VegNews Daily

Vegetarian Military Recruits

PCRM advocates for vegetarianism as a way to resolve the issue of overweight military recruits.

The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has written an open letter to the US military, suggesting the military promote plant-based diets as a way for recruits to meet military weight requirements. The number of overweight or obese people has posed a problem for Army enlistment, with 5.7 million men and 16.5 million women of military age being too overweight to qualify. “It is not too late for the overweight young people showing up at your recruiting stations,” Nutritional Education Director Susan Levin wrote. “Instead of turning away a quarter of your potential recruits because they are too heavy, why not arm them with information on how to improve their health?”

 Comments

Jane Birkin: I Don't Want My Name on Your Crocodile Purse

The British actress and singer asked to have her name removed from iconic Hermes bag after PETA investigation.
Read More »

Long Island's First Vegan Restaurant Opens Today

3 Brothers Vegan Cafe features pizza with housemade vegan cheese.
Read More »

Vegan Company Turns Down Google Buy-Out Offer

The $300 million offer didn't impress plant-based meat-and-cheese start-up, Impossible Foods.
Read More »

Asia Gets First Plant-Based Culinary Academy

American chef Matthew Kenney helped open the innovative vegan cooking school at a Thai resort.
Read More »

Hain Celestial Group Acquires European Vegan Company

The US food conglomerate, which specializes in vegetarian and vegan brands, ups its European presence.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »