22nd May 2002
National Food for Life Festival Announced
On July 13 at the Camden Centre, Judd Street, London from
11am until 7pm, the vegetarian group, Viva! will be holding
a festival celebrating animal free food and ethical
The event sponsored by Viva!, Compassion in World Farming,
PETA, FAWN and The Green Party, is set to be the biggest event
of its kind ever held in Britain. There will be stalls from
ethical companies and animal welfare groups. Catering at the
Festival will be by veggie chef Leon Lewis (using his unique
edible plates!), a bar featuring specialist suppliers of organic
wines, beers and spirits and free cookery demonstrations.
Childrens activities will be held along with creative
workshops for teenagers.
Viva! campaigner Kat Macmillan says, People who are
concerned about the environment and healthy, animal friendly,
ethical living, are coming together from all over the country
for this event. The day promises to be educational, exciting
and full of new ideas and products.
Stall holders include vegan food companies Clearspring and
Redwood Wholefood Company, Vegetarian Shoes, Veganstore.co.uk
and cruelty-free toiletries company Honesty plus a whole range
of campaigning groups including Viva!, The Vegetarian and
Vegan Foundation, The Vegan Society, Compassion in World Farming,
PETA and Animal Aid.
Ms Macmillan continues, With diet related health problems
escalating in the West, people are becoming increasingly concerned
about the food they eat. A plant-based diet is more likely
to promote good health and reduce the risk of degenerative
diseases. Vegetarians have lower rates of obesity, coronary
heart disease, high blood pressure, large bowel disorders,
cancers and gall stones and actually live longer than meat
Viva!s Food for life Festival is being held to
provide people with all the information they need for a delicious,
healthy and sustainable way of living.
For more information contact Kat Macmillan or Graeme Wotherspoon
at Viva! on 0117 944 1000. To get to festival at Camden Centre,
nearest tube: Kings Cross.
Or visit www.factoryfarming.org.uk
The event is supported by Animal Aid, Advocates for Animals,
Care for the Wild Defence Fund, the Jewish Vegetarian Society,
the League Against Cruel Sports, the Vegan Society, Uncaged
Campaigns, and the Young Indian Vegetarians.