Thursday, December 17, 2009

Not just for Christmas - a Cook Book

Must have addition to a cookbook shelf as Vegan recipes become the new nouveau cuisine

A full colour hardback vegan hero for this Christmas. NOT for vegan nouveau cuisine , we leave that to the likes of Chad Sarno from Saf. But because this book can change lives - it's easy peasy, how to, Good Housekeeping style, full colour, encyclopedia, vegan for dummies, guide to vegan diet and lifestyle that everyone has been waiting for.

For all those people who think that they really should start thinking about what they eat for the sake of the planet and their health - this is the vegan cookbook for them.

For all those people thinking "I'd love to go vegan but where the hell do I start" - this vegan cookbook is the perfect first step.

For all those considering that they should at least follow in the footsteps of Richard Branson, and a host of A list celebrities signed up to Paul McCartney's meat free mondays this vegan cookbook is for you.

All the whys, the whats, the wheres, the hows and the whens answered in this book.

The perfect ethical Christmas Present

Monday, December 14, 2009

Geoff Francis - Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons of Mass Destruction - wmd changing the picture rationale

Finally! Some long lost footage of vegan Artist Geoff Francis Weapons of Mass Destruction at The Frieze Art Fair Regents Park in The Vegan Society Diamond Jubilee year

Thursday, December 10, 2009

U.N. Climate Talks in Copenhagen

U.N. Climate Talks in Copenhagen - NewsTimes: "Edward McMillan-Scott"

Edward McMillan-Scott, an MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, is a Vice-President of the European Parliament. His portfolio includes Democracy and Human Rights. He sits as an independent and sumarises

Carbon Emmissions
In 2006, the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) based in Rome issued its 400-page ground-breaking report, Livestock's Long Shadow. It gave a stark warning: "The environmental costs per unit of livestock production must be cut by one half, just to avoid the level of damage worsening beyond itspresent level."

The economist Lord Stern, author of a major report on the economic impact of climate change, recently observed, to some controversy: "Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world's resources. A vegetarian diet
is better."

The better news is that a modest change to our eating habits can have a major effect on the rate of climate change. Even better is that vegetarians have 28 per cent less heart disease, 39 per cent lower cancer mortality and suffer 50 per cent less diabetes. In my own case, not eating meat dropped my "bad" cholesterol by 27 per cent.

Andy Burnham, the Health Secretary, warned that global warming poses a “real and present danger” to the health of millions.

His report suggests that tens of thousands of lives a year could be saved in Britain alone by cutting the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere. The move would significantly cut emissions and save around 18,000 lives a year from heart disease alone, they estimate.

Alan Dangour, one of the authors of the report and a senior lecturer at the London School of School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said that a dramatic change could be made without having to give up meat.

“We are not saying become vegetarian, we are just saying cut back on the amount of meat and meat products you eat," he said.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Nitin Mehta MBE Joins Paul McCartney

Nitin Mehta Speaks Out about Meat Free 5 A Day Day in Croydon Campaign:

Respected Croydon Businessman Nitin Mehta has spoken out about Sir Paul McCartney's mission to the EU Parliament today and explained the reasoning behind Sir Paul McCartney's plea that we reduce meat consumption for the sake of health and the Environment.

Croydon has been nominated the unhealthiest Borough in London and local support groups are struggling to find a way to stop rising the rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in Croydon.