein consumed. There are 22 types of amino acids, which can be divided into essential and non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body, and so need to be consumed through food. “While there is no doubt that the proteins we get from animal products (meat, fish, eggs, dairy) are of better quality than what vegetarian sources tend to have, it is a big myth that vegetarian foods, particularly vegetables, are completely devoid of any protein,” says …

Vegetarian Grilling in the Great Indoors | chelseanow.com

By Scott Stiffler | June 17, 2015   BY CARLYE WAXMAN-HUSSERL RDN, CDN | Isn’t it about time vegetarians enjoy a BBQ without sacrificing an animal? Don’t wait for a sunny day to get your grill on! Below are fantastic “feel good” recipes that will make you FEEL like you’re enjoying a BBQ in the Hamptons…minus the ocean and minus the meat. There are some necessary tools to make this work. I like the larger two-burner grills that have ridges — but if it’s just you, get the …

I’m a Vegetarian. Don’t Judge! | BlogHer

By Firefly Dance | June 10, 2015 I love vegetables… covered in bacon  Hey, plants have feelings too!  You can’t afford meat? I can’t live without bacon  I like animals… on my plate!  Do you eat animal crackers?  You carrot-murderer!   These are the kinds of comments that I hear all the time. Whenever someone learns that my family and I are vegetarians we brace ourselves. Most of the time people are cool, throw out a few jokes that they seem to think will make us laugh. …

Competition encourages sustainability and healthy choices | Scoop News

… exciting short film competition for all NZ school students. The competition is open to any currently enrolled school students (including homeschooled students) and consists of primary, intermediate and secondary age categories covering animal advocacy, health and nutrition, and protecting the environment. Sponsored by South Seas Film & Television School, New Way, Linda McCartney’s NZ, Quorn, Hardy’s Northland, The animal Connection, Plug In Pest Free, Ethicalshopper.co.nz, Hell Pizza and …

Indian mother puts a lonely hearts ad in the paper for her gay son | Daily Mail Online

By Jenny Stanton for MailOnLine | May 27, 2015 ‘Seeking a well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian groom for my son’: Mum puts a lonely hearts ad in the paper for her gay son in India… and gets flooded with 100 responses from men all over the world Padma Iyer placed an advert in a newspaper seeking a groom for her son It was India’s first lonely hearts advert for a match for a same-sex marriage Her son Harish has received 100 marriage proposals since it was posted Gay sex is still …

9 Vegetarian BBQ, Burger, and Hot-Dog Recipes Even Meat-Lovers Will Enjoy | Washingtonian

By Ryan Weisser | May 20, 2015 Summer can be rough on vegetarians, who can get stuck eating only potato salad and popsicles at cookouts. Not even the baked beans are safe (they’re usually made with bacon, pork, or other animal-based additives). So what’s a rabbit-food-lover to do? Thankfully, there are in fact plentiful options. Vegetarians can happily crowd around the grill and wait for delicious plant-based burgers, pulled “pork” sammies, and veggie dogs made out of actual vegetables …

No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain SECRET animal products  | Daily Mail Online

… contain animal products. What is more worrying for vegetarians and vegans is that ingredients lists on packages might list product names, but not what’s in them, like the food colouring carmine that is derived from crushed beetles, while few would realise that the pesticides used to spray bananas can contain shellfish. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: No bananas please, we’re vegetarian! The foods you think are meat-free but actually contain …

Flexitarian trend prompts growth in vegetarian products :: Industry News :: FoodProcessing

… animal ingredients’, but allergen positioning is gaining ground, and some manufacturers are eschewing vegan positioning to appeal to a broader consumer base. Pea protein, rice protein, almond, coconut and quinoa are gaining popularity as gluten and soy avoiders and paleo dieters grow in number. Three ‘hot’ ethnic flavours on the rise in the vegetarian market, Despain says, are Indian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean. The full Food Technology article is available here.   Source: …

