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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2005 www.EarthSave.bc.ca Waste Deep in the Big Muddy By Dave Steele, PhD. e live in a land of incredible wealth Actually, we absolutely cannot use it up. defecant is actu- W and abundance. Giant houses, fancy cars, VCRs, DVDs, computers, iPods. Our And it is becoming a very big problem. Well, you ask, how can it be that there is ally mostly water, it is much land stretches for thousands upon thou- so much manure per person these days? I nastier than the sands of miles. We have recreational don’t remember there being so much when manure it opportunities galore. There is more fresh I was a kid. Where is all of this manure came water here than in any other country in the coming from? from. world. Canada is a breadbasket to the There are two answers, really. First, Bacteria thrive in the stuff. It is extremely world. We have more food than we know Canadians eat more meat than they did in hard to compost. Sometimes this liquid what to do with. And we have way more the past. We eat something like twice as manure leaches into the ground water. The poo per capita than almost any other coun- much per person as we did in 1950; four people of Walkerton, Ontario can attest to try in the entire world! times more than we ate in 1900. And there the deadly consequences of that. Yeah, poo. Number 2. Excrement. are many more of us now than were alive Even when the stuff doesn’t get into the Individual Canadians probably don’t pro- then. Second, these days we raise most of ground water, it can be a very big problem. duce any more sewage than the next guy. our farm animals on ‘factory farms.’ Residents of Paulding County, Ohio have Rather, our farm animals do it for us. North An American invention, factory farms are been forced from their homes. Fumes from American farm animals – cows, pigs, popping up all across Canada. According the holding ponds in their area have poi- chickens together – generate about 6000 to figures from the US Department of soned local people. The Cleveland Plain pounds of manure for every man, woman Agriculture, the percentage of pigs raised Dealer reports that some suffered brain and child on the continent. In the dung on factory farms has risen from 27 percent damage and worse because of the hydro- world, we are about as rich as rich can be. in 1994 to 73 percent today. The figures in gen sulfide emanating from the bubbling Now manure is not entirely a bad thing. Canada are undoubtedly similar. Each lagoons. Tests in Iowa routinely show Farmers have traditionally used the stuff to farm has thousands of animals living in ammonia concentrations well above the fertilize their fields. Biodynamic farmers, close quarters and producing tons of allowable limit for human health – some- especially, put it to good use. It’s way bet- manure. And because of the way it’s han- times exceeding that limit by more than ten ter than chemical fertilizers. But 6000 lbs dled, the manure is far bulkier than it was times. Unfortunately, data on the Canadian per person? I don’t think that we can grow in years past. situation are not available. enough vegetables to use all of that. ‘Modern’ hog barns, for example, use a All of this ignores the effects on the ani- liquid manure han- mals themselves. Living in close quarters, dling system. They in cages or in pens, the animals on these liquefy the solid pig factory farms lead short, hellish lives. waste by mixing it Often confined to spaces little larger than with water until it is a their bodies, most cannot move around and 40112373 slurry. The slurry is sometimes they cannot even lie down. then pumped into They live mired in their poo. It’s no laugh- 2150 Maple Street Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6J 3T3 holding ponds before ing matter. Consider all of this the next it is hauled off for use time you think about putting a pork chop, as fertilizer or who chicken breast or steak on your dinner knows what. While a plate. ton of this liquid Letters to the Editor verifiable information about farming practices, trade deals (fair or otherwise), environmental costs, animal welfare, and yes, health Submissions of articles and letters are gratefully accepted. Please impacts. send your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org. “Sensuality”, in