Thanks for Publishing Such Practical Recipes in Vegetarian Journal!

I have looked through some back issues, and Vegetarian Journal, seems to be exactly the type of magazine I want. So many of the recipes in other vegetarian publications use such difficult-to-find items that you need to add 2½ hours of driving to the time it takes to prepare them! Thank you in advance for helping to maintain a vegetarian lifestyle with such a practical and down-to-earth approach.
Linda G., via e-mail

Florida Farm Workers Seeking Agreement with Chipotle

In response to Who's the Veggie- Friendliest of Them All? in Issue 4, 2008, of Vegetarian Journal:

I just read the article on top restaurant chains for vegetarians. I want to alert our VRG community that Chipotle, which is friendly in food choices, has not yet been willing to negotiate with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, www. ciw-online.org. This is an organized group of Florida farm workers who have been campaigning with the major fast food restaurants to reach an agreement for only a penny a pound more for the tomatoes they pick for us. Taco Bell (also mentioned in the article) was the first to sign an agreement with the CIW, and McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway have followed. Chipotle has indicated some movement in the direction of an agreement, but so far has not been willing to sign the agreement.

We who care about animal rights need to demonstrate passionate care for the rights of farm workers also, so let's keep this in mind as we choose our restaurants.
Mary Ann H., St. Petersburg, FL

New Vegan Excited About Life Choice

Wow, thanks a lot for all the help, Jeannie!!! I work at LensCrafters, and the optician there is vegan. He was telling me about being vegan and all the benefits of being vegan, so I looked into it all weekend! Needless to say, I have been vegan for one week today and have never felt better in my life! I even quit smoking! I went to the library today to check out a book, found the VRG number, and thought a vegan group would be awesome. Thanks for the help!
Jonathon W., via e-mail