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    Re: Mars Whey Cuffuffle

    The Man from Mars says:



    :rolleyes:
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    Re: Is a vegan diet ecologically sustainable?

    HG, this is the book to unconvince your friend:
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    Re: Kids think cows lay eggs!

    I help out with a school garden club. Of the eight children (all between 5 and 12) who attended yesterday, not one could identify the vegetable we were harvesting. It was a leek.

    I guess ignorance...
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    Re: Vegan Gardening - what to do with bugs?

    Most garlic is best planted in Autumn - it needs the cold spell to activate formation of the cloves. There is a variety - Printanor - which is best planted in spring though. Generally, garlic likes...
  5. Re: Help Meat is murder by The Smiths get in the charts

    Lol! Go on, give in to it...
  6. Re: Help Meat is murder by The Smiths get in the charts

    Compared to the rest of his dreary solo output, admittedly, not a bad tune - although SPM can't claim much credit for that.

    The lyrics, on the other hand, are shit.
  7. Re: Help Meat is murder by The Smiths get in the charts

    What do they know? They voted 'National Front Disco' into second??
  8. Thread: Wild Food

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    Re: The Roadkill Chef

    Nettle soup can be delicious. I think it needs some salt and plenty of garlic. Nettles are available in the UK when most other local veg is not (April/May) and it's a great source of iron. In fact, I...
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    Re: Vegan TV Channel Online

    I'm with you there Matt. But I'm puzzled by the concepts of 'spiritual essence', 'the bliss of inner light and sound', 'various scriptures' and revering the teacher.

    Otherwise, count me in.
  10. Poll: Re: Please list all of the reasons why you are a vegan

    Great. We could compare ecopsychology textbooks. What a party. :rolleyes:

    Seriously though - they don't let me out after 7 pm so I'll have to refuse. Thanks anyway :)
  11. Poll: Re: Please list all of the reasons why you are a vegan

    But skin is semi-permeable...;)

    And the lungs are inside and kind of outside too. And the psyche is at least partly 'of the community' and much of the rest is unreconstructed nature ...

    And...
  12. Poll: Re: Please list all of the reasons why you are a vegan

    Since we're not prioritising reasons can we have an 'all of the above' option?

    I can't see where, say, 'health' ends and 'environment' begins - or similarly disentangle any other permutation of...
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    Re: Is a vegan diet ecologically sustainable?

    I guess it comes down to the damage done by shipping produce around the globe - which far outweighs the benefit of it being organically grown. Some organic apples have clocked up more air miles than...
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    Re: Is a vegan diet ecologically sustainable?

    I agree it's frustrating when environmentalists aren't brave enough to reject cruelty to other species. I also find it difficult to understand a vegan who isn't 'green'...

    I think we're encouraged...
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    Re: Is a vegan diet ecologically sustainable?

    I'm glad to see this stated so clearly. I think it betrays ecological ignorance to believe human beings are entitled to live somewhere, anywhere, where subsistence depends upon violence and/or...
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    Re: Is a vegan diet ecologically sustainable?

    Here's a list of herbs and vegetables which can be grown in the North of England. Sorry about the formatting - or lack of - didn't have time to sort it out properly.

    HERBS
    Alexanders
    Balm ...
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    Re: Animals killed in plant fields

    I agree that it's an issue. Mechanised, globalised agriculture is a disaster for all life forms. In its drive for efficiency, the habitats of our fellow creatures have to be destroyed, merely to...
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    Re: Collard greens

    Swiss chard (sometimes called Spinach Beet) is a close relation of beetroot. Not a brassica. I grew something called Erbette this year - which is like a chard for posh people (like me :rolleyes: )....
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    Re: Collard greens

    I knew I'd seen it somewhere...from the Vegan Soc. website - section on calcium:
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    Re: Collard greens

    Collards are close relatives of kale. They are both brassicas - as are cabbage/spring greens, pak choi, brussell sprouts, cauliflower, brocolli, calabrese et al.

