Subject: March News from Marin VEG
From: Patti Breitman
Date: 2017-02-28 4:09 PM
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Marin Vegetarian Education Group
March, 2017

The waterfalls and streams are putting on quite a show. And the wild flowers are dotting the hills: milkmaids, hounds' tongue, mission bells, buttercups, and more.  So much beauty to delight us, even when the hard work of opposing slaughter and bearing witness to cruelty tends to monopolize our days.  It is wise to take time to enjoy the beauty. Burnout does not help the animals, and opportunities to stroll, smile, and decompress are all around.  Enjoy the sun and mud and trails in March!

Wednesday, March 1 (TOMORROW)
6:30 PM
Community Forum on Slaughter in Marin

Join your neighbors at a free, informational community forum moderated by Jon Haveman, renowned economist.

Learn more about how slaughter in Marin County might affect you, your family, our environment, and our economy.  We are hoping for a full room, so please come to this important event, and bring your neighbors. This is not a veg issue, but a quality of life issue, and it affects everyone in our county. (If you want to come early to enjoy the winery, please do.)
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Trek Winery, 1026 Machin Ave, Novato
Learn more about this issue and how you can contact the county supervisors to voice your concern at the excellent, new web site for Citizens Against Marin Slaughter:

Special Note For Business Owners
To do today
If you own a business in Marin County and would like to add your business name to an open letter opposing slaughter that is being delivered to the county supervisors, please contact Sarah at We need to get all the signatures in by March 3, so time is of the essence. Please do this today if you can.

Saturday, March 4 and Friday, March 17
Vegan PopUp Dinner in SF
Marcela Dirks is offering two vegan, organic popup dinners in the Mission neighborhood in SanFrancisco on Saturday, March 4 and again on Friday, March 17. These are her way of celebrating life and food with seasonal produce and a gourmet touch. All dishes are gluten free. The cost is $50 and reservations are required. The location is provided when you sign up. See a menu and make a reservation at

Thursday, March 9
Film Debut in San Francisco
Come to the  Clay Theater on Fillmore Street at 6;30 PM on Thursday, March 9 to see a film we have all been waiting for.  What the Health is "the health film that health organizations don't want you to see."  It is a new, groundbreaking, feature-length documentary that explores why leading health organizations continue to support a highly processed, industrial animal food industry even when science shows it to be at the root of so much preventable illness. The film explores not only the relation of this industry to personal health, but also how this industry is connected to  the pharmaceutical industry, the medical industry, health organizations, and even the government.  It also reveals how these connections affect the people who  live next to the production facilities for the industry's products.  Tickets to the premier at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 9 are $15 and  available at   This premier is at the Clay Theater, 2261 Fillmore. It is expected to sell out, so do buy your tickets in advance if you plan to attend.  To watch a preview (and see Michele Simon plus many of our favorite doctors who are in it) and sign up for updates go to

Saturday, March 11
Conscious Eating Conference
From 9 to 6 on Saturday, March 11 the sixth annual Conscious Eating Conference will be held at the David Brower Center (2150 Allston Way) in Berkely. You will not want to miss it!  Sponsored by United Poultry Concerns and Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy, the featured speakers include World Peace Diet author Will Tuttle, The Sexual Politics of Meat author Carol J. Adams, and many more.  Advance tickets are $15. They are $25 at the door. Learn more and buy tickets at

Dairy Industry Revives an Old Issue
Once again, the dairy industry is trying to refute the word "milk" on any milk that does not come from an animal.  The  Science section of the New York Times reported in February that the dairy industry is insisting that consumers are confused about nutrition when they see soy, almond, rice and other non-dairy milks in supermarkets.  It's a sure sign that non-dairy choices are taking a huge chunk of business from the dairy folks. Hooray for Michele Simon of the Pant Based Foods Association and Miyoko Schinner of Miyko's Kitchen who are both mentioned in the article.  Read the article at

Tony Tutto's Closed

I was sorry to see Tony Tutto's Pizza closing (because the building's new owner is redeveloping the property). I don't know of any other 100% vegetarian pizza places, though most in Marin will make any vegan pizza you like, with Daiya or Miyoko's cheese or none at all.  Tony Tutto's did not offer meat of any kind and had plenty of delicious vegan pizzas on the menu. I hope he can find another Marin location. Hail and farewell to the Mill Valley place. We already miss it. Details here:

New Book by Dr. Neal Barnard
The Cheese Trap
Dr.Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine, has a new book out this month: The Cheeese Trap:  How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy. Many of the recipes - by Dreena Burton - offer easy alternatives for all kinds of cheeses, and others include stews, soups, sauces, and more.  If you know any people who say, "I would be vegan, but I can't give up cheese," this is the book that could change their lives.(Hardcover, $27, Grand Central Publishers).

What Else to Do in March
As always, be sure to look at  and  to find out what's happening in the coming weeks. Also, check out Compassionate Living in Sonoma County. Their web site is and The San Francisco Veg Society at www.  


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