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October 1st – Happy World Vegetarian Day!

on October 1, 2012

Hooray! Today is a chance to try a vibrant vegetarian recipe, as the kick-off to Vegetarian Awareness Month. World Vegetarian Day was established in 1977, and leads up to National Vegan Day on November 1st. Visit http://www.worldvegetarianday.org/ to get inspired and learn about the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. You can even download a booklet that includes recipes and nutritional information. Just look at what you can do by incorporating vegetarian meals, according to the North American Vegetarian Society:

  • Reduce the risk of major killers such as heart disease, strokes and cancers while cutting exposure to foodborne pathogens;
  • Provide a viable answer to feeding the world’s hungry through more efficient use of grains and other crops;
  • Save animals from suffering in factory-farm conditions and from the pain and terror of slaughter;
  • Conserve vital but limited freshwater, fertile topsoil and other precious resources;
  • Preserve irreplaceable ecosystems such as rainforests and other wildlife habitats;
  • Decrease greenhouse gases that are accelerating global warming;
  • Mitigate the ever-expanding environmental pollution of animal agriculture.

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