VSS e-Newsletter 20 Jan 2006
VSS eNewsletter 20 January 2006
This weekend, 21-22 Jan, Sat (9am-9pm) & Sun (9am-7pm), two local organic farms, Fireflies and Bollywood, are participating in a special event in Kranji, titled Spring Special 2006. VSS will have a display at Fireflies. We visited Fireflies last month as part of VSS’ organic tour.
Details at http://www.gardenasia.com/springspecial/index.htm. Fireflies’ contact is 62, Lot 75 Lim Chu Kang Lane 2 S. 719842, Tel: 6793.7875, www.fireflies.sg. A shuttle will be available from Kranji MRT.
VSS Team for Singapore Biathlon
Two people have agreed to take part in the VSS team for the Singapore Biathlon, Sun, 26 Mar, at East Coast Park (http://www.safra.sg/singaporebiathlon). If you’d like to be part of a VSS team, contact info@.... Teammates need not run/swim together.
It’s sad when a veg outlet closes, but sometimes another veg outlet opens in its place. That’s what happened recently at Fortune Centre, a must-visit veg oasis. A reader reports that Tanaka Vegetarian moved out and Xin Yuan Vegetarian Food has taken its place. The reader recommends the new outlet for its large variety of good food. The address is 190 Middle Road, #02 - 13, S. 188979.
Specialty dishes include pineapple rice, claypot noodle, and noodle soups. Open every day, except Sunday, from 9am-8pm. Tel: 9295.6881 or 9693.0216.
Mei Nu Dessert Porridge recently opened, offering a wide variety of vegetarian porridge. Here’s what they say about themselves:
Our sweet porridges and soups are cooked over low heat over a period of time to break down the grain, making it easy to digest and assimilate in order to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. As we cook the porridges and soups with top grade nutritious ingredients and Chinese herbs with no added preservative or artificial flavorings, the results are delicious low fat porridges and soups that have beautifying and slimming effects.
Stall 6, 5 Fingers Food Street at 2 New Bugis Street (U-Block), Opposite Bugis Junction.
Operating Hours: 12pm to 11pm Daily
Contact Person: Ada Wong - bleurose13@...
Date: Saturday – 18 February 2006
Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Organizer: Synbiotics Health Optimum
& Venue: 15 Stanley Street, S. 068734
Contact: Tel: 6226 2621 for registration
Investment: $50.00 (includes sampling of organic juice and snacks).
Ask about possible discount for VSS members.
Help Save the Planet: Go Vegetarian
In a paper delivered at the 2005 American Geophysical conference, researchers reported that the usual American diet (of which 28% is derived from animal sources) creates the equivalent of nearly 1.5 tonnes more carbon dioxide per person per year than a vegan diet with the same number of calories. To read the full paper, go to http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~gidon/papers/nutri/nutri.html.
Human recognition of and concern about the terrible things we do to our fellow animals is growing. Note the term “seismic shift” in this Reuters article about proposed European product labels related to animal welfare standards: http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticleSearch.aspx?storyID=168992%2B11-Jan-2006%2BRTRS&srch=animal%2Bwelfare.
Of course, treating chickens nicer before killing them still seems somewhat inadequate, especially when there’s so much healthy, tasty veg food.
Roma’s Deli, in Shaw Tower , has opened a new branch: Roma's Cuisine, 505 Beach Road , Golden Mile Food Centre, #01-85, S. 199583.
* Open: (Mon - Sat) 11:00am to 8:00pm
* Tel: 6245 1897
* Menu: Western and Oriental Style Food
* Bus: 961 from Lavender MRT along Lavender St
Vegetarianism is about humans not eating our fellow animals, but there was a time when our fellow animals were eating our prehuman ancestors. Here are two articles about that:
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