I hope you are enjoying the many shades of green that blanket
the ground and shade us from above. They dazzle me almost as much
as the wildflowers. This is a free, colorful show going on all
around us this month. I wish you joy in its beauty.
Saturday, May 21
Humane Hoax Webinar This year's free and on-line Humane Hoax Webinar, the third
annual, will include information about the exploitation of chickens
in agricultural research and experimentation, ramifications of bird
flu, and advice from experts on protecting chickens. See
the speakers and schedule and register at https://humanehoax.org/chicken-webinar/The event begins at 10 AM.
New Vegan Restaurant/Cafe/Bar/Shop in Healdsburg For good reasons, two articles sing the praises of a new vegan
restaurant in Healdsburg. Little Saint is described as "a
farm-forward gathering place where food, music, art and
conversations are good for the soul, the earth, and our community."
Its owners also own a well known (not to me) non-vegan restaurant
that has three Michelin stars called Single Thread. Stan and I went
to Little Saint this weekend, enjoying lunch from the cafe and
dinner (reservations required) at the restaurant. The service was
impeccable, the staff very friendly and helpful, and thefood
was sublime. We saw six different cheeses for sale at the wine
shop, all brands we hadn't heard of before. Pastries from the coffee
bar were decadently delicious. The coffee bar is open seven days a
week from 6 AM to 4 PM. The cafe and wine shop from 11AM to 6PM.
The restaurant and bar offer dinner every day except Tuesday and
Wednesday from 5:30 to last seating at 9:30. Visithttps://www.littlesainthealdsburg.com/to learn more and to
make reservations. I was surprised that Healdsburg was only an hour
from San Rafael by car. I'll definitely go back. Here are the two
reviews that alerted me to this place: https://robbreport.com/food-drink/dining/little-saint-vegan-restaurant-opens-healdsburg-sonoma-1234675992/ https://sf.eater.com/2022/3/29/23000771/little-saint-new-restaurant-singlethread-healdsburg-open
One Healthy World Classes on Demand
From PCRM The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has launched a
series of six classes available for free, on line, in five
languages. Access them athttps://www.pcrm.org/onehealthyworld
The American Vegan Center in Philadelphia is Thriving
Ben Franklin and Tofu According to a wonderful article in American Vegan Magazine (AmericanVegan.org)
the American Vegan Center in Philadelphia (https://americanvegan.org/avc/)
is attracting tourists with its vegan walking tours, snacks, books
and brochures. The most recent issue of the magazine included many
surprising historical facts about vegan food that are featured in
the museum, including this one: Benjamin Franklin was the first to
introduce tofu to the American Colonies. As a diplomat in London in
1770 he was impressed with "Chinese cheese," and sent soybeans, with
harvesting and cooking directions to the most prominent botanist in
the colonies, John Bartram. Not surprisingly, the recent PBS Ken
Burns film about Franklin, which I heartily recommend, did not
mention the tofu connection among his myriad accomplishments, though
it does address the many contradictions in his life around slavery
VitaCost on How to Go Vegan I was delighted to see this short essay, that includes recipes,
from VitaCost when I was placing my most recent order. I often order
vegan skin care products, supplements and canned beans from this
online vitamin company. On the less healthy side, they also offer
vegan, gluten-free chips, cookies, jerky and more. https://www.vitacost.com/blog/how-to-transition-to-a-plant-based-diet/
Beyond Meat's Chicken Tenders Now Widely Available Sprouts, Whole Foods and CVS are among the chains consisting of
more than 8,000 stores that will carry Chicken Tenders from Beyond
Meat following their successful debut in restaurants and at
Walmart. Here's more about this new vegan meat product: https://vegnews.com/2022/4/beyond-meat-vegan-chicken-tenders-stores
Rain Forest Being Destroyed for Meat Habit I hope you can read this excellent article from The Washington
Post without a subscription. We all know that rain forests are the
"lungs of the planet," but I had no idea how fast and in how vast an
area the trees are being cut down to graze cows for American meat
consumption. Here's one excerpt, about what is called "cattle
laundering," but the whole article is worth reading.
biggest problem in Brazil’s cattle industry today, and a key
reason deforestation in the Amazon has reached a 15-year high, isn’t the direct
supplier. That hasn’t been the case in years. The biggest problem
is the indirect suppliers — ranchers who know how to work the
system, shuffling cattle from ranch to ranch to conceal their
illegal origins and sell them off."
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