Sunday, 30 October 2011

Resources - ONE WORLD DAY - November 1st

Resources - ONE WORLD DAY - November 1st

Here's a list of free online support packages that will help nurture yourfriends through their first few weeks of their journey to a healthier more sustainable lifestyle.

Happy One World Day - share a meal - save our World

Free recipes, online support, menu plans and nutrition advice

Russell Brand, Ozzie Osbourne Vegan

Russell Brand Goes Vegan
Twitter / @rustyrockets: I'm now vegan, goodbye eggs

So after seeing the film Forks over Knives both Russell Brand and Black Sabbath's slayer Ozzie Osbourne have gone vegan joining a host of other celebrities and polititians and famous athletes and sports personalities in following a plantarian diet.

On track for a new world record for health and sustainability

One World Day Nov 1st: Vegans go to Westminster, Parliament MPs

One World Day Nov 1st: Vegans go to Westminster, Parliament MPs
World Vegan Day

The Vegan Society are to celebrate World Vegan Day with MPs in Parliament westminster London to talk green politics and preventative medicine and health.

Westminster restaurants will offer vegan options to MP's all week

Ms Cupcake will offer vegan cupcakes for MPs

Clearly the Vegan Society are playiong on MP's notorious sweet tooth.

Vegan Society CEO, Jasmijn de Boo said today, “We are very pleased to be able to introduce delicious, locally made vegan cupcakes to MPs. As a ‘first’ for Parliament, there will also be tasty vegan dishes offered in each of the four Westminster restaurants every day during the week of World Vegan Day. Appealing, nutritious vegan food offers a powerful route to tackling current global crises. Plant-based diets and stock-free agriculture can help solve the deeply inter-connected problems of global climate change and global hunger, as well as obesity in the UK.”

Vegans go to Westminster, Parliament MPs

The Vegan Society go to Parliament to talk green politics and health

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over Parliament
Ms CupcakeCan ‘a little of what you fancy’ help to tackle global health crises? MP Kerry McCarthy is inviting fellow MPs to chew on the plant-based solutions to obesity and hunger on World Vegan Day. MPs will also enjoy delicious vegan cupcakes from award-winning baker, Ms Cupcake on that day, Tuesday 1 November.

Kerry McCarthy MP said today, “I am delighted to be hosting this parliamentary event for World Vegan Day. I’ve been vegan for 20 years, and last year I was joined in parliament by two more vegan MPs; we’ve been told we’re the largest vegan caucus in the world! This event provides a great opportunity to raise with other MPs and parliamentary staff issues such as the impact of the livestock industry on global food security and the environment, and the benefits of a vegan diet. And maybe we’ll be able to persuade a few more to try turning vegan too.”

Vegan Society CEO, Jasmijn de Boo said today, “We are very pleased to be able to introduce delicious, locally made vegan cupcakes to MPs. As a ‘first’ for Parliament, there will also be tasty vegan dishes offered in each of the four Westminster restaurants every day during the week of World Vegan Day. Appealing, nutritious vegan food offers a powerful route to tackling current global crises. Plant-based diets and stock-free agriculture can help solve the deeply inter-connected problems of global climate change and global hunger, as well as obesity in the UK.”

Mellissa Morgan, Ms Cupcake, said today, “I'm excited to see more and more people embracing vegan food and lifestyles! Our first 'Ms. Cupcake' shop - London's first entirely vegan bakery - is going from strength to strength. The Baking Industry Awards recognised us as their 'Rising Star of the Year' and we've been chosen as a 2012 Olympic Games supplier. It's so encouraging that the British public are adopting compassionate behaviours which do less damage to the world. Ms. Cupcake is honoured to be a part of World Vegan Day at Parliament this year.”

Kerry McCarthy MP has requested an adjournment debate on World Vegan Day debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 1 November. If successful, the debate will focus on the role of plant-based diets and stock-free agriculture in tackling hunger, obesity and global climate change.

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Notes for Editors

  1. A vegan dish will be available in Bellamy’s and The Terrace in Westminster, at Portcullis House and at 7 Millbank, every day from Mon 31 Oct until Fri 4 Nov 2011.
  2. Well-planned vegan diets have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and obesity – see and Vegan Society book, ‘Plant-Based Nutrition and Health’ by Stephen Walsh.
  3. The United Nations have shown that food sufficient to meet the calorie needs of 3.5 billion humans is wasted by the global animal farming industry each year. United Nations Environment Programme. The environmental food crisis. Nairobi: UNEP; 2009. (accessed 18 Oct 2011)
  4. The Livestock’s Long Shadow report from the United Nations shows that the global animal farming industry causes 18% of all human greenhouse gas emissions effect, ahead of all forms of travel and transport (at 13.5%). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Livestock’s Long Shadow: environmental issues and options. Rome: FAO; 2006 (accessed 18 Oct 2011)
  5. Kerry McCarthy MP will be hosting Vegan Society Chief Executive Jasmijn de Boo, and the Baking Industry Rising Star winner, Ms Cupcake, on Tuesday 1 November 2011.
  6. Vegan Trademark registered, Ms Cupcake - Mellissa Morgan - won the Rising Star Award at the 2011 Baking Industry Awards in September 2011.
  7. Kerry McCarthy MP, Cathy Jamieson MP and Chris Williamson MP are the three vegan Members in the current Parliament.
  8. World Vegan Day falls on 1 November every year, launching November as World Vegan Month:
  9. Founded in November 1944, The Vegan Society promotes vegan lifestyles - which exclude, as far as is possible and practical, all forms of exploitation of animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. Registered Charity No. 279228, Company Registration No. 1468880 Registered in England & Wales, VAT Registration No. 448 5973 95

World Vegan Day - Vegan News

Monday, 24 October 2011

Paul McCartney Vegetarian Cookbook

Paul McCartney Cookbook

New Cookbook for One World Day

Steller celebrity, Beatle, Vegetarian and Plantarian Paul McCartney has launched a new veggie Meat Free Monday Cookbook in time for One World Day

Proceeds from the book will go to fund the Meat Free Monday Campaign that like One World Day encourages people to eat more fruit and vegetables and plant foods for better health and save the planet from environmental catastrophe.

