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Celebrating Vegetarian and Meditation Day
By Puerto Rico News Group (Originally in English)
[Puerto Rico] On June 27, Golden Year 7 (2010), our local Association members participated in the Vegetarian and Meditation Day held in the beautiful folkloric town of Croabas in Fajardo in northeastern Puerto Rico, to share the “Be Veg, Go Green, 2 Save the Planet” message. They were thrilled to discover that a lot of people were already aware of the environmental impact of the vegan diet and had already started to choose a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Many of them have visited the Loving Hut restaurants in various locations and watch Supreme Master TV.
An environmentalist from the city of Ponce, who stopped by the booth to pick up more information regarding global warming, indicated that she is ready to become a vegetarian and has recently bought her first soy products. An eleven-year-old girl said that she likes to recycle and does many things to help the planet. She is in the process of becoming a vegetarian as well. A mother of four children, who is also a pharmacist with a Masters degree in Nutrition and Holistic Health, is teaching vegetarian cooking classes in the city of Guaynabo. She also offers courses in vegetarian nutrition, in her work with cancer projects.
As a guest speaker, one of the Association members addressed the detrimental effects of the meat diet on human health and explained why the livestock industry is the major contributor to global warming. At the end of her presentation, a woman congratulated her, saying that it is important for all the towns in Puerto Rico to have this type of information.