|By Robert Cohen Executive Director|
Banned in Boston
This coming Saturday (October 19th), Boston will play host to a wonderful all-day vegetarian conference, but I will not be there. http://www.BostonVeg.Org The Notmilkman has been banned in Boston. I have criticized their hypocrisy before, and they do not appreciate receiving an all expense paid guilt trip to hell for selling out for dollar$. The conference organizers choose to sponsor a semi- vegetarian conference, and without cheese sponsorship, there would be no conference. Every one of the principal food sponsors markets cheese. Harvest Co-Op Market sells organic cottage cheese, organic creamy soups, and organic chicken broth. Their Danish havarti cheese (which they call "Denmark's finest") is only $3.99 per pound. TOTALLY NATURAL MACARONI AND CHEESE Annie's Homegrown Another major sponsor, Annie's Homegrown, sells a line of macaroni and cheese products made with: "...real cheese and 100% durum semolina pasta. We offer nine tasty varieties of our totally natural mac & cheese, including versions for those with big appetites and those looking for a quick snack." A third sponsor, Rite Foods, is best known for their line of cream cheese spreads, caviar, smoked fish, and salmon. They also sell a vegetarian pate, Aubergine, and their website promotes the product this way: "It is equally good with meat, chicken or fish entrees. Spread some Aubergine Pate on a hot dog, a burger or sandwich." Whole Foods A major portion of Whole Foods Supermarkets is reserved for the marketing of cheeses and meats. You cannot find buffalo steaks or wild pheasant in most grocery stores, but rare and exotic species, sold as organic, are to be found at Whole Foods. Does Whole Foods Market sell raw milk cheese? Their Internet website answers that question: "Yes, Whole Foods Market (WFM) does sell raw milk cheeses. By law the products must be aged 60 days. WFM is a member of a coalition called Cheese of Choice Coalition. The FDA was working to totally outlaw raw milk cheese. The basic principles of the cheesemaking process dictate that cheese be heated. This heat does destroy some of the bacteria." Reading that blurb leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The Boston Vegetarian society leaves a bad taste in my mouth, too. Not only have I been banned from appearing as a speaker, but I have been told that I will not be allowed to attend the show. Many months ago, I tried to make arrangements to appear with the SoyToy soymilk machine. After all, it is a vegetarian show, right? I was told that my presence or SoyToy would not be tolerated. See what happens to somebody writing about the harmful effects of carrageenan, a vaseline-like emulsifier added to SILK soymilk? SILK is now owned by the largest dairy processor in America, Dean Foods. SILK will be attending the Boston Vegetarian Society's Dairy Show. The Notmilkman will not. The SoyToy will not be shown to people who come seeking alternatives. More on carrageenan: http://notmilk.com/carageenan.html The Boston Vegetarian Society turned sour long ago. It is now rancid. Should you attend, do not eat their cheese. Those who simultaneously promote cheese consumption and animal rights/vegetarian issues should read any one or more of the animal rights essays appearing in the center column of: http://www.notmilk.com See one good example: http://notmilk.com/forum/670.html The dairy industry represents the most abusive and least compassionate part of the farm industry. Those vegetarian groups promoting cheese consumption are as bad as those who market milk and dairy products for a living. They betray children, who know no better. They betray the animals, who suffer and die so that they can raise money to promote this vicious cycle. Let Evelyn Kimber of the Boston Vegetarian Group know that her policies make you sick to your stomach: Evelyn B. Kimber P. O. Box 38-1071 Cambridge, MA 02238-1071 Tel: 617-424-8846 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Cohen, author of: MILK A-Z
Executive Director (email@example.com)
Dairy Education Board
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