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VSS eNewsletter 3 October 2007

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    VSS eNewsletter, 3 October 2007 VSS News Exhibition at NUS Central Library - 1-5 Oct VSS Talk at Library@Orchard - Sun, 7Oct - 3-4pm Volunteers Needed for
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      VSS eNewsletter, 3 October 2007

      VSS News

      Exhibition at NUS Central Library – 1-5 Oct

      VSS Talk at Library@Orchard – Sun, 7Oct – 3-4pm

      Volunteers Needed for Library@Orchard Exhibition – 3-18Nov

      Other News

      Study Suggests Vegetables Can Lower High Blood Pressure

      World Animal Day – 5-7 Oct

      Veg Outlet Near Bukit Gombak MRT

      New Issue of ‘Vegetarian Journal’ Now Available Online

      Mid-Autumn Festival Veg Buffet Lunch

      Raw Food Desserts ‘Cooking’ Class

      Progress in Drive to Stop Trafficking of ‘Exotic’ Animals

      VSS News

      Exhibition at NUS Central Library – 1-5 Oct

      The NUS Animal Welfare Group invited VSS to mount our exhibition panels, etc. as part of a week long exhibition they are doing at the NUS Central Library, in the space just through the glass doors of the library but before the gantries and reception desk, 1-5 Oct, M-F. We gladly accepted. Please spread the word to anyone you know at NUS.

      VSS Talk at Library@Orchard – Sun, 7Oct – 3-4pm

      VSS will do a series of talks at Library@Orchard leading up to our exhibition there, 3-18 Nov. The first talk, by one of VSS’s most popular speakers, Bala, is on Sun, 7 Oct, 3-4pm and is titled ‘Breathe! And Be Free!’ Here’s what NLB says about Bala’s free talk:

      "A fun and interactive session focusing on breath awareness and exercises. Enjoy these exciting lessons as you learn to develop your motor skills, balance, concentration and body awareness. If you never knew that traditional Yoga postures and massages techniques could improve your eyesight, be amazed by what you’re about to learn!"

      Volunteers Needed for Library@Orchard Exhibition – 3-18Nov

      Volunteers are needed to staff the exhibition, 3-18 Nov – open every day, 10am-9pm, Shifts are 10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, and 6pm-9pm. Please arrive at least 10 mins before your shift begins. Contact info@... if you might be able to take some shifts. Duties include handing out flyers to anyone who is interested and talking with anyone who would like to chat about what they see in the exhibition. You don’t need to know answers to every possible concern or question – no one does.

      Other News

      Study Suggests Vegetables Can Lower High Blood Pressure

      High blood pressure is one of the fiercest killers stalking Singapore , and even those who survive its attacks are often damaged for life.

      The following article reports research on how a diet high in vegetables can protect us from this killer. But please be clear: a veg diet, useful as it is, is not by itself enough. It must be combined with other elements of a healthy lifestyle, such as exercise and stress reduction.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4595332.stm

      World Animal Day – 5-7 Oct

      To mark World Animal Day, Acres – www.acres.org.sg - will be celebrating Singaporeans' support for animal protection efforts by holding a 3-day animal-themed festival. There will be a photographic exhibition, music, dance, children's activities and a large array of educational exhibits on animal protection issues, along with the opportunity for everyone to find out how they can help make the world a better place for the fellow animals we share it with here.

      Also, Acres aims to collect 10,000 signatures for the global “Animals Matter to Me” campaign in support of a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare to be endorsed by governments of the world. This is a call to everyone, worldwide, to recognize all animals as sentient beings who can feel pain and can suffer and to whom we have a responsibility to put an end to the cruelty they suffer.

      Venue: The Atrium @ Orchard, 60B Orchard Road map
      Day/Time: Fri, Sat and Sun, 10am to 10pm daily

      Veg Outlet Near Bukit Gombak MRT

      Thanks are due to the reader who kindly wrote in to pass on information about a veg outlet that lies 5 minutes walk from the Bukit Gombak MRT station.

      Ma Zhi Su

      Blk 376 Bt Batok St 31

      #01-126 S(650376)

      HP 9476-9230

      Mon-Sunday & PH: 7am to 10pm

      No eggs and there is brown rice

      5 mins walk from Bt Gombak MRT

      New Issue of ‘Vegetarian Journal’ Now Available Online

      Issue 1 of the 2007 VEGETARIAN JOURNAL is now available online in PDF
      format. Some of the articles in this issue include:

      Eating Colorful Fruits and Vegetables May Protect Against a Leading Cause of Blindness
      Ben A. Shaberman considers how a balanced diet may counter age-related macular degeneration.

      Questions and Answers About Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Vegans
      Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, explains what omega-3s are, why they are important, and how to include them in your vegan diet.

      10 Ways to Improve Your Vegetarian Lifestyle
      These simple tips from Mark Rifkin, RD, take you to the next level.

      Nutrition Hotline
      What does "whole grain" really mean?  And can protein values really be this different?

      Scientific Update
      *Vegetarians Are More Likely to Produce Equol--A Substance that May Play a Role in Cancer Prevention

      *Lowfat Vegan Diet for Type 2 Diabetes”
      *A Bowl of Brown Rice A Day Keeps the Dentist Away?”
      *Fruit and Vegetables for Healthy Bones”
      *And more. . .

      To read these articles go to:
      [
      http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2007issue1/vj2007issue1.pdf ]

      Mid-Autumn Festival Veg Buffet Lunch

      Shuanglin Monastery at 184 Jalan Toa Payoh [entrance by Kim Keat Link] is putting on a Mid-Autumn Festival Healthy Vegetarian 16-Course Buffet Lunch on Sat, 13 Oct, 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.

      The organisers promise less oil, less salt, no MSG. Therefore, you can enjoy the original sweetness of the plants, such as corn, carrots, melon, and salad. Cold dishes and hot dishes will be served, definitely different from conventional vegetarian cooking! 

      Special Price: $10 per head [usual price $16], $5 for children under 12. Tickets are on sale at Shuanglin Monastery from 21 to 25 Sep. Advance booking welcome; contact Pei Ling at 9615.0993.

      Raw Food Desserts ‘Cooking’ Class

      Date:         Sat, 6 Oct
      Time:         2–5 pm
      Where:      Cavendish Park Condominium (Ulu Pandan),
                        Clubhouse Function Room, Block 18 Pine Grove
      Cost: $80
      Class Cap: 16 students
      Contact: Paul, 9889.0089,
      rawfoodcuisine@...


      There's going to be plenty of dessert to eat so prepare to give your sugar monster a treat with remarkably healthy desserts.

      Progress in Drive to Stop Trafficking of ‘Exotic’ Animals

      Humans’ desire to eat our fellow animals seems to know no bounds:

      http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/23382

       

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