VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 20, Issue 1

January 2016

By Shani Stewart

CONTENTS

  1. VRG BOOTHS
  2. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS POTATO CHIPS WATER FOOTPRINT, VEGAN SOUP RECIPES, TRADER JOES SOY CHORIZO, FINGER FOODS, STEARIC ACID, AND MORE
  3. BIG THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING VRG VOLUNTEERS
  4. UPDATE FROM 2015 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
  5. MUTTS AND ANIMAL RIGHTS- POPE FRANCIS
  6. $20 COUPON FOR RELAY FOODS IN BALTIMORE, WASHINGTON, DC, VIRGINIA, AND NORTH CAROLINA
  7. MINDFUL MEDLEY: PRE-PORTIONED MEATLESS MEALS DELIVERED TO WASHINGTON, DC, VIRGINIA, AND NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA
  8. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND TRIPS
  9. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
  10. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
  11. ABOUT VRG-NEWS

1) VRG BOOTHS

Come and Visit us at these VRG Booths and Events!

  • Valley Vegfest
    John F. Kennedy Middle School
    Florence, MA 01062
    April 2, 2016
  • Berkeley Vegan Earth Day
    David Brower Center
    2150 Allston Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    April 17, 2016

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2) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS POTATO CHIPS WATER FOOTPRINT, VEGAN SOUP RECIPES, TRADER JOES SOY CHORIZO, FINGER FOODS, STEARIC ACID, AND MORE

THANK YOU FOR HELP WITH CHECKING TRANSLATION TO PORTUGUESE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/11/23/thank-you-for-help-with-checking-translation-to-portuguese/ ]
SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP BY PURCHASING VEGAN BOOKS AS HOLIDAY GIFTS FROM OUR CATALOG
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/11/23/support-the-vegetarian-resource-group-by-purchasing-vegan-books-as-holiday-gifts-from-our-catalog/ ]
RACING EXTINCTION
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/11/24/racing-extinction/ ]
POTATO CHIPS WATER FOOTPRINT
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/11/24/potato-chips-water-footprint/ ]
MUTTS AND ANIMAL RIGHTS POPE FRANCIS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/11/25/mutts-and-animal-rights-pope-francis/ ]
ENJOY SOME VEGAN SOUP RECIPES
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/01/enjoy-some-vegan-soup-recipes/ ]
CHANUKAH STARTS THE EVENING OF DECEMBER 6, 2015- YOU MAY WANT TO SERVE THESE VEGAN RECIPES
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/02/chanukah-starts-the-evening-of- december-6-2015-you-may-want-to-serve-these-vegan-recipes/ ]
TRADER JOES SOY CHORIZO AND MUENSTER CHEESE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/03/trader-joes-soy-chorizo-and-muenster-cheese/ ]
$20 COUPON FOR RELAY FOODS IN BALTIMORE WASHINGTON DC VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/03/20-coupon-for-relay-foods-in-baltimore-washington-dc- virginia-and-north-carolina/ ]
FINGER FOODS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/04/finger-foods-for-the-holiday-season/ ]
MINDFUL MEDLEY PRE-PORTIONED MEATLESS MEALS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/07/mindful-medley-pre-portioned-meatless-meals-delivered-to-washington-dc-virginia-and-north-and-south-carolina/ ]
VEGAN SNACKS FOR ATHLETES
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/07/vegan-snacks-for-athletes-2/ ]
VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP 2015 VIDEO CONTEST WINNER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/08/vegetarian-resource-group-2015-video-contest-winner-3/ ]
QUICK & EASY VEGAN FESTIVE TREATS FOR THE HOLIDAY
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/09/quick-easy-vegan-festive-treats-for-the-holiday-season/ ]
PLEASE GIVE A VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP GIFT MEMBERSHIP TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/10/please-give-a-vegetarian-resource-group-gift-membership-to-family-and-friends-this-holiday-season/ ]
FEDERAL JUDGE DISMISSES LAWSUIT ALLEGING SOYMILK LABELS MISLEAD CONSUMERS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/10/federal-judge-dismisses-lawsuit-alleging-soymilk-labels-mislead-consumers/ ]
SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP BY PURCHASING VEGAN BOOKS AS HOLIDAY GIFTS FROM OUR CATALOG
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/11/support-the-vegetarian-resource-group-by- purchasing-vegan-books-as-holiday-gifts-from-our-catalog-2/ ]
MORE VEGAN RESTAURANTS ADDED TO THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP ONLINE GUIDE TO VEGAN VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE USA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/11/more-vegan-restaurants-added-to-the- vegetarian-resource-groups-online-guide-to-veganvegetarian-restaurants-in-the- usa-3/ ]
TAZIKIS MEDITERRANEAN CAFE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/14/tazikis-mediterranean-cafe/ ]
DO VEGANS HAVE TO TAKE VITAMIN B12 SUPPLEMENTS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/14/do-vegans-have-to-take-vitamin-b12-supplements/ ]
SOUTHWESTERN SALAD BY ALEXA ZMICH
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/15/southwestern-salad-by-alexa-zmich/ ]
SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP BY BECOMING A LIFE MEMBER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/15/support-the-vegetarian-resource-group-by-becoming-a-life-member/ ]
PLANT BASED STEARIC ACID CONTAINING MINTS BY JEANNE YACOUBOU, MS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/16/plant-based-stearic-acid-containing-mints-by- jeanne-yacoubou-ms/ ]
CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA RESTAURANT SURVEY CONCERNING USING LESS MEAT
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/16/culinary-institute-of-america-restaurant-survey-concerning-using-less-meat/ ]
UPDATE FROM 2015 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/17/update-from-2015-vegetarian-resource-group-scholarship-winner/ ]
PLEASE GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/17/please-give-a-gift-membership-to-family-and-friends-this-holiday-season/ ]
CONGRESS AND DIETARY GUIDELINES
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/18/congress-and-dietary-guidelines/ ]
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR NEW IDEAS FOR VEGAN DISHES TO SERVE ON CHRISTMAS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/12/18/are-you-looking-for-new-ideas-for-vegan-dishes-to-serve-on-christmas/ ]

