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I'm working on a story about plant based diets and the environment.<br><br><br><br>
I'd like to include some links that spell out how one can adopt more plant foods into their diets. HOWEVER it is essential that they NOT be connected with peta or other AW/AR organizations. They should be health or environment-related. This is not negotiable.<br><br><br><br>
I'm drawing a blank... can anyone suggest anything?
 

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I'm working on a story about plant based diets and the environment.<br><br><br><br>
I'd like to include some links that spell out how one can adopt more plant foods into their diets. HOWEVER it is essential that they NOT be connected with peta or other AW/AR organizations. They should be health or environment-related. This is not negotiable.<br><br><br><br>
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This should be good for Plant Based Diets and the Environment:<br><br><br><br>
John Robbins website<br><br><a href="http://www.foodrevolution.org" target="_blank">www.foodrevolution.org</a>
 

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I actually interviewed John Robbins for the story. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Anything that's NOT John Robbins? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/04/060414012755.htm" target="_blank">http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0414012755.htm</a>
 

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United Nations FAO<br><br><a href="http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000448/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/...448/index.html</a><br><br>
Get the <a href="http://www.virtualcentre.org/en/library/key_pub/longshad/A0701E00.pdf" target="_blank">whole report</a>.
 

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haha, yeah I use the FAO report heavily in the story. I fully cover the WHYS. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Basically at the end of the article I want to say, if you want more information about how to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet, please see these web sites. Because you can tell someone that they should eat more vegetarian foods, but most of them won't know where to start.<br><br><br><br>
And since this will be appearing in a major daily metro, I need to be VERY careful where I'm linking people to. It could cause problems for me.
 

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Basically at the end of the article I want to say, if you want more information about how to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet, please see these web sites. Because you can tell someone that they should eat more vegetarian foods, but most of them won't know where to start.</div>
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What about something like the PCRM Vegetarian Starter Kit?<br><br><a href="http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/vsk/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/vsk/index.html</a><br><br><br><br>
I don't know if recipe site would give enough educational help, but when I was just starting out, I would have eagerly browsed through a list of vegetarian recipes. Here's two of them that take you into the vegetarian sections of sites people are already pretty familiar with.<br><br><br><br>
vegetarian.allrecipes.com<br><br>
vegetarian.recipezaar.com<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I'd love to read your article, if you want to share. It sounds like it would be very interesting and probably the type of thing I could pass on to some friends.
 

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haha, yeah I use the FAO report heavily in the story. I fully cover the WHYS. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Basically at the end of the article I want to say, if you want more information about how to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet, please see these web sites. Because you can tell someone that they should eat more vegetarian foods, but most of them won't know where to start.<br><br><br><br>
And since this will be appearing in a major daily metro, I need to be VERY careful where I'm linking people to. It could cause problems for me.</div>
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You could put in links to the major recipe database websites:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.fatfreevegan.com" target="_blank">www.fatfreevegan.com</a><br><br><a href="http://www.fatfree.com" target="_blank">www.fatfree.com</a><br><br><br><br>
Fat Free Vegan has a lot of good info about different plant based diets, as well as info on various cooking techniques and substitutions.
 

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i don't know if this helps it mainly is about how healthy plant foods are <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> sorry <a href="http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fruits.html" target="_blank">http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fruits.html</a> also the rolling stone article Boss Hog talks about the how polluting smithfield farms are......I think there is a link to it somewhere on the board.
 

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Here's the "Recipes" section of my old, defunct website:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20050420082134/http://nashville.earthsave.org/#SEC3" target="_blank">http://web.archive.org/web/200504200...save.org/#SEC3</a><br><br><br><br>
You can check through which links still work.<br><br><br><br>
I am not 100 percent sure what you mean by not AR/AW related. For example, I have several links to PCRM. I think they are a good source of information. Yet they are rumored to be funded by PETA and to have ties to PETA. But how deep does one have to look to find these things? If an investigative journalist would take a month to dig out the connections, does that make them "connected"?<br><br><br><br>
The leading vegetarian and vegan societies are British or at least HQed in Britain. But I don't know whether they would be considered too far afield for you to cite their websites.
 

