Oct 1

World Vegetarian Day

Bring on the vegetables! Today is the day that vegetarianism is appreciated and vegetarians supported. World Vegetarian day was started in 1977 to ‘promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism’. The opposition to eating meat can be due to many things: the alarming statistics around meat’s impact on the environment, how animals are abused before slaughter or how unsustainable it is. Most Indian religions (Buddhism, most sects of Hinduism, Sikhism and Janism) forbid the eating of meat. Some practicing vegetarians do so because they dislike that taste or texture of meat. So why don’t you give going meatless a try for today?

Why not get some organic vegetables from newly-opened Earth’s Produce? Alternatively you have a whole range of fruit and veg stores such as Lungi and Ingram’s Farm Stall, Country Fresh Foods or root around your local supermarket.

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