Event Title

The Art of a Plant-Based Diet

Presenter Information

Brenda Lu, Marymount University

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1313

Start Date

8-4-2017 3:40 PM

End Date

8-4-2017 4:00 PM

Description

What a person eats is representative of their identity and reflects their society as a whole. Vegan/vegetarian diets are defined as abstaining from the consumption of meat, or of all animal products. On a personal level, studies have shown that being a vegetarian reduces the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and different cancers. The choice affects more than one person- it impacts everyone. Consuming plant-based foods reduces famine, spares animals, and lowers the risk of food-borne illnesses in public health settings. On the other hand, the meat industry is disadvantageous in these areas, also devastating the environment through pollution and pesticide toxins. Processed meats in these unsanitary conditions end up on the next consumer’s plate and further endanger the public's health. Vegan/vegetarian dietary practices can end the cycle of problems and provide long lasting benefits for not only the individual but also the world.

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Apr 8th, 3:40 PM Apr 8th, 4:00 PM

The Art of a Plant-Based Diet

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1313

What a person eats is representative of their identity and reflects their society as a whole. Vegan/vegetarian diets are defined as abstaining from the consumption of meat, or of all animal products. On a personal level, studies have shown that being a vegetarian reduces the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and different cancers. The choice affects more than one person- it impacts everyone. Consuming plant-based foods reduces famine, spares animals, and lowers the risk of food-borne illnesses in public health settings. On the other hand, the meat industry is disadvantageous in these areas, also devastating the environment through pollution and pesticide toxins. Processed meats in these unsanitary conditions end up on the next consumer’s plate and further endanger the public's health. Vegan/vegetarian dietary practices can end the cycle of problems and provide long lasting benefits for not only the individual but also the world.