Ms. Earth 2008


Ms. Earth 2008 will be held here in Philippines on November 9 2008.

October 28 tuesday: candidates from around the world were launched to press.@Traders Hotel
A lot of Press people from TV, Radio and Print Publications came to cover the event.

Around 10 am as guests began to came Program was started with a Ribbon cutting by Ms. Lorraine Schuck , the CPI Vice president and followed by a speech from Last year`s Ms. Earth Jessica Trisko of Canada,a vegetarian beauty queen she said Philippines has become her second home.So after introduction her speech was followed by The introduction of the Candidates.

And then we ate first, mostly were hungry.

As the candidates ran upstairs for their Swimwear launch. We followed them.

I thought it was riot upstairs there was a commotion happening.

The parade of the candidates wearing their swimwear holding their Environmental Campaign Sign.
The heat turns hotter as the gorgeous ladies ruled the poolside of Trader`s Hotel.Striking Poses under the Sun was their only movement.

People really enjoyed the moment and at the same time had their hard time for voting Ms. Photogenic.

After establishing a track record in mounting world-class beauty pageants over the last decade, Carousel Productions Inc. decided to reinvent and improve the concept of beauty competitions for the new millennium.

Because many people admire and aspire to be a beauty queen, Carousel Productions, Inc. believed beauty queens would be a good and effective advocate of worthy causes. To give life to this vision, Carousel organized and launched in 2001 the MISS EARTH® Beauty Pageant, a beauty event whose raison d’etre was to have its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth.


Ms. Earth 2008


Ms. Earth 2008 will be held here in Philippines on November 9 2008
October 28 tuesday , Candidates from around the world were launched to press.@Traders Hotel
A lot of Press people from TV,RADIO and Print Publications came to cover the event.
Around 10 am as guests began to came Program was started with a Ribbon cutting by Ms. Lorraine Schuck , the CPI Vice president and followed by a speech from Last year`s Ms. Earth Jessica Trisko of Canada,a vegetarian beauty queen she said Philippines has become her second home.So after introduction her speech was followed by The introduction of the Candidates.
And then we ate first,mostly were hungry.
As the candidates ran upstairs for their Swimwear launch.We did follow them
I thought it was riot upstairs there was a commotion happening.The parade of the candidates wearing their swimwear holding their Environmental Campaign Sign.
The heat turns hotter as the gorgeous ladies ruled the poolside of Trader`s Hotel.Striking Poses under the Sun was their only movement.
People really enjoyed the moment and at the same time had their hard time for voting Ms. Photogenic.

After establishing a track record in mounting world-class beauty pageants over the last decade, Carousel Productions Inc. decided to reinvent and improve the concept of beauty competitions for the new millennium.

Because many people admire and aspire to be a beauty queen, Carousel Productions, Inc. believed beauty queens would be a good and effective advocate of worthy causes. To give life to this vision, Carousel organized and launched in 2001 the MISS EARTH® Beauty Pageant, a beauty event whose raison d’etre was to have its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth.

Vegetarian diet solution to food lack, says PETA

MANILA, Philippines - Experts and think tanks have recommended improving rice production and research to avert a perceived food shortage, but for an animal rights group, the key lies in going vegetarian.

In a letter to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific (PETA) said animals raised to produce meat serve as competitors of humans in terms of food.

"The situation is critical right now for the hundreds of millions of people living in poverty who are facing a food-shortage crisis. By raising animals for food, we are condemning people in the Philippines and around the world to starvation," said Jason Baker, director of Asia-Pacific.

"Animals raised for food consume nearly one billion metric tons of food eaten by humans every year — that’s enough to feed about half the world’s population. It takes up to 16 kilograms of grain to produce just one kilogram of meat."

PETA, who claims to have 1.8 million supporters worldwide, said adopting a vegetarian diet and advocating it will "set a great example and show a deep commitment to ending the food crisis in the Philippines as well as world hunger."

"A vegetarian diet is also kinder to animals, who are made of flesh, blood and bone — just as we humans are. Animals have the same five physiological senses as humans, and they suffer and feel pain, just as we do," Mr. Baker said.

Malacañang, however, is cool on PETA’s proposal. "It’s a matter of choice. We know for a fact that some Cabinet members are non-carnivores You cannot impose on others, some have diet restrictions. The President believes in freedom of choice," said Press Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye.

