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Veggie World

For your health, For the environment, For the animals.

I have been a vegetarian for many years and I have learned a lot along the way. Whether you are a long-time vegetarian, a veggie "newbie" or just interested in exploring a healthier, more humane way of eating ... you will find information here of interest.


* Heart disease and cancer are the leading killers in the United States. Recent studies consistently indicate that adopting a low-fat vegetarian diet can significantly reduce your risk for these and other catastrophic illnesses.

* More than half the water used in the U.S. goes to livestock production. It can take up to 2,500 gallons to produce a pound of meat! For each pound of red meat, poultry, eggs and milk, farm fields lose about 5 pounds of topsoil ... and in some areas, the loss is much greater.

* Every 2.3 seconds a child on Earth dies of malnutrition, while 20,000,000 people will die this year from malnutrition alone. And yet there is plenty of food. If Americans reduced their meat consumption by 10 percent, 100,000,000 could be fed adequately as a result. Sixty-four percent of American agricultural land is used for livestock feed, while livestock eat 80 percent of the corn grown in the United States and 95 percent of the oats. An acre of land can yield 250 pound of beef as compared to 40,000 pounds of potatoes. Fifteen total vegetarians can be fed on the same amount of land needed to feed one person on a meat-based diet.

* Some six billion farm animals are slaughtered each year for consumption by Americans. The average American non-vegetarian family of four each year eats half a steer, a whole pig, 100 chickens, 556 eggs, 280 gallons of milk products and over 50 pounds of fish. Many animals suffer inhumane conditions during their lives and then face violent deaths at the slaughterhouse.

* Demand for cheap beef is a major reason for the destruction of Central American rainforests. It takes 55 square feet of rainforest to produce a quarter-pound hamburger made from imported cattle! Skipping a fast-food burger today is like putting 55 square feet of land in the bank for your children's future.

Great Vegetarian Recipes
John's Vegetarian Recipes
Vegan Recipe Collection at The Cat-Tea Corner
Susan Lash's Soybean Recipe Page
IVU Recipes Around the World
SOAR Vegetarian Recipes
Fat Free: The Low Fat Vegetarian Recipe Archive
Good Karma Cafe Recipe Central
Kiwi Kitchen @ MsVeggie's Patch
Kate's Vegan Cookery Site

Vegetarian Links

VegSource Interactive
Friendly support for your vegetarian lifestyle.
The Vegetarian Resource Group
Nutrition, cookbooks, travel information and even a veggie game!
Vegetarian Voice (magazine)
Perspectives on healthy, ecological and compassionate living.
Vegetarian Times (magazine)
"Good Health, Great Food, Smart Living"
Vegetarian information for all.
Vegetarian Pages
Independent, definitive internet guide for vegetarians.
World Guide to Vegetarianism
Restaurants, organizations, speakers, magazines - search by state
Very Vegetarian Sites
Comprehensive page of vegetarian web resources.
The Vegetarian Youth Network
By and for youth who support compassionate, healthy, globally-aware, vegetarian/vegan living.
Teen Vegetarian
Written by and for vegetarian teens.
American Dietetic Association
ADA position paper/statement on vegetarian diets.
Veggies Unite!
On-line guide to vegetarianism, including over 2700 vegan recipes.
Vegetarian Union of North America
Information to help you organize and maintain a strong vegetarian lifestyle.
Famous Vegetarians
People, links, recipes and more.
Good Karma Cafe
Veggie recipes, cookbook reviews and shopping (online store)
Veggie Patch
Products, recipes, articles.
Planet Veggie
Online veggie market, articles and vegetarian guides.
The Mail-Order Catalog
Online store with hundreds of products and books. Harvest Direct vegetarian meat substitutes.
Carrot & Stick Vegetarian Site
Recipes, news articles, book store.
East Tennessee Vegetarian Society
Check out the articles and FAQs on the Nutrition page ... lots of good information here!

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