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Former bodybuilding champion Jim Morris still has an amazing physique, which he credits to his veganism

Genital defect linked to vegetarian mothers

VEGETARIAN MOTHERS seem more likely to have a baby boy born with a genital defect than meat-eating mothers, according to a new study.

GM foods campaign; our readers write

Give us the facts and we'll decide

Committee `biased towards bio-firms'

MEMBERS OF the Government committee that advises ministers on genetically modified food are so deeply involved in genetic research that they are unlikely to question it, a member of the committee said last night.

Working life: What's your problem?

INDISPENSABLE ADVICE FROM REAL LIFE'S AGONY AUNT AND UNCLE

Restaurants: DimSum delights

Royal China

Letter: This vegan no wimp

Sir: Further to Stanley Tyrer's letter (10 December), the argument that the slave trade acquired a pseudo-justification by producing profits for some has no conceivable parallel in the animal rights controversy. Slave labour could be replaced by other human labour, but there is no substitute for a living organism to give us the production of mono-clonal or other antibodies, on which all future therapeutics depends.

WHERE TO GET YOUR GREENS

The Place Below

Restaurants; Where shall we meet in Pimlico?

Considering diets adapt to the way we live, and modern life requires little more exercise than running for the bus, it's odd that most restaurants are still so meat-orientated. The cream-based sauce is becoming a thing of the past, but vegetables still languish, essentially, as garnishes, or as the odd, grudging dish for the substantial part of the population that is now vegetarian.

Demolition threat to eco-village

A TINY village that never made it on to any map faces demolition after it was spotted by a light aircraft surveying a national park.

Women of Year in McCartney tribute

AN "EMPTY chair" tribute will be made to Linda McCartney at the 43rd Women of the Year Lunch in London today.

Forget BSE - everyone is back on beef ...

BEEF IS firmly back on the British menu, and meat consumption is at its highest for nearly 20 years, returning to a level not seen since before the BSE crisis, according to latest figures from the Meat and Livestock Commission.

FOOD & DRINK: COOKING THE BOOKS

PUTTING RECIPES TO THE TEST WITH RICHARD EHRLICH

Obituary: Dr Gordon Latto

GORDON LATTO was a giant in the domain of natural and alternative therapies, although he originally qualified at St Andrews University as a doctor in 1935 and entered general practice in Southend.

GREEN IS THE COLOUR: VEGGIE RECOMMENDATIONS

Stephen Bull

Are vegetables the new rock'n'roll?

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