Resources for vegetarians and vegans
- The Vegetarian Resource
- The Vegetarian Resource Group is an amazing resource
for anybody learning how to be vegetarian or vegan. Its
website is brimming with information about nutrition,
recipes, cookbooks, and vegetarian restaurants and food
stores in the U.S. and Canada. The site also includes
information about the societal aspects of veganism and
how to raise children on a vegan diet.
American Dietetic Association position paper on
- This paper summarizes recent scientific findings on
the health aspects of vegetarianism and veganism. It
explains which nutrients are most important to pay
attention to in planning a vegan diet, and it lists
foods that are helpful in providing those nutrients.
- The Mail Order Catalog
- For a free catalog of more vegan ingredients,
cookbooks, and dietary books than you ever would have
imagined possible, call 1-800-695-2241.
International Vegetarian Union
- This page (available in several languages) contains an
index of hundreds of vegan recipes from around the
world. It has dozens of links to international
organizations, journals, and newsgroups.
- This newsgroup is dedicated to the topic of vegetarian
and vegan cooking. Unlike most other vegetarian
newsgroups, it is modified to weed out the flaming and
off-topic posts. This is a great place to find recipes
and ask specific questions about vegetarian cuisine.
- United Poultry
- United Poultry Concerns is a rescue and education
organization. It fights for legislation to ban cruel
farming practices such as the forced molting of laying
hens. Karen Davis, the president of UPC, has written
several books on factory farming and cooking without
eggs. Her book Poisoned Chickens, Prisoned Eggs
is undoubtedly the most disturbing and powerful thing I
have ever read. Based on information I have received
from the poultry industry and various state departments
of agriculture, I believe that the concerns she raises
in her book are accurate.
- The Farm
- The Farm Sanctuary operates two shelters, one in
upstate New York and one in northern California. These
shelters are home to hundreds of farm animals rescued
from stockyards, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. The
animals receive rehabilitation and life-long care. The
sanctuary helps to educate its many visitors about the
needs of animals and the dangers of factory farming.
This group has authored several cookbooks, including my
much beloved Vegan Vittles.
- Dr. Temple Grandin's Web
- Dr. Grandin is one of the world's leading experts on
humane slaughter methods. She has helped to design
livestock handling facilities in the United States,
Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and
other countries. Her numerous articles on livestock
behaviour and the needs of animals in handling
facilities contribute a balanced perspective to the
debate over animal welfare.