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Nonviolence: Food as an Act of Compassion for Animals

What about compassion for animals?  The central idea of nonviolent living is to cause as little suffering as possible in one’s lifetime. This practice, called Ahimsa in India, was made widely popular in western countries in the early 1980s, especially as the film Gandhi won an Academy Award in 1982. The animal rights movement in […]

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Happy birthday, Albert Schweitzer

Today is Albert Schweitzer’s birthday (1875).  He was a doctor, theologian, musician, philosopher, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (1952), a great humanitarian… and, at least at some points in his life, a vegetarian. He built a hospital in Gabon, Africa, and worked there for many years. Schweitzer believed that all forms of life, not only […]

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Abundance

Veganism Means Expansion, Not Restriction It may seem paradoxical that eliminating anything from your diet leads you to a more varied  and adventurous diet, but in the case of eliminating animal products, it’s true. Contrary to the  common misperception that vegan diets are limiting, once you are freed of the habit of seeing meals as […]

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Reasons to Go Veg

Go veg for humanity, the planet, animals, and ourselves Average meat consumption in the U.S. has decreased 10% in the past few years. Why are more and more people choosing to go veg? • Go veg for humanity: Many more people can be fed on a vegan diet than on a meat- and dairy-centered diet. […]

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Eating for Your Health and the Health of the Planet

Registered Dietitian George Eisman gives presentations on “Eating for Your Health and the Health of the Planet” at two Penn State campuses On November 19 and 20, 2013, VAVA sponsored presentations at the Penn State – Altoona campus and the main State College campus respectively.  Audiences of 35 – 40 students and community members each evening listened as […]

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Presentation at Farm Sanctuary

Registered Dietitian George Eisman Presents Educational Seminar to Farm Sanctuary Interns Eleven interns attended a seminar, November 13, 2013, on the “Health Benefits and Nutrition Realities of a Vegan Diet” at lunchtime today at the Farm Sanctuary Education Center in Orange, New York. His talk was sponsored by the Vegetarian and Vegan Association through a […]

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Radio interview: Vegan diets can be nutritionally adequate for everyone

George Eisman’s interview with Kutztown University Radio 15 minutes Listen at: http://www.mediafire.com/?fqcsi8ere6j96bs George Eisman (Registered Dietitian) recently gave a presentation on “Benefits and Risks Plant-based Diets” at Kuztown University in Kutztown, PA. Before the presentation, he did an interview with Kutztown University Radio. Mr. Eisman spoke about how vegan diets can be nutritionally adequate for everyone, […]

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