VSS eNewsletter 1 September 2009

Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
1 September 2009
In This Issue

Editor's Note


VSS at Yoga Fair – 6 Sep
Joining NUS’s Efforts to Fight Climate – 7 & 8 Sep
The Wait Is Over: DVDs of Prof Campbell’s Talks
Ready Now

‘Anyone Can Cook Vegetarian’ Cooking Class - 26 Sep
VSS Exco Member Graces Cover of
New Online Veg Magazine

English-Chinese Translators Needed

CNN on Meat Free Mondays
A Taste of Meat Eater Logic
Time Magazine Has Stolen Our Materials :)
Taiwan Organic Vegetarian Tour (Mandarin)
– 26 Dec-2 Jan

Yam'y Vegetarian Cooking Class – 12 Sep
Fish and Fish Oil Linked to Diabetes Risk
Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s
September Classes at NutriHub
I Am A Vegetarian
7 Sensations at Gardenasia's A Magical Garden
Wedding Show

The times are they a-changin’? Meat reduction certainly seemed to be on everyone’s lips at last weekend’s Climate Crisis Symposium.
And speaking of times, did Time magazine plagiarise some of our material? (wink)
Dr George M Jacobs

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VSS at Yoga Fair – 6 Sep

On Sun, 6 Sep, , 10am-6pm, VSS will have a booth and give a talk at a Yoga Fair to be held at Fort Canning Park @ Cox Terrace. The event is organized by the Ananda Marga Yoga Society of Singapore, and the Guest of Honour is Dr Fatima Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC.
Many yoga proponents are also proponents of vegetarianism, not only for health reasons but also to promote kindness towards other animals (human and otherwise) and to care for the environment. For more information about this fair: 9789.8167 or http://anandamarga.org.sg/category/events.

Joining NUS’s Efforts to Fight Climate – 7 & 8 Sep

VSS will be taking part in the Green Carnival at NUS, as part of the university’s campaign to reduce global warming. The Carnival activities include urging the NUS community to change their eating habits in light of the strong evidence that the production of animal-based foods is responsible for a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Carnival’s opening ceremony takes place on Mon, 7 Sep, 10.30-1pm at the NUS Central Forum.
(a) Climate Change Exhibition – Deadline 2015
(b) NUS Fights Climate Change – What About YOU?? - film
(c) Bochup House
(d) NUS Votes Earth
(e) Performance by local comedian Hossan Leong
The Green Carnival is organized by SAVE (Students Against Violation of the Earth): nussu.save@gmail.com Check out the significant initiatives, such as Meatless Thursday, that SAVE is promoting: www.nusfightsclimatechange.com

The Wait Is Over: DVDs of Prof Campbell’s Talks Ready Now

The wait is over for those who missed Prof Campbell’s talks or who want to watch them again. DVDs of Professor T. Colin Campbell presentations in Singapore on 18 and 19 July are now ready at $25 each.
Please email your orders to johncheang@adventist.org.sg or contact John at 6565.9076 (office) or 96742.512 (hp). Please include $10 for delivery charges and allow 3 or 4 weeks for production and processing of your order. You may also self collect the DVDs at
90 Jurong East Street 13, S. 609648. If you choose the self-collect option, please fix an appointment before coming.
If you enjoyed Prof Campbell’s visit, you’ll want to know that another noted health expert, Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, highly recommended by Prof Campbell, has tentatively agreed to speak here in March 2010. Find out more about Dr Esselstyn and his work on heart health at his Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease website: http://www.heartattackproof.com


‘Anyone Can Cook Vegetarian’ Bilingual Cooking Class - 26 Sep

VSS is starting a series of cooking classes to make it easier for people to eat less or no meat. The teachers for our first session will be the bilingual Mrs & Mr Chng, who run a veg stall for Spore Technology staff. Of late, VSS members know them for the great veg food they have provided for VSS functions. People often askg the Chngs to share their cooking secrets. Now’s your chance to find out how they do it.
Date: 26 Sep (Sat) 2 – 5pm
Fee: $40 for VSS members / $50 for non-members
Limited to 15 participants. Please register early. Your reservation is confirmed when we receive your payment.
Recipes taught and tasted:
1) chicken rice
2) rojak
3) herbal soup
4) salad dish
5) mixed soya protein dish
6) dessert (lotus seed in green bean)
Location: Second Avenue - details will be sent upon registration.
Registration: email to whatscooking@vss.sg

VSS Exco Member Graces Cover of New Online Veg Magazine

A new magazine, VegVibe, has been launched online, and VSS Honorary Secretary, Pauline Menezes, graces the cover of the first issue: http://www.vegvibe.com.
The magazine is a great addition to the Singapore vegetarian scene. Be sure to check it out.

English-Chinese Translators Needed

Some of the VSS materials are available in both Chinese and English. To expand this, we need volunteer translators to do English to Chinese. If you can help, please contact info@vegetarian-society.org

CNN on Meat Free Mondays

Here’s a CNN report on the growing movement for at least one meatless day per week. The report also talks about test tube meat.


A Taste of Meat Eater Logic

This article is written by someone from Ireland who keeps pigs as both pets and as a food source. The first sentence says it all: “The best thing about keeping pigs is, of course, the pork, but the companionship runs the meat a pretty close second”. You can read the rest of the sentences here:

A lively debate among readers can be found below the article.

Time Magazine Has Stolen Our Materials :)

Check out this article from Time magazine. Sounds like they plagiarized parts from some vegetarian society’s flyer. Unfortunately, not all the article is that good.


Taiwan Organic Vegetarian Tour (Mandarin) – 26 Dec-2 Jan

Due to popular demand, Cielo Sereno (www.CieloSereno.net) will be organising a second organic tour to Taiwan (26 Dec 09 ~ 2 Jan 10). Unlike most commercial tours, this scenic and health tour emphasizes Get-Close-To-Nature and Holistic Wellness concepts. During the 8 Days travelling, participants will be immersed in magnificent landscapes of Western Taiwan, indulge in fine organic vegetarian meals, recharge in the relaxing atmosphere of farms and celebrate the wisdom of the organic industry.

Dates: 26 Dec '09 ~ 2 Jan '10
Investment: SGD1200 excludes airfare, airport tax, insurance (early bird price of SGD1050 before 12th Sep)

For itinerary and booking forms:
For past Taiwan Tour photos: