It’s Meatout Day! (Plus 7 Reasons to “Kick the Meat Habit”)

Today, March 20, is Meatout Day, the world’s largest annual grassroots information campaigns regarding the plant-based diet!

Thousands of people throughout all 50 states plus two dozen other countries are out there encouraging their friends, family and communities to “kick the meat habit” and explore the healthy, caring and eco diet of vegetarian/vegan fare!

Going veg a great way to start off the spring season : ) Here’s 7 awesome reasons why, according to Meatout’s founder, FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement):

Kicking the meat habit reduces our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other chronic diseases that cripple and kill nearly 1.4 million Americans annually.

Kicking the meat habit decreases our exposure to infectious pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli, and Campylobacter, which kill several thousand Americans annually and sicken millions more.

Kicking the meat habit raises our energy level, lowers our food budget, and simplifies food preparation and cleanup.

Kicking the meat habit frees up grains and other foods that can be used to feed the world’s hungry. Animals are extremely inefficient “protein converters;” it can take up to 16 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef.

Kicking the meat habit preserves our topsoil, water, and other food production resources vital to the survival of our children and their children.

Kicking the meat habit protects our forests, grasslands, and other wildlife habitats from encroachment by cattle ranchers while reducing the polluting effects of methane, soil particles, manure, and pesticides on our air and water.

Kicking the meat habit saves animals from caging, crowding, deprivation, drugging, mutilation, manhandling, and agonizing slaughter. Each person who adopts a plant-based diet saves over 80 innocent, sentient animals each year. Over a lifetime, an individual can save more than 6,000 animals just by going vegan.

It’s time to begin your journey to healthy, compassionate eating.
Order your FREE Veg Starter Kit to find out how!

Hooray for Meatout Day and a shoutout for everyone who’s pledging to be veg today! : )

Find out more at www.meatout.org

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New Year’s Eve

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Hallo Friends!

What’s everyone doing for New Year’s Eve? Hope everyone will have a safe and compassionate celebration!

What are your green resolutions for 2012? We’d love to hear them!

In the new year, we hope many people will resolve to be vegan, whatever reason that may be: health, animals, ethics, or the planet! If anyone needs any help or resources, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have a ton of materials on the plant-based lifestyle and One Veg World can help feed you with yummy vegan food as well 🙂

Wishing this New Year brings much peace, happiness, blessings and love to all–humans and animals alike!

❤ ❤ ❤

Vegan Diet Given a Second Look

To accompany yesterday’s post about meat consumption on the decline, here’s another great year-end news, as reported on US  News, no less!

But today, a growing number of people are giving vegan diets a second look, and nutritionists now believe that a well-thought-out vegan eating plan could be the most healthy way to live for most people.

This article also lists out some of the benefits of a plant-based diet:

Research has found that people who follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle enjoy a number of health benefits, Sheth said. These include:

  • Lower cholesterol levels.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • A healthier body mass index.
  • Decreased risk for heart disease.
  • Decreased risk for cancer.
  • Better control and prevention of diabetes.

Another great thing about this write-up is that it actually rebuts all of the common misconceptions of an animal-free diet.

Sheth added that research has found vegan diets to be appropriate for people at all stages of the life cycle — even people at crucial stages, such as growing children, pregnant or lactating women, and highly active athletes.

If you’re on the fence yourself or know anyone who needs some encouragement to switch to a kinder, eco-friendly, healthy lifestyle, this article is a great starting point. And of course, having delicious vegan options to try is a big plus and that’s what One Veg World is here for. 🙂 Our international dishes recreate many of your favorites – just with no animal products.

Here’s one of our crowd favorites, the “Enchanted Garden”. This refreshing salad comes with grilled veggie (soy) chicken and a dairy-free, creamy cucumber dressing.

Have a healthy and happy day!

Meat Consumption Declines

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This is such great news to start off the New Year!!

According to a recent Daily Livestock Report, 2010 marked the fourth year in a row that meat consumption declined in the United States and the fifth decline within a six-year period. Now, a new report shows this trend is expected to continue in 2012. Although the biggest drop is expected for beef, poultry and pork consumption are also expected to decline dramatically. All of this despite the fact that the US population continues to grow.

Source: Nathan Runkle’s post at Mercy for Animals

And why not? It makes sense to eat a plant-based diet: it’s more economical, healthy, sustainable and compassionate!

If you’re looking to start off 2012 right with resolutions for healthier eating, visit us at One Veg World to try out our delicious vegan dishes. 🙂

Just Discovered: “The Daily Bean” Web Paper About All Things Veg

Thanks, Jesse, for covering our post! Wishing you continued success in spreading vegetarianism through The Daily Bean! 🙂

Queen of LOHAS at One Veg World

Long Kuan, also known as Queen of LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) is a popular singer from China who is a big animal lover and a veg! She emerged onto the Chinese music scene in 2004, and quickly made her way up the charts and into the hearts of fans. Her first solo album released in China sold over 100,000 copies. The following year in 2005, Long Kuan garnered numerous awards, including Best New Artist of the Year, Best Album, Best Lyrics, Hit of the Year and a Silver Award from the 5th Pepsi Music, and Top Music Chart Award from Music Radio China.

Through her music, she spreads an important message of sustainability and environmentalism.

Check out her cool music video “It’s a Strange Planet”

This one has her song clips with translations. 😉

It was so much fun to have her dine at One Veg World during her visit to the United States. She’s so cute! In case, you can’t tell, she’s posing with her vegan sushi (no fish!)!


Keep spreading the veg message, Long Kuan! ❤

Happy Earth Day!

Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, at One World Vegetarian Cuisine and receive one FREE organic plant for each dine-in table. To further promote sustainable living, we are also offering additional plants for only $1.50/plant to help you start your own fresh, organic garden.

Research has shown that 94% of dietary emissions are reduced by switching to an organic, plant-based diet! For more information on organic farming, please visit: www.suprememastertv.com/sos-global-warming/organic-farming.html

So Save the Planet, Be Veg & Plant Organic!