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Subway It’s Not Just About the 12″ Footlong Scandal

You’ve undoubtedly heard about Subway’s Footlong subs not really being 12″ but Dr. Neal Barnard points out that that is not the real disaster.  The high fat, cancer causing processed meats are what the real problem is.

Did you know that a Spicy Italian sub has more calories, calories from fat, saturated fat, and  sodium, and nearly as much cholesterol and fat as a package of Oscar  Mayer Original Bacon!!  That’s what I used to eat there!

Now, the only thing we get there is a Veggie Delite with double veggies, mustard and red wine vinegar (not red wine vinagrette as they like to grab and squirt on if you’re not watching.)  I keep requesting they offer 100% whole wheat bread, but so far no luck.


Check out some other shockers at Subway:

Companies like McDonald’s, Subway, and Makers of Reese’s Puffs and Trix Cereal are Soliciting to Kids Directly Online and it’s LEGAL

Companies like McDonald’s, Subway, and the makers of Reese’s Puffs and Trix cereal are soliciting kids directly online, collecting their email addresses to market to other kids, all without parental consent. According to a law dating back to 1998, it’s legal.

FTC urged to bolster online privacy protection for children

Watchdog and privacy groups are urging the FTC to stop firms from soliciting email addresses of children to market products to them without parental consent.

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles TimesAugust 21, 2012, 9:05 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Consumer watchdog and privacy groups are urging federal regulators to stop some major companies from soliciting email addresses of children — without parental consent — to market products to them.

The groups said five companies used kid-themed websites — such as McDonald’s Corp.‘s and Turner Broadcasting System‘s — to encourage children to play online games or participate in activities, then share their experiences by providing email addresses of their friends.

The marketing practices highlight the need to update a 1998 law designed to protect the privacy of children on the Internet, the groups said Tuesday in preparation for filing complaints Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission.

Please Contact Subway

Posted on August 17, 2012 by The VRG Blog Editor

As we previously mentioned eight Subway Restaurants in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia tested three vegan meat substitutes: the Sweet Riblet, the Malibu Greek, and the Italian Black Bean subs. These items quickly sold out. (Our staff’s favorite was the Sweet Riblet.)

Compassion Over Killing would like readers to contact Subway to encourage Subway to continue this test and add the items nationwide. Please write positive notes encouraging the addition of vegan items to:

Subway, 325 Bic Drive, Milford, CT 06460

For more information about other restaurant options, see:

Vegan Subs Selling Out At Subway Locations in DC

Things are slowly changing as the public learns about the health benefits, global benefits and aminal welfare benefits of switching to a plant based diet.

From VegNews

By Kaitlyn Mekertichian | July 11, 2012

Subway customers are raving about the latest vegan additions at the select DC-metro area stores.

Select Subway restaurants in the DC area recently vegan-proofed their menus, adding the Sweet Riblet, Malibu Greek, and Italian Black Bean subs to the list. The new menu options seem to be a success, as nearly all stores offering the veg-friendly alternatives are sold out. The new offerings are a result of Compassion Over Killing’s, We Love Subway campaign. Through this platform, Subway customers can express their gratitude for the chain’s major strides in becoming more accessible to plant-based eaters, and encourage the company to make the trial subs available for all patrons across the country.

Subway is the First National Restaurant Chain to Get the American Heart Association’s New Heart-Check Meal Certification for Select Menu Items

According to Hungry Girl Lisa Lillian, The Heart-Check mark will be on Fresh Fit meals that pair 6-inch subs with apple slices and water. Fresh Fit for Kids meals with apple slices and low-fat milk also qualify, along with a selection of salad-based meals.

Check out their criteria here:

The only type of sub we get there is the Veggie one with no cheese or mayo.  I’ve also put in a request to make 100% whole wheat bread with no high fructose corn syrup available.  No word yet on if they will.

Select Subway Cafes Now Dishing Out Three New Vegan Sandwiches

Starting this week, several Subway Cafés in Maryland, DC, and Virginia are featuring three new all-vegan savory sandwiches:

Sweet Riblet  ♦  Malibu Greek  ♦  Italian Black Bean 

Where can you find these new vegan sandwiches? Check out the list:

And be sure to let Subway know we want these options and any others you may have (like 100% whole wheat bread with no high fructose corn syrup) across the country by writing them at:

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