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    Re: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

    The pheromone that repels aphids and attracts predators is produced by a gene that has been taken from peppermint and inserted into the GM wheat.:(

    ..The same effect could have been achieved by...
  2. Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    Hi Frank,
    Sorry you missed me. The meeting tents were near the entrance (just past the Portaloos!) On Sunday I was in Campaigns & Lifestle, at 4 pm, just after Viva. It was on all the...
  3. Re: VegfestUK Bristol Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May 2012

    I'm giving a talk on behalf of the Vegan Organic Network and showing a film about Vegan Organic (Stockfree) growing. Saturday 5 pm in Animal Sanctuary area
    and Sunday 4 pm in Campaigns and...
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    E. coli and sprouts

    E. coli and sprouts

    The bacterium Escherichia coli is one of the coliform bacteria normally found in the intestinal tract of humans and other animals.
    The presence of coliforms in food or...
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    Re: Vegan Community Garden

    Thank you, Harpy.
    I showed them the VON DVD "Growing Green" with Karin Ridgers and Ian Tolhurst. I explained that Stockfree would become a necessity - as oil runs out and artificial fertilisers...
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    Re: Vegan Community Garden

    Welcome Sabine,
    Many of us on this forum are gardeners and grow organically. Being vegans, we don't want to put any animal manure on our gardens. The system is called Vegan...
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    Climate Friendly Food

    On Monday, October 12th, I attended the launch of Climate Friendly
    Food at Schumacher College in Devon.
    One of the directors of CCF is Jenny Hall, co-author of the Vegan Organic 'bible' "Growing...
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    Re: Today in the Garden (2)

    I think now would be a good time to move your wood pile, VBB. There will be no creatures still hibernating now, but there may be some nocturnal creatures who sleep there, so move the wood carefully,...
  9. Thread: Tescos

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    Re: Tescos.

    Thank you, Ruby Rose! There is nothing yet in the local Tesco, but when I was passing through Bristol last Saturday I made a 'pit stop' at Tesco in Brislington and had a look in the cheese section...
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    Re: Tescos.

    Here's some good news for once! When I opened a new tub of Pure soya dairy free spread (which carries the Vegan Society sunflower :) ), the protective paper layer had the message:

    "new coming...
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    Re: Embarrassed by our sub-forum about PeTA?

    Exactly; I'm grateful to Peta. I had my eyes opened by an article they produced for a newspaper that exposed the cruelty of dairy farming. This inspired me to research the matter and to eventually...
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    Re: Raw Vegan Cereals?

    I find that small health food shops (and some delicatessens) are really helpful and can get things for you that they don't normally stock if you ask them. It may help if you order more than one...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Hi VBB & Cedarblue,
    I'm not so sure - I tend to leave "tidying up" until Spring. What might look untidy to us might be 'home sweet home' for all sorts of small animals...
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    Re: gardening question

    These could be Ground Beetles (Family Carabidae), which are almost entirely beneficial and to be greatly encouraged by us gardeners, as they are major predators of slugs!
    Organic growers plant...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Have you seen this?
    http://www.rhs.org.uk/news/Weedkiller-manure.asp
    It was mentioned on Gardeners' Question Time on Radio 4 today. It was the first I'd heard of the problem - of course it wouldn't...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Hi, Stickydate,
    I had avocados growing in my garden when I lived in Tanzania. They were about 20m high, so I couldn't pick them; I just picked up the ripe fruit when they fell off (or perhaps were...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Well done, sugarmouse - I think you may have discovered the solution to the slug problem we've all been struggling with :)
    - unless you have very fit slugs anyway! ;)
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Hemlock,
    Yes, get rid of the lawn! It was the best thing I did with my garden. Growing veg is actually less work than looking after a lawn and you get free vegan organic food!
    ...
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    Re: Some vegans not eating enough

    Hi, DaiShel!
    In order to counter her example, you know what you have to do, don't you?
    Get yourself a vegan shirt so that people can see that there is no such thing as a 'typical' vegan' -...
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    Re: Some vegans not eating enough

    Well said, Ellaminnowpea & Miss Bettie! I'm a man and wouldn't like women to be judging me in such a sexist way. :mad: Would you, Matt?
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    Re: having vegan troubles

    Hi, Yum!
    I've just eaten a big pizza! :)
    I made it myself, though, so it was vegan and healthy. I made the base with wholemeal organic spelt flour. The topping was courgette slices,...
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    Re: New vegan social networking site...

