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Vegetarianism

Eating meat makes you steal and commit sex crimes: Indian textbook

The pros and cons of meat-eating may be the subject of debate for nutritionists, but one Indian school textbook is clear: a fleshy diet will make you lie, steal and even commit sex crimes.

Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 3:19am

News: Green Monday initiative

David Yeung has been a vegetarian for 10 years. Photo: Jonathan Wong

David Yeung Chun-ip has been a fashion events co-ordinator and promoter for years. He is also an advocate of the healthy lifestyle that following a vegetarian diet can bring. Since he co-founded the social campaign Green Monday, he says he can't wait to get to work in the morning.

21 Sep 2012 - 11:12am

Lab-grown meat could prove a substitute for the real thing

Faking bacon: in vitro meat grown in a laboratory at Maastricht University.Photo: Reuters

In 2008, the American animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) announced a US$1 million reward to anyone who could use chicken cells to develop a marketable lab-grown meat by June this year.

21 Sep 2012 - 1:28pm

Vegans needn't miss out on the sweeter things in life

Angie Palmer was born in Hong Kong, but a taste for adventure led her around the world. In 2008, while working as a film publicist in the United States, a cancer scare prompted permanent and drastic changes in her lifestyle, most notably becoming a vegan.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A bone to pick with the food ethics debate

There's a food debate taking place on The New York Times' website, but it's not in the food section. Rather, it's in The Ethicist column, and the discussion centres around the ethics of eating meat.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Schools take a stand for nature

Twelve international schools came together to form School Earth Day to support this year's Earth Hour organised by WWF. These schools, which belong to the Hong Kong EcoSchool Network, all turned off their lights together on March 29 or 30 to stress the importance of environmental protection.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Signature dish

My stepdaughter, who's spending part of the summer in Hong Kong with me and my husband, has asked me to teach her how to cook a few dishes before she goes to boarding school in England. Although she now eats everything, she had grown up in a pescetarian household, where the diet included fish but not meat.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A guide to meat-free grub

It's not easy being vegetarian in this part of the world, where shrimp, and sometimes even chicken, are not always seen as 'meat' and non-carnivores are expected to pull chunks of pork out of their fried rice.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Eating less meat helps the environment

People nowadays eat a lot of meat. Many of them feel they can't live without it as eating meat has become one of their dietary habits.

Personally, I think there is nothing wrong with enjoying meat. Yet I do think that many people eat way more meat than they really need.

The rising demand for meat products has meant that more poultry, pigs and cattle are needed.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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