contrast, is about enjoyment: taste buds, cer- tainly, but also conviviality, memory and association. Certain To the Editor: foods evoke deeper resonances in my memory and feelings: bread The leading article in the last newsletter sounded a welcome note (and real, fat, yellow, organically produced butter), citrus, honey, of caution regarding media reports of nutritional studies (“Top apple strudel, beans, sauerkraut, cherries, buckwheat, watermel- Researchers Say Tofu a Powerful Aphrodisiac!”). Building on this on, tea. The key is to honour and value these resonances: they sound foundation of common sense, there is a further level to this have as much right to the title of “nourishment” as the actual whole issue which I believe is worth delving into. nutrients which we have so laboriously isolated. One problem I see with this whole study-mindset is the avalanche of results being quoted in the media and pushed by spe- Ana Simeon cial-interest groups. (For example, there’s at least one nutrition– or health-related “study” that greets me every morning as I open my Yahoo! Mail. Today’s proudly bore the earth-shattering title To the Editor: “Inhaling Citrus Oils Prevents Asthma in Rats!”) As has been said Thanks to Dave Way for his insightful piece in the many times before, information overload is the scourge of the age. November/December issue of EarthSaver. Perhaps it may be An even graver drawback, in my view, is these studies’ discrete, noted here that it is not merely “science” and “scientific research” disparate and discontinued nature. They seem to be more a col- that will best lead us into an evolved future but rather a deep car- lection of trivia than a reliable (beyond the most superficial level) ing compassion and respect for our planet, her plants and her crea- description of natural processes. tures. We feel before we think and a mind all logic is like a han- Compared with even twenty years ago, our culture seems to be dle-less sword that cuts the very hand that holds it. hopelessly embroiled in counting and weighing compounds: cho- lesterol, trans-fats, antioxidants. This obsession with splitting Ross Victor Hermiston things up invades the whole discourse about food and clogs our Vancouver, BC mental environment. The mind is flooded with information, which is so abundant that we will soon require specialized software for meal planning. Even when the data is digested to the mind’s sat- See your Letter to the isfaction, it remains unconnected to the sensory and emotional aspects of food. Unable to bring these aspects together, we flit Editor in print here! between narrow-minded accountancy and mindless indulgence. What is missing here is a holistic approach that would allow us Email the Canada EarthSaver at to synthesize – rather than compartmentalize information coming email@example.com to express your from many sources (internal as well as external), and integrate it into a coherent personal standpoint from which to act. So what views on topics related to EarthSave or its would that holistic approach look like? I call my version of it mission of food choices and the environment, Enlightened Sensuality. nutrition and animal welfare. “Enlightened” points to an ethical standpoint which values the search for and careful ingestion of meaningful information to facilitate responsible action. 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Soon after he got off the train, but for the rest of my time in Xinjiang, when in doubt, I used this piece won’t even serve eggs for breakfast. When you buy samosas you of paper to order a meal. You can’t get too sick of noodles with can assume they are veg unless advertised otherwise. Most rail- tomatoes. A young man I’d met on the train took me out to din- way stations have two separate restaurants with big Veg and Non- ner in Urumqi. I’d thought he had understood my ‘no meat’ Veg signs. A full meal, a thali, in the Veg side consists of dal, rice, request. We took a taxi to what he proudly called the most famous wet and dry curries, pappadam, naan, raita and a wicked chilli – Uigar restaurant in Urumqi. But there was nothing without meat best left alone. This is all for 22 Rupees, under a dollar. My on the menu and no inclination from the restaurant to help. My favourite veg memory though is not of food, but is the sign in the friend had already ordered