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    Re: How do you melt vegan cheese?

    I usually put a little chilli powder, and some onion granules and garlic powder in nutritional yeast 'cheese sauce' to give it a stronger, more cheddar-like taste.

    Re: nut roast, I never put any...
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    Poll: Re: When did you switch to a vegan diet?

    Thank you leedsveg!
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    Poll: Re: When did you switch to a vegan diet?

    I was just going by what my grandmother used to say...she never really understood vegetarianism, let alone veganism, and always argued that God put the animals there for humans to use. Watching my...
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    Poll: Re: When did you switch to a vegan diet?

    Wow! Loreen Dinwiddie is amazing for 108 years old! I wonder if she had a vegetarian phase or just went vegan straight away when she was 19. She obviously doesn't agree with the argument sometimes...
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    Re: Badger cull in England confirmed

    Now 38 degrees has a petition to stop the badger cull:

    http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/badgers-petition#petition

    Let's hope it's as effective as the one that ended the forest sell-off.
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    Re: Vitamin K for newborns (UK)

    My first child was born in hospital, after I had planned a home birth, because he was a surprise breech (forceps delivery). A few hours later, a midwife came round to give him a vitamin K injection,...
  7. Thread: Raised pie?

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    Re: Raised pie?

    My son had a similar urge to make vegan pork-pie style pies a few months ago. He used a recipe for 'hot water pastry' which is the kind they use for pork pies, but he used Trex instead of lard. I...
  8. Re: French parents not following doctor's advice face trial after baby dies

    I can well imagine that a mother may not suspect that her baby could suffer B12 deficiency while she was breastfeeding, because animal milk usually contains B12. As Korn wrote, it's possible the...
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    Re: Badger cull in wales (with updates)

    Thanks harpy. It's now confirmed that the debate in the Senedd to annul the new Order will be on 23rd March, so that's the deadline for lobbying.

    Here's information from the Pembrokeshire Against...
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    Re: Badger cull in wales (with updates)

    So here we go again....despite overwhelming opposition from the consultation responses (11,321 anti-cull vs 2,110 pro-cull) the Welsh Assembly Government has decided to proceed with its cull plans...
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    Re: All about your kitchen

    Ours has been deteriorating in some areas at the same time as improving in others. It's supposedly from about 1850. I just noticed some fungus growing above the front door :eek: because the gutter...
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    Re: What about the farmers???

    Cupid Stunt, I don't have the figures (haven't got time to research right now) but I have observed a dairy farm at close hand and I know it takes 2 people to run a 200 head dairy farm, with daily...
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    Re: All about your kitchen

    Our house is stone stuck together with clay. It was very cheap. There was no safe water supply when we came here. But it's taking us AGES to get all the work done. I like building too, but sometimes...
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    Re: Diabetic Vegetarian going Vegan

    Good luck Ms Derious! It will be interesting to see how the hospital staff respond. I hope you've got someone who will fetch food in for you in case the hospital food is not as good as it should be....
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    Re: Diabetic Vegetarian going Vegan

    My son is a life vegan with Type 1 diabetes that came on when he was a teenager. We found the USDA food values table for carbohydrates really useful, it's much more comprehensive than the leaflets we...
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    Re: What about the farmers???

    Growing government approved, low THC content hemp for fibre is legal in the EU, but only under licence. It's a shame that certain Chinese varieties with extra-large seeds aren't permitted to be grown.
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    Re: What about the farmers???

    I don't think that's necessarily true, Cupid Stunt. The number of people employed in farming diminished rapidly throughout the 20th century as farms amalgamated relentlessly, putting smaller farmers...
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    Re: All about your kitchen

    We ran the Rayburn entirely on wood for years, but the last couple of winters here have been very severe, so I bought coal last autumn and it's made a massive difference. My son told me that old...
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    Re: All about your kitchen

    Our house had a 1960s solid fuel Rayburn (like an Aga) when we moved in, it's still going strong, providing hot water and keeping us warm, as well as cooking. It's tricky to get the oven to the right...
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    I like the kitchen thread idea :)
    I've tried to get brown rice syrup but can't find it anywhere, even online.
    Do you make your own?
    I used to use chopped dates to sweeten porridge, cooked until...
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    Interesting.

    What was the lupin tofu like, harpy?

    I bet the supermarkets use their CCTV footage to check out people's shopping habits too. It's quite demeaning, really, to be lab rats for...
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    Trying to sell more alcohol by putting it next to other stuff was mentioned in the news the other day. It was suggested that supermarkets should only keep it in the alcohol aisle, not strategically...
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    Yeah, probably. I really hate it when they move stuff around because I normally just go around as fast as possible on autopilot, picking up the items I know I need and it's really annoying when...
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    It would be interesting to find out whether this ploy actually does increase sales. Personally I prefer the chilled and frozen vegan foods to be kept separate from meat as far as possible. I don't...
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    Re: What about the farmers???

    That's correct. Also, some agri-environment schemes (where farmers are paid subsidies to maintain biodiversity, rather than for production) require animals to be kept.

    The government has a lot of...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    You've obviously chosen to ignore the post by JaydinNathan, for example.
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    I agree with you missbettie. I think there's a tendency for some people to be very strident and hard-line about veganism, especially when they first get into it themselves, in a way that just puts...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    I understand how people feel about this too and obviously ideally no-one would ever have abortions. Maybe this would be possible with infallible contraception and/or the universal monk-like restraint...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    There's a big difference because pigs and chickens are exploited by people. When a woman decides to abort an embryo, she's in control of what's happening to her own body. It's her own choice, not...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    Abortion is not the same as infanticide. Abortion is a birth control method of last resort. I think you mentioned that you're also against birth control because it encourages passion without...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    I don't understand this point either. The 'right to choose' safeguards the emotional and physical welfare of some women and doesn't force abortion on anyone, or silence their voices.

    I write as...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    Hello JaydinNathan. Thank you for your logical perspective. However, emotion isn't logical and it's easy to see how people can torture themselves interminably with guilt-laden 'what if?'s, precisely...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    Womb contents are not thrown into 'dumpsters and skips'. This is just emotive language intended to imply disrespect. As many people have now commented, countless pregnancies end in spontaneous...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    ^ I agree. Cupid Stunt will not accept that a fertilised egg is not the same as a fully developed human baby, it only has the potential to become one, and he has difficulty realising that embryonic...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    Foetal development is a well-documented progression with a succession of developmental 'milestones' (or 'lines'), from conception, through implantation, placental development and the stages of...
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    Poll: Re: Can you be vegan without also being pro-life?

    I admit I haven't read this entire thread, but it seems to me that exploiting animals for food is entirely different from aborting an unborn human embryo. Most fertilised eggs never develop beyond...
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    Re: No to badger 'culling'!

    LATEST ADVICE is to wait before responding to the consultation.
    The consultation document is being formally questioned by anti-cull groups.
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    Re: No to badger 'culling'!

    Thanks vegcurry.
    As soon as she got back after the recess on Monday, Elin Jones was back on the badger warpath.

    The government has to conduct consultation before proceeding with a badger...
  39. Re: Sixty percent of adults still can't digest milk

    I tried some of my own breast milk after I had my first baby. Fountains of milk would come sometimes and I caught some in my hand and drank it. It's totally different from cows milk, much sweeter and...
  40. Re: Are meat eaters' arguments really getting this bad?

    Sorry it's taken me a while to reply, harpy. The news about the exports to China is quite recent. It's been trumpeted as a great achievement by the Assembly in the farming press, but I haven't...
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