VSS eNewsletter 27 June 2007
VSS eNewsletter, 27 Jun 2007
(if you have trouble reading this issue of the newsletter, you can read
this and other issues of the newsletter at www.vegetarian-society.org)
In recognition of the role that vegetarianism can play in protecting the environment, VSS has been asked to take part in Live Earth, an international concert featuring Madonna, Bon Jovi, Genesis, Kelly Clarkson and many others from 7 continents:
The goal of this international effort on 7-8 Jul is to spur ourselves into action to slow Global Warming. We in Singapore can take part – free – at One Fullerton, from 1pm, Sat, 7 Jul to 10pm, Sun, 8 Jul.
In conjunction with LiveEarth, Earthfest will be held in Singapore, and MediaCorp TV Channel 5 will be broadcasting the entire 24hr LiveEarth concert from 7pm on Sat, 7 Jul. Billed as "concerts for a climate in crisis", this groundbreaking event will be staged across seven countries worldwide. To date, MediaCorp TV Channel 5 is the only free-to-air broadcaster in the world who will be airing the full 24hr event.
The Organic Tour on Sun, 22 Jul has sold out. VSS hopes to organize another tour later this year. Thank you for your support.
Please participate in the other events of Singapore Meatout Week. See this eNewsletter for details.
Menu for Kick-Off Dinner for Singapore Meatout Week 2007
The menu has now been confirmed for the dinner on Fri, 20 Jul, 7pm-10pm, at Doc Cheng’s Restaurant on Level 2 of Raffles Hotel. The dinner will kick off Singapore Meatout Week 2007, 21-29 Jul. Here’s the menu, followed by payment instructions.
Chilli Flakes and Herb Infused Tandoor Bread
Gazpacho with Vegetable Tempura
and Basil Oil
Singapore Rojak Doc Cheng's Style & Stuffed Tomato Confit
Grilled Spicy Eggplants with Pak Choy,
Yuzu Reduction and Black Olive Mashed Potatoes
Berry Soup with Strawberry Sorbet
The dinner is titled ‘Modern Asian Delights - An exciting new era of vegetarianism’. (Thanks for the many reader suggestions on the dinner’s title.) Price: $100. Email info@... to arrange payment. Someone has already called to book a table for 10 pax.
Following successful exhibitions at the Central Library (Jul06) and Woodlands Regional Library (Jan07), VSS has been invited to bring our exhibition to Tampines Regional Library 14-29 Jul. Even if you’ve seen the exhibition before, you’ll want to come again, as we are constantly trying to upgrade it. You might also want to help staff the exhibition.
One of the highlights of the traveling VSS exhibition is the Hunger Sculpture http://www.vegetarian-society.org/revamp/html/index.php?module=Static_Docs&func=view&f=worldhunger.htm
The sculpture depicts a starving child in order to highlight the fact that meat production means less food available to the millions of malnourished children who are our brothers and sisters.
VSS has plans for more sculptures including one that shows an in-some-ways superior species from outer space treating humans much the way we treat other earthling species. Getting a professional sculptor to produce the final art pieces in resin would be very expensive. Instead, we hope to use papier mache to make the figures and then have the figures painted professionally, as that’ll slash the price. To view samples of the process, but not the figures we want to produce: http://users.belgacom.net/papier-mache/pm/agallery.htm
If you have the skill to help with this and are willing to spend the time, pls contact VSS at info@...
A local magazine has invited VSS members and friends to its upcoming issue launch. The magazine, Forum on Contemporary Art & Society (FOCAS) is titled Regional Animalities. “Regional Animalities concerns the ways in which human/animal places, spaces, ecologies and exchanges are imagined, represented and performed in a range of historic and contemporary contexts in South East Asia.”
VSS has a hard-hitting ad in this issue, designed at no cost by a vegetarian at the local branch of the internationally renowned marketing company, Saatchi & Saatchi.
The celebratory launch is on the evening of Sun 15 Jul at The Substation Theatre on Armenian Street . No specific time given yet. For more info: focas@...
A reader kindly writes of the opening of a new veg outlet
Name of outlet: HealthyDIY.com Marketing Yogi House
Address 149 Rochor Road #02-08 Fu Lu Shou Complex
Postal code: 188425
Landmarks: Bugis Village
Buses: 2, 7, 12, 48, 59, 51, 80, 133, 130, 145, 197, 851
Open: Mon-Fri: 10am-7.30pm, Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 11am-5pm, Hols: 11am-4pm
Specialty dishes: Brown Rice Set, Thai Tofu, Sushi Roll
Brown rice? Yes
MSG (Ajinomoto)? No
Onion & garlic? No
Dairy products? Only imported organic milk for their house-made organic yoghurt.
Phone numbers: 6297-1220, 6336-6203
Do they deliver? No
Do they cater? No
Date you collected this information: June 15 2007
Another equally kind reader wrote to inform us that the following outlet has moved out of its premises: Tian Fu Veg. Food situated at Blk 267, Serangoon Ave 3 #02-02.
We sometimes receive requests for lists of heaty and cooling foods. We can’t say that the following article is 100% correct for 100% of people, but it was sent to us by a local person who studies such matters.
Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre, Blk 106, Aljunied Crescent (near Alunied MRT) is hosting a special opportunity to boost both your family’s togetherness and their health. This family bonding, detox & organic diet camp will be held 7-8 Jul, Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm.
Fee: Non-KS members - $150/pax, $250/family; KS members – 10% discount. For more info, 6749.8509, email@...
With the United Nations General Assembly declaring 2 Oct, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, as the International Day of Non-Violence, there is even more to celebrate at the 11th International Vegan Festival (IVF) from 30 Sep to 6 Oct at Murdeshwar, Karnataka , India .
Also, World Farm Animals Day is on the same date (2 Oct), and World Animal Day falls on 4 Oct. At the International Vegan Festival in India , they will be having a peace march on 2 Oct, and more ideas to celebrate and publicise the cause of animals are welcome. All the details and latest updates of the IVF are available at http://ivu.org/veganfest/index.html
Earlier, we printed some discussion of a guest-authored piece which ran in the New York Times, accusing parents who raise their children as vegans of endangering the health and perhaps the lives of their children. Below is a comment by Clark Hoyt, the Public Editor of the New York Times: “The public editor serves as the readers' representative. His opinions and conclusions are his own.” Mr Hoyt accuses the newspaper of bias in not presenting the pro-vegan side of the story.
Here’s Hoyt’s piece (free registration may be required). Pls note that his article begins with a discussion of a completely unrelated guest piece by a representative of Hamas.
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