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January 22nd, 2005
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Veg Goodness
Hey guys, sorry I haven't updated in a while but here's what's been happening:

1) I wrote a letter to HAS about the lack of veg*n food around campus and here's what they said:

Dear femma
I am very concerned that you had to write with regards to the lack of
Vegan products in our units. I can assure you that the central kitchen
does produce a range of special dietary food for the units to hold in
stock (frozen) (please see attached) and use upon request. This has been
available since last November
I have e-mailed the unit managers to immediately display information on
these and order these products as should have been done. Hopefully then
we will satisfy your needs
With regards

Many thanks for your comments. I look after some of the units on
campus, I will however pass your comments onto other Line Managers.

All units on campus offer a vegetarian alternative this includes all of
the retail coffee shops that we have on campus.

We also appreciate that there is a growing number of customers with
Vegan dietary requirments and also Gluten Free diets therefore Mark
Hougton our Executive Chef has devised an individual set of menu's that
are available at the following units on campus upon request. All
catering outlets will have these items in stock and have notices
displayed in the area's informing customers. However these meals will
involve a slight delay whilst your meal is being prepared.

Available at
Staff House
Buiness School
Guild of Students
Rendezvous Cafe, Selly Oak Campus

Halal Food is also available daily at Chicken Joes at the Food Court at
The Guild of Students. Mark is currently working on a set of menu's
along the same lines as the vegan dishes. This will soon be available
and again All units will have them in stock and notices will be
displayed to inform all customers.

If you have any further comments or queries please do not hesitate to
contact me.


Karen Walker

The file can be found here

2) We also have a few events coming up which more information can be found here. Next saturday will be a trip to the Veggie Roadshow in Solihull so come along to that.

3) I received an e-mail from someone called Steven Heywood who is wanting to start up a Young Green Party.

Here's what he had to say:

What I wanted to talk about was the potential founding of a Young Green
Party for the University. We currently have nine people who have
expressed some interest in this scheme, and hopefully we'll be having
some kind of meeting within the next week to try and get things started.

It seemed like a sensible assumption that people from Veg-Soc might
have voted Green in the past and might now be interested in getting
involved to whatever extent. So, if Femma (or anyone else who knows the
contact details for Veg-Soc) could circulate this to anyone who might
be interested and ask them to email me, it would be much appreciated.

That's all folks, hope you have a nice weekend.

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(7 comments | Leave a comment)

Date:January 30th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
you are all gay. go and eat some bloody meat. i.e kebab, sausage, bacon, chicken, fish, worm, snail, squirrel, dolphin, schlong etc...
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Date:January 30th, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
Oh and that is just so mature! Tell us exactly how does not eating meat make one gay?
Date:January 30th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
i like how this community scares these people but lets take a look at this for a second... "kebab" >> define *what* meat is in your kebab, i assure you if you go up and down the country it isnt always lamb, i've seen soya based kebabs and they have just been called "kebabs". "sausage" >>> what type? there's many types and also your thick as shit so you won't know that savloy sausages contain NO meat, all they are is the fat rind off the pigs back, minced down with edible dyes and flavourings added and then pumped into a edible skin thats no meat based, its the same deal for black pudding, just different dyes and some cubed fat is put in the mixture because UK and EU hygiene laws have prohibited the use of blood in these products for years. "bacon" >>> again, what meat type? theres so many different types of bacon these days. the others i cant be bothered to mention except for schlong, all the cases where i have seen the word 'schlong' being used refer to human penis, so if you sick redneck fucks like cut mens penis's off and cook them to eat then we'll stick to our ways over you canabalism methods because history has proven that backward twats like you eventually die out which is a sigh of relief on my part as it shows that nature does work
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Date:January 30th, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC)
so eloquent too *grin* but yeah just to second everything people have said already. and whats with the annonymous posting? frightened to put a anme to your daft as shite opinions? and in todays news, somw village is really missing their idiot!
Date:January 30th, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
"you won't know that savloy sausages contain NO meat, all they are is the fat rind off the pigs back, minced down with edible dyes and flavourings added and then pumped into a edible skin thats no meat based"

Well, I learnt something. Saveloy's are great.
Date:January 30th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
yeah i was shocked to learn myself, i think its a modern approach tbh, but basically its the reason you never see them being cooked in the deep fat fryer, they're just put out to warm in the top of the display cabinet. i was told by someone who works in the processing plant about how they are made, originally (and i guess still in some places) they were pork based, sometimes they're made from pig brains apparently.

vinegar is another one not to trust from chippies too, nearly all of them use acetic acid mixed with water and caramel (for colouring), acetic acid being a by-product of petrol... but dont let that worry you its one of the oldest chemicals known to man and your body naturally procudes it when you drink alcohol and it can be made from various other things
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Date:January 30th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
Aw, lookit the homophobic moron who can't capitalise. You're not helping me get rid of my prejudiced assumptions, you know.
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