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              rec.food.veg  World Guide to Vegetarianism
                              Internet1
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The 20 parts of this guide contain a world list of vegetarian and
vegetarian-friendly restaurants, stores, organizations, services, etc.
Each part is posted on an independent schedule.

The guide is available on WWW in easy-to-use hypertext format on the
Vegetarian Pages at http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/

        ** Please send us any new listings or corrections. **

The prefered way for you to send us updates is to use the forms on the
above mentioned WWW site. E-mail updates gladly accepted also, but
please format them in the same format as is used in this guide and
keep comments and reviews short, simple, and straight to the point.

The latest posted copy of the World Guide to Vegetarianism is also
available via e-mail. For an index and instructions, send an e-mail to
mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with the following line in the message body:
  send usenet/news.answers/vegetarian/guide/index
The guide is also available via anonymous ftp from rtfm.mit.edu in the
directory /pub/usenet/news.answers/vegetarian/guide.


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Internet Services
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This section has listings for the following:

  USENET Newsgroups                 Gopher
  Mailing Lists                     Information via E-Mail
  World Wide Web                    Internet Relay Chat
  Anonymous FTP


Many thanks to Bobbi Pasternak, who's compiling a list of online
resources for the Vegetarian Resource Group, and to Geraint 'Gedge'
Edwards, our European listings coordinator, for posting much of the
below information on rec.food.veg. If you know of any other Internet
vegetarian resources, please send them to Bobbi Pasternak
<bobbi@clark.net> and to myself, Mark Wisdom <mwisdom@free.org>.


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World Wide Web  (WWW)


Vegetarian Pages
  http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/
- The main index to vegetarian resources on the Internet. Features
  vegetarian news items, a list of major events around the world, an
  index to vegetarian info by issue, general reading material, FAQs,
  lists of vegetarian people, organizations, and businesses on the
  Internet, a list of famous vegetarians, and more.

Vegan Action
  http://envirolink.org/arrs/va/home.html
- Information on veganism, soft-copies of The Vegan News, animal
  derived ingredients & clothings lists.

World Guide to Vegetarianism
  http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Guide/index.html
- What you're currently looking at. A global listing of vegetarian and
  vegetarian-friendly restaurants, natural food stores, organizations,
  services, etc.

Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG)
  http://envirolink.org/arrs/VRG/home.html
- Back issues of the Vegetarian Journal, articles, information,
  brochures, and newsletters on veganism, vegetarianism, nutrition,
  recipes, new products, travel, scientific studies, book and software
  reviews, animal rights.

Vegetarian Society UK (VegSocUK)
  http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/VegSocUK/
- Contains the entire collection of VegSocUK infosheets, reports,
  articles, campaigns, local resources.

Animal Rights Resource Site (ARRS)
  http://envirolink.org/arrs/index.html
- Extensive collection of essays concerning AR and vegetarianism.
  Picture gallery, AR news service, 20-plus hosted home pages,
  including PETA, the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG), Hunt Saboteurs
  Association, etc., the Animal Rights FAQ, Campaigns index and action
  alerts, and the World Guide to Animal Rights.

ADVANCE
  http://www.southwind.net/~ebase/Get/Adv/Adv.html
- A North American grassroots calendar of events, with emphasis on
  animal rights, vegetarianism, animal welfare, the environment, &
  some human rights issues. Events listed include meetings, rallies,
  protests, lectures, symposia, demonstrations, expos, dinners, info
  tables, seminars, nature walks, displays, picnics, & whatever else
  is going on.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
  http://www.envirolink.org/arrs/peta/
- PETA Factsheets (some vegetarian), action alerts, etc. The largest
  animal rights organization in the world.

ARK Online
  http://www.teleport.com/~animals/
- "The online magazine for people who care about animals."


Recipe Servers:

Veggies Unite!
  http://www.honors.indiana.edu/~veggie/recipes.cgi/
- A searchable index of over 2000 vegetarian recipes. Has links to
  many nutrition and health sites.

English Server Recipes Folder
  http://english-www.hss.cmu.edu/Recipes.html
- Although not entirely vegetarian, much of it is vegetarian recipes.
  There are links to the Fat-Free archives and a few others.


Local/Regional Vegetarian Web Pages:

For a complete list, see http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/

European Vegetarian Union (EVU)
  http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/EVU/home.html
- EVU news and information.

Nodo Vegetariano Milanese (Vegetarian Node in Milan), Italy
  http://www.dsi.unimi.it/Users/Students/maresa/Veget/Veget.html

Vegetarians International Voice for Animals (Viva!)
  http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/Viva/info.html
- Viva! leaflets, guides, press releases, campaigns.

Vegan Society UK
  http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/VeganSocUK/vegansoc.html
- Vegan Society leaflets, articles, list of local groups and contacts.

Bradford Vegetarian Society, UK
  http://www.brad.ac.uk/~atma/vegsoc.html

Brighton Vegetarian & Vegan Society, UK
  http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/VegSocUK/Local/brighton.html

Portsmouth Area Vegetarian & Vegan Network, UK
  http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/Orgs/VegSocUK/Local/portsveg.html

Southampton and District Vegetarian Society, UK
  http://www.tcp.co.uk/~numbersix/vegsoc.html

The Vegan Society (NSW), Australia
  http://www.ozemail.com.au/~tyrus/Vegan_Pages/index.html

Victoria Vegetarian Info, Australia
  http://www.vicnet.net.au/vicnet/Adrian/veg.htm

Vegetarian Resource Center (VRC), North America
  http://www.tiac.net/users/vrc/vrc.html

North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS)
  http://mars.superlink.com/user/dupre/navs/index.html

Toronto Vegetarian Association, Ontario, Canada
  http://www.interlog.com/~tva/home.html

Misissauga Vegetarian Association, Ontario, Canada
  http://www.interlog.com/~webweave/mva.html

Winnipeg Vegetarian Association, Manitoba, Canada
  http://www.mbnet.mb.ca/~wva/index.html

Triangle Vegetarian Society, North Carolina, USA
  http://www.trinet.com/tonc/tvspage.html

VivaVegie Society, New York City, USA
  http://www.southwind.net/~ebase/Orgs/VivaVeg/VivaV.html

Maine VegNet, USA
  http://www.biddeford.com/vegnet/


Student Vegetarian Organizations:

MIT Vegetarian Support Group
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  http://www.mit.edu:8001/activities/vsg/home.html

Rice Vegetarian Club
  Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
  http://www-ece.rice.edu/~andrew/rvc/rvc.html

WPI Vegetarian Society
  Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  http://www.wpi.edu/~veggies/


Vegetarian Products:

Midland Harvest Burgers
  http://emall.com/Harvest/Harvest1.html
- Midland Harvest burgers and other products.

Naturally Yours
  http://www.america.com/mall/store/naturally.html
- Sells grains and grain mills mostly. Seeds for sprouting too.

McBooks Press
  http://www.spidergraphics.com/mcb/mcbld.html
- Publisher of a series of vegetarian parenting books by Sharon
  Yntema: Vegetarian Pregnancy, Vegetarian Baby, and Vegetarian
  Children.


Personal Pages:

See http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/People/ for a list of personal
web pages.



If you do not have access to www (typical www browsers are netscape,
mosaic, lynx, and www) but if you have access to telnet, then you can
use www by telneting to a public www client, some of which are
gopher.msu.edu, info.cern.ch, and telnet.w3.org (128.141.201.214).
You can also telnet to www.njit.edu and log in as 'www'. You can also
access WWW pages via e-mail. For instructions, send an e-mail to
listserv@mail.w3.org with 'www' in the message body.



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Internet Relay Chat  (IRC)


IRC is a mechanism that allows people to have real-time text-based
group discussions over the Internet. This can be used as a cheap (free
for some) substitute for long distance phone calls.

The following is an explanation of how to access IRC via the UNIX
'irc' client software. Accessing IRC from other software or from other
types of systems should be similar, although the commands may be
replaced with menus.

The IRC is composed of several networks. The big one is called EFnet.
On EFnet, there are 2 vegetarian discussion channels: #veggies
and #vegan. There is a server/robot on #veggies called VeganSrv which
is always available so that interested folks can get information on
vegetarianism. If it's not there, then you are likely on another IRC
network, try switching to an IRC server on the EFnet network (for
example irc.texas.net or sifon.cc.mcgill.ca) using the /server command
(eg: '/server irc.texas.net').