ribs. So when they arrived we took lobby of Hotel Indra Bhavan in Mysore. It stated “non-veg foods them away uneaten and went to a regular Chinese restaurant with and alcoholic drinks are forbidden in the hotel premises”. lots of good veg choices – and he proceeded to eat his ribs. On the other extreme, Pakistan is vegetarian hell. Everything So after eight months of veg heaven, hell and everything in has mutton or goat in it. I even found meat in my bread. When between, I’m now happily back in Canada enjoying the easy you buy a samosa (or almost anything else) you can assume it has availability of soy chocolate drink, almond dessert tofu and meat in it, and that a veg version is not available. I survived by English speaking veg-friendly restaurants. asking for rice and sabzi – vegetables. This usually resulted in a horrible dish of slimy overcooked bhindi, otherwise known as Insight into Food Allergies ladies’ fingers or okra. Although Pakistan may be vegetarian hell, it was heaven when it came to hospitality. I have never met such friendly people and been treated so well by strangers (though I By Heather Freeland admit there were also a few scary ones closer to Afghanistan). esanto Melina’s talk at the SPEC building on November In between were Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka and the Xinjiang Province of China. In Bangladesh it was almost impossible to avoid fish. Visiting V 23rd proved to be a very insightful look into the relatively new understanding of food intolerances and sensitivities. the home of one very friendly Bengali, I was assured the dinner Different from food allergies, which are an immune system had no meat or fish. I soon pulled something long, thin and hard response to a food that the body identifies as foreign, a food intol- from my mouth. No problem, they said, it’s just a fish bone – but erance is an adverse reaction to food ingredients that involves the no fish? digestive system; a food sensitivity is both. The possible rela- In Nepal there’s the famous dhal bhad, lentils and rice. Also tionship between food and various disorders, such as eczema, Tibetan vegetable momos are excellent. Once in Tibet, yak meat depression, chronic fatigue and many digestive disorders is still a seemed to be in everything and vegetable momos were harder to new and mysterious phenomenon, which Vesanto probed, along find. I also had to endure yak butter tea. Here I made the mistake with her co-authors Jo Stepaniak and Dina Aronson, when writing of drinking it quickly based on the theory that the hotter it is the the recently published Food Allergy Survival Guide. less you can taste it – and even hot it was truly awful! According to their research, the top eight food allergens are: Unfortunately this backfired as being the first to finish just dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, wheat and resulted in an immediate refill. Another misadventure was in a yeast. Many things can exacerbate allergies, such as over con- restaurant in a small town in Tibet. Absolutely no English was sumption of these foods over a prolonged period of time, over-use spoken so I looked around and pointed at a good-looking plate of of pesticides and herbicides in food production, antibiotics, and noodles with no meat in sight that someone else was eating. even allergy testing itself. As tests are only about 80-90% affec- Unfortunately mine came covered with meat – the other fellow tive and many mild allergies and intolerances are almost impossi- must have eaten all his meat first. ble to detect, how are we to know if our well-being is being com- Sri Lanka was much like India. A good variety of veg dishes to promised? Food Allergy Survival Guide gives guidance and sug- choose from, perhaps even a little spicier. gestions on how to find out. By keeping a food diary and cutting In Xinjiang Province, again very little English was spoken. At out certain foods for a given period of time and then reintroduc- the beginning of a 26-hour train ride from Kashgar to Urumqi I ing them, it is possible to discover what your sensitivities are was lucky to meet an army surgeon who spoke some English. He without any testing and with more accuracy. To make the process said he’d learned English ten years earlier but this was the first of eliminating some of the common allergens easier, the book is time he’d used