Do We Really Value Life? - January 16, 2009 - Uncategorized

Helicopters fetch patients daily from hundreds or thousands of kilometers across the state. Ambulances transport the injured around town, with lights blaring and cars desperately trying to slide out of the way. Nurses from across the ward rush to a cardiac arrest. Billions of dollars are invested in health and hospitals dominate inner city landscapes. […]

Voiceless Releases Report on Australian Factory Chickens - November 26, 2008 - Uncategorized

Thank you guys… your dedication and soul are evident in the finished product. I know you live on planet earth and thus it is difficult to do anything really worthwhile…. but I want to congratulate you on getting it done regardless. God bless and continue. Spread it among your human friends and family. Media Release: […]

A Letter to a Hospital Nutrition Department - October 23, 2008 - Uncategorized

If you run a nutrition clinic of any sort, please consider my letter, written for the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. To Whom It May Concern: I know that your department takes great care in providing excellent dietary advice for the speedy recovery of patients. This letter is to introduce information that you might find […]

Myth 2: Protein Combining - August 10, 2008 - Uncategorized

Claudia who writes at Mesmereyed asks: My main concerns right now are about protein.  I know that you are supposed to be able to mix some beans with rice or something to make perfect proteins, but this all confuses me.  Can you do a blog post about that?  That would help me enormously in putting […]

Q&A: Allergic to Soy and Beans - July 21, 2008 - Uncategorized

The first person to write in with a request is Chung Nyet Lee, who is facing some difficulty: I try to advise my sister to go vegan. But she told that she & her daughter are allergic to beans & tofu. If she eat those food, she and her daughter will have skin rashes. I […]

Everyone’s a Vegetarian - July 20, 2008 - Uncategorized

I’m learning that most people, veggie or not, are caring and loving vegetarians – no matter what they eat. Maybe not now, but later. Just today I heard back from an old friend, who I had emailed a page about Islam and Vegetarianism. His family is from Palestine, but mostly living in here in Brisbane. […]

Mark Bittman: “less meat, less junk, more plants” - May 25, 2008 - Uncategorized

From the influential food critic of the New York Times, the call for Americans to reduce their meat consumption by 50%, and to end industrial animal agriculture, should pack more punch. I hope so, anyway. The truth is out there: vegetarianism is healthy, environmentally friendly, affordable and smart. That Mark is not a vegetarian only […]

Senator Andrew Bartlett on Diet and Cliamte - March 31, 2008 - Uncategorized

But if everyone just went without meat and dairy products for a day – or ideally pledged to halve their overall ongoing consumption, it would have a much larger and more immediate impact than turning off more of our lights more often. Changing to a more greenhouse friendly diet is one of the easiest things […]

Animals Australia reveals flaws in the CSIRO ‘total wellbeing’ diet - February 11, 2008 - Uncategorized

From Why are more and more people becoming vegetarian? The journal Nature is one of the world’s top 2 scientific journals (the other being the US journal Science). In an editorial on 22 December 2005 headed A recipe for trouble it commented on the Total Wellbeing Diet in less than glowing terms. It said that […]

IPCC: “Don’t eat meat” - January 16, 2008 - Uncategorized

Don’t eat meat, do ride a bike, and be a frugal shopper – that’s how you can help put the brakes global warming, the head of the United Nation’s Nobel Prize-winning scientific panel on climate change said. You may have noticed that this blog often concerns itself with the issue of vegetarian diet and its […]