Channels are created when people join them, so if you join '#veggie',
and not '#veggies', you are not likely to see anyone else. #veggies
has about 3 or 4 people chatting at times, but can also often be
empty. Try accessing it at different times of the day.

On IRC, people are known by their nicknames, so you must choose one
with the 'nick' command.

A typical session may include the following example commands:
    /nick MyNickname
    /join #veggies
    /who #veggies     (to see who is on #veggies)
    /whois gedge      (to see info about Gedge, if he's currently on)
    /msg gedge argh!  (to privately ask Gedge for help)
    /quit

All command lines must be prefixed with a '/'. Anything not prefixed
by a '/' will be sent to your current channel for all participants to
see!

If you don't have an IRC client installed on your system then you can
FTP one from ftp.undernet.org in the irc/clients directory. There are
clients here for Mac, PC, UNIX (precompiled or source), and other
systems. For UNIX, you can also automagically install it with
'telnet sci.dixie.edu 1 | sh'.



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USENET Newsgroups


rec.food.veg
- Posting/discussion of all vegetarian related subjects.

rec.food.veg.cooking
- A moderated newsgroup for the posting/discussion of vegetarian
  recipes, cooking information, nutrition, and other non-ethical
  information.

talk.politics.animals
- Posting/discussion of animal rights related subjects.

alt.food.fat-free
- Posting/discussion related to fat-free foods/diet. Not entirely
  vegetarian.



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Mailing Lists


Many mailing lists are available in two formats: regular and digest.
In the regular format, you get an e-mail for every message posted.
This is typically between 5 and 50 e-mails per day. In digest format,
you get one e-mail per day containing all the postings for the
previous 24 hours.


Vegan-L
- A mailing list for vegans and aspiring vegans. To subscribe, send
  an e-mail to listserv@templevm.bitnet with the following in your
  message body:
    sub vegan-l <your first and last name here>
  For the digest option, also add the following line:
    set vegan-l digest

VegLife
- Used to be called Granola. To subscribe, send an e-mail to
  listserv@vtvm1.cc.vt.edu with the following in your message body:
    sub veglife <your first and last name here>
  For the digest option, also add the following line:
    set veglife digest

Veggie
- For the discussion of any aspect of vegetarianism, vegetarian
  lifestyle, or anything relevant to vegetarians. To subscribe, send
  an e-mail to veggie-request@bath.ac.uk with the following in your
  message body:
    sub veggie <your first & last name here>
  For the digest option, also add the following line:
    set veggie digest

VegPol-L
- For discussing 'The Sexual Politics of Meat' and other
  race/class/gender/veg issues. To subscribe, send an e-mail to
  listproc@jefferson.village.virginia.edu with the following in your
  message body:
    sub vegpol-l <your first and last name here>

Veg-Admins
- This is a list for people who provide or maintain significant
  resources for vegetarians on-line. It aims to facilitate the best
  coordination between these providers. For more info, contact
  Geraint 'Gedge' Edwards <gedge@inner.demon.co.uk>.

VegCMTE
- For people who want to volunteer time to help VegLife keep up to
  date with journals, information files, recipes, etc. Also for those
  who want to work with their local vegetarian organizations, or who
  want to start their own. Contact Chuck Goelzer <cgl1@cornell.edu>
  for more info.

Veg-Cook
- A mailing list where vegetarian cooks can exchange ideas and
  techniques. Subscribers also receive all posts to
  rec.food.veg.cooking. To subscribe, send an e-mail to
  listserv@netcom.com with the following in your message body:
    sub veg-cook <your first and last name here>
  For the digest option, also add the following line:
    set veg-cook digest

VegFood (Vegetarian Recipe Exchange List)
- Detailed discussion on vegetarian food preparation, including
  recipes. To a minor degree cookbooks, cookware, spices,
  wine/spirits, etc, will be discussed. No ethical issues will be
  raised since we are concerned only with the end result of food
  preparation. Guard your waistline! All are welcome. To subscribe,
  send an e-mail to listproc@cadserv.cadlab.vt.edu with the following
  in your message body:
    sub vegfood <your first and last name here>

Veg-Raw
- Intended for the discussion of vegetarian/vegan raw food diets. To
  subscribe, send an e-mail to majordomo@intergate.net with the
  following in your message body:
    subscribe veg-raw

Veggies
- For British vegetarian events/matters. Remarkably quiet. To
  subscribe, send an e-mail to: veggies-request@ncl.ac.uk with the
  following in your message body:
    sub veggies <your first & last name here>
  Availability of digest option is unknown to me.