it. He came with me to the dining car and ordered also loaded with many healthful recipes that avoid all these foods. www.EarthSave.bc.ca Canada EarthSaver • January/February 2005 3 How Now Mad Cow? By Denise Swanson ad cow disease was first brought to widespread public atten- Also mentioned was the inhumanity of present slaughter meth- M tion when a serious case erupted in Britain in 1986. Thousands of Britons are likely now infected, with about 150 ods. Often the bolt meant to stun a cow is misaimed and the cow is dismembered while still fully conscious because the line is dead from the human form of mad cow disease: variant moving too fast. This is also dangerous for workers. Creutzfeld-Jacob disease (CJD). The symptoms of the disease are Dr. Friedlander is now paid by the USDA, but has no assign- unimaginably horrible, caused by actual holes forming in the ment, allowing him to travel across the U.S. and Canada, inform- brain. The illness is caused by virtually indestructible mutant pro- ing us about the dangers of our meat supply. Look out for his teins called prions. How do these get into our food supply? upcoming book The Hamburger Files. We found out from Dr. Lester Friedlander on November 14th when this former USDA Veterinary Trainer of the Year spoke at VOLUNTEER NIGHTS AT EarthSave Canada’s Speaker Series, giving us a wealth of hard-to- find information on what our meat goes through before reaching EARTHSAVE the market. Dr. Friedlander is one of several highly respected Join other like-minded individuals every Thursday evening experts who have been fired by either the USDA, or in our coun- from 6:30-9:30pm at the EarthSave office, 2150 Maple Street try’s case, Health Canada, for speaking out on issues that concern (the SPEC building on 6th Avenue), to help with general public health. office duties. It’s a great way to get involved on a casual, In order to keep profits high, meat packing plants need to keep drop-in basis and to meet new people. the “disassembly line” moving as fast as possible. If all the unhealthy looking cattle are identified, it slows down the line and profits dive; therefore most inspectors allow many cattle through CLASSIFIED ADS that should have been held back for examination. This is due to a Ear, hand and foot reflexology certificate courses prepare you conflict of interest of the Food Safety Inspection Service (CFIA in to practice reflexology competently – $295.00. Professional Canada) which strives to keep the meat industry happy AND the and student clinics, books, charts, instructional video, etc. consumer healthy. Dr. Friedlander explained how the public is at Pacific Institute of Reflexology (604) 875-8818 or great risk because the consumer’s safety plays second fiddle to www.pacificreflexology.com profit. Ante Mortem inspection of cattle (vital for detecting signs of central ner- vous system damage) cannot be done properly due to the faulty viewing pro- cedure. High air and water pressure used to remove meat from bone, as well as techniques used for carcass splitting and for removing the spinal cord allow for specified risk material (body parts with highest concentrations of infecting prions) to contaminate meat headed to the consumer. Downed cows (unable to walk) have been banned in the U.S. for human consumption, but not in Canada. These downer cows are ground up for chick- en and pig feed, then parts of those chickens and pigs are fed back to cows; thus the disease-causing prions may end up back in our meat. Chicken drop- pings too are used in cattle feed, an even higher risk route. Another poten- tial means of transmission of the dis- ease is through the saliva of deer infected with chronic wasting disease who share salt licks with cattle des- tined for human consumption. 