|Enewsletter • June 3, 2001|
Vitamin B12: Sublingual Companies
In the May 13, 2001 issue of Vegan Spam, we listed Twinlab sublingual (vitamin) B12 Dots as vegan. They do not list any animal products in their ingredients on the bottle. However, someone wrote them and asked for more information on their ingredients and received this response:
"Our B-12 Dots contain gelatin derived from beef and pork, which would not make them suitable for vegetarians."
That means the only vegan sublingual vitamin B12 of which we are aware is made by Solgar (vitamin B12 nuggets)
(You must click on the individual product to see that they are vegan.)
As we mentioned in that version of Spam, sublingual B12 (versus regular B12 tablets, a multivitamin, or fortified foods) is only necessary if you have been neglecting your B12 intake for a few months or more.
2 companies that make a vegan multivitamin with B12 are:
Veg Guide to Great Britain
Lantern Books has recently published Vegetarian Visitor: Where to Stay and Eat in Britain. It is 104 pages and costs only $5.00.
Have a CD burner?
Chalissa1@aol.com has taken the Peta video Meet Your Meat and put it on cd for people to play on their computers. She has 100 copies and would like to distribute them to people who also have cd burners and are willing to make 4 or more copies to give to people they know. If you would like to do this, contact her at the above address.
You can also watch Meet Your Meat (bottom of page) on the web, courtesy of Peta.
The Vegan Who Came to Dinner by Vance Lehmkuhl
Working Assets Nominations
It is time to nominate your favorite nonprofit to receive funding from Working Assets in 2002. Nominations must be received by June 30. Send to:
The Best Veggie Burger?
PeTA is taking a best veggie burgers survey.
Other Veggie News
Agence France Presse
Former Polish president Lech Walesa said Thursday in a radio interview he had become a vegetarian in response to fears over the safety of meat because of mad cow and foot and mouth disease.
"Now, I am a vegetarian. People are afraid of many things (from meat), but vegetables pose no risks anywhere in the world," he said on Polish Radio 3.
The former leader of the Solidarity democracy movement, Walesa, 58, was known to enjoy traditional Polish cooking which favors pork.