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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  May 16, 2007

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

A Hire and a Move

We are pleased to announce that Anne Green, Ph.D., (here with lifelong vegan kid Ellen Green) has started working full-time for Vegan Outreach. You can read more here.

After 12 years away, Vegan Outreach's mailing office is returning to Tucson, Arizona in mid-June. Look for updated address information next month.

 

Product of the Week

Recent birthday girl Jenna Calabrese: I'd like to nominate the new Little Vegan Monsters cookbook, available now from Little Vegan Monsters press in New Haven, CT! This book is jammed full of delicious vegan recipes, from drinks to desserts and everything in between. And it's always great to support those local cruelty-free businesses!

Send your nominees for Product of the Week to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org; previous products can be found here.

 

Notes from All Over

"Have a Drumstick and Your Brain Stops Tickin'"

Excerpt: "In China, some farmers try to maximize the output from their small plots by flooding produce with unapproved pesticides, pumping livestock with antibiotics banned in the United States, and using human feces as fertilizer to boost soil productivity. But the questionable practices don't end there: Chicken pens are frequently suspended over ponds where seafood is raised, recycling chicken waste as a food source for seafood, according to a leading food safety expert who served as a federal adviser to the Food and Drug Administration.

"China's suspect agricultural practices could soon affect American consumers. Federal authorities are working on a proposal to allow chickens raised, slaughtered, and cooked in China to be sold here, and under current regulations, store labels do not have to indicate the meat's origin."

 

"Time to Become a Vegetarian"

Excerpt: "During an ongoing media teleconference call, USDA/FDA officials have revealed that melamine-tainted 'protein concentrate,' imported from China, contaminated fish meal manufactured in Canada. The tainted fish meal was then distributed to an unknown number of fish farms in the US and Canada. ... 50,000 swine have been quarantined in Illinois due to suspect feed."

 

Study Undermines Confinement

Excerpt: "Researchers from Iowa State University found that allowing pregnant pigs to move freely in group housing structures called hoop barns could be less costly and just as productive as the narrow, individual crates. ... The pork industry has defended the use of the gestation crates, which allow producers to house as many pigs as possible in one building."

 

Feedback from Our Members

At Harvard today, I met a number of vegans and vegetarians who were excited to see me out there leafleting and receive GCFEs. One student took a Why Vegan, smiled to himself, and stopped to tell me that it was three years ago that he received a WV and became vegetarian. We talked for a while about veg nutrition and why vegan vs. vegetarian, and as he walked away he said, "Well, getting another one of these brochures might prompt yet another change in my diet."
-Jenna Calabrese, 5/8/07

Above, Jenna leaflets at CUNY Baruch; photo by Chris Roberts.

At Monroe Community College today, I bumped into an old American Sign Language instructor from the University of Rochester (who is deaf) and struggled to remember the signs for "help" and "animal" as I fumbled for a pamphlet. He read while walking to his car, stopping in his tracks not once, but three times as he grew increasingly engrossed in it. This encounter was especially rewarding to me, since in class I was never fluent enough (nor was there time) to explain the whys of veganism.
-Hoss Firooznia, 5/14/07

 

Every Donation Prevents Suffering

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

Vegan Outreach

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