FatFree
- Intended for anyone following an extremely lowfat vegetarian diet,
  including followers of McDougall and Ornish. Only vegetarian recipes
  are permitted. The focus here is on the health and nutrition aspects
  of such diets, not ethical and ecological concerns. To subscribe,
  send an e-mail to fatfree-request@fatfree.com (digest version) or
  fatfree-nd-request@fatfree.com (non-digest version) with the subject
  "subscribe". Recipes are archived on http://www.fatfree.com/.

BA-FatFree
Chicago Area FatFree
- There are also local off-shoots of the FatFree mailing list for the
  San Francisco Bay Area and for the Chicago area. These discuss local
  issues and arrange get-togethers and potlucks. To subscribe to
  BA-FatFree, send an e-mail to ba-fatfree-request@hustle.rahul.net
  with "subscribe" in the message body. To subscribe to the Chicago
  area list, write lee@bio-3.bsd.uchicago.edu or
  ekatman@midway.uchicago.edu for more details.

Southern Ontario Vegetarian Mailing List
- A list to discuss issues local to Southern Ontario, Canada, and to
  arrange get-togethers, restaurant outings, potlucks, etc. To
  subscribe, send your request to ontveg-request@csd.uwo.ca.

VegCNY-L
- Vegetarians of Central New York. To subscribe, send an e-mail to:
  listserv@cornell.edu with the following in your message body:
    sub VegCNY-L <your first & last name here>

MN-Veg
- Vegetarians in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. To subscribe,
  send an e-mail with the line "subscribe" in your message body to:
  mn-veg-request@waste.org (regular version) or
  mn-veg-digest-request@waste.org (digest version).

Vegan News
- The Newsletter of Vegan Action, a non-profit vegan advocacy and
  support organization. Contains information of interest to vegans
  about animal rights, the environment, nutrition, and activism.
  Also, includes San Francisco Bay local announcements. To subscribe,
  send an e-mail to listproc@mellers1.psych.berkeley.edu with the
  following in your message body:
    sub vn <your first and last name here>

MaxLife
- A list for those working toward a positive, healthy life style while
  at the same time choosing to avoid heavy consumerism. It is for
  people who choose their activities with careful consideration to the
  pleasure they bring as well as all their costs. To subscribe, send
  an e-mail to: listserv@gibbs.oit.unc.edu with the following in your
  message body:
    sub maxlife <your first & last name here>
  For the digest option, also add the following line:
    set maxlife digest

Macrobiotic
- A list on macrobiotics. To subscribe, send an e-mail to
  macrobiotic-request@veda.is with the following in your message body:
    sub macrobiotic <your first and last name here>
  Availability of digest option is unknown to me.

AR-Talk
- A mailing list for the discussion of animal rights. Part of the
  Animal Rights Electronic Network (AREN). To subscribe, send an
  e-mail to ar-talk-request@cygnus.com with the following in your
  message body:
    sub ar-talk <your first and last name here>
  Availability of digest option is unknown to me.

AR-News
- Related to AR-Talk. To subscribe, send an e-mail to (?)
  ar-news-request@cygnus.com with the following in your message body:
    sub ar-news <your first and last name here>
  Availability of digest option is unknown to me.

AR-SFBay
- News and announcements relating to animal rights and
  vegan/vegetarian issues and events for the greater San Francisco Bay
  area. Info on demonstrations, potlucks, presentations, and local
  news on animal issues. To subscribe, send an e-mail to
  listproc@mellers1.psych.berkeley.edu with the following in your
  message body:
    sub ar-sfbay <your first and last name here>
  Availability of digest option is unknown to me.

SNARE
- Students Networking for Animal Rights Everywhere. A network of
  students involved with animal rights issues working to build
  alliances with other students around the world. To subscribe, send
  an e-mail to owner-soar-list@ucs.indiana.edu.



