Tuesday, November 7, 2017


      Edited by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology

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     OMNI’s NOVEMBER VEGETARIAN POTLUCK is Wednesday, NOVEMBER 8, 2017, at OMNI, Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology (2ND Wednesdays).  We start eating at 6:00.      All are welcome. 
      You may want to enjoy and discuss some old or new vegetarian or vegan recipes, to talk about healthier food, or you are concerned about cruelty to animals or global warming and climate catastrophe.  Whatever your interest it’s connected to food; whatever your motive, come share vegetarian and vegan food and your views with us in a friendly setting.  If you are new, get acquainted with OMNI’s director, Gladys Tiffany.  OMNI is located at 3274 Lee Avenue parallel to N. College east of the Village Inn and south of Liquor World.  More information: 935-4422; 442-4600. 
     If this subject is important to you and you are looking for meaningful, part-time volunteer work, consider coordinating the potlucks or editing this newsletter.  Contact Dick or Gladys.

CONTENTS OMNI Vegetarian Action Newsletter #42, Wed., November 8, 2017
Health, Nutrition
PBS, How Not to Die best-selling book
Meat Increases risk of death
Vegan Films
 Berkeley, CA, VV Paradise
VV Media
Middle Eastern Cookbook

Protection of Animals, Empathy, Compassion
Cruelty Free Accessories
Esther the Pig
Slaughterhouses and Fashion Designer
Book of the Year: Mercy for Animals

Climate Crisis
VV Diet Will reduce CO2 Significantly
Vegetarian Vegan Diet and Climate Catastrophe, Google Search, 11-7-17

Contents of Vegetarian Action #41

Health, Nutrition
PBS, “How Not to Die with Michael Greger, M.D.”  October 30, 9:30, AETN, Channel 13. 
The physician and best-selling author reveals how a plant-based diet contributes to a longer and healthier life in this new PBS special, taking viewers through 10 causes of premature death and disease and reveals how a plant-based diet can help provide protection from these devastating diseases.” 
In How Not to DieDrMichael Greger, the internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of death in America—heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more—and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions ...
“26%. The increased risk of death associated with daily consumption of processed and unprocessed red meat….”   VegNews (Nov. Dec. 2017), 21.
What the Health film:  “Following the release of gone-viral documentary What the Health, scores of viewers flocked to social media to renounce meat, dairy, and eggs….”  VegNews (Nov. Dec 2017), 20.
Vegan Films, VegNews (Nov. Dec. 2017):
What the Health (by creators of Cowspiracy):  US health crisis from Big Pharma’s ties with animal-agri industry.
Okja: superpig of title invites us to reconsider meat.
The Game Changers: rationale behind plant-based diets through profiles of outstanding people.
Bountiful Berkeley,” a vegan paradise in CA.  VegNews (Nov.Dec. 2017), 54.
“Veg Media.”  VegNews (Nov. Dec. 2017). 
Cookbooks 70
P. 71, Netflix series, novel, film, and book on ideology of carnism.
P. 72, social media, blogs, podcasts, and more.
I’ll bring this no. of VegNews so you can see what a splendid vv magazine it is.
New Feast: Modern Middle Eastern Vegetarian by Greg and Lucy Malouf.  2017.    Modern veg. interpretations of traditional ME dishes.  Zucchini blossom and preserved lemon risotto with ricotta and Parmesan anyone?

Protection of Animals, Empathy, Compassion
“Bungalow 360, Cruelty Free Accessories.”   Advert. in VegNews (Nov. Dec. 2017), p. 68.
Jasmine Singer.  “Esther the Wonderful.”  VegNews (Nov.Dec. 2017).  “Esther the Wonder Pig is creating a plant-based revolution.”  Her owners run a non-profit farmed animal sanctuary, Happily Ever Esther.”
“Environment + Animals/Now,”  Short news items.  All slaughter-houses in England must install closed-circuit cameras by end of 2017.  Fashion Designer Stella McCartney is making clothes from vegan silk.
“Book of the Year: Mercy for Animals.” Author Nathan Runkle’s memoir.