Packaged foods go vegetarian

… increase in demand for healthy, plant-based packaged foods and meals in restaurants.” An expected rise in the number of people seeking to eat less animal-based food on health or sustainability grounds can also be regarded as an opportunity for manufacturers of vegetarian packaged foods, Hu said. The DGAC report was welcome news for Nancy Chapman, registered dietitian and executive director of the Soyfoods Assoc. of North America. “The report offered suggestions on increasing …

A look at plant-based diets | Grand Forks Herald

… mother has spent countless hours researching and experimenting with vegetarian recipes. We shared many diverse family dinners, and I am very grateful to have been exposed to a wide variety of meals. There are many different types of vegetarianism. A vegan diet excludes all animal products such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy. A lacto-vegetarian diet excludes meat, poultry, fish and eggs but consumes dairy products. A lacto-ovo-vegetarian excludes meat, poultry, and fish but consumes eggs …

Sales of fake meat explode, but is it really better for you? – Fortune

By Mark Koba | May 11, 2015 Sales of meatless and vegetarian products are soaring, although only 7% of U.S. consumers call themselves vegetarian. The hunger for fake meat — or meatless meat — is getting bigger. So much so that the latest sales numbers of plant-based meat alternatives reached $553 million in 2012, representing a growth spurt of 8 percent from 2010. “We are doubling the business annually,” said Ethan Brown, CEO ofBeyond Meat, which makes non-animal food products like the …

Bo Derek’s plastic surgery, aging and beauty tips: Vegetarian diet and workout – National Celebrity Fitness and Health | Examiner.com

… ‘Oh my God, why doesn’t she do something?’ So you’re just torn,” said Derek. “I just have to keep busy, have other interests, and try not to think about it.” Bo, an animal lover who lives on a ranch with four horses, has maintained her willowy “Perfect 10” body with a mostly vegetarian (not vegan) diet and an active lifestyle that includes shoveling horse manure and doing other manual labor around her sprawling 110-acre ranch. While Derek …

5 Muscle-Building Foods For Vegetarians

HuffPost India | By Aashmita Nayar | April 21, 2015 If you’re a vegetarian looking to gain muscle mass, don’t let animal protein stop you from achieving your body goals. “Most vegetarian foods provide carbs, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals in ample amounts, but not protein,” says nutritionist Krupa Mhatre of Gold’s Gym India. Mhatre has observed that several vegetarians who work out rely on protein supplements. “But there there are several vegetarian foods, …

Weeknight vegetarian: Peel a plantain, elevate a taco | canada.com

… that would be Farm Sanctuary president Gene Baur. But Wyrick is one of the many vegan chefs and writers who contributed recipes to support Baur’s book, which also offers a dose of Farm Sanctuary’s animal-friendly philosophy and tips for those who want to try veganism. When Wyrick develops them, vegan tacos don’t seem like a stretch. In fact, this recipe’s main filling ingredient — plantains that you char on the grill (or on a grill pan inside), then toss in fresh lime juice, salt and …

Vegetarian diet promotes growth and activity of “friendly” bacteria – Mizo News

From Mizonews.Net | April 20, 2015 – Featured Contributor: By Maneka Gandhi, Parliametarian & animal Rights Activist The contents of your intestines are vital for your health .Within the intestine live trillions of organisms known as the gut microflora. Their many functions include: completing the digestion of foods through fermentation, protecting against disease causing bacteria, synthesizing water soluble vitamins, and stimulating development of the immune system. The health of …

The rise of the flexitarian

… readers. “You need to tread lightly,” she says. Randles, as the name of her blog implies, is among the growing ranks of people who consciously reduce their meat consumption without cutting it out entirely. “Omnivores don’t really understand,” says Randles, who grew up in a carnivorous French family before adopting a flex diet several years ago. Its allure: Eat healthier, prevent animal suffering and fight climate change without the awkwardness of requesting alternative dishes at social …

Vegetarians, ranchers and conscious omnivores of the world, unite! – The Ecologist

