Just another roundup of tidbits from across the vegan Web.
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“Judging by the number of new vegetarian cookbooks, this is a good time to be interested in a plant-based diet. Five new cookbooks, some totally vegan and some vegetarian, are out or due out in the next few weeks.” Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/26/2826023/cookbooks-serve-up-a-bounty-of.html#ixzz1Kq0ZKtmL
“According to the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, half of the meat and poultry sold in U.S. supermarkets may be tainted with the deadly pathogen staphylococcus aureus. The study tested 136 samples of beef, chicken, pork, and turkey in five cities. Half of the bacteria were resistant to antibiotics. One organism, MRSA, is a leading cause of fatal infections in schools and hospitals.” link >>
“Statistically, vegans have lower blood pressures and less hypertension than meat-eaters and possibly even compared to vegetarians who eat dairy foods and eggs. And with 100 percent of their calories coming from plant foods, their diets are automatically lower in compounds that raise heart disease risk. Vegans have lower levels of blood cholesterol, too.” Continue reading: Preventing heart disease with a vegan diet – National vegan | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/vegan-in-national/preventing-heart-disease-with-a-vegan-diet#ixzz1Kq1dnJcU
“With a lack of federal and state laws providing protection, we need independent investigators as watchdogs.” read more: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/who-protects-the-animals/
“You all know him as the ‘Old Spice Guy’ or ‘The Man Your Man Could Smell Like,’ with those chiseled abs and toned arms — but what you may not know is that Isaiah Mustafa is a vegan — and ‘not much of a cook.’” more >>
How much water do you use? Your diet is the major factor. Take the quix here >>
By the way, Vegan Soapbox is in good company. We’re listed in the blogroll of the Encyclopædia Britannica Advocacy for Animals.
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