In a telephone interview, PETA Campaign Coordinator Ashley Fruno expressed disappointment over Malacañang’s stance. "We just could not understand why she [Mrs. Arroyo] would not advocate for vegetarianism. Truly, the easiest thing that she and anyone can do to prevent starvation is to go vegetarian This is just a simple thing she can do to help people, she told BusinessWorld. — Alexis Douglas B. Romero, Abigail I. Lucas and Camille N. Reyes, BusinessWorld

Vegetarian diet solution to food lack, says PETA

MANILA, Philippines - Experts and think tanks have recommended improving rice production and research to avert a perceived food shortage, but for an animal rights group, the key lies in going vegetarian.

In a letter to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific (PETA) said animals raised to produce meat serve as competitors of humans in terms of food.

"The situation is critical right now for the hundreds of millions of people living in poverty who are facing a food-shortage crisis. By raising animals for food, we are condemning people in the Philippines and around the world to starvation," said Jason Baker, director of Asia-Pacific.

"Animals raised for food consume nearly one billion metric tons of food eaten by humans every year — that’s enough to feed about half the world’s population. It takes up to 16 kilograms of grain to produce just one kilogram of meat."

PETA, who claims to have 1.8 million supporters worldwide, said adopting a vegetarian diet and advocating it will "set a great example and show a deep commitment to ending the food crisis in the Philippines as well as world hunger."

"A vegetarian diet is also kinder to animals, who are made of flesh, blood and bone — just as we humans are. Animals have the same five physiological senses as humans, and they suffer and feel pain, just as we do," Mr. Baker said.

Malacañang, however, is cool on PETA’s proposal. "It’s a matter of choice. We know for a fact that some Cabinet members are non-carnivores You cannot impose on others, some have diet restrictions. The President believes in freedom of choice," said Press Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye.

In a telephone interview, PETA Campaign Coordinator Ashley Fruno expressed disappointment over Malacañang’s stance. "We just could not understand why she [Mrs. Arroyo] would not advocate for vegetarianism. Truly, the easiest thing that she and anyone can do to prevent starvation is to go vegetarian This is just a simple thing she can do to help people, she told BusinessWorld. — Alexis Douglas B. Romero, Abigail I. Lucas and Camille N. Reyes, BusinessWorld

The Four New Food Groups

Everyone, from Nobel Prize winning doctors to Surgeons General, is recommending a
vegetarian diet these days. One report after the other shows that vegetarians live longer and
have much lower rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and many other diseases. But just
how do they do it? Do they walk through the market with charts and calculators following
some complicated formula? What’s their secret?
Well, it’s no secret and it’s as easy as can be. Vegetarians simply include food from each
of the Four New Groups every day in their diet. The Four New Food Groups are Legumes,
Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables. By choosing a variety of food from these four food
groups, vegetarians follow a diet that has made them the healthiest people in town. And the
best part of it all is that vegetarian food is so delicious!
Just what’s included in each of the Four New Food Groups?

Legumes
Legumes include peas, lentils and all kinds of beans—soybeans, chickpeas, kidney beans,
black beans, white beans, even peanuts. All are packed with protein, complex carbohydrates
including lots of fi ber, calcium, iron and even have some essential fatty acids. They have no
cholesterol and make a great replacement for meat in your diet. Lentils, black beans and
garbanzo beans are especially digestible. Try lentils in a Shepherd’s Pie , black
beans in a soup or salad , and garbanzo beans in Hummus or
an Indian curry for example.
Don’t forget the many soy products which are available. Recent medical studies have
confirmed the benefits of soy. Tofu and tempeh offer particularly versatile ways to include
soy in your diet. See the index for many different ways to prepare these products in delicious
recipes. Many of today’s meat-substitute products are based on soy too, including veggie
burgers, meatless hot dogs, soy jerky, fake bacon, pepperoni and bologna. Dairy substitutes
such as soy milk, soy “cheese,” soy “yogurt” and soy “ice cream” have also become very
popular. These should all be available at your local natural food store.

Although technically not legumes, nuts and seeds also are high in protein and provide
an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and fi ber. Include a handful
of walnuts, cashews, almonds, brazil nuts or hazelnuts in your diet several times a week,
or try nut butters for spreads, dips and sauces. Seeds like pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and
sunfl ower seeds add nutrients and crunch to your diet. Tahini, sesame seed butter, is one of
the key ingredients in hummus which is a great dip for vegetables.

Whole Grains
Whole Grains include wheat, oats, barley, buckwheat, brown rice, cereals, pasta
and whole grain breads of every kind. Also included are alternate grains, such as quinoa
and amaranth, which are fi nding their way into many recipes and quickly increasing in
popularity. Whole grains are powerhouses of energy and nutrition with generous amounts of
protein, vitamins such as the B vitamins and vitamin E, minerals such as iron and zinc, and
fi ber. There’s an endless variety of ways to include whole grains in your diet. Try whole wheat
toast or oatmeal for breakfast, a whole grain burrito or pasta for lunch and rice or quinoa
with your supper. Everyone needs some treats once in a while, so use whole grain fl our and
natural sweeteners, with cocoa or dark chocolate chips if you like, to make tasty cakes and
cookies for a treat. See the Desserts section for many delicious healthy recipes.

Vegetables
The range of vegetables available is amazing, and every one of them is packed with
vitamins, minerals and fi ber. Choose from among the cruciferous vegetables: broccoli,
caulifl ower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale and collard greens. These vegetables are especially
well regarded both for their nutritional content and for their protective value against several
diseases. Green leafy vegetables such as chard, spinach, arugula and the many varieties of
lettuce provide excellent nutrition in salads. Tomatoes and peppers (technically fruits) of all
varieties are great for salads and sauces and are high in vitamins and antioxidants. Eggplants
and potatoes make great foundations for any meal. Versatile vegetables can be served as a
salad, a side dish or a main dish and can be steamed, baked or stir fried.

Fruits
There’s an abundance of fruits to choose from. Examples of berries include blackberries,
blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and cranberries. Citrus fruits include oranges,
tangerines, lemons and grapefruit. Melons include cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon.
Tree and vine fruits include apples, peaches, bananas, fi gs and grapes. Tropical fruit include
mangoes, papayas and kiwis. All fruits are loaded with vitamins, especially vitamin C. There’s
a lot of evidence that fruits help reduce the risk of certain diseases, so choose a variety of fresh
fruits to eat every day. They make ideal snacks and desserts and are scrumptious additions to
salads.
Putting it all together
Combine choices from these four food groups, add a few herbs, spices and other natural
fl avorings (oils, vinegars or sweeteners as needed) and you have everything you need for
delicious and healthy meals. Look through the index. This book has many recipes which will
help you incorporate these ingredients.

In addition to food, doctors recommend drinking 6 to 8 cups of water every day, as
an essential component to your diet. Taking a daily multivitamin helps make sure you are
getting all you need and supplies vitamin B12, which is needed for diets which include no
animal products.

The Four New Food Groups

Everyone, from Nobel Prize winning doctors to Surgeons General, is recommending a
vegetarian diet these days. One report after the other shows that vegetarians live longer and
have much lower rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and many other diseases. But just
how do they do it? Do they walk through the market with charts and calculators following
some complicated formula? What’s their secret?
Well, it’s no secret and it’s as easy as can be. Vegetarians simply include food from each
of the Four New Groups every day in their diet. The Four New Food Groups are Legumes,
Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables. By choosing a variety of food from these four food
groups, vegetarians follow a diet that has made them the healthiest people in town. And the
best part of it all is that vegetarian food is so delicious!
Just what’s included in each of the Four New Food Groups?

Legumes
Legumes include peas, lentils and all kinds of beans—soybeans, chickpeas, kidney beans,
black beans, white beans, even peanuts. All are packed with protein, complex carbohydrates
including lots of fi ber, calcium, iron and even have some essential fatty acids. They have no
cholesterol and make a great replacement for meat in your diet. Lentils, black beans and
garbanzo beans are especially digestible. Try lentils in a Shepherd’s Pie , black
beans in a soup or salad , and garbanzo beans in Hummus or
an Indian curry for example.
Don’t forget the many soy products which are available. Recent medical studies have
confirmed the benefits of soy. Tofu and tempeh offer particularly versatile ways to include
soy in your diet. See the index for many different ways to prepare these products in delicious
recipes. Many of today’s meat-substitute products are based on soy too, including veggie
burgers, meatless hot dogs, soy jerky, fake bacon, pepperoni and bologna. Dairy substitutes
such as soy milk, soy “cheese,” soy “yogurt” and soy “ice cream” have also become very
popular. These should all be available at your local natural food store.

Although technically not legumes, nuts and seeds also are high in protein and provide
an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and fi ber. Include a handful
of walnuts, cashews, almonds, brazil nuts or hazelnuts in your diet several times a week,
or try nut butters for spreads, dips and sauces. Seeds like pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and
sunfl ower seeds add nutrients and crunch to your diet. Tahini, sesame seed butter, is one of
the key ingredients in hummus which is a great dip for vegetables.

Whole Grains
Whole Grains include wheat, oats, barley, buckwheat, brown rice, cereals, pasta
and whole grain breads of every kind. Also included are alternate grains, such as quinoa
and amaranth, which are fi nding their way into many recipes and quickly increasing in
popularity. Whole grains are powerhouses of energy and nutrition with generous amounts of
protein, vitamins such as the B vitamins and vitamin E, minerals such as iron and zinc, and
fi ber. There’s an endless variety of ways to include whole grains in your diet. Try whole wheat
toast or oatmeal for breakfast, a whole grain burrito or pasta for lunch and rice or quinoa
with your supper. Everyone needs some treats once in a while, so use whole grain fl our and
natural sweeteners, with cocoa or dark chocolate chips if you like, to make tasty cakes and
cookies for a treat. See the Desserts section for many delicious healthy recipes.

Vegetables
The range of vegetables available is amazing, and every one of them is packed with
vitamins, minerals and fi ber. Choose from among the cruciferous vegetables: broccoli,
caulifl ower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale and collard greens. These vegetables are especially
well regarded both for their nutritional content and for their protective value against several
diseases. Green leafy vegetables such as chard, spinach, arugula and the many varieties of
lettuce provide excellent nutrition in salads. Tomatoes and peppers (technically fruits) of all
varieties are great for salads and sauces and are high in vitamins and antioxidants. Eggplants
and potatoes make great foundations for any meal. Versatile vegetables can be served as a
salad, a side dish or a main dish and can be steamed, baked or stir fried.

Fruits
There’s an abundance of fruits to choose from. Examples of berries include blackberries,
blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and cranberries. Citrus fruits include oranges,
tangerines, lemons and grapefruit. Melons include cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon.
Tree and vine fruits include apples, peaches, bananas, fi gs and grapes. Tropical fruit include
mangoes, papayas and kiwis. All fruits are loaded with vitamins, especially vitamin C. There’s
a lot of evidence that fruits help reduce the risk of certain diseases, so choose a variety of fresh
fruits to eat every day. They make ideal snacks and desserts and are scrumptious additions to
salads.
Putting it all together
Combine choices from these four food groups, add a few herbs, spices and other natural
fl avorings (oils, vinegars or sweeteners as needed) and you have everything you need for
delicious and healthy meals. Look through the index. This book has many recipes which will
help you incorporate these ingredients.

In addition to food, doctors recommend drinking 6 to 8 cups of water every day, as
an essential component to your diet. Taking a daily multivitamin helps make sure you are
getting all you need and supplies vitamin B12, which is needed for diets which include no
animal products.

TYPES OF VEGETARIANS


Many people give up eating flesh on moral or compassionate grounds,while others become vegetarian to improve their health and well-being.
Vegetarian food is extremely healthy and provides all the important vitamins, minerals,
proteins, carbohydrates and fats for a nutritious, well-balanced diet.



WHAT IS A VEGETARIAN?
There are different kinds of vegetarians:-

1. LAC TO VEGETARIANS
They eat no flesh of any kind. Their diet consists of fruit and vegetables and dairy products(vegetarian cheese only)

2. LAC TO-OVO-VEGETARIANS
They eat the same as the lac to vegetarians but also include eggs in their diet.

3. VEGANS
They eat only plant food.They eat no flesh, no eggs and no dairy products. Some will eat honey but not others.

4. FRUITARIANS
They eat only fruits,nuts and seeds.(This includes the fruit of vegetables such as tomatoes and courgettes. However they never eat the roots of plants such as carrots and potatoes)


HOW HEALTHY IS A VEGETARIAN DIET?
All the research appears to confirm that if a well-balanced vegetarian diet is followed you will be eating healthily.
1. It's usually lower in saturated fats(found mainly in meat and dairy products)
2. It's high in complex carbohydrates which provide bulk for the diet. These are the unrefined or low-refined starchy food that should form the majority of the average vegetarian diet--bread,rice,other grains, pasta, potatoes, cereals, dried beans, peas, lentils, fruit and vegetables.
There are many alternatives to obtain the protein found in flesh, such as nuts,seeds, legumes(beans and pulses) and some whole grains.These foods also contain fibre which helps the body stay healthy.