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Anonymous FTP


When FTPing to an anonymous FTP site, use the userid 'anonymous' and
then enter your e-mail address for the password,

Vegetarian Resource Group Archives, 2 sites:
  ftp://ftp.geod.emr.ca/pub/Vegetarian/
  ftp://ftp.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/pub/doc/
- VRG articles, newsletters, and pamphlets in electronic form.
- 'The Vegetarian Game', an IBM-PC game by the VRG, is available
  from ftp.informatik.uni-hamburg.de.

Vegetarian Society UK (VegSocUK)
  ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/food/
- Contains the entire collection of VegSocUK infosheets, and a lot
  more.

FatFree Recipe Archive, 2 sites:
  geod.emr.ca:/pub/Vegetarian
  ftp.halcyon.com:/pub/recipes
- Large and growing archive of very lowfat and fatfree vegetarian
  recipes. Recipes range from simple to complex, easy to gourmet,
  mild to hot. There are recipes from cultures all around the world:
  Caribbean, Eastern European, South American, mainstream American
  and so on. Indian cuisine is particularly well-represented in the
  collection. All the recipes are strictly vegetarian and contain no
  added fat and very little high-fat ingredients. Yet, the variety
  is astounding.

ftp://flubber.cs.umd.edu/other/tms/
- Several dozen vegetarian related articles, including the ADA's
  position paper on the vegetarian diet, statements by the
  Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine, and an array of
  files related to Jeremy Rifkin's book, "Beyond Beef".
- Will soon no longer be available.

VegLife
  ftp://cadadmin.cadlab.vt.edu/
- Several thousand vegetarian/vegan/fatfree recipes. Vegetarian FAQs,
  information files, discussion archives, etc. Userid 'vegan' and
  password 'guest' also work. Maintained by Darrell A. Early
  <paddy@vt.edu>.

Vegan Recipes
  ftp://mthvax.cs.miami.edu/pub/recipes/
  ftp.uu.net:/usenet/rec.food.recipes/vegan
- Collection of vegan recipes. Both addresses have the same recipes.

Greate Cakes Without Eggs, located at 2 sites:
  ftp://oak.oakland.edu/SimTel/win3/food/
  ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/food/
- 'Greate Cakes Without Eggs'. 216 recipes. In Winhelp hypertext
  format. Includes pictures. Simnel cake, gingerbread, 14 different
  kinds of apple cake, Lebanese date cake, Jewish orange cake, Greek
  walnut cake, Texan Christmas cake, prune bread - you name it, it's
  here. About 1/4 of the recipes are vegan, and the others are
  lacto-vegetarian. The measures are given in US cup measures,
  Imperial, and Metric. This is a ShareWare software version of a
  succesful paper book that is sold in England and Europe. Requires
  Windows 3.1+.

news.answers Archives
  ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/
- news.answers archive site. Contains the latest officially posted
  copies of the World Guide to Vegetarianism and the rec.food.veg FAQ.



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Gopher


english-server.hss.cmu.edu
- Look under 'Recipes'. See listing under World Wide Web.

gopher.micro.umn.edu
- Archives of rec.food.recipes. Look under 'Fun & Games', 'Recipes'.
  4 vegetarian subdirectories of recipes: vegan, lacto, ovo, and
  ovo-lacto.

usda.mannlib.cornell.edu
- USDA gopher site containing Lotus 123 spreadsheet format data
  regarding various kinds of farm production, food consumption, etc.
  A good place to verify some of the statistics used in arguments for
  vegetarianism.

If you do not have access to gopher, but have access to telnet, then
you can use gopher by telneting to a public gopher client, two of
which are gopher.msu.edu and panda.uiowa.edu.



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Information by E-Mail


The World Guide to Vegetarianism
- For instructions on getting the latest officially posted copy of
  this guide via e-mail, send an e-mail to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu
  with the following line in your message body:
    send usenet/news.answers/vegetarian/guide/index

Vegetarian Society UK Info Sheets
- For help and an index, send an e-mail to fileserv@salata.com with
  the following two lines in your message body:
    index
    help

The rec.food.veg Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Listing
- For the latest officially posted copy of the rec.food.veg FAQ, send
  an e-mail to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with the following line in
  your message body:
    send usenet/news.answers/vegetarian/faq

SunSite FTP by E-Mail Service
- Will FTP stuff from any site for you via e-mail. Send an e-mail to
  ftpmail@sunsite.unc.edu with 'help' in the message body for
  instructions. See 'Anonymous FTP Sites' above for examples of what
  is available.


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