Washington Post on COK: "The politics of going vegetarian for a cause"
By Tim Carman, April 23:
"Veg Week's reach has stretched considerably... perhaps in part because of the ever-growing legion (including government agencies) calling for less meat consumption in the American diet. It would seem that the political ramifications of embracing a vegetarian diet - if only for a week - are not the same as they might have been a decade or two ago..."
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Takoma Park Mayor Proclaims VegWeek & Takes Veg Pledge!
Mayor Bruce Williams in Takoma Park, Md. signed a Proclamation officially dedicating April 23-29 as VegWeek 2012, and to further show the city's support for this effort, he along with four other councilmembers are taking COK's 7-Day Veg Pledge.
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Baltimore VegFest and New Veg Dining Guide
The second annual Baltimore VegFest takes places this Saturday with live music, local veg restaurants, nutrition experts, cooking demos, and dynamic speakers including COK’s Erica Meier. Stop by COK's table to say hi and pick up a copy of our hot-off-the-presses 2012 Veg Guide to Baltimore!
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EU's Hen Welfare Laws Prompt Retailers to Scramble for Egg Alternatives
In January 2012, the European Union's ban on the use of barren wire battery cages for egg-laying hens took effect - and some egg producers got out of the business altogether. Fewer hens means fewer eggs, and as the cost of eggs has quadrupled, prompting many retailers to look for egg-free alternatives.
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