VSS eNewsletter 14 August 2006
VSS eNewsletter Aug 14 2006
The August VSS Wellness Seminar presents two videos that illustrate powerful reasons to go veg. The first video, Race for Life, highlights a woman in the U.S. who recovered from breast cancer by switching to a proper veg diet and doing lots of exercise. Not only did she beat cancer, she also went on to win triathlon races in her age group. In the second video by the International Vegetarian Union (IVU), Devour the Earth, Sir Paul McCartney explains how our dietary choices affect the well-being of the environment. He pinpoints damage done by modern factory farming of our fellow animals for meat (for a transcript of the IVU video: http://vegetarismus.ch/video/vsuk_skripte.htm).
A short discussion and light organic refreshments follow the video screenings. Here are the details:
Date: 26 Aug (Sat)
Time: 2.30pm ~4pm
Venue: Living Space, Level 5, 17, Hong Kong Street (5min from Clarke Quay MRT)
Fee: $5 per person, light organic refreshments free
Registration: kee_yew@...; Pre-registration required.
To provide regular support for VSS’s activities, such as the recent Singapore Meatout Week 2006 – http://www.singaporemeatout.org – please consider signing up for the VSS giro scheme: http://www.vegetarian-society.org/downloads/vssgiro.pdf. Any amount – even $5/month – is appreciated. VSS is a non-profit, non-religious, registered charity.
The main benefit of VSS membership is knowing that your $30/year supports the Society’s education efforts. Another benefit is that you can subscribe at a reduced price to a veg magazine published in Australia : New Vegetarian & Natural Health:
http://www.vegetarian-society.org/revamp/html/index.php?module=Static_Docs&func=view&f=/membership.htm#5. This offer is only open to VSS members. If you want to subscribe to the magazine without being a VSS member: http://www.veg-soc.org/html/mag-issues/current-issue.html.
The magazine is planning to change its name. Here are the five candidates. If you have an opinion, please send it to the magazine’s editor, Mark Berriman at
1. Natural Health and Today's Vegetarian
2. Natural Health and (the) Modern Vegetarian
3. Natural Health and Vegetarian Lifestyle
4. Natural Health and Vegie Living
5. Natural Health and Vegetarian Living
Here are some tips from the Mayo Clinic on why and how we should increase our fruit consumption. Among the tips is sautéing with fruit juice instead of oil. Why not give it a try! http://health.yahoo.com/topic/nutrition/overview/article/mayoclinic/EF7CCB6D-D9D3-42BF-80E7D730CB0EC115
Our last issue mentioned a kimchi-making workshop, and one reader wrote to ask for more information. Here you go, plus some recipes: https://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2004issue2/vj2004issue2kimchi.htm and
Fair Trade is a concept that promotes fair prices for small-scale producers in poor countries when they sell their handicrafts and agricultural goods for use in developed countries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Trade.
Villagexchange is Singapore ’s first Fair Trade organization: http://www.villagexchange.org. They “promote Fair Trade as an equitable and sustainable form of exchange for alleviating global poverty, and offer fairly traded products from poor producers of less developed countries.” Currently, there are only a small number of items for sale via their website, but they plan to expand. All of the items presently available are vegetarian.
New Green Pastures Restaurant, 190 Middle Road, #04 - 22, Fortune Centre, is sponsoring a 4-session veg cooking class in Mandarin beginning 20 Aug for 4 Sundays, from 3-6pm. Learn from cooking guru Mdm Sophia Teh. Here are the details:
Investment: SGD200 (4 classes, includes dinners)
To register: Call 6336.8755 or 9451.2799
Fragrance Rice in Lotus Leaf
Cabbage Roll con Mushroom
Vegetarian Chicken Rice
Cloud-9 Hand-made Noodle
Prosperous Nori Soup
5-Spice Pumpkin Rice
Bean Curd Pillow
Mr Bean Returns
This article, from the American Institute for Cancer Research, highlights continuing research suggesting that meat consumption, along with obesity, fibre and exercise, may be a key factor in colon cancer:
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