Sep 26th, 2006
It’s an exciting week for this vegetarian! Meg and I off to San Fran this weekend to celebrate World Vegetarian Day. As this is my first time participating, I am definitely looking forward to the food, lectures and events that are scheduled. Here’s the website if you would like to check it out http://www.sfvs.org/wvd/.
This week, I’m going to change things up a bit. Instead of sending out information on the animal, health and environmental impact of eating factory farmed animals, I thought I would focus on a few vegetarian restaurants in
A great website to check out some good veg restaurants in town is http://www.happycow.net/north
Next, eating organic, humanely raised cows, pigs and chickens makes a huge difference in the life of the animals, the quality of the meat and the health of YOU! Although there may be an incremental cost in buying meats raised in this manner, the payoff is worth the cost. Sustainably-raised animals are treated humanely and are permitted to carry out natural behaviors such as rooting in the dirt and pecking the ground. Small-scale, less mechanized, more bio-diverse organic farming operations have been shown to use 60% less fossil fuel per unit of food than conventional industrial farms. In addition to being raised without synthetic hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and chemical fertilizers, sustainable food is more nutritious than food produced by industrial agriculture.
Keeping with the theme of sustainability, here is an excellent resource to answer questions on maintaining a sustainable lifestyle. http://www.sustainabletable
Take care! Have a great week, prepare a vegetarian meal or go to a good restaurant on October 1st. Until next week.
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