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VSS eNewsletter 14 August 2006

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    VSS eNewsletter Aug 14 2006 www.vegetarian-society.org VSS News August Wellness Seminar Join the VSS Giro Scheme Vegetarian Magazine Plans Name Change
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 12, 2006


      VSS eNewsletter Aug 14 2006




      VSS News

      August Wellness Seminar

      Join the VSS Giro Scheme

      Vegetarian Magazine Plans Name Change


      Other News

      Saute with Fruit Juice

      More on Kimchi

      Fair Trade Veg Products

      Veg Cooking Class in Mandarin

      Colon Cancer and Meat



      VSS News

      August Wellness Seminar

      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.



      Join the VSS Giro Scheme

      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.



      Vegetarian Magazine Plans Name Change

      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



      Other News

      Saute with Fruit Juice

      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



      More on Kimchi

      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 Veg Products

      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.



      Veg Cooking Class in Mandarin

      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




      20 Aug

      Fragrance Rice in Lotus Leaf

      Sprouty Sushi

      Wakame Delight


      27 Aug

      Slurpy Hor-fun

      Butter Pumpkin



      3 Sep

      Cabbage Roll con Mushroom

      Vegetarian Chicken Rice

      Cloud-9 Hand-made Noodle

      Prosperous Nori Soup


      10 Sep

      5-Spice Pumpkin Rice

      Bean Curd Pillow

      Mr Bean Returns



      Colon Cancer and Meat

      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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