VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 21, Issue 5

May 2017

By Shani Stewart

CONTENTS

  1. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
  2. GREEN FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON, DC; MAY 13-14, 2017 AND VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON, DC MAY 21, 2017
  3. VRG BOOTHS AND EVENTS
  4. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VRG VOLUNTEERS
  5. VEGAN SUMMER CAMP
  6. NATIONAL VEGETARIAN MUSEUM EXHIBIT PREMIERS IN CHICAGO
  7. ESSENTIAL VEGAN TRAVEL GUIDE
  8. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP VIDEO CONTEST
  9. BECOME A MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY DONOR FOR VRG
  10. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
  11. ABOUT VRG NEWS

1) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS

  • TACO BELL RICE
  • QDOBA VEGAN MENU ITEMS
  • NOODLES AND COMPANY VEGAN OPTIONS
  • TIPS FOR VEGANS AT CATERED EVENTS
  • VEGAN TRAVELS IN HELSINKI
  • COLLEGE VEGANS FAVORITE FO0DS
  • AND MORE
PEREG NATURAL FOODS INTRODUCES KOSHER FOR PASSOVER QUINOA FLAKES BABY QUINOA AND QUINOA BLENDS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/21/pereg-natural-foods-introduces-kosher-for-passover-quinoa-flakes-baby-quinoa-and-quinoa-blends/ ]
EDAMAME IN PODS RECALL
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/21/edamame-in-pods-recall/ ]
CHINESE COMPANY PRODUCING L-CYSTEINE FROM SUGAR
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/22/chinese-company-producing-l-cysteine-from-sugar/ ]
GUIDE TO STARTING A HIGH SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/22/guide-to-starting-a-high-school-environmental-club/ ]
TIPS FOR VEGANS AT CATERED EVENTS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/23/tips-for-vegans-at-catered-events/ ]
QDOBA VEGAN MENU OPTIONS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/24/qdoba-vegan-menu-options/ ]
VEGAN ICE CREAM SHOWDOWN
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/28/vegan-ice-cream-showdown/ ]
EATING VEGAN AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/29/eating-vegan-at-loyola-university-maryland/ ]
VISIT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUPS BOOTH AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/30/visit-the-vegetarian-resource-groups-booth-at-these-upcoming-events/ ]
SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP YEAR ROUND BECOME A MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY DONOR
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/31/support-the-vegetarian-resource-group-year-round-become-a-monthly-or-quarterly-donor-4/ ]
NEW RESTARAUNTS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUPS ONLINE GUIDE TO VEGAN VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE USA AND CANADA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/31/new-restaurants-have-been-added-to-the-vegetarian-resource-groups-online-guide-to-veganvegetarian-restaurants-in-the-usa-and-canada-10/ ]
TACO BELL RICE WILL BE VEGETARIAN
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/04/taco-bell-rice-will-be-vegetarian/ ]
MAKING FOOD FOR NON-VEGANS WINNING HEARTS TO VEGANISM
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/04/making-food-for-non-vegans-winning-hearts-to-veganism/ ]
AN INTERVIEW WITH VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE CHEF ARIEL BANGS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/05/an-interview-with-vegan-and-gluten-free-chef-ariel-bangs/ ]
PUBLIC ALERT: SOME DREAM DESSERTS RECALLED
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/06/public-alert-some-dream-desserts-recalled/ ]
VEGAN SUMMER CAMP
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/06/vegan-summer-camp/ ]
NATIONAL VEGETARIAN MUSEUM EXHIBIT PREMIERS IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/07/national-vegetarian-museum-exhibit-premiers-in-chicago-illinois/ ]
ENTER THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUPS 2017 VIDEO CONTEST
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/10/enter-the-vegetarian-resource-groups-2017-video-contest-2/ ]
NOODLES AND COMPANY VEGAN OPTIONS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/12/noodles-company-vegan-options/ ]
JOIN US ON THE NEW VRG PARENTS AND KIDS FACEBOOK PAGE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/13/join-us-on-the-new-vrg-parents-and-kids-facebook-page/ ]
A SEAWEED JELLY MADE WITH LOBSTER SHELLS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/14/a-seaweed-jelly-made-with-lobster-shells-2/ ]
SALATA SALAD BAR RESTAURANTS IN TEXAS, ILLINOIS, AND CALIFORNIA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/14/salata-salad-bar-restaurants-in-texas-illinois-and-california/ ]
COLLEGE VEGANS FAVORITE FOODS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/17/college-vegans-favorite-foods/ ]
VEGAANI TRAVELS IN HELSINKI FINLAND
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/19/vegaani-travels-in-helsinki-finland/ ]

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2) GREEN FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON, DC; MAY 13-14, 2017 AND VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON, DC MAY 21, 2017

Green Festival® is a marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

Come see The Vegetarian Resource Group at the DC GreenFest show and you will receive $5.00 off your ticket when buying tickets using the code XDC17798D here:

https://www.greenfestivals.org/washington-d-c-2017-may-12-14.html#!014 ]

VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON, DC SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

This is the annual Capital Memorial Church (CMC) extravaganza! CMC members, hailing from almost 50 countries, present an unlimited “sampling’ of authentic international vegetarian cuisines. You can take a small serving of hundreds of items and come back for more! Try foods from Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, South Asia, Latin America, and North America. All items are vegetarian; many vegan dishes are available too. A cookbook will be available so you can make some of these dishes at your leisure!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1536456029717957/ ]

