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Web Sites

Green Mountain Animal Defenders
http://www.gmad.info
GMAD (Green Mountain Animal Defenders) works throughout Vermont to promote humane treatment of animals, prevent cruelty, educate the public about animal issues, spay and neuter animals and find homes for animals who need them, and participate in national campaigns related to animal protection and animal rights.

The Vegetarian Resource Group
http://www.vrg.org
The VRG (Vegetarian Resource Group) is a leading source of information on all things vegetarian and vegan. Registered Dietitians or physicians with expertise in vegetarian nutrition write all the VRG's nutrition-related material, which has earned widespread respect for scientific accuracy. Check the FAQs on the VRG Web site for answers to common and uncommon questions about vegetarian living.

The International Vegetarian Union
http://www.ivu.org
As an international organization composed of independent national and local vegetarian groups, the IVU (International Vegetarian Union) promotes the spread of vegetarianism and vegetarian information throughout the world. Whatever you are looking for recipes, historical information, lists of famous vegetarians, message boards, vegetarian news, how to order a vegetarian meal in many different languages, and much more you'll probably find it on the IVU's Web site. The Vermont Vegetarian Society is a member of the IVU.

Vegetarian Home
http://www.vegetarianhome.com
A place to start your search for Everything Vegetarian on the Web. Great travel and regional resource.

Nutrition MD
http://www.nutritionmd.org
Web site operated by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, free vegan recipes, nutrition tips, and information for both health care providers and consumers on the role good nutrition plays in overall health, as well as how it relates to the prevention and treatment of specific conditions.

Everyday Vegetarian Recipes
www.everyday-vegetarian-recipes.com/
Easy vegetarian recipes. Simple and healthy meal ideas including low calorie and low cholesterol cooking and advice on becoming vegetarian.

Vegetarian Forum
www.vegetarianforum.com/
Chat and exchange ideas with other vegetarians.

Books

The Bible According to Noah
by Gary Kowalski
Lantern Books,
ISBN 1-930051-32-8
Theologian and VVS participant Gary Kowalski uses the familiar Bible stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, Abraham and Isaac, the trials of Job, and Jonah and the whale as jumping-off points for reflections on the sanctity and kinship of all living beings and the need for nonviolence, justice, and toleration of differences. He argues that we need to write our own religious history as a work in progress and reinterpret the sacred stories we have inherited in light of the challenges of today.

Becoming Vegan
by Brenda Davis, RD & Vesanto Melina, MS, RD
Book Publishing Company,
ISBN 1-57067-103-6
A comprehensive, up-to-date, scientifically reliable guide to eating a healthy, all-plant diet. Includes special recommendations for pregnancy and breastfeeding, vegan children, the elderly, weight reduction and weight gain, and vegan athletes. A Vegan Food Guide provides an easy-to-follow plan for meeting all our bodies' nutritional needs without the use of any animal products.

Vegan & Vegetarian FAQ from The Vegetarian Resource Group
ISBN 0-931411-24-6
As Internet veterans know, FAQs are "Frequently Asked Questions." Davida Gypsy Breier has compiled a guide to being vegetarian and vegan based on questions from thousands of visitors to the Web site of The Vegetarian Resource Group (http://www.vrg.org), an authoritative source of information on everything having to do with vegetarianism. Whether you are wondering about nutrition, food ingredients, travel, cooking, raising children, or where to buy non-leather bowling shoes or vegan candles, you'll find the answer in this book. The nutrition section is by VVS member Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, one of the world's leading experts on vegetarian nutrition. For more information or to order the book, see http://www.vrg.org/catalog/faq.htm.


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