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THE PREHISTORIC iceman found in the Alps in 1991 was a meat- eater and not a vegan, as previous research suggested.

Letter: Breast can be best

MOTHERS WORRIED about contaminants in their breast milk ("More than 350 pollutants found in breast milk", 11 July) can do something very positive about it: stop eating meat and preferably dairy products too.

Digital. Cable and Satellite: Pick of the Day

CRITICS MAY have received his most recent film, Celebrity, with some equivocation, but that was due to the weak performance of its star, Kenneth Branagh, rather than any flaw in Woody Allen's direction. Sleeper (8.30pm FilmFour) sees Allen, almost 30 years earlier, at his uninhibited best, playing a vegetarian musician who dies during a routine operation, is preserved and brought back to life 200 years in the future.

Cook Book of the Week THE CAFE PARADISO COOKBOOK Denis Cotter, Atrium, pounds 20.00, 278pp

VEGETARIANS DO not have an easy lot in life. Vilified by ardent carnivores, they have to suffer the added indignity of being a "problem" guest. How would you like to be fed a diet of omelettes or pasta every time you ate out? Worse still, they are subjected to countless bad cookery books. Consequently, anyone with a penchant for meatless meals has to rely on their own imagination once they have exhausted the handful of good books currently available.

Cult warning on travelling `god'

MORE THAN 500 pairs of adoring eyes gaze at a tiny woman in a long apricot skirt and embroidered jacket as she stands in their midst tossing flowers into their upturned hands. For her disciples, "The Supreme Master Ching Hai" is close to a living god.

Food & Drink: Diary

SOME OF Gastropod's best friends are vegetarians, but that doesn't mean this slimeball can resist a dig in their spare ribs.

Head to head: Chew on this

It's National Vegetarian Week. Time to stop the murder, says vegan musician and DJ Moby. Pig out, says TV omnivore Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Open Eye: What to do when life's too fast to be thrifty, Green, or vegan

Are you a distancer, an integrator or a rationaliser? Yvonne Cook reports on research into ethical shopping

Letter: Secretaries vocation

Sir: We don't expect the Education Secretary to have children, the Health Secretary to be unwell, or the prisons minister to have convictions. So why should an agriculture minister have to eat meat ("Vegetarian farm chief `won't quit", 25 May)?

Vegetarian farm chief `won't quit'

CHRISTINE GWYTHER, the Welsh Agriculture Secretary, said she would not resign over her vegetarianism - despite a farmers' leaders walking out of a meeting held yesterday to try to diffuse the row over her appointment.

Vegetarian is farming chief

IT IS probably the most incongruous political appointment since cigar-chomping Kenneth Clarke was made Secretary of State for Health. The agriculture post in the new Welsh Assembly has gone to a confirmed vegetarian.

Leading Article: Curiosity may have killed the cat but it did wonders for us

IT MAKES you think, doesn't it? Ever since early human beings gazed at the stars from the mouth of a cave and wondered, "Why are we here?", that curiosity about our place in space and time has driven science forward, even when it was called religion. Not that caves had much to do with it. One by one, all the popular assumptions about human origins have been exploded by the steady accumulation of evidence and the testing and remaking of hypotheses. Our ancestors did not live in caves, the Neanderthals turned out to be an evolutionary cul-de-sac, and the whole notion of steady progression, from left to right on the page, from knuckle-dragging savage to noble athlete, has been lost in a picture of ever-growing tangled complexity.

People and Business: Sell spinach, buy beans

CHARLES SCHWAB, the American-owned telephone share-dealing service, has come up with a revolutionary kind of investment, if its bulletin for spring 1999 is anything to go by.

Restaurants: Making waves

Terre a Terre is a veggie restaurant with universal appeal, says Siobhan Dolan

GM Foods: What the readers think: Your letters

ARGUMENTS put forward by the big food producers claiming that GM crops will benefit the Third World by feeding the hungry are regarded with scepticism by many readers, whose letters display a growing cynicism.
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