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Here's the "Recipes" section of my old, defunct website:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20050420082134/http://nashville.earthsave.org/#SEC3" target="_blank">http://web.archive.org/web/200504200...save.org/#SEC3</a><br><br><br><br>
You can check through which links still work.<br><br><br><br>
I am not 100 percent sure what you mean by not AR/AW related. For example, I have several links to PCRM. I think they are a good source of information. Yet they are rumored to be funded by PETA and to have ties to PETA. But how deep does one have to look to find these things? If an investigative journalist would take a month to dig out the connections, does that make them "connected"?<br><br><br><br>
The leading vegetarian and vegan societies are British or at least HQed in Britain. But I don't know whether they would be considered too far afield for you to cite their websites.</div>
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PCRM is wonderful, however, there has been a tremendous amount of rumor and intrigue surrounding them due to how they took such a strong stance against the Atkins diet, and even had a whole separate anti-Atkins website. The full fury of the Atkins empire was unleashed upon them, and there was a whole lot of angry vegan bashing that went on, accusing PCRM members of basically being radical extremist vegetarian animal rights nutcases, and they were quite public about. It was also widely publicized when Atkins died that the Medical Examiners report fell into the hands of a PCRM member physician, who spilled the beans about details of Atkins death. Atkins widow, who was quite visible in the press had nothing kind to say about the PCRM, and tried to come off as 'victimized' by an evil organization.<br><br><br><br>
PCRM has done great work in the U.S. with putting an end to animal experimentation in the Medical School labs, however, they clearly have an A/R bent. They teach people how to implement a healthy vegetarian diet, and even teach public cooking classes where cancer survivors and their families learn how to optimize their diet in order to prevent and reverse cancer. They are a wonderful organization, but they do take a strong animal rights stance.<br><br><br><br>
Claudia
 

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<a href="http://www.smallplanetinstitute.org/" target="_blank">http://www.smallplanetinstitute.org/</a><br><br><br><br>
This is a site managed by Frances Moore Lappe and her daughter, apparently. She's the author of the classic "Diet For A Small Planet" and its sequel. Neither the original book or the sequel were vegan, and in both books she said that she believes that grazing animals can play a part in human nutrition by producing meat on land which is unsuitable for cultivation; but she still maintained that animal agriculture as it is usually practiced is wasteful and environmentally destructive.<br><br><br><br>
Her main thrust is definitely environmental, but in the more recent book she said that she feels better when she abstains from eating meat.
 

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I hope this is before deadline, but how about the five a day Web site?<br><br><a href="http://www.5aday.com/" target="_blank">http://www.5aday.com/</a><br><br>
no worries of calls of bias (and man, do readers see the weirdest bias that isn't there).
 

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How did your article go? Maybe you haven't gotten any feedback yet... it's only been a week?
 

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David Suzuki is consider THE environmentalist in Canada and he's not veg*n. But even he now has to admit that meat reduction = better environment:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Roughly one-fifth of the world's land is used for grazing. That’s twice the area used for growing crops. Much of this land once provided habitat for flora and fauna before being cleared for livestock.<br><br><br><br>
Feedlots cause water pollution. Nearly 21 per cent of the average Canadian's contribution to common water pollution is caused by meat consumption from high-density farms. By designating just one “meat free” day a week you'll help reduce common water pollutants by as much as 21 kilograms annually.<br><br><br><br>
Meat production requires more water than raising crops. For example, 283 grams (10 oz) of beef requires 85 times more water to produce than the same amount of potatoes<br><br>
What's good for the earth can also be good for you! Reducing meat consumption lowers the risks of heart disease and stroke. Eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes improves your cardiovascular health and reduces the risks of obesity, diabetes and cancer.</div>
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I guess I'm late, lol. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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This is the most comprehensive article I've seen:<br><br><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/a-few-more-inconvenient-_b_40261.html" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-...-_b_40261.html</a>
 

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Yes I've seen that one, catspjs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Fortunately for that authour, she has a lot more free reign as far as the tone she takes in the article. Whatever I write, I have to make sure it doesn't tick off the advertisers, since I am an advertising writer at a large metro daily. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 
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