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VSS eNewsletter 28 May 2007

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      VSS eNewsletter, 28 May 2007

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      VSS News

      Vesak Day Exhibition

      Love Us, Not Eat Us Stickers Work Their Magic

      Rojak for Meatout Week

      Meatout Week Discounts

       

      Other News

      New Book – Cancer Cured Naturally

      Graceful Living with Autoimmune Disorders – Mandarin Workshop

      Health Retreat in Thailand

      Food Reviewers Wanted for Veg Website

      Four New Outlet Listings

      Is Veganism Healthy?

       

       

      VSS News

      Vesak Day Exhibition

      Check out VSS’s Vesak Day exhibition at at Bright Hill Temple , a.k.a. Kong Meng Shan - http://www.kmspks.org/kmspks/index.htm

       

      The exhibition helps us to reach out to many half-convinced folks. It opens on the evening of 30 May and continues throughout the night and until 6pm the next day. Everyone is welcome: no need to be Buddhist or to speak Chinese.

       

      In particular, the VSS exhibition features mock ups of four new sculptures, as well as other new educational materials. Donations are greatly appreciated to help build the intended high quality artwork in plastic [or resin].

       

      VSS is a secular organisation, but we welcome opportunities to work with religious organisations.

       

      Love Us, Not Eat Us Stickers Work Their Magic

      For more than a year, VSS has been distributing the ‘Love Us, Not Eat Us’ stickers and decals, which are sent all over the world by Singaporean T Y Lee. T Y recently passed on this great story from a decal recipient in the U.S. :

       

      I promised that when I got the decals I would let you know. And WOW!! Did they go over great. I didn't have enough, but I did manage to save one for our break area at work. It’s funny though, the day the stickers came, a guy brought over a bucket of KFC for the office, and no one ate a piece. Thank you so much!

       

      For more information on the stickers/decals: http://www.loveusnoteatus.com

       

      Rojak for Meatout Week

      One of the features of this year’s Singapore Meatout Week will be the promotion of tasty, healthy versions of rojak, as a dish Singapore can be proud of and can showcase for the world. The current plan is this:

       

      a.      We encourage veg outlets and others to develop their own distinctive version of rojak

      b.      All the outlets gather together during Singapore Meatout Week to share their rojak with the media

      c.      During Singapore Meatout Week, VSS publicizes which outlets are offering rojak.

       

      If you know outlets that would like to participate, please ask the outlets to contact info@...

       

      Meatout Week Discounts

      Once again this year, for Singapore Meatout Week, 21-29 Jul, The Brownie Factory will be offering a 15% discounts on their vegetarian and vegan brownies:

      Triple Chocolate Brownie (Vegetarian - Egg-free)
      An egg-free Chocolate Brownie topped with dark and white chocolate chips

      Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownie (Vegetarian - Egg-free)
      An egg-free Triple Chocolate Browne topped with Chocolate Fudge and dark and white chocolate chips

      Vegan Chocolate Brownie
      Egg and dairy free Chocolate Brownie topped with Chocolate fudge made with soy milk.

       

      Here’s the necessary info: B2 08-4A Food Hall Takashimaya Department Store, 391 Orchard Road S238873. Operating Hours: 10am - 9:30pm daily.

       

      If you know other outlets that would like to offer discounts, for Singapore Meatout Week, please ask them to contact info@...

       

      Other News

      New Book – Cancer Cured Naturally

      This past weekend’s Singapore Book Fair saw the launch of local author and vegetarian activist Betty L Khoo-Kingsley’s inspiring and informative new book, titled ‘Cancer Cured Naturally’. The book mixes inspirational tales of personal triumphs over cancer with useful knowledge about why and how to adopt a plant-based diet.

       

      Obtain your own autographed copy and meet Betty in person at either of the following two times:

       

      1. Sat, 2 Jun, 2.30 to 5 pm, Kampung Senang’s Holistic Lifestyle Centre – Blk 106,Aljunied Crescent, #01-205. Tel: 6749.8509, (Corner Aljunied Rd & Geylang East – Bus 155 or 5 min walk fr Aljunied MRT) Ample HDB parking – enter Aljunied Cres.