    Kale is of interest to vegans...
  21. Thread: Manure

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    Re: Manure

    Just to clarify: this is an issue of scale. If you want to enhance the growth of one of two tomato plants then I guess it might be practical to collect wild animal manure. If you're growing enough...
  22. Thread: Manure

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    Re: Manure

    I agree there's little use, per se, in saying food produced using manure, crushed bones etc. isn't vegan (although it isn't per se).

    However, I think it is useful to disseminate the information...
  23. Sticky: [mcg] Re: 0.25 to 0.4 mcg/100 grams B12 in dried Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai)

    If you fancy growing some, there's seeds available here (listed as chinese angelica):

    http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/seeds/pages/herbc.htm#Angelica%20Chinese
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    Re: B12: How natural is the vegan diet?

    There's nothing intelligent about being in Scunthorpe in January.
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Don't Eat It!!

    It's the potato equivalent of a tomato fruit - but very poisonous. Tomatoes, potatoes, aubergines are all in the deadly nightshade family....

    I nip all flowers off my potato...
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    Re: Animal free compost for herbs/salad veg?

    sorry feral - forgot to check where you were in the world :o - maybe there's a local alternative??

    you should find the seaweed stuff more kinda 'all-purpose' than tomato food, but they both smell...
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    Re: Animal free compost for herbs/salad veg?

    Here's one you could try...

    http://www.organiccatalog.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2221

    Haven't tried it myself (producing home-made vegan compost is my day job) -but the folk at...
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    Re: B12: How natural is the vegan diet?

    I'm interested in this notion of 'natural' and why - by implication - the planet should somehow cater to human needs. I wonder if it is a remnant of those religious ideas that the earth was created...
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    Poll: Re: Energy Levels

    Even if it wasn't an ethical necessity - I'd still be vegan simply because of the extra energy it gives me - I do manual labour & look after my four kids so I need all the energy I can...
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    Re: Veganism vs. Strict Vegetarianism

    I agree emphatically, and I'd emphasise that 'want' bit. Once you've made the irrevocable change in your heart to treat all other animals as you'd want to be treated yourself...then the labels, the...
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    Re: Any Ex Raw or Current Raw Vegans?

    Thank you everyone for this thread - I've found the comments and links really useful.

    Although I share Diane's scepticism about some of the science, I find myself eating more and more raw almost...
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    Re: Climate Change and Vegans

    I was a member of greenpeace for many years, and I'd add Friends of the Earth to your list of worthy organisations. I even stood for election for the Green Party (UK) in that previous life....
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    Re: Climate Change and Vegans

    Hi JM. Last time I checked - the some things I'm doing seemed ok...

    I'm sure there's more to your ecological manifesto than platitudes. Please let me know how you believe we actually get from here...
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    Re: Climate Change and Vegans

    I agree that most adults in the developed world are now hopeless consumer junkies who would shrivel up and die without a good hit to their shopping/pleasure gland every day...!

    I guess one way to...
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    Re: Climate Change and Vegans

    Diane, I feel the decisions you have made are just the sort of things people should be considering in earnest...Conversely, I suspect our economies rely on the vast majority of people continuing to...
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    Re: Climate Change and Vegans

    I'd suggest that the starting point has to be that climate change is now inevitable and that your veganism and my veganism isn't going to make any significant difference whatsoever.

    I also...
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    Re: Animals and Capitalism

    I think capitalism has made the plight of animals worse by its efficiency. By this I mean increases in scale of production, speed of production and transport capabilities have exposed 'factory'...
  38. Thread: Manure

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    Re: Manure

    John said this last year:



    Sometimes I think we vegans concentrate a little too much on what we consume, rather than what we can provide. Only a vegan household can achieve something like an...
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    Re: 10 Top Reasons to Go Organic

    Someone has! (in the UK anyway): http://www.veganorganic.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=56&Itemid=71

    Unless these, or similar, are adopted widely - mainstream organic can't...
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    Re: Lake District

    Sorry Cherry - didn't mean to freak you out!

    BTW vegan lakeland visitors - the local supermarket chain Booths is ok for some vegan stuff. Well, it sells vegan ice cream, anyway :o
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