|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
News – May 2007
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The organizers of the 2008 IVU World Vegetarian Congress, 28 July-2 August, 2008 have announced three types of discounts on the Congress registration fee. Unfortunately, it is not feasible to offer discounts on the price of meals and accommodation.
The registration fee schedule (per person) is as follows:
Here is just a sketch of what you have to look forward to at the 2008 IVU World Vegetarian Congress.
For details, please visit: www.ivu.org/congress/2008
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Japan Vegetarian Society (JPVS - www.jpvs.org
) sends the following good news.
The Third Asian Vegetarian Congress will be held 3-7 Nov 2007, in Kaohshiung, Taiwan. The conference theme is The Spiritual Perspective on Vegetarianism. A wide range of speakers from Asia and beyond are scheduled to address the gathering. Also, included are exhibitions, cultural performances, yoga, massage and, of course, lots of delicious vegetarian food.
For details and to register, please visit: www.tianfoor.com
Vegetarian for Life is a new charity being set up by the Vegetarian Housing Association. It will aim to improve standards of catering for older vegetarians and vegans throughout the U.K. Because of the U.K.s aging population, ever more people are living in care homes and retirement complexes, or relying on home care and meals on wheels. In many cases, elderly vegetarians and vegans have struggled to get acceptable food, and in extreme cases, they have been forced to eat meat.
The new charity intends to tackle this and related problems with a range of services, possibly including: an accreditation scheme for good providers; a website and information service; specific catering guides; menu and nutrition advice; and specialised training for cooks.
Vegetarian for Life will be independent but hopes to have a strong working partnership with the UK Vegetarian Society and with other charities working in the vegetarian field.
Vegetarian for Life has appointed Tina Fox, previously Chief Executive of the UK Vegetarian Society for 11 years, as its first manager. Tina says I am delighted to take on this new challenge. For a long time I have felt that older people in the vegetarian movement, who were often pioneers in their time, are not given the support that they deserve, and VFL hopes to redress the balance.
For further information on Vegetarian for Life, please contact Tina on +44 07802 615533 or via .
A study recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed more than 32,000 male health care workers between the ages of 46 and 70 since 1986. The men completed diet surveys that asked how often they ate 131 foods, including various fruits and vegetables. Results indicated that men who consumed the most vegetables had better health and were less likely to have prostate surgery. www.webmd.com/content/article/131/118195.htm
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