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News Round-Up 05/11/11

Two interesting vegetarian news stories to start off the day.


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The Canadian Press
A Canadian national science contest saw the discovery of a drug cocktail that might have potential some day to help patients with cystic fibrosis.The runners-up presented a method of making vegetarian-friendly sorbet.

The second-place prize of $4,000 at the 2011 Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge went to three 19-year-old students from Montreal who made sorbet without gelatin, potentially opening up a large new vegetarian market for the dessert.

Read more here.

NorthJersey.com – Sachi Fujimori
A strict vegetarian as a teenager, Sierra Shafer now counts herself as a meat eater, with a few caveats: the animals must be raised on local, sustainable farms, or caught ethically, like the venison steaks she gets from her friend, a bow hunter. And she eats meat only occasionally.

The are article also brings in a definition new to me – Nutritarian!

  • Vegetarian: Those who eat a plant-based diet that includes fruits, vegetables, legumes (dried beans and peas), grains, seeds and nuts. There are various types, including:
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarian: Eat dairy products and eggs.
  • Vegan: No animal products allowed — including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy and honey. Many vegans also do not wear animal products such as leather, wool, silk.
  • Flexitarian: Predominantly vegetarian, but allows for occasional meat products.
  • Nutritarian: The focus is on getting the highest nutrients as possible — avoiding sugar, sweeteners and white flour. Emphasizes leafy greens, colorful vegetables, beans and seeds.

What do you think? Read more here.

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Laura Cooke is the editor and creator of the Veggie Bunch website and community.


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Marianna May 17, 2011 Reply

I like the the idea of nutritarian – not a term that really rolls of the tongue though : (

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