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3) BIG THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING VRG VOLUNTEERS

  • Laura McGuinness
  • Shani Stewart
  • Hana Takemoto
  • Carole Hamlin
  • Ed Kim
  • Casey Brown

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4) UPDATE FROM 2015 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

The Vegetarian Resource Group 2015 scholarship winner Chloe Falkenheim reported on her first semester in college.

"The first semester of college has gone very well! My courses are Environmental Studies, Principles of Economics, and Humans and Other Animals (a first-year seminar). I have been doing well in school and have written many papers in my seminar advocating for vegetarian diets.

I am in a vegetarian and mostly vegan food co-op, an organization where students share responsibility in cooking and cleaning meals. I am working with a group on campus called Real Food Oberlin, an organization committed to increasing Oberlin's percentage of sustainable, healthy, humane, fair food purchased. The Oberlin campus is not very aware of food-related issues, so I came up with the idea to hold events in all the freshman dorms to educate students. I met with dining services, Residential Education, and the freshman RAs to organize these events. In the events, we gave out local apples and crackers and Hampton Creek's Just Cookies (completely vegan cookies) and gave 15-minute workshops on food justice. 48 students went through our workshops the first weekend we held them in the first freshman dorm. We are holding another event this weekend in another dorm. I am also working with Hampton Creek to replace many products in the Oberlin dining hall with their products.

Oberlin has a winter term during the month of January where students can work on whatever project they choose. This winter term I will be interning at an company called Vaute Couture, which makes vegan and eco-friendly clothing. Through VegYouth, we held an online chat to help teens with activism and have had approximately 15 new members join the alliance."

Congratulations to Chloe for winning a Vegetarian Resource Group scholarship and continuing her activism.

Deadline for the 2016 college scholarships for current high school seniors February 20, 2016. See details on applying at:
http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm ]

To support VRG scholarships or internships, you can donate at:
[ www.vrg.org/donate ]

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5) MUTTS AND ANIMAL RIGHTS- POPE FRANCIS

Reader Carolyn Stephens wanted everyone to know about the cartoon Mutts and all its animal rights themes, but especially the quotes from Pope Francis it featured.

"It would also be mistaken to view other living beings as mere objects subjected to arbitrary human domination." (The cartoonist had a picture of a dog chained up.)

"Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another." (Pictures of many animals holding paws and flippers)

See: [ http://catholicherald.com/stories/Mutts-comic-strip-features-a-weeks-worth-of-quotes-from-Pope-Francis,30058 ]

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6) $20 COUPON FOR RELAY FOODS IN BALTIMORE, WASHINGTON, DC, VIRGINIA, AND NORTH CAROLINA

RelayFoods.com, an online grocery store with a mission to make eating quality, healthy, sustainable food simple is offering a discount for you. Shop their catalog of Vegan and Vegetarian Products
https://www.relayfoods.com/search?q=tag=6Wx ]

Also, see recipes at: [ https://www.relayfoods.com/meals/dishes?f=vegan ]

Be sure to use coupon code VRG20 to save $20 off your first $50 order through 12/31/2016. Offering online ordering for local, organic, and everyday groceries, and home delivery or free pick up.

