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Re: [vegan-29] E-News: Earth Friendly Food Choices

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From: Don Robertson <[address removed]>
Subject: [vegan-29] E-News: Earth Friendly Food Choices
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Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011, 8:02 PM

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Oct./Nov. Newsletter: Earth Friendly Food Choices

"The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions." ~Claude Levi-Strauss~

Hi Earthsaver,

Here’s all the latest news from Earthsave Baltimore, an all-volunteer nonprofit that helps people make healthier, compassionate, earth friendly food choices. Once again, we have exciting news for you!

Congratulations to Robin Helfritch, Erin Marcus, and all the folks at Open the Cages Alliance, here in Baltimore, for the nice job they did organizing the first annual Baltimore Vegtoberfest, which was held at Riverside Park near Fort McHenry. And thanks to those who stopped by the Earthsave Baltimore tent to pick up some info, purchase books, or say “hi”. We were real happy for the opportunity to enjoy such a beautiful day, wonderful food and music, and to meet and to help educate and inspire people to make smart, healthy, compassionate food choices. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!

Our next potluck dinner event in Owings Mills is set for Saturday, October 29th at 6 pm, when we will show the much acclaimed new film documentary “Forks Over Knives”, about the powerful scientific evidence favoring a whole food, plant-based diet. By the way, the “knives” in the title refers to a surgeon’s scalpel, and you can understand why most people would prefer the healing powers of food to the knife.
Then on Nov. 16th our potluck event in Owings Mills will feature our Pre-Thanksgiving "Meet ‘n Greet"celebration, with live music, social activities, and cooking awards. This time our focus will be on meeting and getting to know each other a little better, and on fun! All are invited. Please RSVP and join us!

There’s a new Earthsave Baltimore Facebook page which is purely for the purpose of supporting people in shifting toward a healthier diet and lifestyle. We hope you will join the group page and join in the discussions, ask your question, or share a recipe or success story. See more info below.

Hope to see you soon! Be well!

Peace, Don Robertson

DINNER ON SATURDAY, October 29th potluck dinner in Owings Mills will feature a video screening of the compelling new documentary Forks Over Knives. The film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the "diseases of affluence" currently afflicting us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our menu of animal-based & processed foods. The main storyline traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, China Study director Dr. T. Colin Campbell, and Cleveland Clinic physician Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. They are the same two doctors whose work most influenced President Clinton to adopt a plant-based diet in order to reverse advanced heart disease. Please RSVP and join us!.

NOVEMBER 19TH – PRE-THANKSGIVING DINNER CELEBRATION: Our final Earthsave dinner event for 2011, in Owings Mills, will feature a "Meet ‘n Greet" vegan potluck, with live music, social activities, and cooking awards. This time our focus will be on meeting and getting to know each other a little better, and on fun! The event will include music by Norm Hogeland, Marianna Mujica, and Don Robertson. Please RSVP and join us if you can! Everyone’s invited!

Dinner Guests are asked to bring a dish made without animal products to serve 6-8, along with a donation of $5 (members $2). Or guests may attend without bringing a dish for a $12 fee (members $10). Please give 1 day notice if paying for dinner. Suggested donation for those attending only the presentation is $5. You may RSVP by calling[masked], or by emailing [address removed]. These monthly dinner events are usually held on the last Saturday at the Learning Center of Your Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills. Please RSVP, and join us if you can!

DIRECTIONS From Beltway 695: take exit 19 onto I-795 (Northwest Expressway). Get off at Exit 4 (Owings Mills Blvd). Bear right when exit splits. Take right at first traffic light (South Dolfield Road). Travel approximately l/2 mile. Flying Avocado Café and "Your Prescription for Health" pharmacy is on the right after Gold’s Gym (which is on left). The Learning Center/Yoga Studio entrance is at the opposite end of the building.

DIRECTIONS From Reisterstown Road: Travel West on Painters Mill Road. Turn right at 2nd traffic light onto S. Dolfield Road. Go left at the second driveway into the parking lot of Your Prescription for Health.

MONTHLY VEG DISCUSSION GROUP MEETUPS are casual and are held in restaurants over great vegetarian food. Attendance is usually around 10-20 people, and discussions include a wide variety of topics that support people in making healthier choices in diet and lifestyle. There are two different groups, one vegan and one vegetarian. The vegetarian group currently meets on the first Sunday at 12:30 pm at the Kathmandu Kitchen in Towson, and the vegan group meets on the third Wednesday, at 7 pm, at Mr. Chan Szechuan in Pikesville. Both groups welcome all who are interested in learning about healthier eating. For details, or to register and let others know you plan to attend, go to, or to

PLANT-BASED FOOD CHOICES - TOP GLOBAL IMPERATIVE: There's a growing awareness and sense of the urgency about the problems being created by humanity's increasing reliance on animal products for food. The United Nations has repeatedly pointed this out, most notably in their 2006 report “Livestock’s Long Shadow”. The very survival of our species may be determined by how soon we act upon our need to shift toward plant-based food choices. Here are some relevant facts and figures...

1. #1 cause of US human death and disease .
2. #1 cause of global biodiversity loss.
3. #1 cause of global climate change .
4. #1 cause of deforestation, including destruction of rain forests in order to grow food for farmed animals.
5. #1 cause of US water pollution.
6. #1 cause of species extinctions.
7. Accounts for more than half of all US water consumption.
8. Accounts for 80% of US farmland use. Our farms could feed at least five times as many people as today if we grew only crops for human consumption.
9. Kills 10 billion land animals and 17 billion sea animals per year for the US alone.
See more information, sources, and stats at This subject is covered in greater detail in the book "Food Revolution", by Earthsave founder John Robbins.

