Vegetarian Journal 2008 Issue 1


Teen Champions Veganism at Every Turn Using VRG Brochures

Hello! My name is Antoinette, I'm 17, and I'm a vegan. I want to promote the lifestyle in a peaceful yet efficient way. It would, therefore, be very helpful and mean a great deal to me if you would send 15 of the "Vegan Diets in a Nutshell" and 15 "What is Animal Rights?" brochures. I would like to hand them out to people in effective ways (i.e., outside stores, to people at my school, when I go on trips, etc.). This would be a great way for me to promote a vegan lifestyle. Thank you!
Dixon, IL

VRG Happily Fills Requests for Archived Journal Articles

In response to Men Made of Soybeans: What We Learned from P.O.W.s in World War II in the January/February 1996 issue of VJ:

Hi, everyone–
Many years ago (12 or so?), there was an article in Vegetarian Journal written by a former POW (prisoner of war) in Japan. The point of the article was the valueof the soybeans that were given to the POWs at some point. I saved the article but cannot find it. I was just telling someone about it, and they have requested a copy. Is there a way I can get a copy of that article? I'm sorry, but I can't remember the author or the exact year. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Cheryl S., via e-mail

Editors' Note: Many Journal articles are available on our website.The staff at VRG is always willing to look up older articles and provide copies to VRG members and the general public.

Thank You for the Review of Our Vegan Cheeses Last Issue!

In response to the Veggie Bits in Issue 4, 2007:

Hi, Keryl–
We got the copies of the latest Vegetarian Journal with the writeup on the creamy Sheese. Thanks a bunch for sending them down, and of course, for the nice writeup. The creamy Sheese was a big hit at the Natural Products Expo, so we are quite pleased.
Scott Myers
Black Duck Imports, LLC

Letters to the Editors can be sent to:
Vegetarian Journal,
P.O. Box 1463,
Baltimore, MD 21203.
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Excerpts from the 2008 Issue 1

Cheesecake: Not Just for Dessert Anymore.
Chef Nancy Berkoff makes cheesecake part of any course.
An Updated Guide to Soy, Rice, Nut, and Other Non-Dairy Milks
Dietetic Intern Stephanie Gall, MS, RD, brings you all the facts.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About L-Cysteine But Were Afraid to Ask
Jeanne Yacoubou, MS, takes a closer look at the amino acid.
Vegan Fare from India
Sunita Pant Bansal shares some basic dishes from her country.
Veggie-Friendly Literature for Kids
Check out recommendations from The VRG Parents' E-Mail List.
Vegan Rocker Ted Leo Tours the World
Bobby Allyn interviews the indie rock veteran and vegan activist.
Nutrition Hotline
What are plant sterols, and what effects do they have on the human diet?
Note from the Coordinators
Notes from The VRG Scientific Department
Vegan Cooking Tips
All About Oven-Frying, by Chef Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE
Veggie Bits
Scientific Update
Book Reviews
Vegetarian Action
Everything Natural, by Bobby Allyn

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