4 Canada EarthSaver • January/February 2005 www.EarthSave.bc.ca Ask Nancy Two Thumbs Up For EarthSave Past President, Nancy Callan, New Veg Video Game By Lesley Fox and Brandy Humes answers your veggie related questions eet Bryce, a courageous cow and hero of the Steer Madness Q: Is the word “vegan” pronounced “VAY-gan” or “Vee-gun” M video game, who escapes his certain fate when the truck that is driving him to the slaughterhouse turns over in a collision. and is it not the same as a strict vegetarian? Finding himself stranded in the big city (modeled after Vancouver), he quickly makes friends with a young vegan girl. A: Vegan is pronounced VEE-gn, with a hard “g”. The word was Through her influence, Bryce dedicates his newfound freedom to coined in England in 1944 and comes from the first three and last helping other animals. two letters of “vegetarian”. A vegan seeks a lifestyle free from ani- Bryce will complete 14 dangerous but important missions mal products, usually for environmental and/or ethical reasons. including sneaking into a cosmetics testing lab and freeing the This involves eating a diet with no animal products, even honey, rabbits inside, replacing orders for hamburgers with veggie burg- and usually not wearing leather, wool or silk. Many vegans also ers and hijacking chicken transport trucks to free the chickens take care not to purchase products, such as shampoo, which have headed for slaughter. been tested on animals. The word “vegetarian” does not imply any such lifestyle choic- es outside of the diet, which, while free of flesh foods, unlike a vegan diet, may contain animal products such as eggs or dairy. The word was coined in England in 1847 and is said to have been derived from the Latin “vegetus”, meaning “lively”, or “veg- etare”, “to enliven or invigorate”, not from the word “vegetable”. Before that, vegetarians were often referred to as “Pythagoreans”, after the famous mathematician. Pythagoras, considered the father of vegetarianism, eschewed Steer Madness is a refreshing video game which takes the play- both materialism and meat-eating for members of his society. The er on the adventures of an animal advocate. Full of cool indie rock slaughter of animals for food lead to warfare, he believed. He was music, heart-thumping action and daring rescues, the game has also a proponent of raw foods. Now we hear the term raw foodist the ability to keep the player fully engaged, while subtlety raising or even rawist. awareness of issues effecting animals. In a non-threatening way, And yet another dietary distinction has made it into the veggie the video game encourages the player to think about why some- lexicon. The adjective “vegitan” has been coined to distinguish one would want to rescue animals from a lab, save animals head- those who won’t eat a muffin made with margarine that contains ed for slaughter or actively promote vegetarianism. whey, yet will wear wool mittens, from those who won’t do either. Created by Veggie Games Inc. founder and programmer In my world, I’m still having conversations where I have to Johnathan Skinner, Steer Madness is totally original, thought-pro- explain that well, no, I’m not one of those “vegetarians” who eats voking and completely non-violent. Despite all of Bryce’s dan- seafood or chicken. I don’t want to further complicate things by gerous and heroic actions, no one gets hurt, maimed or killed using a word coined in 2002. And since sheep have been observed throughout, which makes the game suitable for all ages. The game to eat meat on rare occasion, yet still qualify as herbivores, I fig- easily appeals to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Steer ure my occasional lack of consistency should not disqualify me Madness, is so easy to play and is so enjoyable, people who do as vegan. Or maybe I’ll just stick with vegetarian. not typically play video games will be pleasantly surprised. Bryce, the cow and star of Steer Madness is truly an amazing EarthSave Launches Internet Forum! and interactive character. He is full of life, wit, humour, intelli- gence – with a dash of charm. He is environmentally conscious Visit our website and check out our internet forums. therefore he rides BMX, mountain and street bikes and also the bus to help complete his missions. He can even operate a variety Hook up with others with similar interests, of construction equipment, including a crane! His passion and find out about events, or discuss dedication to saving the lives of other animals while promoting a issues. Make friends and have plant based diet, is an inspiration to us all. fun! Go to www.earthsave.bc.ca and To get a glimpse of Bryce’s amazing adventures, you can watch click on the Forums link. the trailer for Steer Madness online. Visit www.steermadness.com www.EarthSave.bc.ca Canada EarthSaver • January/February 2005 5 Natural Alternatives to Sugar By Kathy Nowak, RHN, RNCP Sugar brain tumors, birth defects, depression, Most