By Ronnie Cummins | April 7, 2015 Thinking people of all stripes are agreed in their opposition to cruel, exploitative animal farming, writes Ronnie Cummins. So it’s time for them to move beyond sterile ‘meat-eater versus vegetarian’ debates, and unite in their opposition to the daily atrocities of industrial agriculture. “No organic consumer, vegetarian or omnivore I’ve ever encountered supports feeding herbivores genetically engineered, herbicide-drenched grains, …

Foods For Energy If You’re Vegetarian Or Vegan

… all animal foods. However, there are some differences in nutrient recommendations,” says registered dietitian Nicole Osinga based in Oshawa, Ont. Osinga says a perfect example of this is protein. Some plant proteins are digested less efficiently than animal proteins, because of differences in amino acids (the building blocks of protein) in them. “This is the reason vegan protein requirements are higher compared to those who consume some animal products.” If you’re a new …

IKEA’s new vegetarian meatballs ‘will save the planet’, says furniture firm | Daily Mail Online

… methane emissions. It also takes less energy to cook a veggieball. A spokesman said: ‘At IKEA we want to offer healthy food choices that are delicious, sustainable and affordable for the many, based on our Swedish identity. ‘We are currently developing our food range to provide options that meet the different preferences of our customers. ‘One of the exciting new products is a veggieball which will be launched in our stores from April onwards. ‘The veggie ball does not have any animal …

7 Types of Vegetarianism and Their Environmental and Health Benefits | Care2 Causes

… the early stages of humankind, there are all sorts of interpretations of what a vegetarian is, as well as assorted names and categories for each type of plant-based eater. Some people believe that vegans, those who do not consume or use animal products whatsoever, are showing the ultimate kindness to animals and the environment. While others feel that pollotarians and even flexitarians, which are both newer terms for two different classes of semi-vegetarians, are doing a great service to …

Other views: Know how that chicken got to your table?

… an animal advocacy group, has put chicken slaughter in the news, showing what most people would call cruel. But not the chicken industry. A spokesman for Wayne Farms, where the video was shot, says “no animal abuse occurred,” and legally speaking, he is correct. A federal law that mandates humane slaughter of livestock does not protect chickens. But there’s a big space between what’s legal and what’s right. Other livestock must be rendered insensitive to pain before slaughter. Laws …

Vegan blogger Dreena Burton says her recipes will make you go meat-free | Daily Mail Online

By Maybelle Morgan for MailOnline | 27 March 2015 Most meat-eaters would physically cringe at the phrase ‘plant-based’ diet, but one woman has made it her aim to educate the world about the benefits of going vegan. Cookbook author Dreena Burton, 44, stopped eating meat, fish and animal products 20 years and during that time, has written five best-selling cookbooks. The Vancouver-based author’s most recent, Plant-Powered Families, includes more than 100 whole-food, vegan recipes …

On-again relationship with plant-eating feels good after dabbling with meat – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… still raw with emotion. “It hit me in everything in me that is a mom.” She decided on the spot to go vegan. She hasn’t looked back. Such on-again, off-again, on-again relationships with vegetarian eating aren’t unusual. According to a recent survey by the animal advocacy group Humane Research Council, at least 10 percent of U.S. adults are former vegetarians and more than a third of that number would like to go vegetarian again. To finish reading this article, click on this link: via …

Matt Ball: Changing the world by example, advocacy

… Outreach, an animal advocacy group working to promote veganism in the early 1990s. He co-wrote “The animal Activist’s Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact In Today’s World” and in 2014 published “The Accidental Activist.” Over the years his reasoned approach has inspired thousands of people to adopt a plant-based lifestyle and to do what they can to reduce animal suffering. In 2005, he was inducted into the animal Rights Hall of Fame. Now 47, he is a senior advisor at VegFund, an …

