Seeds of Change Spicy Peanut Noodles

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Even though Seeds of Change is now owned by M&M/Mars, I couldn’t resist a recent sale that made one of their frozen meals a mere 99 cents. Their “Spicy Peanut Noodles” dish was really flavorful and tasty and, as is their policy, 100% of the ingredients are organic.

One thing to note: with 4 1/2 grams of saturated fat and 650mg of sodium, this ain’t health food. It’s also far from vegan, containing heavy cream (gee, where could that sat fat have come from?) and honey. But for lacto vegetarians who don’t mind the occasional “heavy” meal, this Seeds of Change frozen meal fits the bill.

Dissection alternatives is reporting that The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be the first major US university to adopt a dissection alternatives policy. General education courses that use dissection as part of the cirriculum will be required to provide alternatives to conscientious objectors and for other courses, the alternatives available must be stated at the time of registration.

(via the Vegan Blog)

Anti-Ominvore housing discrimination

Apparently, in India there are tens of thousands of housing co-operatives that were built to help eliminate housing discrimination based on caste or religion. However, it seems that some are discriminating based on diet, as mentioned in “Where’s the meat in the Veg-Only argument?.” Some opponents are arguing that this type of discrimination goes against the very integration that the housing co-ops stand for. “Compulsory vegetarianism goes against integration” makes for some good arguments against the idea of this form of housing discrimination.

I’d have to say I agree with the two quoted articles on the issue, though, admittedly, I don’t have too much in the way of background information on the subject. It just seems to me that the way to spread the word about anything, whether it’s vegetarianism, a religious belief, or a political stance, exclusion isn’t going to help your cause. Nevertheless, this will be a news story worth following (which you can do through this Google news link).