- VSS eNewsletter 9 September 2005 www.vegetarian-society.org A Very Special Veg Deli Sponsors Needed to Speak forMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 8, 2005View Source
VSS eNewsletter 9 September 2005
A social enterprise that was established in September 2004, Happy Arts Enterprise Ltd (HAE) seeks to create employment opportunities for young adults aged between 19 to 21 years from special schools. Infusing entrepreneurship into our social mission, HAE has resolved to become a self-reliant entity and develop these young people into contributive individuals. Able to accommodate 100 guests, the cozy Happy Arts Deli is a cafe that serves a wide variety of vegetarian fusion dishes and pastries through food and catering services.
The deli is located in the Metta Building , (Level 1) 32 Simei St 1, Tel: 6580 4634 / 6580 4670 Fax: 6580 4693, Email: germaine@..., Web: http://www.metta.org.sg/hapy%20ad.html. Opening hours: daily (except public holidays), 7.30am-3.30pm. Nearest MRT, Simei; Bus No. 9 from Simei MRT; car park lots available at Blks 15 and 139.
Sponsors Needed to Speak for Starving Millions
While the cause of world starvation is multi-faceted, meat consumption is a contributing factor. This is because much Third World grain and other foods are fed to animals (to produce cheaper meat to be eaten in developed countries), not to hungry Third World people. World starvation adds another weighty issue to the vegetarian cause.
To bring more attention to this tragedy, VSS is considering making a sculpture to bring a sense of reality to the suffering, which would otherwise be unseen by Singaporean eyes.
We have a design for the sculpture and accompanying material, and have found a talented sculptor (from NAFA) who can help in this for a token of $900 (including cost of materials). Please help sponsor this project and speak for the starving millions. To see the proposed design, email info@.... Alternatively, call or sms Yeow at 9839 3769 for more information. Thank you.
Sorry for the late notice on this one. Health Promotion Board is holding
'Fruit & Vegetable Week @ HealthZone 2005', 7-10 Sep, HealthZone Level 2, Health Promotion Board, 9am - 5pm, 3, Second Hospital Avenue, near SGH. Highlights include a salad bar, cereals bar, juice bar, smoothie contest, recipes, educational games, foot spa, workshops & seminars, fruit & veggie carving, performances, yoga, fruit & veggie mart. Host is Gurmit Singh and goodie bags are available. The price schedule varies. For more information: 1-800-435-3616.
Food Fair in Chinatown
This weekend, Sat-Sun, 10-11 Sep, from 11am-8pm, a veg food fair will be held at Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi Foundation, No. 25, Trengannu Street , #01-01, Tel: 6324-6889, http://www.tzuchi.org.sg, info@.... In addition to veg food, an exhibition will show some of the Foundation’s work in Indonesia and Sri Lanka in aid of tsunami victims.
Vegan Outreach, a U.S.-based organization, has made some of its materials available in Chinese: http://www.veganoutreach.org/chinese. Elsewhere on their site, you can sign up for their free weekly English language eNewsletter: http://www.veganoutreach.org/enewsletter.
UK physicist Alan Calvert has calculated that 21% of the carbon dioxide produced through human activity is emitted by the animals we eat. Going veg would do more to control global warming than burning less oil and gas, writes Calvert in the July 2005 issue of Physics World. Unfortunately, you have to subscribe to the journal to read the full article. Here’s a short mention in Financial Times.
The logic of Calvert’s argument goes like this. Meat eating is very inefficient. Lots of food has to be fed to our fellow animals to produce just one kg of meat. Where does the rest of the food go? Some of it is released by these poor sentient beings as solid, liquid and gaseous waste, which finds its way into the atmosphere. Plus, the inefficiency of meat means more forests have to be cut to grow food. Forests remove greenhouse gases; burning forests releases gases.
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