    I started to join, then decided to read the conditions, privacy, etc. and didn't continue.
    I didn't want to agree to "transfer my information to the United States", "allow their other companies to...
  23. Thread: Hand care

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    Re: Hand care

    It says Lavender and Aloe vera, but I don't notice much smell. Maybe if I washed my face with it I'd notice it more! Where did you buy the Jason one?

    howdawg, where did you buy Howard's vegan...
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    Re: Hand care

    Thanks, cobweb!
    I'll look for it. If it works in the Orkney winter, it should really work down here in 'mild' Somerset! :)
  25. Thread: Vegan DIY

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    Re: Vegan DIY

    Update I went there today and it was good! There was a conference in the morning, which I went to, before looking round the exhibition in the afternoon.
    Best of all, I met a young vegan couple at...
  26. Thread: Hand care

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    Re: Hand care

    My sympathies to all of you! We men of course have exactly the same problem, but some of the moisturisers / hand creams seem not to be formulated with us in mind. :(

    Also, of course, most that are...
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    Re: Friends of the Earth - now is the time to join

    I joined the Greenpeace Forum a few weeks ago, hoping for more advanced discussion on environmental issues, but I've been rather disappointed so far - this forum is in fact usually better! :)
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    Re: Friends of the Earth - now is the time to join

    Well done, eve! Let us know what their reply is. It's interesting the way their advice varies from country to country - I think it shows that they take notice of local opinions, so each person's...
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    Re: Vegan diet 'help' for arthritis: BBC News story

    I met someone once who had really bad rheumatoid and was trying a meat-free diet, eating a lot of fish instead. I wish I could meet them again and try to convert them!
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    Re: Vegan diet 'help' for arthritis: BBC News story

    [quote=emzy1985;433812] "said it could be difficult to get all nutrients on a vegan diet"
    Hi, emzy - I spotted this and my reaction was the same as yours :)
    I was going to contact the ARC myself,...
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    Re: Friends of the Earth - now is the time to join

    You're right, neither can I - not on the U.S. site, either.
    I then had a look on the UK website, which enables you to do a search, unlike Canada or U.S. websites. Entering the word "vegan" gave 17...
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    Re: Friends of the Earth - now is the time to join

    Hi, Stevie!
    I just completed the survey without being a member, clicked 'Done' and they thanked me for completing the survey.
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Your garden site sounds perfect for no-dig, Sniv - you're so lucky! My paths are mostly second-hand bricks - easy to brush off so I don't bring too much of the garden into the house on my feet!
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    Re: Land use and biomass but what about meat!!!

    Well done, Puffin, I'm glad you've been reading this thread. You're one of our most active members and joined in the very early days of the Forum.

    Can you give us newer members advice on how to...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Welcome to this thread, Sniv, and welcome to gardening! It's so satisfying growing your own food - and you know what's gone into it! :)

    I'd disagree with the others to a point. I too operate a...
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    Re: Land use and biomass but what about meat!!!

    A local who spoke English, turned to me and said that very soon everybody in China will have cars! Well this was in the mid 1980s, and why would I begrudge them their cars, but omg.

    Fortunately...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    vbb, you'll probably be OK with self-seeding. If you have any new seeds, it wouldn't do any harm to sow them as well.

    All the flowers in my garden are 'wild' i.e. they are British natives, but...
  38. Thread: alcohol

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    Re: vegans and alcohol

    Marrers, there may be a bit more truth in eve's post than you think. Most of us were not born into veganism, we had to be open to the unconventional and able to give it a lot of thought, which needs...
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    Re: Today in the Garden

    Hi, cedarblue.
    Is your pond really that small? I don't think you'd get frogs breeding in something cat-size... Mine is bigger, but I still do not get any frogs.

    Mosquitoes breed quite...
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    Re: Land use and biomass but what about meat!!!

    Hi, eve! :)

    Well if we don't want to end up like the flies in the College experiment :eek:, there really is no alternative. All the other scenarios considered end disastrously around the middle of...
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