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    From http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/ear...vernment.html:

    It would help tackle the problem of climate change if people ate less meat, according to a Government agency.
    A leaked email to a vegetarian campaign group from an Environment Agency official expresses sympathy with the environmental benefits of a vegan diet, which bans dairy products and fish.

    The agency also says the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is considering recommending eating less meat as one of the "key environmental behaviour changes" needed to save the planet.
    It says that this change would have to be introduced "gently" because of "the risk of alienating the public".
    David Miliband, the Environment Secretary, has raised the issue that farm animals are blamed for producing large amounts of the powerful greenhouse gas, methane, and told farmers they need to do something about it but the agency's response appears to go further than official advice.

    Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis describes how his best athletic performances came after he eliminated all animal products ...
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    Robert Cheeke, president of Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness, on getting protein on a vegan diet.

    Why did you decide to write Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan DietVegan Diet?
    As vegan nutrition more and more became the center of my medical practice in the late 1980's, I was encountering women in my medical practice who were in their early stages of pregnancy and who had many nutritional questions. Virtually all of them were receiving adverse messages from friends and family about the potential inadequacy of a vegan diet for them and their developing child, and they were seeking reassurance that a vegan diet could sustain a healthy pregnancy and nourish the developing fetus. Fortunately, since a vegan diet seems to fulfill the nutritional needs of both mother and infant in an excellent manner, I was able to point out reassuring nutritional realities and guidelines, first as a brief handout, which eventually became expanded into Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet.

    Continued here: http://www.vegfamily.com/interviews/michael-klaper.htm

    Interviewed for vegfamily.com by Dina Aronson

    What does your job as a vegan registered dietitian entail?
    I mainly volunteer for The Vegetarian Resource Group as a nutrition advisor and nutrition editor for Vegetarian Journal. With VRG, I work on all sortssorts of projects. One ongoing job is responding to questions from readers and from visitors to our Web site. This week I fielded questions on high protein diets for vegetarians, diabetes during pregnancy, and iron supplements, among others. I also work with interns and students who are interested in learning more about vegetarian organizationsvegetarian organizations. I write 2-3 columns for each issue of Vegetarian Journal, in addition to book reviews and occasional articles. I also review each issue before it's published and often work with authors of nutrition-related pieces to polish their articles. I do some free-lance writing and speaking also.

    Are you working on any projects right now? Please tell us about them.
    I'm just finishing up the second edition of The Dietitian's Guide to Vegetarian Diets with Ginny and Mark Messina. We've done a lot of work to present the newest information about vegetarianism for dietitians and other health care professionals. Simply Vegan, Debra Wasserman's and my book, is being revised and updated as are many of the nutrition sections of VRG's website.

    We started our second year of homeschooling in September. Right now I'm working on units on the great depression and machines and inventions as well as coordinating a newspaper by and for homeschoolers. I'm also an assistant Brownie leader and am in the middle of making several quilts.

    How long have you been vegan and why did you go vegan?
    I've been vegan for the most part for about 15 years. I was already a vegetarian before becoming vegan. In college I was influenced by Frances Moore LappeFrances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small PlanetDiet for a Small Planet and saw vegetarianism as a part of the solution to world hunger. Later, becoming vegan seemed like the right thing to do - eating animal products is obviously not necessary from a nutritional standpoint, and I hate the idea of harming animals. Of course, other considerations like health benefits and a non-violent philosophy also played a part in my going vegan.

    Continued here: http://www.vegfamily.com/interviews/reed-mangels.htm
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