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35th IVU World Vegetarian Congress, 2002 - Edinburgh, Scotland

'Food for all our futures'
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
July 8-14, 2002

Detailed (5 page) Congress Report - by Jane Bowler, Editor of The Vegetarian (VSUK magazine)

The Vegan Biker - from Brazil

Reflections from the Chief Executive and Chair of VSUK

Interview with Rose Elliot - at the Congress

Post Congress Press Release - from VSUK

Congress Souvenirs - some brief quotes from the speakers

Edinburgh: Host of the World Vegetarian Congress - post Congress report by Rynn Berry, USA

Jeff's Congress Journal - appeared daily during the congress

Texts and Recipes - from the talks and demos

Photo Gallery - several collections from various photographers at the Congress
Congress photos on Facebook

The Congress produced the following statement:

The International Vegetarian Union (IVU) which comprises over 100 vegetarian societies around the world, at its 35th World Vegetarian Congress with 300 participants, calls on the WSSD (World Summit on Sustainable Development) meeting in Johannesburg in August, to take active steps to reduce meat consumption globally. This action is needed in order to reduce the adverse effect of factory farming and meat production on the environment, on human nutrition and health and on animal welfare.

The world's population can then live more healthily on a plant-based diet, scarce global food resources can be fed directly to humans, rather than wastefully to farm animals and water, land and air quality would also be enhanced. - July 12th 2002 -- IVU Council

Minutes of the IVU General Meeting

Minutes of the EVU AGM - held during the Congress

Full Programme of talks and events plus details of speakers

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