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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.

Newsletters - Winter 2007 Issue

News & Opinions

U.N. and Consumer Reports "Fess-Up"

In November 29, 2006, the United Nations clearly admitted that animal agriculture contributes more global warming gases than all transportation combined. In a press release, they call animal agriculture “one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems [see www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000448/].

Consumer Reports also “comes clean” and reveals that 83% of chickens are contaminated with the dangerous bacteria campylobacter or salmonella. “Even ‘premium chicken’ are infected, they add.
[see www.consumerreports.org/cro/food/chicken-safety-1-07/overview/0107_chick_ov.htm]

Sorry Dr. Atkins: Thin People Eat More Carbs

With no apologies to Dr. Atkins, a new four-nation study of more than 4,000 men and women aged 40 to 59 has a stunning conclusion -- The thinnest people on Earth eat the most carbohydrates. Even more surprising, the Northwestern study, found that “Without exception, a high complex- carbohydrate, high-vegetable-protein diet is associated with low body mass,” said Dr. Linda Van Horn, who led the study, in a Reuters report. Also notable, the more animal protein that was consumed, the higher the person’s weight.

Rolling Stone Mag "Disses" Pig Farming

The December 14, 2006 edition of Rolling Stone includes an outstanding article, entitled “BossHog” with the subhead, “American’s top pork producer churns out a sea of waste that has destroyed rivers, killed millions of fish and generated one of the largest fines in EPA history. Welcome to the dark side of ‘the other white meat’.” An accompanying photo shows a large pile of pig carcasses with the caption, “Pork producers generate millions of tons of hog waste each year including millions of dead pigs.” The article focuses on Smithfield Foods, the largest and most profitable pig processor in the world,' which killed 27 million hogs in 2005 alone.

International Restaurant Guide

The Dutch publisher Greeny Pig Media has produced a worldwide guide for vegetarians, giving an overview of restaurants throughout the world where vegetarians can have a good meal. Check it out at www.veggiesontheroad.com.

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