 Paul has enlisted a number of celebrity friends to contribute recipes to the cookery book.

Everyone at One World Day wishes the Meat Free Monday Campaign and Paul McCartney, Stella and Mary great success with the new book. We hope they send a free copy to every schoool caterer in the country so that schools are encouraged to serve more sustainable and healthier meals for children.

Buy the Meat Free Monday Cook Book direct from The Meat Free Monday Campaign at
or at Amazon

Monday, 17 October 2011

Thrive in 30 - 1 Month Journey to Complete Wellness

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French Ban Vegetarian and Vegan Meals

EVU! - Vegetarianism / Veganism now made illegal in France!

France's  Nick Sarkozy- Nil Point - Small Y Front Syndrome?
20 years ago we used to joke that it was considered high treason to be vegetarian in France with vegans facing the guillotine. If we met French Vegans we would joke that we didn't think there were any vegans in France, they would joke "that eez right, there eez not, I left!" . Guests at Taigh Na Mara Vegan Guest House in Scotland reported being thrown out of French hotels and pensions for cruelty to their children - (forcing their mad vegetarian beliefs on their sons and daughters)

It seems the nightmare stereotyping has become a gruesome reality in France with a new piece of legislation that makes meat eating law, forcing French meals in Schools, hospitals and old peoples homes to always contain meat and animal products.

If you needed any more proof that President of the Republic of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, is Totally Bonkers then here is the icing on the cake. The French President has made it effectively illegal to be vegetarian in France in a move to counteract Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday initiative.

Following a law voted last year by the French Parliament(1), similar decrees will be taken shortly regarding almost all forms of catering from kindergarten to hospital, prisons and retirement homes. Vegetarianism will then have effectively been banned for a large part of the population.

A governmental order issued on October 2, 2011(2) has determined that all meals served in school canteens in France must contain animal products, and that meat and fish will be served at a certain minimum frequency. This implies that by law from now on no vegetarian can eat at any public or private school in France.

The European Vegetarian Union EVU say

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which is binding on member states including France, holds that: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right includes freedom to change religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or in private, to manifest religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.(4)
The public debate regarding animal rights and the moral status of animals is active in France as in many other countries. Citizens are entitled to choose freely where they stand on these issues, and those who believe that they cannot, in conscience, accept to eat animals must not be discriminated against.
A government cannot settle a philosophical, ethical and political debate by restricting the rights of those who disagree with its own positions. For years, the official policy of the French government has been openly hostile to vegetarianism.(5) The French agriculture minister, Bruno Lemaire, declared in January 2010 that the government's aim in determining its public nutritional policy was to defend the French agricultural model and specifically to counter initiatives such as those of Paul McCartney calling for a reduced consumption of meat.(6)
1. "Law for the modernization of agriculture and fisheries", published on July 27, 2010.

2. Décret n° 2011-1227 du 30 septembre 2011; arrêté du 30 septembre 2011.
3. Position statement of the American Dietetic Association
4. Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, article 10.1
5.An example is the site, where the only nutritional advice given to a teenager contemplating becoming a vegan is "By all means, do not follow that diet!" (, page 11).

Perhaps now the public will take Veggie Pride a little more seriously as it seems French vegetarians and vegans really are an oppressed and persecuted minority in France.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

One World Day For Global Health & Sustainability

One World Day To Set New Diet Record For Global Health & Sustainability

It starts here, now, One World Day!

No more excuses, time is running out, people are getting sicker, the planet is getting sicker - the solution is simple, eat more plants!

This One World Day intriduce at least one friend, one new person, to delicious nutritious plantarian food. One new person for one day, how difficult can that be?

World cuisine has so much to offer us, Carribean bean stews, Indian lentil curries, Chinese cashew nut stir fry, Italian pine nuts and wholemeal pasta, Spanish vegetable Paella, Morrocan Pistachio and Apricot Tagine, Turkish stuffed vine leaves, delicious Greek olive and caper salads with falafel, French vegetable and hazelnut tarts, Hungarian wild Mushroom Goulash, German vegetable and poppy seed strudle, Swedish meat free meatballs, British veggie sausages with rosemary cauliflower and sweet potato mash or Shepherdess Pie, Scottish Veggie Haggis, Welsh Cashew Nut Rarebit, Australian BBQ vegetable kebabs, Japanese Vegetable and tofu Sushi, Mexican chilli non carne, Swiss No Muh Fondue, Californian Waldorf salad, Bolivian Vegetable Quinoa , Irish seaweed and peanut potato cakes - you get the picture?

If anyone says they don't like vegetables read them that list and ask them if they've tried all that!

A vast list of delicious recipes can be found at TheCancer Project Recipe Section

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