Tuesday, June 12, 2018



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

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     OMNI’s JUNE VEGETARIAN/VEGAN POTLUCK is Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (2ND Wednesdays), at OMNI, Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology .  We start eating at 6:00.      All are welcome. 
      OMNI’s director is Gladys Tiffany.  OMNI is located at 3274 Lee Avenue parallel to N. College southeast of the Village Inn and south of Liquor World.  More information: 935-4422; 442-4600. 
     Car directions to OMNI: Take College to Harold St (at Flying Burrito), turn east (right if you’re heading north). Go one block to Lee and turn left.  Go one block to Bertha and we’re the gray brick on the corner, 2nd house south of Liquor World, solar panels on roof! 

Contents: OMNI’s Vegetarian/Vegan Action Newsletter #49, June 13, 2018
Vegetarian Summerfest 2018, arranged by NAVS, North American Vegetarian Society, July 4-8, Johnstown, PA.  VegetarianSummerfest.org

Health, Nutrition
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: Vegetarian Starter Kit
D’Andrea, 10 Best Vegan Cities
Vegan Restaurant in Each State of USA
Cookbook Reviews

Protection of Animals, Empathy and Compassion for Animals
Two Books
    Rollin.  The Unheeded Cry
    Lindstrom.  The Skeptical Vegan
Farm Sanctuary
Humane Farming Association
Brutal Slaughterhouse Industry
Vegan Leather Industry
Eating Animals

Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Resistance
Vegetarian/Vegan Diet vs. Fossil Fuel: 3 essays

Health, Nutrition
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: Vegetarian Starter Kit
   The Whys and Hows of a Healthier Diet, The New Four Food Groups Guidelines,
    Useful Tips for Beginning a Vegetarian Diet, Veg Diets for Pregnancy and for Children, ,Delicious Low-fat, No-cholesterol
Selections from VegNews (May/June 2018), Travel Issue:
Aurelia d’Andrea.  “10 Best Vegan Cities Around the Globe.”  22-29
London, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Bangkok, Taipei, Mexico City, Rome.  In Mexico City a drive is under way to revamp the constitution to recognize animals as sentient beings.
“The Great American Vegan Road Trip.”  A restaurant in each state is described: Viva Vegan in Little Rock.
Cookbook Reviews
“Let’s Cook” describes 6 cookbooks: The Chickpea Revolution Cookbook, Plants Taste Better, From the Kitchens of Yamchops, The Simply Vegan Cookbook, Mildreds Vegan Cook book, VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook.
“Q the Action,” article about Maggie Q, actress and activist, and how vegan eating is integrated into her life.
Pages on new vegan products.
And pages and pages of recipes.

Protection of Animals, Empathy and Compassion for Animals
Two Books
Bernard Rollin.  The Unheeded Cry: Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain, and Science.  Illuminations of the ways animals experience the world.  A new updated edition going beyond lab animals to animals raised for food.
Eric Lindstrom.  The Skeptical Vegan: My Journey from Notorious Meat Eater to Tofu-Munching Vegan.  Traces his transition from eating foods that are ethically unsettling to a diet consistent with his values.

Farm Sanctuary is launching our new Cultivating Compassion In-Classroom ... to present "Thinking Cows," its third white paper on farm animal sentience.
We educate millions of people about their plight and the effects ...
By participating in the Adopt a Farm Animal Program, you help ...
Have you ever given a pig a belly rub, talked to a turkey, or kissed ...
Chickens - Factory Farming - Cows - Pigs - ...
Shop Farm Sanctuary's official store for clothing, bags ...
Contact Us. General Inquiries Email Phone: 607-583-2225 ex ...

The Humane Farming Association (HFA)
Farm animal protection. Leads national campaign against factory farming. Home of HFA's Suwanna Ranch, the nation's largest farm animal refuge.
HFA has numerous photos and video footage taken from our ongoing undercover investigations in factory farms and slaughterhouses. HFA makes some of ...

Anna Starostinetskaya.  “Fear Factory.”  VegNews (May/June 2018).
The meat processing—slaughterhouse—industry “is one of the most dangerous jobs in America,” and it ”has been riddled with egregious human rights abuses for decades.”  The VegNews News Editor “uncovers the brutal exploitation of life in the industry of killing.”
Vegan Leather Industry: $85 Billion
The projected value of the worldwide vegan leather industry in 2015.
Banning Slaughterhouses
42% of people in USA say they support banning slaughterhouses.

EATING ANIMALS by Jonathan Safran Foer.  Little, Brown, 2009.Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. Once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.
Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill.
Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer “at the table with our greatest philosophers.”

Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Resistance
Because widespread global adoption of a vegetarian diet will significantly reduce CO2 and improve health (The Humanist, Nov.-Dec. 2017, p. 9), meat should be taxed
(December 11, 2017 by Common Dreams).
fortune.com › Commentary › Climate Change
Jul 19, 2017 - Today, a whopping 30% of Earth’s landmass goes to meat, dairy, and egg production, according to the United Nations. ... On the whole, “the production of animal-based foods is associated with higher greenhouse gas emissions than plant-based foods.”

CONTENTS: OMNI’S VEGETARIAN/VEGAN ACTION NEWSLETTER #48, MAY 9, 2018 http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2018/05/vegetarianvegan-newsletter-may-9-2018.html 
Health, Nutrition
Protection of Animals, Empathy and Compassion for Animals
Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Resistance


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