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    Poll: Re: How much organic stuff in your life?

    Ok - so I will say something already!

    I get organic stuff when I eat from the garden - apart from that I suspect everything else is sprayed. :(

    There is silverbeet, broad beans and citrus and...
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    Re: Vegan Omega-3

    When I have opened a new can of flax seed oil - if it has not oxidised it tastes smooth and nutty with no traces of bitterness - as soon as it tastes a little bit bitter I won't have anymore as it is...
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    Re: "Made in a facility which uses dairy...."

    I used to be very worried about this - till it started popping up on just about everything that I eat.

    Unless it specifically says - ''Contains dairy / shellfish / eggs / etc'' I am comfortable...
  4. Sticky: Re: Nutrient deficiencies more common in meat eaters than in vegans

    I wonder on what they base the idea of what is ideal or a minimum below which things are counted as a deficiency?

    If it is an average of what can be found in a very large population - then that is...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    I was all excited about a plant that I didn't know - before realising that it was a variety of spud! They look like nice ones tho'.

    Baked fresh spuds - with olive oil and rosemary and a wee bit...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    The sky over the backyard this evening was a treat - the rainbow had gone by the time I got the camera sadly.

    http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e148/veganblue/sunset.jpg
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Sounds like humidity, Pygmy goat - but I come from a dry place and it's not something that we have a great deal of trouble with. Have a look at Question 14....
  8. Re: Anybody know any vegan friendly shops/restaurants in madrid?

    I went to Madrid this year and met a really really cool vegan that you could probably hook up with. He knows heaps of good stuff and makes some lovely meals - plus is a fan of the almost vegan fast...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    The teeny flies are probably vinegar flies - while you can't smell it now - it will probably get a stronger sour vinegar smell that is attracting the flies.

    What is happening is the compost has...
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    Re: What's the purpose of the main forum?

    Maybe it's like a big ''Inbox" for things that don't have a place yet?

    The obvious ones probably get sorted promptly.
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    Re: Nutritional yeast

    I mix brewers yeast into a paste with vegetable margarine and use it as a spread.

    It's really tasty with hot English mustard and you can add lettuce and other salady things.

    I may be alone in...
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    Re: Nutritional yeast

    Some interesting data - naturally occuring msg in mg/100g

    Potatoes 102
    Corn 130
    Oysters 137
    Tomatoes 140
    Broccoli 176...
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    Re: Vegan Omega-3

    I tend to be a cooked food person in winter - and having just looked it up - the oils that I use - olive, corn and rice brain oils - are all high in N-6 and low in n-3 so that will have a bit to do...
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    Re: Vegan Omega-3

    The following is from a study that I participated in earlier this year. They sent out the results today.


    Table 1: Fatty Acid Results of Vegans, combined (mean) and variation (SD) (n=20) compared...
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    Re: A little notice about the PETA-discussion

    Pro-ALF? or pro-people that give a damn enough to risk their own freedom for animals.

    They are not the same thing.

    Just on the budget - $30 million, in real world terms, is not a lot of money...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    I put the thermometer into the compost heap today and it was 45°C / 113°F!!!
    :D:D:D It's barely reaching 20°C / 68°F for the daily temperature here so I am confident it is cooking up some wonderful...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    I just harvested my Jerusalem artichokes and planted some more. It's rather hard to get all of them out of then ground so wherever you plant them, it's likely that they will always keep coming up.
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    I made.....Compost on the weekend!! It's one of my favorite things to do when clearning up the garden for planting. I have included some pictures of the process. :)...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Are they to be eaten fresh or for dry storage? There is a good range of opinions here Which hopefully will help.

    The bit about harvesting them when leathery is good because it contributes to...
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    Re: Australian prisoner at Guantanamo

    A couple of weeks ago I went to see In the shadow of the palms and the film maker andTerry Hicks got up to speak about the plight of David and his recent conversations.

