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Where to go this National Vegetarian Week [15-21 May]

The Plant-Based Paradise: With the plant-based revolution on the rise, what better place to visit this Vegetarian Week than Farmacy, in Notting Hill. Forget the boring stereotypes so frequently associated with veggie cafes, Farmacy is London’s leader of haute-vegetarian vibes. Offering an array of delicious plant-based dishes in a stunning, stylish environment with great music, cosy booths and a bar serving a selection […]

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WATCH: Ori Shavit talks at JVS AGM via video link

We’re delighted that Ori Shavit spoke to us at our AGM. You can watch the entire talk including Q&A below.

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Restoring the Jewish New Year for the Animals

Written by Professor Richard Schwartz As you know, animals are treated horribly today on factory farms and in other settings, contrary to basic Jewish teachings. Yet, this is generally being ignored in the Jewish community. In recent years, some Jews have been working to renew the ancient Jewish holiday, the “New Year for Animals,” and […]

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What’s in a name?

The JVS or to give it it’s full title, the Jewish Vegetarian and Ecological Society was founded at a time when vegetarianism was the very height of food ethics (one of our trustees – Michael – remembers that at the time the UK only had 20,000 vegetarians and virtually no vegans). Mass produced dairy and […]

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Purim: Gluten-Free Vegan Hamantaschen

Recipe By Rhea Parsons (Twitter: @saythevword) Gluten-Free Vegan Hamantaschen Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: Festival Author: Rhea Parsons Here is an amazing Gluten-Free Hamantaschen recipe. It includes blueberry and apricot preserves for filling, but you can use whatever fillings you love: prune, fig, raspberry, etc. If you want to make chocolate Hamantaschen, simply add some cocoa […]

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Vegetarian Diet Promotes Healthy Mood State

By Marie Oser, From ecomii [11th July 2010] Source:                   It has been well documented that people who choose a vegetarian diet enjoy superior health with lower risks for a variety of disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.1  Now, science has presented us with yet […]

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Tax meat for the global good, say consumers

From meatfreemondays Date: 4th December 2015 Source:             Britons expect the government to take action to curb meat eating and would not be adverse to a “meat tax” to improve human health and protect the environment. That’s the conclusion of a new report by Chatham House and Glasgow University, based […]

Climate Catastrophe or a Sustainable Future – It Depends On Our Food Choices

By Richard Schwartz, From jewcology.org [7th December 2015] Source                         Climate experts from 195 countries have gathered in Paris working to come up with an agreement that will help avert a climate catastrophe. However, they are overlooking an important factor and this threatens the […]

Climate Catastrophe or a Sustainable Future – It Depends On Our Food Choices

By Richard Schwartz, From jewcology.org [7th December 2015] Source:                   Climate experts from 195 countries have gathered in Paris working to come up with an agreement that will help avert a climate catastrophe. However, they are overlooking an important factor and this threatens the success of their […]

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There’s a population crisis all right. But probably not the one you think

                    By George Monbiot, from The Guardian -[November 19th 2015] Source: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/19/population-crisis-farm-animals-laying-waste-to-planet This column is about the population crisis. About the breeding that’s laying waste the world’s living systems. But it’s probably not the population crisis you’re thinking of. This is about another one, that we […]

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