Wednesday, July 29, 2009

In the news

Some interesting articles were published today.

The Baltimore Examiner had a blurb in their "Health Spot" section that states the American Dietetic Association has updated its position in support of vegetarian diets claiming they can be “healthful [and] nutritionally adequate,” and citing a decreased risk of heart disease, cancer, hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Apparently we are at risk for vitamin and iron deficiencies, however, so it's recommended that we take supplements just to be safe. Give me a break. What about the possible vitamin deficiencies in omnivores? Most meat-eaters don't eat the recommended 5-10 fruits and vegetables a day....wouldn't they have some deficiencies??

And the Washington Post had a great article, written by a non-vegetarian, which explains why reducing meat consumption matters for the environment. My favourite excerpt reads "The visceral reaction against anyone questioning our God-given right to bathe in bacon has been enough to scare many in the environmental movement away from this issue." This is a good read!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Getting together in JULY

We are currently scheduled to meet up on Sunday July 12 at 4:30pm at Couchiching Beach Park (behind the greenhouse - on the lake side), same as last year.

Since it seems lots of people have trouble getting together on summer Sundays, I thought I'd suggest the CRAZY idea of getting together on a weeknight instead.

Would anyone be interested in having a potluck next Thursday (July 16) instead of this Sunday? Please email with your thoughts.