The four main food groups
1. Beans,nuts and seeds.
2. Grains.
3. Dairy produce.
4. Fruit and vegetables.
If something from each group is included in the daily diet, you will be sure of getting the nutrients you need for a healthy diet.


TYPES OF VEGETARIANS


Many people give up eating flesh on moral or compassionate grounds,while others become vegetarian to improve their health and well-being.
Vegetarian food is extremely healthy and provides all the important vitamins, minerals,
proteins, carbohydrates and fats for a nutritious, well-balanced diet.



WHAT IS A VEGETARIAN?
There are different kinds of vegetarians:-

1. LAC TO VEGETARIANS
They eat no flesh of any kind. Their diet consists of fruit and vegetables and dairy products(vegetarian cheese only)

2. LAC TO-OVO-VEGETARIANS
They eat the same as the lac to vegetarians but also include eggs in their diet.

3. VEGANS
They eat only plant food.They eat no flesh, no eggs and no dairy products. Some will eat honey but not others.

4. FRUITARIANS
They eat only fruits,nuts and seeds.(This includes the fruit of vegetables such as tomatoes and courgettes. However they never eat the roots of plants such as carrots and potatoes)


HOW HEALTHY IS A VEGETARIAN DIET?
All the research appears to confirm that if a well-balanced vegetarian diet is followed you will be eating healthily.
1. It's usually lower in saturated fats(found mainly in meat and dairy products)
2. It's high in complex carbohydrates which provide bulk for the diet. These are the unrefined or low-refined starchy food that should form the majority of the average vegetarian diet--bread,rice,other grains, pasta, potatoes, cereals, dried beans, peas, lentils, fruit and vegetables.
There are many alternatives to obtain the protein found in flesh, such as nuts,seeds, legumes(beans and pulses) and some whole grains.These foods also contain fibre which helps the body stay healthy.

The four main food groups
1. Beans,nuts and seeds.
2. Grains.
3. Dairy produce.
4. Fruit and vegetables.
If something from each group is included in the daily diet, you will be sure of getting the nutrients you need for a healthy diet.


Filipinos are Sexiest Vegetarians

6 Filipino celebrities made it in this year’s list of PETA’s (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals ) Sexiest Vegetarians around the world.

Those who made the list are:

Alicia Mayer
Chin-Chin Gutierrez
Geneva Cruz
Isabel Roces
Yasmien Kurdi
Raymond Bagatsing

The six pinoy celebs join the list of pop culture icons like:

Brigitte Bardot
Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Paul McCartney

And Hollywood stars like:

Alicia Silverstone
Christie Brinkley
Alyssa Milano
Kim Basinger
Natalie Portman
Alec Baldwin
Joaquin Phoenix
Rupert Everett
Tobey Maguire

Singer-actress Faye Wong was crowned as Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian woman for 2008 while securing the title as Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian man was Indian actor-director Amitabh Bachchan.

Filipinos are Sexiest Vegetarians

6 Filipino celebrities made it in this year’s list of PETA’s (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals ) Sexiest Vegetarians around the world.

Those who made the list are:

Alicia Mayer
Chin-Chin Gutierrez
Geneva Cruz
Isabel Roces
Yasmien Kurdi
Raymond Bagatsing

The six pinoy celebs join the list of pop culture icons like:

Brigitte Bardot
Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Paul McCartney

And Hollywood stars like:

Alicia Silverstone
Christie Brinkley
Alyssa Milano
Kim Basinger
Natalie Portman
Alec Baldwin
Joaquin Phoenix
Rupert Everett
Tobey Maguire

Singer-actress Faye Wong was crowned as Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian woman for 2008 while securing the title as Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian man was Indian actor-director Amitabh Bachchan.

Chinese singer and actress Faye Wong was named Asia's sexiest vegetarian woman


Chinese singer and actress Faye Wong was Wednesday named Asia's sexiest vegetarian woman in a poll run by animal rights group PETA.

AFP/file photo

Chinese singer and actress Faye Wong was named Asia's sexiest vegetarian woman


Chinese singer and actress Faye Wong was Wednesday named Asia's sexiest vegetarian woman in a poll run by animal rights group PETA.

AFP/file photo

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