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VSS eNewsletter - 03 July 2009

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    VSS VSS eNewsletter 03 July 2009 In this issue... VSS NEWS Author of The China Study in Spore 18-20 July Singapore Meatout Week 2009 – 17-26 July VSS
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      VSS eNewsletter
      03 July 2009



      In this issue...



      VSS NEWS


      Author of The China Study in Spore 18-20 July


      Singapore Meatout Week 2009 – 17-26 July


      VSS’ Singapore Vegetarian Food Guide in Lianhe Wanbao


      Bike Trip around Changi





      More Classes from Nutri-Hub


      Meat – Pancreatic Cancer Link


      Holistic Wellness Symposium 2009 – 11 to 12 Sep


      Loving Hut Opens New Outlet in Bukit Merah


      Request from a Not Yet 100% Veg Reader


      New Movie – Food, Inc.


      Support Grows for One Meatless Day a Week (at least)


      Classic Lao Difang Moves to New Address


      Amidst the H1N1 Pandemic, A Much More Serious Global Health Crisis Continues


      Most Popular Veg-Related Websites





      VSS NEWS



      Author of The China Study in Spore 18-20 July

      VSS is very happy to announce that Professor T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study - http://www.thechinastudy.com - will be doing three speaking engagements in Singapore . Tickets for each of Prof’s events are sold in different ways.


      Prof Campbell is Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and Project Director of the China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project. His book, The China Study, was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University , Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. Prof will explain the science behind why a plant-based diet is our best nutritional choice.



      Sat, 18 July

      Venue:          Singapore Conference Hall

                7 Shenton Way, Singapore 068810

                Tel:  6440 3839

                (Nearest MRT – Tanjong Pagar)

      Audience: General Public

      Title: The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health


      Tickets go on sale via Sistic in a couple days. You will receive an announcement on that soon.


      Sun, 19 July

      Singapore Management University

      Administration Building, Conference Hall 1, Level 5

      81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065

      (Nearest MRT: City Hall)

      Audience: The Medical and Health Fraternity, Educationists, Students in relevant fields

      Title: The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

      Price: $10 (Students), $30, $40 (packaged with 'The China Study' book worth $30)


      Details at http://www.vegetarian-society.org/chinastudy-smu


      Please note that this talk is for the medical and health fraternities, educationists, students in relevant fields.


      Mon, 20 July

      World Nutrition, Health and Disease Conference

      Venue:          Biopolis

      Event: World Nutrition, Health and Disease Conference 2009, Biopolis

      Price:  $750 for full day conference including vegetarian food (early-bird discount available)


      Details of Prof Campbell’s sessions at the conference:


      9:05-9:45am  Keynote Address: Dietetics and Nutrition – Startling Implications of Scientific Advancements on Health & Diseases


      9.45-5.00pm  see http://www.foodtechnutrition.com/nutrition2009 for sessions by other speakers


      5.00-5:45pm  Panel Discussion, “A Final Word - Where Are We Today On Health And Nutrition? Are We Doing The Right Things To Make People Live Healthier And Longer?


      Note: The Monday conference, unlike the Sat and Sun talks, is coordinated by The Pinnacle Group, not by VSS. All inquiries regarding the Monday conference should be directed to Pinnacle at priscilla.liu@...  6846.2701.


      Singapore Meatout Week 2009 – 17 to 26 July




      For the past few years, VSS has organized a Singapore Meatout Week, a time when people try to go without meat for a day or more. This year, Meatout Week is 17-26 July, an extra long week, to make it extra easy to find a day to go meatless. The week always coincides with the Singapore Food Festival: http://www.singaporefoodfestival.com


      Headlining Meatout Week 2009 are talks by Professor T. Colin Campbell, author of the book The China Study. This evidence-based book on plant-based nutrition has sold approximately 400,000 copies: http://www.thechinastudy.com


      One familiar feature of Singapore Meatout Week is special discounts from veg eateries. Here are two.


      7 Sensations - 16 Madras Street S. 208413, 62988198, www.7-sensations.com is having a Sunday Dinner promotion for the entire month of July only.

      *                  20% off the total bill  (no minimum spending)

      *                  an additional 5% off for spending above $100

      *        Not valid with other promotions, discounts or special offers


      Brownie Factory - 391 Orchard Road , B2-08-4A, Takashimaya Food Hall Ngee Ann City


      15% off Vegetarian & Vegan Brownies:

      Vegetarian Triple Chocolate Fudge - A nutless dark egg free Chocolate Brownie frosted with dark Chocolate Fudge with sprinklings of dark and white Chocolate chips.

      Vegan Chocolate Brownie - Egg, dairy and honey free nutless Chocolate Brownie  frosted with Soy Milk Fudge Frosting.

      New Brownie Specially Created for Singapore Meatout Week: "Berry Vege" Chocolate Brownie - Double-Decker egg-free Brownie frosted
      with Cranberry and Raspberry jams and frosted with dark Chocolate Fudge.


      VSS’ Singapore Vegetarian Food Guide in Lianhe Wanbao

      The Singapore Vegetarian Food Guide, produced by VSS with a big assist from STB, was featured in Lianhe Wanbao on the last Thursday of June. VSS still receives queries about how to get copies of the guide.


      There are a few ways to obtain copies:


      1. They will be on sale at all the VSS events this month.


      2. VSS members (either life members at $300 or annual members at $30) receive a free copy of the guide. To become a VSS member and receive a free guide plus restaurant vouchers and other benefits, and for the recently updated list: http://www.vegetarian-society.org/?q=node/6


      3. To buy copies, visit http://www.vegetarian-society.org/?q=node/1047#  (minimum order is 4 copies) - one organization has ordered 600!