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3) VRG BOOTHS AND EVENTS

Baltimore VegFest
Saturday May 6th, 2017
UMBC College Campus on Erickson Field
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland Time 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Washington DC Green Festival
May 13th-14th, 2017
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM; Sunday: 10 AM — 5 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Hall D
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Central Pennsylvania VegFest
Saturday June 3rd from 12 PM — 5 PM
Located at Musser Park
Richmond VegFest
Saturday, June 24th, 12-6 PM (Raindate: 7/8)
Bryan Park
FARM Animal Rights Conference
August 3rd-6th from 10:15 AM — 6:00 PM
Hilton Mark Center
5000 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22311
Vegan SoulFest
August 26th from 12-7 PM
Baltimore City Community College
DC VegFest
Saturday, September 2nd from 11 AM — 6 PM
Lot H/I in Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE
Washington DC, 20003
Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
October 21-24
McCormick West Building
2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616
VRG Vegan Dinner in Chicago
Sunday, October 22, 2017; 6 PM
The Vegetarian Resource Group's Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Dinner
Sunday, November 19th, 5 PM
The North Baltimore Mennonite Church
4615 Roland Avenue
Fort. Lauderdale Green Festival
Dec 2 & 3 - Saturday: 10 AM — 6 PM; Sunday: 10 AM — 5 PM
The Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale FL, 33316

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4) A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VRG VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following VRG Volunteers, for all of your hard work with The Vegetarian Resource Group's activities such as HTML work, restaurant guide entries, doing blog postings, staffing booths, translating articles into Spanish, etc.:

April 2017

  • Reed Mangels, PhD, RD
  • Chef Nancy Berkoff, EdD, RD
  • Nicole Leroy
  • Carole Hamlin
  • Kendra Ganobsik
  • Marissa Thobe
  • Laneece Hurd
  • Anna Lam
  • Nicole Turner
  • Catherine Conway RD
  • Brad Scott
  • Natalie Evans
  • Matt Baker
  • Casey Brown
  • Suzanne DeFelice
  • Josephine Hoffman
  • Savannah Lawrence
  • David Milner
  • Franco Smeriglio
  • Whitney Gray
  • Eveian Salmon
  • Whitney Blomquist
  • Natalie Allen
  • Laura McGuiness
  • Shani Stewart
  • Jenny Saccenti
  • Julia Mathew
  • Kay Stepkin
  • Nanette Blanchard
  • Jake Wartenberg
  • Emilee Waterbury
  • Dominique D'Arquea
  • Madeline St. John
  • Dan Park
  • Karen Peissinger
  • Zeke Frost

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5) VEGAN SUMMER CAMP

Did you know there's a vegan summer camp for young people who want to become more effective advocates? Check out YEA Camp!

http://www.yeacamp.org ]

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a life-changing week-long overnight camp with sessions in California, Massachusetts, and New York for youth who want to change the world! And all of the food is vegan! Campers come from all over the country to attend YEA Camp and choose a social issue they want to work on, like the environment, gay rights, racism, animal cruelty, or another cause they care about. Throughout the week they build their confidence, develop concrete skills, make incredible like-minded friends, and leave with an action plan to make a difference on a cause of their choice when they go home. To find out more about YEA Camp, visit

http://www.yeacamp.org ]

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6) NATIONAL VEGETARIAN MUSEUM EXHIBIT PREMIERS IN CHICAGO

Our mission is to educate and demonstrate the values and benefits of vegetarianism for human health, the environment, and the well being of all life.

Our vision is of a healthy world, in which both human and animal suffering are significantly decreased, with all life in sustainable balance. Eating a whole, plant-based diet is one of the most significant factors that will lead us to this harmony.

http://www.vegmuse.org/ ]

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7) ESSENTIAL VEGAN TRAVEL GUIDE

The Essential Vegan Travel Guide by Caitlin Galer-Unti offers guidance to anxious vegans on the go. The book gives tips on how to find vegan-friendly restaurants, making friends while traveling, packing tips, vegan translations, finding vegan-friendly areas, and finding appropriate accommodations. It also includes many “emergency recipes”, as well as how to order at non-vegan restaurants.

The book is available on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Vegan-Travel-Guide-2017/dp/0998655503/ ]

For more vegan guidebooks visit:

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8) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP VIDEO CONTEST

The Vegetarian Resource Group is once again sponsoring a video contest. We will be awarding one $200 scholarship plus two $100 awards. The deadline for entries this year is July 15, 2017.

Create and submit a video relating what you want to tell others about veganism. Some possible topics: food, nutrition, your feelings about veganism and/or vegetarianism, water usage and vegetarianism, veganism and animal rights, or other veggie topics which appeal to you. Humor and feelings are appreciated. All videos should be positive, not be critical of anyone, and not include any footage of animal cruelty. You may submit a video you have already made.

Aspects of judging include accuracy and judges wanting to share the video with others. Entrants give permission to The Vegetarian Resource Group to post and share the video, to link to and from the video, and share the video with the media.

To see the video contest rules, visit:

http://www.vrg.org/videoscholarship.php ]

Previous wining videos can be found here:

http://www.vrg.org/veg_videos.php ]

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9) BECOME A MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY DONOR FOR VRG

The Vegetarian Resource Group greatly appreciates the support given by our monthly and quarterly donors. You can join our monthly giving group with a minimum gift of just $10 a month by going to:

http://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 or to volunteer: brigette@vrg.org
Website: [ http://www.vrg.org/ ]

To donate: [ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]

Copyright The Vegetarian Resource Group 2017 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/ ]

Please support our outreach and assistance to others. Join VRG:

http://www.vrg.org/journal/subscribe.htm ]

Donate: [ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]

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P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore MD 21203 US
(410) 366-8343

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The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
FAX: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org or to volunteer: brigette@vrg.org