Glycerin | The Veg Blog Share Glycerin has always been one of those tricky ingredients for vegetarians because it’s included in so many consumer products and can be either plant or animal derived. One of those items where you’ll frequently find glycerin is toothpaste. So, I wrote to Crest to ask them whether their glycerin comes from. The basic answer (it can come from either, whatever’s more available) didn’t surprised me, but some of the other information in their response did: Hi Ryan,Crest Cavity Protection versions (Regular Paste, Cool Mint Gel, Icy Mint Striped and Kid’s Sparkle) don’t have glycerin, so they don’t contain animal by-products. While I couldn’t care less if the product is “chemically altered” and “no longer resembles the original substance,” I was pleased to see that Crest is “in the process of converting to purely vegetable sources.”
The Ethiopian Fashion Tribe that turns Nature into Haute Couture Remember when you tried to get creative and bejewel your jean shorts or decorate your new tennis shoes with a Sharpie pen? Well this is not that. In the Omo Valley of southern Ethiopia, the Surma and Mursi people don’t have glue guns, sewing machines, sequins or Sharpies to accessorise with. These rare photographs of what is believed to be among the most unique and remote tribal people in the world, were captured by German-born artist Hans Silvester. Body accessories and spectacular avant-garde looking headpieces are made with just flowers, leaves, grass, shells and animal horns. Because they are a nomadic people without permanent architecture on which to express their art, they use their bodies as their canvases, embelleshing their skin with mineral pigments from powdered volcanic rock and dressing themselves in “textiles” obtained from the natural world around them. The two tribes reaching the southern end of Ethiopia and the northern part of Kenya share a similar culture. P.S.
Vegan Meat, Egg & Dairy Alternatives Vegetarian Product Information: A list of vegetarian food manufacturers and how to contact them about where to buy, etc.. The Soydailyclub grocery list describes all kinds of soy products, with manufacturers’ websites, etc.. The Product Clearinghouse: Non-Dairy Products has lots of vegetarian products-- what they are, what's in them, company addresses, etc. Has Canadian products and addresses, too . Moncuisine : This product (veg and vegan meat subs and frozen meals) is available in kosher stores: Where to find vegan food products online: Nomeat.com Dixie Diner The Mail Order Catalog Lumen Foods Pangea Vegan Products The Vegetarian Store Vegan Essentials Something Better Natural Foods Incredible Chinese-style mock "meats", "seafood" and "poultry": Vegieworld Vegecyber Where to find vegan food products in a store or by mailorder: One of the oldest mailorder natural foods companies: Walnut Acres Organic Farms PO Box 8 Penns Creek, PA 17862 (800) 433-3998 Green people (all over the world) Edited Nov 6, 2009 and
Les chikhates marocaines, des chanteuses populaires libres | Mouqawamet – Thidh yekkèthen ouzèl Les chikhates sont des chanteuses et danseuses populaires marocaines, qui pratiquent l’art de la « aïta », sorte de complainte, de blues, en arabe dialectal marocain, ou bien qui chantent du « chaâbi », musique plus festive. Elles ont un rôle d’animation des fêtes, par leur savoir-faire musical et poétique. Cette vidéo de Chikha Khadija El Ouarzazia peut donner une idée de leur capacité à « ambiancer » une soirée : Il s’agit ici d’une troupe de chikhates, avec sa chanteuse, ses musiciennes, ses danseuses. Elles sont à la fois célèbres et très décriées, car elles sont jugées comme des femmes vulgaires, dans un jugement à la fois sexiste et classiste. Il leur est reproché d’avoir des mœurs dissolues, de se livrer en spectacle publiquement, notamment lorsqu’elles dansent. On leur reproche aussi, de façon classiste, le caractère grossier, « aarobi » (campagnard) de leur art. Fatna Bent Lhoussine, est une chikha très connue. Synopsis: Majnouna, pour Mouqawamet J'aime : J'aime chargement…
The Truth About Unfermented Soy (NaturalNews) With vegetarianism gaining increasing popularity from the 1970's, reaching its peak in the 1990's, soy has emerged as a 'near perfect' food, with supporters claiming it can provide an ideal source of protein, lower cholesterol, protect against cancer and heart disease, reduce menopausal symptoms, and prevent osteoporosis - among many other things. It seems like a good thing - or is it really?How did such a 'healthy food' emerge from a product that in 1913 was listed in the U.S. Department ofAgriculture (USDA) handbook not as a food but as an industrial product? According to lipid specialist and nutritionist Mary Enig, PhD, "The reason there's so much soy in America is because the soy industry started to plant soy to extract the oil from it and soy oil became a very large industry." Let's examine why soy products are far from healthy: For greater clarity, soy products are classified into two main groups: fermented and unfermented. Soy belongs to the family of legumes. Soy:
Parastou Forouhar | Feminist Art Archive Biography: Social & Historical Context Parastou Forouhar is an Iranian female artist that lives and works in Germany. Her work has been exhibited around the world including Iran, Germany, Russia, Turkey, England, United States and more. Parastou ForouharSource: Born in 1962 in Teheran, the capital of Iran, Parastou Forouhar grew up with politically active parents. Parvaneh & Dariush ForouharSource: Screenshot from youtube video. The death of her parents motivated Forouhar to push the envelope of protest against the Iranian government. “Being provocative is what it’s about for me. Parastou Forouhar, born in Iran, exiled from her homeland, and considered a political threat by the Iranian government is left to fight the Islamic regime from Germany. “My efforts in perusing the case in Iran had an effect on my personal and artistic sensibility. Visual Analysis Part I Visual Analysis Part II Fertile Crescent Artist Page
Corporate Farming - Behind the Veil | Food, Inc In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. Host a Screening
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