       

      2. Sat, 9 Jun, 3-5pm, Yogi Hub, 16 Madras Str, Little India, behind Tekka Mall (7 min walk fr Little India MRT).

       

      Betty’s book is also available at major bookstores. Additionally, in keeping with Betty’s strong credentials as a environmentalist, the book is printed in an environmentally friendly manner.

       

      Graceful Living with Autoimmune Disorders – Mandarin Workshop

      Event:          Graceful Living with Autoimmune Disorders (Mandarin)

      Style:           Hands-on experiential health workshops

      Date:            Sun 17 Jun

      Time:            10am – 1pm & 2:30 – 5:30pm

      Venue:          Toa Payoh Central CC (TPYCC), 93 Toa Payoh Central, S. 319194

      Info:             T 6741 9293 / http://www.shanyou. org.sg

       

      Health Retreat in Thailand

      Adventist Community Services is offering a 3D/2N health retreat at Farm Chokchai, Thailand, 150 km from Bangkok, Aug 8-10, (Wed to Fri). The price is $280.00, which includes 6 vegetarian meals, a farm tour, 5 health lectures with notes and 2-way airport transfer. (Flights are separate.)

       

      The 5 health lectures focus on:

      1.  Using plant-based foods to boost immunity

      2.  Exercising – the proper way

      3.  Weight loss – the natural way

      4.  Transiting to a meatless diet

      5.  Balancing stress & rest.

       

      For enquires or registration: Please email markchan@... or call 9743.8362.

       

      Also, Adventist Community Services is offering two books in PDF format in CD.

       

      1. International Meat Crisis, by Vance Ferrell. The 174-page book examines why meat is not safe for human consumption.

       

      2. 6 short recipe books in 1 CD (in PDF format)

      Simple meal ideas for health- -free from animal products

      Book 1: Bountiful breakfasts

      Book 2: Salads, toppings & spreads-- meal planning

      Book 3: Pastas & potato dishes

      Book 4: Entrees & casseroles

      Book 5: Chinese, Mexican & more!

      Book 6: Deserts & healthy treats for children!

       

      This CD is available to VSS eNewsletter subscribers for only $10.00. For info, email Mark Chan markchan@....

       

      Food Reviewers Wanted for Veg Website

      Near the top of the Veggie Food Outlets page of the VSS web, http://www.vegetarian-society.org, we list three other sites that provide info on veg eateries in Singapore . One of these is Veg Dining: http://vegdining.com/Home.cfm

       

      The site also includes reviews. In fact, they are looking for people to submit mini-reviews of their favorite restaurants in Singapore , as they're updating their listings. And, they're also looking for paid freelance veg*n (vegetarian and vegan) travel writers.

       

      For info, contact VegDining directly: info@...

       

      Four New Outlet Listings

      Thanks to a couple readers for sending in the following info.

       

      1. Lohan Vegetarian Delight

      Address: KK 18 Makan Place , Blk 18 Bedok South Road, #01 - 87

      Postal code: 460018

      Nearby landmarks: Temasek JC

      Nearest MRT: Bedok

      Buses : 12, 38, 229

      Days the outlet is open: 7 days

      Hours it is open on those days: 11am-10pm

      Do they serve brown rice? Yes

      Is the food organic? No

      Do they use MSG (ajinomoto)? optional

      Do they use onion & garlic? No

      Do they use eggs? No

      Do they use dairy products? No

      Phone numbers – landline/hp: 6448.6428, 9047.5348

      Do they deliver? No

      Do they cater? Yes

      Date you collected this information: 27 May 2007

       

      2. Eight Treasures Vegetarian

      Address: 282 South Bridge Road

      Postal code: 053381

      Nearby landmark: Next to Singapore Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

      Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar

      Days the outlet is open: 7 days

      Hours it is open on those days: 11am-9pm

      Do they serve brown rice? Yes

      Is the food organic? No

      Do they use MSG (ajinomoto)? optional

      Do they use onion & garlic? No

      Do they use eggs? No

      Do they use dairy products? No

      Phone numbers – landline/hp 6534-7727

      Date you collected this information: 27 May 2007

       

      3. Xin Yuan Vegetarian in Sin Hiap Huat Coffee Shop,

      Address  No. 01-1531, Block 10, North Bridge Road , 1

      Postal code: 900110

      Nearby landmark: Immigration and Checkpoints Authority Bldg

      Nearest MRT: Lavender

      Days the outlet is open: 7

      Hours it is open on those days: 5am-4pm

      Specialty dishes: laksa, bee hoon soup, kway chap, chicken rice

      Do they serve brown rice? No

      Is the food organic? No

      Do they use MSG (ajinomoto)? No

      Do they use onion & garlic? Yes

      Do they use eggs? No

      Do they use dairy products? No

      Phone numbers – 9107-4138

      Date you collected this information: 14 May 2007

       

      4. Pine Tree Cafe

      Address: HarbourFront Centre, #1 HarbourFront Centre Maritime Square #03-01/04, Stall #12

      Postal code: 099253

      Nearest MRT: HarbourFront

      Days the outlet is open: 7 days

      Hours it is open on those days: 10am-10pm

      Specialty dishes: Hakka Lei Char Brown Rice Set

      Do they serve brown rice? Yes

      Is the food organic? Some

      Do they use MSG (ajinomoto)? No

      Do they use onion & garlic? No

      Do they use eggs? No

      Do they use dairy products? No

      Phone numbers – landline/hp  6276.2901, 9815.4940

      Website: http://www.pinetreecafe.com

      Do they cater? Yes

      Date you collected this information: 27 May 2007

       

      Is Veganism Healthy?

      Recently, The New York Times, perhaps the most prominent newspaper in the U.S. , published an outside writer’s piece attacking veganism: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/21/opinion/21planck.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

      (free registration may be necessary to access the article)

       

      At VSS, we were surprised that such a prominent newspaper would publish such an uninformed piece. Below are two responses from well-known U.S. authorities on vegan nutrition.

       

      1.      From Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, Nutrition Advisor, The Vegetarian Resource Group

       

      To the Editor:
      As a registered dietitian and the parent of two healthy vegan children, I join thousands of other vegan parents in taking issue with recent comments on vegan diets (NYTimes, 5-20-07). I’d like to share some up-to-date information on sources of key nutrients for vegan babies and children. In early infancy, babies, whether vegan or not, thrive on breast milk, with infant formula an option when  breastfeeding is impossible. Vegan toddlers get adequate protein from a variety of foods including dried beans, whole grains, nut butters, and soy products. Vitamin B12 sources include fortified foods and supplements. Calcium comes from greens and from fortified foods like orange juice and soymilk. Interested readers can learn
      more about vegan diets from reputable organizations like The Vegetarian Resource Group. Yes, it’s important to be aware of what you’re feeding your vegan child; but this awareness is not limited to vegan parents. In view of the epidemic of childhood obesity, perhaps more parents should be focusing on the quality of their children’s
      diets.


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      2. From Jack Norris, Registered Dietitian, Editor, VeganHealth.Org

      Dear Editor:
      Nina Plank's piece "Death by Veganism" (5/21/07) is a classic case of ignorant dietary extremism getting debunked by ignorant dietary extremism. Prosecutor Chuck Boring said that it was not because the child was fed a vegan diet but rather that "The child died because he was not fed. Period."
       
      According to the American Dietetic Association, "Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence." (J Am Diet Assoc. 2003 Jun;103(6):748- 65.) I have met dozens, if not hundreds, of healthy children who have been raised as vegans from birth.
       
      As with any diet, parents must make sure their children are getting all necessary nutrients. VeganHealth. org contains helpful information or links for anyone considering a vegan pregnancy or raising their children as vegans. It also has a page showing numerous thriving children who were raised from birth as vegans.
       

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