This is why I love being vegetarian | Stuff.co.nz

… ethical to kill something for food when you can live without it. This is why I don’t eat free-range meat, as I still think the killing of the animal is wrong. For me, it doesn’t matter how good the animal’s life was: at the end of the day, it still ends up being killed, and for me that’s not right. I am also concerned about the environment, particularly the damage that dairy farming has on water systems and rainforests. I eat eggs from my parents’ four free-range …

Meet the Butcher—and Former Vegetarian—Who Now Specializes in Humane Slaughter | TakePart

… and requires that cattle, pork, and other livestock be “rendered insensible to pain” before death. (Chickens and turkeys are not covered under the law.) Unsurprisingly, plenty of players in the food chain aren’t satisfied with the USDA’s concept of humane—even if the Temple Grandin–designed animal Welfare Audit has become the industry standard. But just as some farmers have pushed beyond the USDA standards for organic agriculture, others are taking the idea of humane slaughter well …

New vegans explain their motivations and how easy or hard it is to eat differently – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… animal products (such as gelatin or white sugar processed using animal bones). But that’s where the similarities end. 50 SHADES OF VEGAN Raw-food vegans, like those Moore found on YouTube, aim to eat food that hasn’t been cooked above a certain temperature, typically around 110 degrees F. In contrast, macrobiotic vegans center their diets on cooked whole grains and beans and eat only small amounts of raw food. Another common variation is referred to as oil-free, plant-based veganism. Stefani …

Let your children make their own eating choices – Parentdish UK

… Why shouldn’t I make decisions for my family based on my concerns about the welfare of the planet, or the importance of animal rights?” As for arguments that she might be damaging her children’s developing by refusing them meat, she is quick to respond. “I’ve been vegetarian since I was nine, and I’ve got a doctorate: it clearly didn’t do me any harm.” I’m not the only one who disagrees with Ailsa’s and Kelly’s views, and …

Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease risk by 20% – Mirror Online

… 20% less at risk than those where it made up less than 45% of their diet. Lead researcher Dr Camille Lassale, of Imperial College London’s School of Public Health, said: “Instead of drastic avoidance of animal-based foods, substituting some of the meat in your diet with plant-based sources may be a very simple, useful way to lower cardiovascular mortality.” The research took account other factors such as age, smoking and obesity. It comes just days after a study found drinking three cups …

Avoid cruelty, go vegetarian | The Border Mail

March 3, 2015, midnight “IF slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.” Paul McCartney’s comment hits close to home this week. Wangaratta’s Gathercole’s abattoir on Greta Road has been investigated by the meat industry regulator PrimeSafe and found to have breached essential animal welfare standards. Footage posted online in January revealed an employee of Gathercole’s abattoir cut the throats of lambs while they appeared to be conscious and moving. The same …

Telling your kids they just ate Babe: Observations from a meat-phobic mom

… diet. Don’t cater to their whims or make separate meals, but allow them to prepare their own meat-free food. Some teens will capitulate to pressure the first time their friends order a pepperoni pizza, and the problem will pass. Others have a deep commitment to animal rights, and they need nutritional counseling. Have your meat-free teen talk with a doctor or registered dietician about how to do vegetarianism right. Respect for animals Underlying the meat debate is a feeling of respect for …

Why I’m going vegetarian after seeing shocking Animal Aid film of UK abbatoir cruelty

19 February 2015 by Kate Morris  I’m going vegetarian after eating meat for 50 years, since seeing shocking film of UK abbatoir cruelty One in eight Brits are now vegetarian. Kate Morris explains why, after eating meat all her life, the recent undercover footage of animal cruelty has made her become one too Going veggie: Kate is going to be eating a lot more of these I have always had a strong empathy with animals. I once spent three days of a seven-day holiday finding a home for a tiny …

Vegetarian Kitchen: Long-term vegetarians say a lot has changed for the better, but that’s only half the story – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

