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Meat alternatives on the rise PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Monday, 27 August 2007
Over the years the market of fake meat grew. There are more brands on the shelves and PETA is even awarding the meat with a yearly price for the best "faux meat". But why is it that those products look and taste so much like the real thing? It certainly makes it more interesting for meat eaters to try it.

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Pigeons go to Hollywood PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Monday, 06 August 2007
Hollywood is now besides crowded with stars, the hometown of a lot of pigeons. Especially the poo is becoming a problem. Experts know a way to prevent the pigeons from having too many little ones.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 06 August 2007 )
 
Sheep weed vineyards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Thursday, 12 July 2007
Researchers are training sheep to weed vineyards. They are a green alternative to tractors. The most important thing the sheep learn is not to eat the expensive grapes.

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Veggie cam PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Friday, 04 May 2007
The famous London department store Harrods is growing its own vegetables on the roof. A webcam shows the growing veggies. People that live in central London can order the vegetables when they are fully grown. After the vegetables are picked they will be delivered within the hour.

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Communication help for dolphin PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Wednesday, 02 May 2007
Communication is important for dolphins to survive. Pregnant dolphin Castaway lives at the Marine Mammal Conservancy (MMC) in Key Largo, Florida. She is deaf. She only makes few sounds. This might hinder her calf to develop certain communication skills. Therefore recordings of dolphin sounds are played for the unborn dolphin.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 May 2007 )
 
Meatless burger restaurant in India PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Wednesday, 04 April 2007
India is known for it's vegetarian cooking. But that even a fastfood restaurant like McDonalds does not serve their meat burgers is quite something. India is the only country in the world where you can not buy Big Macs or quarterpounders. McDonalds serves burgers that don't contain meat, but that does not make them really healthy. The preparation makes the food fat and on the burger goes the usual sauce. Only the lettuce on top is fresh.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 April 2007 )
 
To dry for the elephants of Thailand PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Sunday, 18 March 2007
Elephants have been coming out of Thailand’s jungles in search of food and water because of an ongoing drought. The Bangkok Post reported Saturday that drought, along with “ecologically destructive farming practices,” have posed a major threat to natural sources of food and shelter for elephants in the wild.

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More polar bears PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Sunday, 11 March 2007
A survey of the animals' numbers in Canada's eastern Arctic has revealed that they are thriving, not declining, because of mankind's interference in the environment. "There aren't just a few more bears. There are a hell of a lot more bears," said Mitch Taylor, a polar bear biologist who has spent 20 years studying the animals.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 19 March 2007 )
 
Cutest vegetarian contest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Saturday, 03 March 2007
PETA is looking for nominees for their cutest vegetarian contest. It is te second time PETA is awarding someone with the title. Do you know real cute vegetarians? Visit the website for more information about the contest.
 
Early man couldn't drink milk PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Tuesday, 27 February 2007
A drink of milk was off the menu for Europeans until only a few thousand years ago, say researchers from London. Analysis of Neolithic remains, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests no European adults could digest the drink at that time.
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