THIS FRIDAY - EARTHSAVER ON DR. OZ: Julianna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, is a Plant-Based Dietitian and an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer who has owned To Your Health Fitness and Nutrition, in Southern California, for 12 years. Juliana, who’s also Earthsave’s executive director, will be featured on two segments of the Dr. Oz TV show on Friday, Oct.28th, discussing the health advantages of a whole food, plant-based nutrition, and showing off three dishes from her new book “The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition” Learn more about Julia Hever at, and about Earthsave International at


Did you know that "Genes do not determine disease on their own. Genes function only by being activated or expressed, and nutrition plays a critical role in determining which genes, good and bad, are expressed." ~T. Colin Campbell, PhD~ Dr. Campbell, lead scientist in huge the Cornell/ Oxford/ China Health Project, summarized his lifelong research in his best-selling book "The China Study". 

Did you know that modern meat production uses massive amounts of water, grains, fossil fuels and other resources to convert plant foods, which are naturally low in fat, high in fiber, and contain no cholesterol at all, into a food that is high in fat, high in cholesterol, and contains no fiber at all. Animal products also entail far greater energy use for refrigeration than does food from plant sources.

Did you know that most medical doctors receive little or no instruction in nutrition. Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD, advises us that "Your choice of diet can influence your long term health prospects more than any other action you might take." For good advice on menu planning and smart food choices, it's much better to consult a registered dietitian or other nutrition professional, especially one whose diet is plant-based.

See more fascinating facts and quotes at

LOCAL ANIMAL ACTIVISTS KATE ST. JOHN & AARON ROSS, organizers of the Humane League of Baltimore were recently profiled on the webpage of Vegan Outreach, which is best known for publishing and setting up distribution on college campuses of the informative and popular pamphlet “Why Vegan” and others. Kate and Aaron, who recently tied the marital knot, share their expertise and enthusiasm about pamphleting and educating people about the plight of farmed animals. We were impressed with the nice job Kate and Aaron did of organizing the first annual Baltimore VegFest a few months ago at UMBC.


"The authors of the USDA Food Guide Pyramid have had many political ties to animal agriculture. Their recommendations reflect this. And even when the guidelines are strictly followed, they still promote chronic disease." ~T. Colin Campbell, PhD~ Dr. Campbell was lead scientist in the Cornell/Oxford/China Health Project, the most comprehensive large study on diet and disease ever completed. Read about it in Dr. Campbell's book "The China Study".

"Thousands of people who say they 'love' animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs." ~Jane Goodall, anthropologist & primatologist~

See more fascinating facts and quotes at


Here’s a short but fascinating video about a woman who made friends with a large eel.

Here’s an amazing video account of the heroism of a dog risking his own life to save another.

Here’s a video of a dog and crow who have become buddies and are playing together with a ball.

CNN TV SPECIAL: THE LAST HEART ATTACK: This CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta documentary features an interview with President Clinton about the dietary changes he has made, and with Cleveland Clinic physician Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, author of “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”. Dr. Esselstyn was one of the doctors who educated and inspired Clinton to shift to a totally plant-based diet. The documentary looks at the evidence to show that cardiovascular disease can be virtually eliminated with diet and lifestyle change. You may watch the entire hour long special for free at

DR. MICHAEL GREGER’S NEW SITE: NUTRITION FACTS.ORG: is an ambitious project that has been a year in the making. will eventually feature all the videos from all Dr. Greger’s past “Latest in Clinical Nutrition” DVDs. They are split into hundreds of bite-sized topical segments that can be searched and shared. Everything's free. It's strictly noncommercial, strictly science-based and includes links to all the primary source citations. Michael is uploading a brand new video every day, seven days a week, for at least the first 365 days. Folks can also subscribe to the daily video feed ( or follow the site on Facebook ( and twitter (

EARTHSAVE FACEBOOK GROUP provides activity & event notices for the Baltimore chapter of Earthave, and will allow members to exchange recipes and health and nutrition tips. It will also serve as forum for veg/vegan, farmed animal, and environmental advocates to share information, ideas, and opinions. This site should be helpful to those who wish to get a quick answer to most any question with regard to plant-based nutrition or the veg/vegan lifestyle. And it’s also a great place to share success stories.

PLEASE BRING EMPTY INKJET & TONER CARTRIDGES to Earthsave and Meetup events for recycling. Our nonprofit group is compensated for every cartridge we turn in. Thanks so much!

EARTHSAVE MEMBERSHIP is a great way for you to contribute to our important educational mission. All members may receive a free 12-issue subscription to Vegetarian Times magazine. Folks who attend meetings may check out books from our well stocked EarthSave Library, they may place literature on our networking tables, may make a brief announcement to the group, and receive discounted attendance fees to most Earthsave events. You may join our group online at, or you can send a tax-deductible check for $35, or $50 for family membership, or $25 for student or senior, to EarthSave at 517 Talbott Ave. Lutherville MD, 21093. Thanks for your kind support!

PLEASE REMEMBER to be the peace that you wish to manifest. Be well!

EarthSave … May all be fed, may all be healed, and may all be loved.

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PLEASE REMEMBER to be the peace that you wish to manifest. Be well! 
EarthSave … May all be fed, may all be healed, and may all be loved.

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