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7) MINDFUL MEDLEY: PRE-PORTIONED MEATLESS MEALS DELIVERED TO WASHINGTON, DC, VIRGINIA, AND NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA

Sherry Monahan writes:

Hello, I'm the marketing coordinator for Mindful Medley. We're a new start-up company who prepares pre-portioned meatless meal ingredients to homes. We deliver to D.C., Virginia, and North and South Carolina. We can customize for vegan, gluten-free, and more. We were hoping you might share this.

Our website with all the details is: [ www.mindfulmedley.com ]

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8) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND TRIPS

VEG MED

April 22-24, 2016, Berlin
http://vegmed.org/ ]

VEGAN FESTIVAL UK

Newcastle upon Tyne Sat 7th May
Sheffield Sat 23rd July
Edinburgh Sat 6 & Sun 7th August
http://veganfestival.co.uk/ ]

I LIKE VEGGIE

The Best Veggie Tours in Prague and Budapest
http://ilikeveggie.com/homepage/ ]
ilikeveggieprague@gmail.com

4TH INTERNATIONAL SATVIK VEGAN FESTIVAL (14TH SATVIK VEGAN FESTIVAL)

Karnataka, India from Aug 13 to 16
[ www.vgan.in/vegan_festival ]
indianvegansociety@rediffmail.com

VEGETARIAN FOOD ASIA

LOHAS Expo & Vegetarian Food Asia 2016
Hong Kong, China from March 10-12
[ www.lohasexpohk.com ] or [ www.vegfoodasia.com ]

SICILY VEGAN COOKING TOUR

Round Trip Consulting is a DMC (Destination Management Company) and provide complete and exclusive tourist services in Sicily.

Target: this is a private tour which can be arranged for individual customers and small groups.

Push the correspondent button "SEND ENQUIRY" in the THEMATIC TOURS page. Use the notes to tell us your special needs. Fill up the form and let us contact you!

If you want to contact us by phone, please call these numbers:
Office: 0039 091 540830 Mobile: 0039 380 5220620

If you want to contact us by Skype, our Skype address is: RoundTrip.Sicily

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9) BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG

The Vegetarian Resource Group greatly appreciates the support given by our monthly donors. You can join our monthly giving group with a minimum gift of just $10 a month by going to [ www.vrg.org/donate"); ?>. You will be part of a network of givers who support our outreach efforts on an ongoing basis. These donations allow us to continue vegan education in a wide variety of venues including schools, doctor and dietitian offices, libraries, various professional conferences, animal rights events, health fairs, environmental festivals, and much more. Thank you for your support! Go to: [ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]

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10) ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthful changes in your school, workplace, and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition-related publications and answer member and media questions about vegetarian diets. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily from memberships, donations, bequests, and book sales. The Vegetarian Journal, a print magazine, is a benefit of membership in The VRG. (For more information, please see the Vegetarian Journal online
http://www.vrg.org/journal/ ] )

To sign up for the The Vegetarian Resource Group national email newsletter, please visit: [ http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/ ]

We are also on Facebook and Twitter

If you would like to make a donation, become a member, volunteer, or find out more about The VRG, contact us at:

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
Fax: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org
Website: [ http://www.vrg.org/ ]

To donate:
http://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1565/ ]

Copyright The Vegetarian Resource Group 2016 The contents of this newsletter, and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal, are not intended to provide personal medical advice. Medical advice should be obtained from a qualified health professional. We often depend on product and ingredient information from company statements. It is impossible to be 100% sure about a statement, info can change, people have different views, and mistakes can be made. Please use your own best judgment about whether a product is suitable for you. To be sure, do further research or confirmation on your own.

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11) ABOUT VRG-NEWS

VRG-NEWS is the e-mail newsletter of The Vegetarian Resource Group. This is an announcement list so subscriber messages are not accepted by the list. If you have a technical question about the list, please contact us at vrg@vrg.org. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or corrections to VRG-NEWS, please direct them to vrg@vrg.org. Thanks.

If you are a new subscriber, you might enjoy reading past issues of VRG-NEWS online at [ http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/ ]

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Baltimore MD 21203 US
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