VEGETARIAN KITCHEN Posted February 18  BY AVERY YALE KAMILA EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a seven-part series on what it’s like to be a vegetarian in Maine today. At a time when most of her peers are retired and some are finding themselves occupying hospital beds, Carole Hunne- well, 80, works four nights a week as an intensive care nurse. She fills the rest of her time volunteering for children’s causes and animal shelters. “My mind is sharp, and people say I have an incredible …

Is a vegetarian diet good for your health? Research says yes – Journal Inquirer: Harlan Levy Consumer Diary

… that’s his real name) about the risks and benefits of being a vegetarian. First a definition: Vegetarians eat no meat, meat products, poultry, or fish. The American Dietetic Association classifies vegetarians more specifically: • Vegans exclude all animal products (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, and other dairy products). • Lactovegetarians exclude meat, poultry, fish, and eggs but include dairy products. • Lacto-ovovegetarians exclude meat, poultry, and fish but include dairy …

Vegetarianism 101: Make your transition a slow one – San Antonio Express-News

… Vegetarian” (Sourcebooks, $12.99), to ask her for tips on going cutting out meat as painlessly as possible. First, she said, it’s important to understand the spectrum of vegetarianism. Vegans don’t eat any animal products; flexitarians tend not to eat meat but don’t rule it out completely. In the middle, you’ll find lacto-ovo vegetarians, who won’t eat meat but do eat dairy and eggs; and pescatarians, who eat fish. “Or there’s a new word I just heard, ‘reducetarian,’ …

A Vegetarian’s Guide To Proteins – The New Indian Express

… of protein rich food to maintain a balance in the body and avoid malnourishment. A great vegetarian source of protein is the soybean. This works for vegans as well as it is not an animal product. Soy or soya is a source of pure protein and comes in various forms — tofu, soy milk, powder and edamame (fresh soybean still in its pods). With 36 grams of protein in 100 grams of soybeans, this is an easy way to keep your protein levels to the optimum. You can find these little white beans in any …

Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank Adds A Kinder Option For People In Need

Apparently $100 buys a lot of vegetarian food. “We’ve been amazed when we go shopping and we’re buying bags of rice and lentils, how much stuff we have in our cart for $100,” says Matthew Noble, director of the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank (TVFB), tells The Huffington Post Canada. The Toronto-based animal activist, along with other volunteers, just started the new program, motivated by what he sees as the lack of options for vegans and vegetarians at existing food banks in the city. …

Sweets fit for a vegetarian – Sentinel-Tribune: Cooks

For years, Jennifer Karches was a proud vegetarian. It sounds healthy, right? And by eliminating meat from her diet, she was not contributing to animal cruelty. “I kind of felt virtuous being a vegetarian,” said Karches, of Bowling Green. Then in 2010, through her job at WBGU-TV, Karches met Dr. Neal Barnard, an author, researcher and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who came to the station for a fundraiser. “I got to meet him when he was there and I got to …

Paleo eaters need to start grappling with issues of sustainability : TreeHugger

… in a way that restores soil fertility and reduces the need for water, pesticides, and grain feed. This kind of meat production is ethically superior to the Concentrated animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) that stock most supermarket meat counters. But the reality is that buying pastured, grass-fed meat is far more expensive than buying CAFO meat, and to maintain the sort of eat-meat-multiple-times-a-day model suggested by the paleo diet would probably push it well beyond the means of normal …

10 Books That Will Turn You Vegetarian | Scottish Book Trust

Should we eat meat? These books attempt to answer that question Whether or not you eat meat, it’s hard to deny that there are many good arguments for abstaining from animal products. Some find these arguments so strong that they choose to avoid meat products altogether, whereas others don’t. Whether you’re a steak-and-ale pie lover or a strict vegan, why not read one of these fascinating books and see where you stand on the issue? via 10 Books That Will Turn You Vegetarian | …

