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
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