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    Atlanta Vegan Activity Group

    The former Atlanta Vegan Meetup has moved to Yahoo Groups and is now the Atlanta Vegan Activity Group . We meet once each month to share delicious vegan food. We usually meet at an intown vegetarian...
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    Paul McCartney Weighs in on the Article!!

    Thank heaven for a voice of sanity.

    http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/mccartney%20attacks%20antiveggie%20research
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    Very biased and annoying article written by an...

    Very biased and annoying article written by an associate of the "US Agricultural Research Service", which is an arm of the United States Department of Agriculture. Can you say conflict of...
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    Wow -- I wonder how well they took care of their...

    Wow -- I wonder how well they took care of their teeth on a daily basis? Interesting though, I never would have thought such a natural diet could cause that type of issue. I do understand what you...
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    I would say that if you don't have blood sugar...

    I would say that if you don't have blood sugar issues, you should indulge in fruits to your heart's content. Fruit is one of the most basic, good foods available to vegans -- unrefined, whole,...
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    To each his own. I just hope people realize not...

    To each his own. I just hope people realize not all vegans think like this.
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    Why not bring up the tsunami thing? It's a real...

    Why not bring up the tsunami thing? It's a real world example pertaining to the first part of your sentence. Those victims were "some" humans, no?
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    If you drive a car or participate in any sort of...

    If you drive a car or participate in any sort of mass transit, you are directly or indirectly killing probably dozens of flying or crawling life forms every day. If you feel that all life is equal,...
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    18) Because my shower drain hasn't clogged once...

    18) Because my shower drain hasn't clogged once since I switched to veggie-based soap!
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    The Atlanta area has three vegetarian Chinese...

    The Atlanta area has three vegetarian Chinese places (two of which are vegan except for fortune cookies), five vegan ('cept for honey) cafes, and two vegetarian (vegan-friendly) cafes. And those are...
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    I've had the same problem the last couple of...

    I've had the same problem the last couple of weeks. I try to avoid drugs when possible, but I was so uncomfortable at night and unable to sleep that I took NyQuil (liquid form). I read over all the...
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    There may be hope yet!! :) :) :)

    There may be hope yet!! :) :) :)
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    I also take the vegan DHA supplements made from...

    I also take the vegan DHA supplements made from microalgae. They're a little pricey now (about $24 US for 40 veggiecaps) but I think we may see competition drive the prices down in the near future. ...
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    Do you have recycling facilities in your area? ...

    Do you have recycling facilities in your area? I'm lucky in that our city picks up recyclables from households every week, separate from trash. I use bottled water from plastic containers and then...
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    ^^^ I am happy with the VegLife multivitamin...

    ^^^ I am happy with the VegLife multivitamin that I take. Its called Vegan One Multiple, and it includes the daily 400 IU of vitamin D as well as the vegan version of just about every other...
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    Almonds make a great snack. Can't argue with...

    Almonds make a great snack. Can't argue with cashews, though, FoxyTina!
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    I enjoy sunshine more now, whereas I used to keep...

    I enjoy sunshine more now, whereas I used to keep my shades drawn constantly. (Don't ask me!)

    :)
  18. Flame retardants found in U.S. food test

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5887631/
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    Poll: After reading John Robbins' "The Food...

    After reading John Robbins' "The Food Revolution", I became much more wary of GMOs. Buying organic, for me, is mostly a way to avoid those. I've read that corn and soybean are the two biggest crops...
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    Sticky: Welcome Thundercat. I know what you mean about...

    Welcome Thundercat. I know what you mean about bread being tricky... I make sure that all the bread I buy for home use is free of milk and egg by-products, but it's difficult to know when you are...
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    Hmm.. thanks CC. Always something new to...

    Hmm.. thanks CC. Always something new to consider. The good thing is that I'm learning more about nutrition now than I ever thought I'd care to! I think a lot of this stuff would have helped me a...
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    Vitamin B12 Question

    Hey folks, sorry for these annoyingly technical questions, but since I've only been following a vegan diet for a little over two months, I am still trying to get all my nutrition facts straight and...
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    Hi Mike, thanks for the input. I think I will...

    Hi Mike, thanks for the input. I think I will use a DHA supplement and make occasional use of ground flaxseeds. Hopefully that way I'll have my bases covered.
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    Flax Seeds vs. Vegetarian DHA Supplements

    I've heard all the advice lately about eating flax seed to obtain ALA, which the body can convert to DHA. I've also read information from other sources asserting that the conversion of ALA to DHA/EPA...
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    Poll: The meaning of "dinner" can vary from region to...

    The meaning of "dinner" can vary from region to region within the U.S. as well. Here in the south, "dinner" used to refer to lunch, but over the last several years that has changed. My grandmother...
  26. I quit my 3-4 cup per day coffee habit a few...

    I quit my 3-4 cup per day coffee habit a few weeks ago. I had tried the gradual approach before with little success, so this time I did it all at once. My only advice is to have a lot of bottled...
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    Poll: I eat several times throughout the day, from...

    I eat several times throughout the day, from breakfast to bed-time snack(s). I eat mainly natural and healthy foods and get in my exercise almost daily, so I don't think it's a big deal.
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    Evaporated Cane Juice (in lots of stuff!!)

    Is it just me, or does it seem like there is evaporated cane juice in an awful lot of health and organic foods? Even though it is less refined, surely the added sugar can't be good for you. I noticed...
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    Here are the e-mails I sent to and received from...

    Here are the e-mails I sent to and received from General Mills as well as PETA on the question of Cheerios containing vitamin D3.

    Message to General Mills:

    I have read that Cheerios (the...
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    I live in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. (Hard to...

    I live in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. (Hard to guess, huh?) ;)
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    Sticky: Well, I'm no expert, but here are the reasons I...

    Well, I'm no expert, but here are the reasons I recently gave up my (sizeable) skim milk habit in favor of a (just as sizeable) soy milk habit. First is the veal issue, which you already mentioned. ...
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    Wow, thanks for the offer... that sounds really...

    Wow, thanks for the offer... that sounds really cool. I actually visited the Hillcrest area when I was in San Diego... nice place! Unfortunately I wasn't yet vegetarian at the time... I've heard...
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    Drop me a line if you ever do. I visited San...

    Drop me a line if you ever do. I visited San Diego about a year ago for the first time. Really nice place. :)
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    Any Atlanta Folks Here?

    Hi there, I'm a 34-year-old guy in Atlanta. I became a vegetarian (vegan-leaning) for ethical reasons about two months ago. Unfortunately I don't know any other vegetarians so it's been a little...
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