Protein Plus – Livemint

… Batra, clinical nutritionist, Fortis La Femme, New Delhi. Consumption of plant rather than animal proteins can, in fact, contribute to reduced risk of obesity and chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. “In comparison to protein foods of animal origin, most plant-protein sources are lower in saturated fat, free of cholesterol, higher in fibre, and a good source of antioxidants and phytochemicals. All this helps contribute to better health and reduced disease risk,” says Niti …

Plant-based diets lead to weight loss, study finds | Stuff.co.nz

… that’s sustainable?” Levin said. The researchers reviewed 15 studies focused on plant-based diets, from vegan (no animal products) to vegetarian diets in which followers eat eggs and dairy products but no meat. Half the studies were intended to help participants lose weight; the others were to treat health concerns such as diabetes, chronic pain or arthritis. Obesity and overweight are linked to such diseases as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. Observational studies …

Meat-Eaters And Vegetarians Meet In The Middle: The Birth Of ‘Reducetarianism’

Where do you stand in the moral landscape of your dinner plate? How you fill the space between your fork and knife can be highly criticized depending on your meal of choice — whether the decision’s been made for your personal health, conscience of your environmental impact, or for animal humaneness. Brian Kateman explores the world of veganism, vegetarianism, meat-eaters, and introduces to us a new term — “reducetarianism.” After he coined the newest eating-habit label, he painted a …

LETTER: For health’s sake, go vegetarian in 2015

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health. Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. Forty-five times as many people die of chronic diseases linked to a diet containing animal products, sugar, and salt. Hardly a month goes by without another study linking consumption of animal products with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. No …

Be a vegetarian to stop cruelty (From Worcester News)

… What follows is an article I’ve curated here.  SIR – Well done to Gary Kibblewhite (Worcester news, November 28) for telling us about the terrible cruelty in the fish industry. They really are the forgotten victims. However he seems to think that the Christmas turkey has a good life, I suggest he goes on the animal Aid website to see how they are reared and slaughtered. As an animal rights campaigner for 30 years I can assure Gary that we try to help all animals including fish. We …

Eating insects is better than eating meat, but is it any more ethical? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Not all vegans refuse to eat honey, but many do. They see interfering with the lives of insects (in this case, bees) to be as problematic as eating other animals or animal products. (And just so there’s no confusion, insects are animals.  Those who work for animal rights and advocate for insects are correctly including them in their definitions.) So, many vegans are starting to question the heavily hyped — and seemingly growing — act of consuming insects as food. Plenty of people …

Thanksgiving Vegetarian Recipes: 8 Vegan Takes On Traditional Dishes

Thanksgiving dinner seems to get more complicated every year, as guests bring a whole host of dietary restrictions, eating preferences and food issues to feasts across the country along with the customary bottle of wine or pumpkin pie. Vegetarians and vegans are perhaps the most common people hosts find themselves catering to nowadays, and finding ways to offer good meal options that don’t include meat or animal-based products can be a difficult task. But the good news is that with a …

Harley’s is a coffee house with heart – Falkirk Herald

How do you spot the vegan at a dinner party? You don’t have to – they’ll be sure to tell you! Sorry, another bad joke … but the food at Harley’s Coffee House is seriously good. Although not strictly vegan – the Camelon cafe sells meat and vegetarian produce too – those that avoid all animal produce are well catered for. The family business opened almost a year ago and since then has been notching up rave reviews from the online vegan and gluten-free communities. I took my …

Meatless Monday to help the Earth | Care2 Healthy Living

… motor vehicles? Well, the United Nations estimates that the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, which is actually more than the entire transportation sector. Sources of these emissions include animal manure, cattle belching, and synthetic fertilizers used to grow animal feed crops. 2. Conserve valuable water supplies Any type of agriculture is going to require some amount of water, but meat production represents an …

Personal chef prepares sumptuous meal sans turkey

My husband and I became pescetarians, or vegetarians who eat seafood, two years ago as a result of my columns on vegan chef Roni Shapiro (September 2012), on the Catskill animal Sanctuary (March 2013) and my eye-opening research into food industry practices. I also have celiac disease and eat gluten-free. I am not alone. More people are radically altering their diets for health, medical or animal-cruelty reasons. Food allergies, some life-threatening, and celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity …

6 Year Study Shows that People Live Longer with a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet • The Raw Food World News

(TRFW News) Vegan and vegetarian diets are the recommended dietary choices for longevity and heart health. A low-fat whole foods, plant-based diet is now enthusiastically suggested for those managing or trying to prevent diabetes. (1,2) Recent research has found that most any form of a vegetarian diet, vegan or not, lowers adult mortality.  The key for longer life is to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and low amounts of animal products. (3) What Does the Research Say …

GRAY: Vegetarian lifestyle provides many health benefits, saves animals – Daily Nebraskan: Opinion

… first and foremost in my heart is that by eating less meat, I cause less harm to animals. I’m an avid animal lover, which was more than enough of a reason for me to initially stop eating meat. But there’s more concrete information to back it up as well. Studies  show that all warm-blooded beings experience pain, stress and fear. animals such as cows, pigs, chicken, turkey, ducks and sheep all feel distress and have the same kind of fear and pain as we do when being hurt and killed. They …

Being a teen vegetarian doesn’t limit options – Entertainment & Life – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

Up until three months ago, I was a total carnivore. I loved cheeseburgers, bacon, steak and virtually all other types of meat. But one day my family drove by a truck full of chickens and my dad joked, “They think they are taking a field trip, but it’s off to the slaughterhouse.” It just hit me. I don’t know why, but it really bothered me. Don’t you wonder what an animal feels when being annihilated or “fed to death?” It’s been shown in numerous studies and documentaries that …

Foods for prostate health – News – JamaicaObserver.com

… cancer while living in the West. He also said if Western fast food and Western-styled foods are moved to the Far East, “then we are beginning to see a rise in prostate cancer, so we believe that foods do play a part”. Besides animal fat, which Dr Wan told the Sunday Observer seems to be the main problem, which most people get from red meat, especially if the meat is cooked at very high temperatures, milk is another product that seems to increase the risk for developing prostate …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

All humanity is at the point of having to make a very difficult choice. We either end our consumption of animal foods or face two consequences: the planet not being able to feed people sufficiently to maintain good health into the future, and the destruction of our environments that have provided for life for hundreds of millions of years. Here’s the present situation and future expectation. We have to recognize that the world has an increasing number of people who want and expect enough …

Living life without meat

… can’t be a junk food vegetarian with a diet high in processed and fast foods. It is what replaces the meat in the diet that makes the vegetarian diet healthy. “The health benefits are endless,” she said. “Many of these benefits occur due to lower consumption of cholesterol, saturated fat and animal protein.” The benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle are not just limited to health. There may be many cost savings associated with a meatless diet. Fruits and vegetables on average are less …

MuLondon Skincare Products Approved by The Vegetarian Society – PR.com

London, United Kingdom, September 01, 2014 –(PR.com)– MuLondon’s award-winning range of moisturisers and cleansers has earned the honour of displaying The Vegetarian Society seedling symbol. This confirms that MuLondon products are free from animal fats or gelatine, contain no GMOs and are cruelty-free. Su Taylor, Press Officer at the Vegetarian Society, said: “Well done to MuLondon Natural Organic Skincare for realising how important it is for customers to have clear …

Martha Rose Shulman offers tips on vegetarian cooking

If you like Martha Rose’s recipes, here’s an article written by Lee Svitak Dean, of the Star Tribune which you may find interesting. Click on the link below for the full article.  With all these vegetarian/vegan recipe books that are being published, it seems that more and more people are recognising the health-benefits of going vegetarian or vegan; and animal welfare is often the driving force behind this movement.   Martha Rose Shulman wants to empower us to cook. The …

