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What the Devil Are Vegetarian Eggs?

DissidentVoice.org

by Lee Hall

In Vegetarian Society history, vegetarianism means what it sounds like: the custom of preparing, eating, and sharing foods made from a variety of plant sources.

Those who also eat eggs, cream and the like are, to be precise, ovo-lacto-vegetarians.

Bitten Back: Readers' Thoughts on the Best Cookbooks

The New York Times By Mark Bittman When I asked readers to tell me what cookbooks deserved to be included on an updated "50 Cookbooks I Can't Live Without" list, I anticipated a lot of input, and I got it. (And fortunately a former intern, Suzanne Lenzer, helped me sift through the comments.) Click here to see them, and the original post, too. The commenters gave me insight into how people are cooking, and what kind of books they are using for guidance, and enjoyment.

Killing Turkeys and the "Win-Win" Scenario

by Lee Hall

"Animal rights activists are using an insurgent tactic," Minneapolis-St. Paul's Star Tribune proclaimed, "to protest how turkeys are processed."

Gobbler not on this Thanksgiving menu

The Stamford Advocate

By Natasha Lee
Staff Writer

NORWALK - The traditional Thanksgiving feast features a golden roasted turkey flanked by mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

But recent emphasis on healthy eating and the environmental effect of meat diets on global warming has many opting for alternatives this Turkey Day.

Vegan Priscilla Feral has ditched typical Thanksgiving dishes for those based on soy and inspired by vegetables.

Ask Ecover Dishwashing Liquid Maker to Drop Dairy

Supporters of Friends of Animals are asking Ecover, maker of an internationally popular brand of dishwashing soaps, to drop dairy.

Interview with a Vegan

by Bob Orabona

Q. First, what is veganism?

A. Not using animals -"“ any part of them -- as food, clothing or medicine, in experimentation or entertainment, not using them in any way for human benefit.

Q. What do you eat then?

A. Mostly good home-cooked food, with the occasional restaurant meal "“ all made only from plants. It's often a challenge to eat vegan in a non-vegetarian restaurant. Sometimes the wait staff does not understand that milk and cheese, or even chicken and fish are not vegetables.

Opting Out of Animal Exploitation

Letter to the Editor The Connecticut Post Bridgeport, CT Of course one can be concerned about war, foster children, and animals; a person's kindness need not be classified. So it's wonderful to read the call for animal-free circuses ("Aren't there more important things for them to worry about?" - 11 May). Whatever handling tools are banned, depriving circus animals of their freedom is itself mistreatment. Right again about cruelty-free farming: The only way to ensure it is to raise plants, not animals, for food.

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