News from the Vegosphere

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November 24, 2008

Family value: In a bid to fight deforestation, an Indonesian city rules that couples applying for a birth certificate must plant a tree. 

Environmental News Network

Doctor’s orders: Warning of the dangers of climate change to public health, the AMA calls for policymakers to “work to reduce human contributions” to global warming.

American Medical News

“Dihydrogenated tallow dimethyl ammonium choloride” is what?! Rendered animal fat used in Downy fabric softener.

Tree Hugger

Less fear of flying: 80 percent of airport restaurants surveyed offer at least one low-fat vegetarian entrée. 

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“Bee-covery zones”: EU lawmaker proposes planting patches of bee-friendly flowers with crops to aid honeybee survival.

Environmental News Network

—VT Editors