    He no longer has any...
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    Re: How to get more seeds in my diet?

    DUKKAH!!!

    It's really yummo -

    Basically in a blender or food processor blend almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pepita's and freshly toasted sesame seeds with a mixture of spices and a little...
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    Re: PETA killing animals?

    I may be the only one but I don't feel that the analogy can be made between violence against women or children which is condemned by all of society, and the killing of animals that *most* of society...
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    Re: PETA killing animals?

    Note: I apologise in advance for the aggressive tone of this post. This issue is getting really frustrating. :(




    It seems that a lot of vegans (both here and elsewhere) are getting hung up on...
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    Re: PETA killing animals?

    Hi Mike, I read through the rather vitrolic accounts that you posted links for and would have rathered not to really.

    I don't understand why these people - so filled with hate - would spend so...
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    Re: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

    It is to be expected - something is likely to have a resistance to the introduced toxin in the plant (the original deterrent) and with alll that resource at hand that nothing else can eat - is likely...
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    Re: Pokemon - against our way of life?

    Even at my advanced age... (30 :p) I still liked the Pokemon anime of a few years back.

    I don't think that it encouraged gratuitous violence - nothing ever died that I noticed. The creatures were...
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    Re: Pokemon, Against our way of life?

    :eek: You know what micro dots are??!!!

    Oh dear, seems I do too. :o
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    Re: PETA killing animals?

    The article has an interesting referrence to the Tompkins County SPCA which is a no-kill shelter. I found some excellent information on it and will be using it at a later date.

    What they are doing...
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    Re: PETA killing animals?

    Hi Michael,

    I need some sort of source for these kind of assessments. It is all too easy being caught out only knowing part of the story and so far, you are the only one I know of saying these...
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    Re: Crafty ways to end ignorance

    This is something that I want to get printed onto a t-shirt for my cranky-vegan days when I am fed up with everything.


    IGNORANCE
    APATHY
    CRUELTY

    What are your excuses for eating meat?

    I...
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    Re: PETA killing animals?

    Thanks Mike. The article is very interesting and something that we were discussing locally after a recent court case involving a President of our organisation (till 1985) who was convicted of animal...
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    Re: PETA killing animals?

    I think of them as one group that has a specific way of working and that doesn't please everyone - but it does still work towards the same goal - namely getting people to think and change their...
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    Re: PETA killing animals?

    Thanks Mike. I have to admit to being a bit prickly with regards to criticism of PETA. I don't love everything that they do, but I don't see the point of pulling down our allies when there is a sea...
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    Re: PETA killing animals?

    I do hear rumours and have noted a lot of antipathy against PETA - which puzzles me considering what their stated goals are and the amount of work that they do participate in.

    I had not ehard or...
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    Re: PETA killing animals?

    Last night (1:30am) I spoke to someone at PETA's Norfolk office and understand now the motivation behind what was described in this article - that was posted earlier in the thread.

    For the...
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    Re: "Cruelty Free" Meat

    The technology uses cell cultures - as far as I know - none of it is GM - unless you take it from a GM organism.

    I am more concerned about where they are getting the nutrients to feed the cell...
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    Re: How does your G.P. treat you?

    Kinda off topic but I asked my optometrist if the eye troubles I was having could be related to diet.

    I was surprised when she said she could not recommend a better diet for eyes!

    I felt that...
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    Re: T.E.N.S. Machines

    My sister is in a lot of chronic back pain due to a spinal fusion - keep us posted about how effective this it - it might be worth us trying it out!

    Thanks Soyabean!
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    Re: Fast Food Nation

    Fascinating link Gert!

    I find it *surprising* that he still eats meat - but it's interesting that people might take him more seriously if they see him more as one of their own - instead of a...
  40. Thread: Peter Singer

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    Re: Peter Singer

    It interesting that his isn't considering how many vegans he has influenced along the vegan pathway as a result of his work.
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