We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot Four Quartets

21 May 2007

National Vegetarian Week

It's the 15th national vegetarian week and I couldn't be happier! I'm definitely not a proselytizing veggie, but I can't ignore a whole week dedicated to spreading the info! At my son's school on Thursday they are having a special lunch with four options all prepared using Quorn, which is a mycoprotein derived from mushrooms, and very very tasty. It resembles chicken and so substitutes well in those recipes especially. I'm thinking of ways to share the love on here, which may result in a post a day..

Last week Mars company, makers of Mars Bars , Milky Way, Bounty, Snickers, Galaxy, Twix and Maltesers and others, decided to start adding animal rennet to all of their candy production. Why? you may ask, well its simply left over industry waste from meat production that they need to get rid of! As a veggie, one would expect it to show up in non-veg cheese production, and one looks out for gelatin (another animal by-product) in certain sweets and items, but rennet in chocolate?? just digusting. {Rennet; the lining membrane of the fourth stomach of a calf or of the stomach of certain other young animals.}

Having received some 6,000 complaints plus a petition from the Vegetarian Society, Mars have reversed their unpopular rennet decision. But be warned, Maltesers are the last on the list to be revised.


Better veggie news concerns India-based MDLR airlines, which has chosen to serve completely vegetarian cuisine onboard as of May 2007 -read about it here: