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Ducasse and other top French chefs offer allergy-free vegetarian menus | Executive Living | The Australian

… an artichoke and a salad,” says Piet Huy­sentruyt, owner of Likoke in the southern French town of Les Vans, a one-star restaurant in the Mich­elin Guide. “Now it’s no longer a problem. It’s second nature.” The Mediterranean diet — low in meat and high in fish, vegetables, herbs and healthy olive oil — has come to the rescue. A recent gathering in the southern French city of Montpellier of 58 chefs from 10 countries — the sort of Michelin-starred elite who scrutinise every dish …

More than one good reason for eating mainly plant foods

… diet. Many people, especially men in Western countries are, on average, eating too much of it. Despite vested interests that wish to maintain this status quo, which prevails in most Western countries, there are very good reasons to curb your meat consumption. A large body of evidence suggests vegetarians enjoy lower rates of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. A 2013 study of over 70,000 individuals in the United States found a 12% reduction in premature death for …

Commentary: Going vegetarian, buying Fair Trade are starts – Daily Pilot

… retailers use independent auditors to regulate worker conditions in low-wage countries to meet with social corporate responsibility, there has been no consumer pressure to increase regulation in the agriculture industry. I tended to think the U.S. was immune to the problems uncovered in Mexico, but it has similar issues. In the U.S., the agriculture sector is considered a hazardous industry. Farm workers are exempt from most minimum wage and hour guarantees found in the Fair Labor Standards Act, …

Luxemburger Wort – Weekday vegetarian – an act of love!

… consumers of the world. For all of us meat lovers out there though, as much as we accept everybody else’s choices, becoming a vegetarian is such a big commitment. Right? Environment I’m sure most of you are aware of the environmental issue of eating meat. Meat farms are one of the largest producers of greenhouse gases and in developed countries, they are the biggest source of water pollution. Meat production is a bigger environmental problem than all transport worldwide combined. Cars, …

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

… kitten with a broken leg who was abandoned in a busy souk in Essaouira. I boycott circuses and zoos where animals perform and am loathe to go on holidays in third world countries because I can’t bear to witness the abuse of donkeys and other working animals. I don’t eat battery chickens and try to buy meat with a known provenance, usually from a good butcher. I love the taste of meat and fish, but somewhere buried deep inside, I have always toyed with the idea of one day becoming a …

Record sales for vegetarian food company Quorn | BreakingNews.ie

Meat-free producer Quorn Foods said it racked up record sales last month as consumers ditched fad diets in favour of healthy long-term options. The England-based firm, which employs 650, said sales lifted 8% to £14.6m in January as it sold more of its meat free sausages, mince and chicken style fillets. It said sales in the UK rose 6% to £10.9m in January, adding that revenues jumped 64% last month in the United States. The firm directly exports to 15 countries including Australia, Switzerland …

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

… (especially environmentalists) want to expand the number of people who eat bugs. The United Nations even recently called bugs the “food of the future.” Those who keep an eye on the health of the planet have weighed an ever-increasing human population against the growing number of people in developing countries who eat meat (or who consume much more of it than they did previously). They’ve compared that information to how livestock practices overuse freshwater resources and …

Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish | Life and style | The Guardian

… bitterness of dark chocolate but with a richness that leaves you scooping up the crumbs in the paper cups. Is the fact that more than 5,000 people made it here to try these and other delights, on a bakingly hot late summer Saturday, another sign that vegetarianism is making inroads into what was once one of Europe’s most determinedly carnivorous countries? Lonely Planet’s World Food Guide to Spain,  published in 2000, advised vegetarian visitors to the country to pack “a small stash of …

Weeknight Vegetarian: A new technique for defusing those soy-sauce sodium bombs – The Washington Post

Most vegetarians I know have a soft spot for Asian cuisines. Vegetables are revered in that part of the world, which is also the birthplace of tofu and tempeh, two pillars of plant-based protein. Plus, cooks in Japan, China, Korea and other Asian countries have a knack for seasoning, and for creating dishes with interesting textures — two crucial (and often lacking) qualities in vegetarian cooking. The downside: Whenever I develop Asian-style recipes, I wait with anxiety for them to be put …

Foods for prostate health – News – JamaicaObserver.com

… be concerned about. “… We know that people who are living in the Far East have low incidence of prostate cancer… people in, like, Japan and Taiwan, those areas,” said Dr Wan. “While people who are living in Western countries like the USA, for example, have a high incidence of prostate cancer.” The consultant urologist said this may be attributed to genes but asserted that if Asians move to the West, which they have, they do develop a higher risk for prostate …

10 Best Thai Vegetarian Recipes – NDTVCooks.com

… with noodles. If you ever happen to be in Thailand, you shouldn’t miss out on their sticky rice or puffed rice cakes. Thai food borrows heavily from China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Burma, France, Portugal and other neighbouring countries including India. The Portuguese would take away the credit to introduce chillies to Thailand whereas noodles and steel wok were brought in by the Chinese. There is a lot of stewing, marinating, baking and grilling that goes into Thai cuisine. The …

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