of us have heard about how the epilepsy, skin lesions, headaches, insom- excess consumption of refined white sugar nia, hyperactivity, pms, psychiatric disor- plays a role in modern diseases. White ders, reproductive problems, and even sugar has been stripped of its nutrients, death. Due to all of the hype of the fad such as vitamins, minerals and trace ele- diets, marketers try to satisfy the sweet ments that naturally occur in the whole tooth by pushing artificial sweeteners as Here are some natural unrefined options on sugar cane; therefore, our bodies must use sugar replacements, and stress their no- the market: our own stored vitamins and minerals to calorie or carbohydrate claim. For some- • Sucanat and Rapadura are dehydrated process it. Refined sugar stresses the one trying to lose weight and avoiding sugar cane juices. They provide many body’s metabolism, affects the brain and white sugar, it may be hard to resist. important minerals, and can be substituted often disrupts digestion. Diabetics need to However, artificial sweeteners actually for sugar in any recipe. watch their intake of both refined and nat- increase appetite and can deplete the • Date sugar is made from whole dates. It ural sources of sugar. A common miscon- body’s supply of chromium (helps metabo- is highly nutritious and provides vitamins, ception is that brown sugar is better for us, lize sugar). So along with contributing to minerals and fibre. whereas it actually is just white refined serious health problems, artificial sweeten- • Stevia is an herbal extract of white sugar with some molasses added back to it. ers may also be causing one to gain weight. chrysanthemum. It has many health Sugar is added to just about every advantages. processed food packaged and canned. Natural Alternatives • Fresh fruit and un-sulfured dried fruit Almost all breakfast cereals are Removing refined sugar and artificial • Organic, free trade chocolate – is made processed with an extruder, formed into sweeteners from your diet is an easy step with natural, wholesome ingredients, flakes and O’s, then sprayed with refined towards optimal health. There are many including whole cane sugar. Look for oil and sugar to allow them to stay crispy safe, delicious and nutritious alternatives antioxidant rich dark chocolate which has in milk – even the organic ones! They are to modern sugar in the marketplace – but high in flavonoids then “fortified” with synthetic vitamins. be aware that they must be consumed in • Maple sugar/syrup – high nutritional Use whole grains for breakfast instead of small quantities or they may cause weight value and can be used for baking and these cereals. gain and other health problems. Also, keep cooking. in mind that the immune system is weak- • Barley malt Artificial sweeteners ened by all simple sugars, including honey, • Brown rice syrup No artificial sweetener has been proven molasses, rice malt, fruits and fruit juices. to be safe. Studies show that many con- They should all be temporarily eliminated Kathy Nowak, RHN, RNCP, is one of tribute to a list of health problems. when there is an infection. EarthSave’s regular nutrition advisors. 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Unlike other speed Cost: Free to members; $3 for non-members (Everyone MUST dating in Vancouver, you’re guaranteed to have something in bring a VEGAN dish) common with most participants since the event targets those with an interest in the environment, animal welfare and/or EarthSave welcomes Silvia Wilson, a long time EarthSave healthy eating. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians are welcome. volunteer, to the position of Potluck Coordinator. When? Friday, January 28th, 2005 Ages? 40-50 (women) & 40-55 (men) at 7:00pm; 30-40 Volunteer Opportunity: (women) & 30-45 (men) at 9:00pm The potluck volunteer team meets on the Thursday prior to the Where? 