      Bike Trip around Changi

      Sunday, 12 July, VSS is teaming with the Singapore Adventurous and Nature Lovers Meetup Group - http://www.meetup.com/Singapore-Adventurous-Group - to organize a 3hr bicycle ride around the Changi area.


      Begin: 8.30am, Changi Cycling Services, Blk 4 Changi Village Rd #01-2056 Singapore 500004 (bike rental: about $12/day; no tandem bikes available). Nearest MRT station: Pasir Ris


      Finish: by 11.30am, at the same place, to return the bikes


      Bring: At least 1.5 litres of water/isotonic drinks, sunscreen, helmet, cap, sports shoes


      This route is doable for the occasional exerciser, as long as you are fairly fit. (if unsure, please consult a doctor.) We will be using the Singapore Park Connectors network. Please be ON TIME to avoid too much of the mid-day sun.


      To make sure we have enough bicycles, you need with register by 10 July with Kheng at kheng@... or 6258.5031. Call TS Chua @ 9296.1943 if you're lost or late.







      More Classes from Nutri-Hub


      Nutri-Hub, the Organic Café, at Cuppage Plaza , #B2-25 (behind OG Orchard, near Centrepoint) is doing another round of their healthy, tasty cooking classes. Here’s the line-up­.

      Sat 11 July, 2-4pm

      “Nutrimeal – Raw like Cooked”

      $50 inclusive of lunch


      1. Swiss Muesli

      2. The Green Surprise

      3. Nutty Fruity Tart

      4. Zucchini Pasta


      Sat 18 Jul 11am-1pm

      “Nutrition & Nutrimeal Cooking”

      $50 inclusive of lunch

      1. Fruit Enzyme

      2. Polenta Brown Rice Porridge

      3. Herbal Mushroom

      4. Chickpea Salad

      Those registering for 2 workshops or more and groups of 2 or more persons registering for each workshop will receive a 10% discount. For registration and enquiries, please contact 6738.2746 or SMS/call Ms Vinitha Ang at 9236.8402.


      Meat – Pancreatic Cancer Link

      A recent large-scale study, reported by the BBC, suggests that animal fat increases our risk of pancreatic cancer: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8119093.stm


      Other factors, such as smoking, also appear to increase our risk. Has anyone ever studied or experienced whether it’s easier to go meat-free and smoke-free at the same time, rather than one great change at a time?




      Holistic Wellness Symposium 2009 – 11 to 12 Sep


      Kampung Senang has put together this two-day event to share knowledge and experience in holistic wellness – body, mind, soul and environment. VSS will be participating, along with more than 10 internationally-renowned speakers who will be sharing their views and ideas on the four areas: Body, Mind, Soul and Environment.


      Title: Transforming Our Life Template for a Harmonious Global Village

      When: 11-12 Sep, 9am-5pm

      Where: Quality Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 201, Balestier Road, S. 329926, www.qualityhotel.com.sg, MRT: Lavender

      Fee: $250 (group of 5 or more), $300 per person (includes course materials, 2 lunches and 4 tea-breaks)


      More information: www.lifetemplate.org or hws@...


      Topics: Holistic Wellness services, hurdles in educating and reaching out to the public about holistic wellness, current trends and new findings, networking among Holistic Wellness service providers.


      Loving Hut Opens New Outlet in Bukit Merah


      Name: Loving Hut – Bukit Merah

      Address: Block 161, Bukit Merah Central, #01-3725, next to POSB

      Tel: 6377 4354

      Buses: SBS Transit 5, 14,16, 57, 123, 131, 132, 139, 147, 153, 196, 197,198, 272, 273, 275; SMRT 167, 176, 851

      Open: 11am to 9.30pm daily

      Landmarks: Bukit Merah Public Library

      Specialty dishes: Nonya dishes, with rice and soup, Fried green vegetable dishes with rice and soup

      Onion & garlic: Yes

      Organic: No

      MSG (Ajinomoto): No

      Eggs: No

      Brown rice: Yes

      Dairy: No

      Price Range of Main Dish: $5 and below

      Website: www.lovinghut.com.sg

      Type of Outlet: Restaurant

      Date information collected: 25 Jun 09


      Request from a Not Yet 100% Veg Reader

      In our previous issue, a not yet 100% veg reader asked for advice. Four other readers kindly complied.


      1. Drink lots of water, exercise and eat whole grains.

      2. Don’t expect people to support you in vegetarianism despite all the reasons you know they should. It is a threat to their belief.


      Do not try to make people become vegetarian, as it makes them wrong. Accept them for what they eat. Just gently and firmly stand to your ground in your choice.


      Lastly, don’t think you are more right than others. To them, they are right too. It works better to include not exclude.


      More at http://andrewsontan.blogspot.com/2009/01/greatest-obstacles-on-becoming.html


      3. Start with taking only the vegetables in meat dishes that include vegetables.


      Tell as many people as you can that you do not take meat.  Know why you do not want to take meat and stay with your beliefs.


      Start to eat only vegetables dishes i.e. with no meat, as time passes. It took me more than 2 years for my mother to cook only vegetables dishes for me... Welcome to the world of vegetarianism!


      4. If you have questions, consult a doctor, nutritionist or other health professional. Be sure to eat a range of foods. There are many websites with good advice, such as, http://www.veganhealth.org


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