marlyMarly Winckler is a sociologist and translator. She is the translator of more than 60 books including Animal Liberation by Peter Singer and Becoming Vegetarian by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis. Vegetarian since 1983 she created “Sitio Vegetariano”– the first webpage on vegetarianism in Portuguese–and the first discussion lists on vegetarianism in Portuguese and Spanish: veg-brasil and veg-latina (now ivu-latina). Latin American and Caribbean Coordinator of the International Vegetarian Union since 2000 to 2013. President and founder of the Brazilian Vegetarian Society since 2003. IVU chair 2012-2014. She lives in Florianopolis, the beautiful Island which hosted the 36th IVU World Vegetarian Congress in 2004, organized by her.

Welcome to the delegates of the 40th IVU International Vegetarian Festival & Congress

It is with great joy that I welcome all the delegates of the 40th IVU International  Vegetarian Festival & Congress. Even though the Internet is a very efficient means to communicate and promulgate our ideas, nothing replaces personal contact and I am sure we will all leave this place with our motivation increased to continue with our work promoting vegetarianism.

I´d like to give a big thank to Dixie Mahy who put together this nice event – it is really a big effort and so many details to foresee and arrange. I´d like to thank also Dilip Barman – our IVU Regional Coordinator of North America for being always ready to help. I´d like to thank as well our manager John Davis who is all the time thinking and having good new ideas in order to advance IVU work around the world. And I´d like to thank all of you who came from different places around the world to be here and give your support to this noble cause. 


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Vegetarianism in the agenda of Rio+20

As it was expected, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development failed in its main purpose of establishing a global project to effectively tackle the current environmental and social crisis. The international organized civil community however participated in the multiples events all over the city of Rio de Janeiro. People´s Summit  - the nine-day gathering was being held as a side event to the UN summit in Rio de Janeiro, taking place especially in the Aterro do Flamento, a large urban park, extending eight km by the sea.

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