Heath: ” Scientists have found a very strong positive correlation when consumption of cow’s milk is compared with the incidence of MS worldwide. One theory proposes that cow’s milk consumed in infancy lays the foundation for injuries to the nervous system that appear later in life. Cow’s milk contains one fifth as much of an essential fat, called linoleic acid, as does human mother’s milk. Children raised on a linoleic acid-deficient, high-animal fat diet—as are most kids in our modern affluent society—are quite possibly starting life out with a damaged nervous system, susceptible to insults and injuries in later life.” (link)
Law Suit: “A vegetarian Wall Streeter has a real beef with his macho man ex-boss, who he says tormented him for being a ‘homo’ who wouldn’t eat steak with the boys.” (link)
Google Plea: “Google’s AdWords policy forbids the promotion of many categories of products, including anabolic steroids, tobacco, and miracle cures. We are calling on Google to add fur to that list and thus lead the way to a less barbaric future.” from Fur Is Evil.
Advice: “Even the most devoted carnivores probably shouldn’t eat meat each and every day. Surely you can enjoy some soy and lentils from time to time.” from Ask Amy.
Food: Los Angeles: Top 10 Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants. Lucky ducks! Where I live we don’t even have ten vegan or vegetarian restaurants, let alone enough to rank the best ten!
Shocking: “An Ohio man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for disciplining his children with a dog shock collar.” (link) Yet shock collars are OK for dogs!?!
Dogumentary: Pedigree Dogs Exposed (link)
Parenting: How to cope with a teenage vegetarian: “parents of a vegetarian teenager need to be supportive of their teen’s decision and provide them with a relaxed mealtime environment. Teens are often looking for ways to voice their opinions and concerns, and choosing a vegetarian diet may be their first sign of independence. To support their child, parents need to become educated about the vegetarian diet, so they can help their teen eat a balanced diet.” (link)
Food: Japanese sweet sesame sauce, paired with a popular seasonal ingredient, purple-sprouting broccoli. (link)
New podcast from Compassionate Cooks: Animal Memorials