Great American Meatout with VivaVegie!
Saturday, March 19, 2004
Join VivaVegie as we mark Great American Meatout (one day early on
account of weather) with our signature outreach methods in front of
the brand spanking new Whole Foods Market at 4 Union Square South.
Penelo Pea Pod
will be on hand.
We'll have plastic sandwich boards to wear and plenty of copies of
the latest printing of "101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian" to pass out
to shoppers. Let's make a few people into vegetarians this day...!
Saturday, March 19, 2005 / 12:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Veggie Center, 212-242-0011.
Great American Meatout: http://www.meatout.org/
Veggie recipes from Whole Foods Market
Vegetarian recipes from Whole Foods Market can be found at:
Celebrate the Great American Meat-Out with the NYC Vegetarians.
Please invite a non-vegetarian to join you!
>> Where: Kate's Joint, corner of Avenue B and East 4th Street
>> When: Wednesday, March 23 at 7 PM
>> Cost: We will order off the menu. Pay for what you order.
>> Expect to spend $15 to $25 for a full meal.
>> RSVP to Les Judd by phone at 718-805-4260 or by e-mail to
>> lesjudd@... by Tuesday, March 22.
HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO I NEED?
RDA = 0.363 grams per day per pound of body weight
Physical activities such as cycling can raise your requirement 20-90%
11 VEGETARIANS SOURCES OF PROTEIN
1 cup firm tofu = 20 grams
1 cup lentils or other legumes = 17 g
3 tablespoons peanut butter = 12 g
1 1/2 cups spaghetti = 11 g
1 cup skim milk or yogurt = 9 g
1 ounce cheese = 8 g
1 cup soy milk = 7 g
1 cup cooked oatmeal = 6 g
3 tablespoons nuts = 4 g
1 piece whole-wheat toast = 3 g
1 cup leafy greens = 2 g
Not noted in article:
1 scoop soy protein powder (2 lb., $14, Whole Foods Market) = 25 g
From Mountain Bike magazine
Visit the New York City Vegetarian Meetup Group:
The April meetup will take place at Kate's Joint!
More than meets the eye
EXCERPT: Other research has shown that if offered a choice of two
feeding stalls, pigs will avoid the one they remember being shut
into, previously, for several hours after eating, and go for the one
they were released from quickly. Lame broiler hens, or hens bred for
meat, will choose food laced with painkillers over food that is not.
And rainbow trout will learn to react to cues that predict noxious
stimuli, moving away from them to a different part of the tank.
ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
March 18, 2005
What do pigs want?
ARS studies preferences of pregnant sows as part of an effort to
raise animal well being and thus productivity.
Avian flu candidate for terror weapon?
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
EXCERPT: Toronto - The military's intelligence arm has warned the
[Canadian] federal government that avian influenza could be used as a
weapon of bioterrorism, a heavily censored report suggests. It also
reveals that military planners believe a naturally occurring flu
pandemic may be imminent. The report, entitled Recent Human Outbreaks
of Avian Influenza and Potential Biological Warfare Implications, was
obtained under the Access to Information Act by The Canadian Press.
Bay Area technicians on alert for avian flu
San Francisco Chronicle
EXCERPT: H5N1 is a strain of bird flu that does not appear to infect
human beings easily, but the fear is that this could change. Should
it retain its lethal traits while becoming easy to spread among
people, the results could be catastrophic. Dr. Julie Gerberding,
director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a
gathering of American scientists last month that avian influenza was
"the most important threat we are facing right now."
Report: Milk alone not best for bones
Tofu, oats, broccoli, juice cited as alternatives
Mar. 7, 2005
CHICAGO, Illinois (Reuters) -- Children who drink more milk do not
necessarily develop healthier bones, researchers said on Monday in a
report that stresses exercise and modest consumption of calcium-rich
foods such as tofu. The U.S. government has gradually increased
recommendations for daily calcium intake, largely from dairy
products, to between 800 and 1,300 milligrams to promote healthy
bones and prevent osteoporosis. But the report, published in the
journal Pediatrics, said boosting consumption of milk or other dairy
products was not necessarily the best way to provide the minimal
calcium intake of at least 400 milligrams per day. Other ways to
obtain the absorbable calcium found in one cup of cow's milk include
a cup of fortified orange juice, a cup of cooked kale or turnip
greens, two packages of instant oats, two-thirds cup of tofu, or 1
2/3 cups of broccoli, the report said.
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