2150 Maple Street, Vancouver potluck from 7-8:30pm. While at the potluck, volunteers get to eat Cost? $20 members, $25 non-members – includes a drink FIRST! For more info, contact Silvia at 604-879-3886 or email: and appetizers (paid upon registration by cash or credit card). email@example.com How to register? Call 604-731-5885. For more details, please visit our website: www.earthsave.bc.ca/events/ speed_dating.html EARTHSAVE READING GROUP What happens at the event? You will meet 10-12 other singles for 6 The first meeting is being held at the SPEC building on minute dates. Contacts are facilitated Wednesday, January 19th at 7:30pm. Be prepared to discuss Eric afterwards by the organizers. At least Schlosser’s book Fast Food Nation. The group will be reviewing one match is guaranteed. the section entitled “The American Way”. UPCOMING VEGETARIAN DINE-OUTS — OPEN TO ALL! Friday, January 14th at 7pm with raspberry coulis and tea or coffee. cooked in special spices and seasoned East is East Price: $14 inclusive for members ($17 with cashew nuts and spices) and Cayoti 3243 West Broadway, Vancouver for non-members) Squash. Sweets for dessert. Price: $14 for members ($17 for non- Sorry, this dine-out was sold out 6 weeks Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 at 7pm members) before the date! But watch for future Dosa Hut dine-outs at this location. Check the 1279 East Hastings Street Vancouver Friday, February 25th, 2005 at 7pm website for details. La Mascotte Dosa Hut, near the Vancouver water- 3236 West Broadway, Vancouver Thursday, January 27th at 7pm front, has some of the most authentic Serenity Cafe South Indian food outside of Bangalore. Dim lighting and a Mediterranean Bistro 3347 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Spicy but not impossibly so, the flavours atmosphere await us at La Mascotte. are quite different from the more familiar We’ll be having a large buffet with a Serenity Cafe is an out of the way find North Indian cuisine. We’ll be having green bean dish, barley stuffed zucchini, for those on special diets. We will start fried donuts made with lentil and veg- rice stuffed eggplant, kale and chick with organic green salad with balsamic etable, Mysore Masala Dosa (thin rice peas, tabouli salad, a taro root dish and vinagrette, followed by roasted squash and lentil crepes layered with spicy chut- unique savory pumpkin pie. This is our and coconut milk soup and organic roast- ney and topped with potatoes, peas and second visit to La Mascotte and the ed potatoes. The entrees will be tofu cauliflower), Oothappam (thin pancake first did not disappoint. This dine-out coconut and cashew curry on organic with tomato and peas topping), Keeral will accommodate up to 50 people. brown rice with mango chutney and Adal (thick pancake blended with Price: $16 for members ($19 for non- roasted vegetable pie with red pepper spinach), Idlis with pepper, cumin, members) and basil sauce. For dessert, we’ll be cashew nuts, raisins, ginger and corian- having an organic vegan chocolate cake der, Ven Pongal (steamed rice and lentils To register for any of these dine-outs, please send your full name and phone number as well as those of any guests you are registering to firstname.lastname@example.org no less than 48 hours before the dine-out. If you do not have convenient internet access, you can also register by phoning 604-736-INFO (604-736-4636). Your registration is your commitment to attend. No shows may result in EarthSave being charged for your meal. www.EarthSave.bc.ca Canada EarthSaver • January/February 2005 7 Rainforest Reptile Refuge Society 1395 176th St., Surrey 604-538-1711 Raith, Dr. S. - Ayurvedic Consultant 2672 West Broadway, Vancouver 604-761-6537 (20%) www.ayuryogi.com Sea Spray (Kelp Growth Supplement) 300-1497 Marine Dr., West Vancouver 604-926-3352 Sejuiced 1958 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver 604-730-9906 Semperviva Natural Health Food Stores 2608 West Broadway,Vancouver 604-739-1958 Serenity Cafe 3347 West 4th Ave., Vancouver 604-739-9777 Shiatsu Therapy with Colin Vankeith, RST 604-682-7339 Simply Vegetarian Restaurant 135-8291 Ackroyd, Richmond 604-278-0852 Small Potatoes Urban Delivery no discount; $15 off first order 604-215-7783 Sprouts 6138 Student Union Blvd., Vancouver 604-822-9124 Swagat Restaurant 1726 Davie St., Vancouver 604-688-9400 B.C. - LOWER MAINLAND Sweet Cherubim (Restaurant Only) 1107 Commercial Drive, Vancouver 604-253-0969 Ayurvedic Center Inc. 5182 Victoria Dr., Vancouver 604-761-9442 Tachia Bakery and Deli 4111 Macdonald Street, Vancouver 604-731-7766 BC Gelati 1102 West Broadway, Vancouver 604-733-2979 Thai Body Work by Bernard Dalziel 332 East 4th Ave., North Vancouver 604-984-1260 Best Bread Co. Tri-City Area and Maple Ridge 604-468-2504 Transilvania Peasant Bread 3474 West