|Enewsletter • August 25, 2004|
News from Vegan Outreach
"Optimum Vegetarian Nutrition" now streaming!
Note on BeyondVeg.com
I have received a number of emails over the years saying that I should not link to BeyondVeg.com in my articles History of Cooking and Thoughts on Raw Foodism and Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It? I continue to link to this site because it contains some of the best articles on raw foods diets and related issues.
Furthermore, I do not want to shelter people from the information or perspectives presented on BeyondVeg.com. Rather, vegetarians should be as educated as possible, and they should also read any nutrition article with a healthy dose of skepticism.
For the reader's information, Tom Billings, one of the site owners of BeyondVeg.com, is a longtime vegetarian and personal friend. He has provided considerable research assistance to me while aware that my goal is to promote a vegan diet. We may disagree on some points, but we both share a concern for going beyond dietary dogma and presenting factual information.
Only Four Months Until Christmas!
Notes from All Over
"Yes, it's true that your wife, girlfriend or significant other has been eating a lot of soy lately, mainly to boost her female hormones. That doesn't mean it's bad for you, fella. Instead of pushing aside that soy milk, go ahead and pour some on your morning cereal. Dig into the soy burgers at the office cafeteria and the tofu that appears in your takeout stir-fry.
"It turns out that soy, at least in the doses most people will consume it in food, may be good for guys, too. A growing number of studies suggest that soy has plenty of health benefits for men -- from lowering cholesterol levels to protecting against prostate cancer -- and few downsides."
A review of Rynn Berry's Hitler: Neither Vegetarian Nor Animal Lover.
"A Connecticut animal rights activist is being sued by her town for keeping rescued chickens in her fenced-in yard. It's sad that local governments don't take comparable interest in seeing that factory farms comply with obscure zoning requirements."
From Our Members
Thanks for contacting us and congratulations
on your decision to go veg!
Thank you for sending so many Why Vegan
booklets to Action for Animals! This past summer
we have been able to leaflet with Why Vegans
at 7 Warped Tour concerts, and at about 30 Dave
Matthews concerts -- reaching tens of thousands
of people! We also keep over two dozen stores
and restaurants in the Seattle area stocked
with Why Vegan, as well as several
other restaurants in California. We are also
happy to report that we have been putting Why
Vegan in with over 1,000 vegan info packs
we send out every month! Without Vegan Outreach
sending us all these Why Vegan booklets
we would not be able to be nearly as effective
for animals! Thank you!
Thank you to the outreach workers who passed
out flyers at the Chill festival at the YMCA
in Chicago. Reading the flyer made me cry so
bad and renewed my commitment to be kind to
animals. I am eager to start eating a vegetarian
diet. It really hurt to read the pamphlet --
I was crying on the train -- but I'm glad I