Learning how to be vegetarian without being a jerk about it

I really enjoyed reading this article; it’s two pages long, but full of insight. I recommend you read it if you are struggling with the ethics of your food intake. Click on the link below for the full article written by Bree Davies.   Many times in my life, others have assumed I was a vegetarian. At a work function or a family dinner, someone would attempt to pass me some kind of animal product, only to pull back the offering abruptly and say, “Oh, I forgot. …

Jennifer Lopez goes vegan: I feel great on my plant-based diet

Wow – what can you say! Jennifer looks amazing – no matter her age!   Jennifer Lopez has switched to a vegan diet and has never felt better. Lopez, 44, was vegetarian for a while but recently decided to eliminate eggs, dairy, and other animal-derived foods from her diet, saying the 100% plant-based eating plan gives her energy. “You do feel better,” Lopez told Z100 radio. “I do recommend the vegan diet because you wake up and feel great! Being vegan, …

How to deal when your child wants to be a vegetarian

… protein are nutrients essential to growth and development – and animal products are a great way to get these into kids,” she explains. “Giving them just a plate of vegies, or letting them eat cereal three times a day won’t meet their nutritional requirements. Parents are going to have to think about what they’re feeding their kids.” There’s also the emotional aspect of dealing with a child who decides to become vegetarian, Di Prima acknowledges. Continue reading this article by …

Nutrition Know-How: The components of a vegetarian diet

… in order to provide the “complete” amount needed. Complementary proteins are foods with plant proteins eaten together to help increase the body’s absorption.  Plant protein can be found in foods such as beans, peas, nuts, and some grains such as quinoa. Iron Our bodies do not utilize iron from plant sources as well it does iron from animal foods. Since this is the case, vegetarians may need to take an extra step to ensure they are getting the necessary amounts. Some food preparation …

EarthTalk: Meatless substitutes expand as more people go vegetarian

Aside from its brutal treatment of livestock animals, the meat industry is no doubt one of the worst offenders when it comes to the environment. Producing one kilogram of beef requires 150 square meters of land and 15,000 liters of water, most of which is used to grow feed for the animal. That same kilogram generates 27 kilograms of climate-altering carbon dioxide, the equivalent of driving a car more than 100 miles. Indeed, beef has 13 times the carbon emissions of an equivalent amount of …

Watch: Manchester United legend Phil Neville gives meat the red card in new PETA video

The Reds star extols the virtues of his new vegetarian diet in a video for animal rights charity PETA. He describes how he now gets all his protein from plant-based foods such as quinoa (although he can’t quite pronounce it – it’s keen-wah, Phil) – after being inspired by his wife to turn vegetarian. He said: “I always used to think as a footballer, as a sportsman, that it was so important for me to eat meat, to have that in my diet. “I thought if I became a vegetarian that …

Halal row has little to do with animals

A word of warning. The following article written by Catriona Stewart is pretty descriptive so if you are squeamish, perhaps give it a miss. However, if you are concerned about animal welfare, but not yet a vegetarian or vegan, then perhaps you may like to read what all the fuss is about. Read on if you wish to know more.   I’m a vegetarian. I’m the world’s worst vegetarian – I eat fish and I eat around chicken. After reading up on methods of slaughter following this …

10 Best Soya Recipes

Hailed as the world’s healthiest food, soya is power packed with protein and other essential nutrients. One of the star features of soya is its ability to provide for a wholesome alternative to animal proteins.  In a vegetarian’s world, soya is looked upon as a wonder bean.  Soyabean is the only vegetarian food that is a complete protein which means that it contains all eight essential amino acids. It is low in fat with no cholesterol, that also makes it heart friendly. Despite …

Wines in US Not Required to List Animal Byproducts

Winemakers and merchants overseas are increasing transparency on labels in an effort to help vegetarians and those with severe allergies find wines made without animal byproducts. What? Didn’t you know most vintners use albumen (egg whites), casein (milk proteins) and isinglass (fish bladders) to filter their wines? It’s a process known as fining, in which an agent is passed through the wine to help separate free particles from the liquid. For those who are meat- or dairy-free, this …

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