Broadway, Vancouver no phone (No Discount - No delivery fee for first order) www.BestBread.ca Unique Nutrition Health Centre 2-555 West 12th Ave., Vancouver 604-872-8647 Bodhi Choi Heung Vegetarian 3932 Fraser Street, Vancouver 604-873-3848 Vadhwana, Gita 7437 Willard Street, Burnaby 604-522-1413 Restaurant Ayurvedic Cooking Instructor Bo Kong (5%) 80-8100 Ackroyd, Richmond 604-278-1992 Veggie Delight Cafe 2280-8181 Cambie Rd., Richmond 604-276-2251 3068 Main Street, Vancouver 604-876-3088 West Best Vegetarian Market (discounted 4834 Victoria Drive, Vancouver 604-323-2362 Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurant 137 East Pender Street, Vancouver 604-683-8816 items & bulk packs excluded) Empowering People 101-2145 W. Broadway, Vancouver 604-323-6669 West Pointe Organic Produce 2625 West 4th Ave., Vancouver 604-736-2839 Evergreen Vegetarian Foods 4166 Main St., Vancouver 604-879-3380 OUTSIDE LOWER MAINLAND LOCATIONS Everybody Loves Veggies 555 West 12th Ave., City Square Mall, 604-873-4417 Black Sea Health Foods 7054 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz 604-796-3677 Vancouver Canadian Wilderness Ecotours 923 Catherine St., Victoria 250-595-1835 Gaia Garden Herbal Dispensary 2672 W. Broadway, Vancouver 604-734-4372 Green Cuisine Market Square, 560 Johnson St., 250-385-1809 Goddess Gift Gatherings ($1 off reg. Various locations, Greater Vancouver 604-879-5867 Victoria admission fee; 5% on related events) www.goddessgiftgathering.com Hoodoo Ranch Organic Fruit Box 155, Spences Bridge, BC 604-980-2217 Greens & Gourmet Vegetarian 2582 West Broadway, Vancouver 604-737-7373 Interlude-Kripalu Massage Victoria, BC 250-514-6223 Restaurant Johnstone, Stacy - Reiki Practitioner 845 Birch Ave., Kelowna, BC 250-763-4033 Happy Veggie World 378 - 13988 Cambie Rd., Richmond 604-278-5519 Lotus Pond Restaurant 617 Johnson St., Victoria 250-380-9228 Health Connection, The (15%) Unit 2 - 2773 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam 604-464-2723 Mandy & Me Trailriding 174 Bear Creek Rd., Kelowna, BC 250-769-5735 Health is Wealth (5%) 4455 E. Hastings, Burnaby 604-298-0595 The Soap Exchange 1393A Hillside Ave., Victoria 250-475-0033 Healthy Green Wheatgrass (50% off first Home Delivery Service 604-879-2280 250-475-0077 tray) Tree House Health Foods 100 Fort St., Hope 604-869-5545 HOC Health Centre 112-250 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam 604-520-6867 * Bold = New Addition Kitsilano Hemp Company 2918 West 4th, Vancouver 604-730-1865 Levin, Tony - Massage Practioner ($5 Vancouver 604-879-7776 Support EarthSave – off) Life Time Organics (10% on vitamins 2099 152nd Avenue, White Rock 604-541-0933 only, 5% on food) May 3rd Enterprises, Electrolysis & Ear Candling My Private Chef, Organic Personal Chef 2023B Hyannis Dr., North Vancouver www.myprivatechef.ca 604-929-0694 email@example.com 604-876-7759 Become A Member Service Nordic Living Water Systems 904 Leovista Ave., North Vancouver 604-990-5462 Annual membership rates: or 1-888-644-7754 Nowak, Kathy - Nutrition Consultant 10-2495 Commercial Drive, Vancouver 604-251-6879 Nyala Restaurant 2930 West 4th, Vancouver 604-731-7899 $12 Student $48 Family Ocean Park Health Foods 12907 16th Ave., South Surrey 604-531-7011 OM Vegetarian Restaurant 3466 Cambie Street, Vancouver 604-873-6868 $24 Senior $96 Corporate Pacific Institute of Reflexology 535 West 10th Ave., Vancouver 604-875-8818 $36 Individual Paradise Vegetarian Noodle House 8681 10th Ave., Burnaby 604-527-8138 Planet Veg Restaurant 1941 Cornwall St., Vancouver 604-734-1001 Rainbow Vegetarian Restaurant 2-8095 Park Road, Richmond 604-273-7311 Phone the EarthSave office (Tues-Sat, 12-4pm) at 604-731-5885 to become a member. Sprouts Serenity Cafe Sprouts is a student run, not-for-profit Serenity is a new cafe and catering company cooperative grocery store, carrying fresh, located in Kitsilano, accommodating customers organic produce from the UBC farm, as well as who are on special diets, all the way from bulk foods, groceries, snacks, baked goods and vegans to celiac. Wheat-free, dairy-free and fair-trade coffee, tea, and chocolate. Sprouts is egg-free dishes are regularly available. located on the lower level of the Student Union Building. 8 Canada EarthSaver • January/February 2005 www.EarthSave.bc.ca
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