Climate Crisis
 “5,600 The pounds of CO2 produced by meat-eaters; plant eaters 2,200 annually.  VegNews (Nov.Dec. 2017), 22.
“Research out of Oxford University’s Oxford Martin School finds that widespread adoption of a vegetarian diet around the world could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly two-thirds.”  The Humanist (Nov.-Dec. 2017), p. 9.
Vegetarian Vegan Diet and Climate Catastrophe, Google Search, 11-7-17
https://www.theguardian.com › Environment › Food
Mar 21, 2016 - A widespread switch to vegetarianism would cut emissions by nearly ... gas emissions, and therefore a major driver of climate change.”.
May 1, 2014 - The meat industry is one of the top contributors to climate change, directly and indirectly ... for climate change, pollution, and land use could be catastrophic. ... Universal vegetarianism would result in similarly impressive ...
https://www.peta.org › Issues
Your source for great-tasting vegan and vegetarian recipes, information on all ... Of course, eating vegan foods rather than animal-based ones is the best way to ...
Jan 31, 2017 - The world should just switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet.” — seemingly everyone, regarding the food-sustainability problem If someone offers a ...
Missing: catastrophe
Mar 22, 2016 - If every person on Earth adopted a vegan diet – without milk, meat, honey, ... Similarly, the researchers calculated that if everyone ate a vegetarian diet, ... scientists a tipping point for climate disaster – is a truly massive one.
fortune.com › Commentary › Climate Change
Jul 19, 2017 - Eating a vegetarian or vegan diet could have a positive impact on climate change, since so much energy goes into meat production.
Missing: catastrophe
According to climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, the single largest thing we can ... the single action people can take to reduce carbon emissions is vegetarianism… ... climate catastrophe, many are willing to change towards a plant based diet.
How to eat vegetarian or vegan to protect the planet, fight climate change, prevent pollution, and save natural resources from factory farms.
Jul 8, 2015 - It concludes that cardiovascular and anti-cancer benefits aside, low-meat and vegetarian diets are the most eco-friendly. Since “hypocrite” isn't ...
Apr 27, 2014 - Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change .... But nothing it seems, not even the looming threat of environmental catastrophe, ..... I fully support the vegetarianismof the population, cheaper health and ...

CONTENTS OMNI Vegetarian Action Newsletter, #41, October 11, 2017
Health and Nutrition
Follow-up from September:
The American Heritage Book of Indians, Purchased at Garage Sale 
Gerry Sloan’s Cherokee Grandmother’s Cherokee Cooklore.
NPR Report, Navajo Source of Calcium--Ash
UAF’s Tamara Walkingstick, Edible Trees and Other Plants, Recipes (via Teresa Maurer)

More from PETA Global (Summer 2017).  See September Vegetarian Action.
Dr. Neal Barnard.  “Eating Fish Is Like Smoking Low-Tar Cigarettes:  The Notion of ‘Healthy’ Fish Flesh Is a Myth.”

 VegNews (Oct. 2017).
Vegan Halloween: “Trick or Eat: How can Vegan Parents Navigate Halloween…?”
“Frankenstein’s monster was a vegetarian….’I do not destroy the lamb and the kid to glut my appetite; acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment.’”
10th Anniversary edition of Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. 
The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook.
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook.

“Sysco Adds Meatless Burger to Lineup.” 

Marianne Thieme (Actor), Gertjan Zwanikken (Director) | Format:DVD
Harold Brown (Actor), Cheri Ezell-Vandersluis (Actor), Jenny Stein(Director) | Rated: Unrated (Not Rated) | Format: DVD
Marisa Miller Wolfson (Actor), Brian Flegel (Actor), Marisa Miller Wolfson (Director) | Rated: NR (Not Rated) | Format: DVD
Jenny Stein (Director) | Format: DVD
Jamie Oliver (Actor), Joe Cross (Actor), James Colquhoun(Director), Laurentine Ten Bosch (Director) | Rated: NR (Not Rated) | Format: DVD

Protection of Animals, Do No Harm, Compassion
More from PETA Global (Summer 2017).  See September Vegetarian Action.
WAGS Star: ‘What Has That Animal Gone Through for You to Wear This Jacket?”
“Off the Hook: PETA Works to End Cruelty to Sea Animals.  Suffering from Sea to Supermarket.”
“Let Lobsters ‘Rock On’!  B-52s Lead Singer Fred Schneider Tells PETA Global Readers How He Came to
      Call Lobsters ‘sea life, not seafood.”
“PETA’s Indie Rock Album Animal Liberation Turns 30.”

VegNews (Oct. 2017).
Book Ad:  Mercy for Animals by Nathan Runkle.  What we can and must do to end the cruelties of factory farming.

“The FBI’s Hunt for Two Missing Piglets Reveals the Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms” by Glenn Greenwald.   The Intercept, 9 October 2017.  A major article.

The Meat of the Matter” by George Monbiot.  Another good writer.

Climate Crisis and the Veg/ Vegan Link
Annick de Witt makes the Link


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