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Transcript of Vegan Nation
Vegetarianism dates back to 5th Century BCE in
Ancient Greece & India
cultures a plant based diet was intently connected with nonviolence towards animals
Egyptians & Greeks
a vegetarian diet had medicinal & ritual purification purposes
Strict vegetarian essentially = 1st Vegans
Defined by Vegan Society:
philosophy & way of living
which seeks to exclude - as far as is possible & practical - all forms of exploitation of & cruelty to animals for food, clothing or any other purpose"
AVOIDS ALL ANIMAL PRODUCTS & BY-PRODUCTS:
Certain clothes, soaps, toothpaste, cosmetics, etc.
Diet High in:
Vitamin C & E
Omega-3 fatty acids
2000 - 2011
1880's - 1940's
Growing concern among vegetarians over the moral ethics of animal consumption & use
founded the 1st vegan society & coined the term "VEGAN" - representing the beginning and end of the word vegetarian
a vegan society is established America
Frances Moore Lappé's wrote
Diet for a Small Planet
encouraging meatless meals to stop wasting the world's food
More & more restaurants, grocery stores catering to vegan culture
Celebrities, athletes & other public figures adopting the diet
2013 Munich Germany Oktoberfest, a 200 yr old tratitionally meat centered celebration, provided vegan options for the 1st time
According to PETA ~2.5 million people in the U.S. are vegan
Why Become a
The philosophy itself is founded upon the moral premise & advocacy for animal rights
Avoiding animal product use lowers your carbon footprint
used in production of meats and animal products:
Crops for feed
Processing meat & products
= major contributor to deforestation, habitat loss and animal extinction
In Brazil alone, ~ 5.6 million acres of land is used to grow soya beans for animals in Europe - contributing to developing world malnutrition
Info graphic via arbtech.co.uk
Lowers risk of:
Lowers blood pressure
flax seed walnuts soybeans
Sun exposure Fortified foods Minimally in certain veggies
Supplementation & Fortified Foods
Vegan Cultural Competence
Know the history &
patients have/want to implement this diet
Purely health? Is it necessarily the best option for this patent?
Trend or Fad?
Consider religious & cultural background
Heavily meat-centered or meat-free?
How well does this diet fit into that?
Socioeconomic status - Vegan/vegetarian by choice or circumstance?
Many argue that veganism is "another white privilege"
Limited resources in certain areas, espcially poorer neighboorhoods
Non-developed countries - meat maybe a luxury unaffordable