|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
35th World Vegetarian Congress
'Food for all our futures'
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
July 8-14, 2002
The Vegetarian Society
of the United Kingdom
By Jane Bowler (editor of The Vegetarian - VSUK magazine)
Note: the longer reports are on separate pages for ease of reading, click on the links for those.
With delegates from 29 countries, and up to 20 talks, demonstrations and workshops per day, plus fringe meetings, the 35th World Vegetarian Congress was buzzing from Day One. I was delighted to meet fellow veggies from America and Canada, Sweden, France, Japan, Spain, India, Brazil and Uganda. It was a real challenge for The Vegetarian Society to host the Congress in Scotland, and we rose to the occasion with faultless vegan catering, a packed agenda and some great tours of the region for delegates. I've picked a few of the highlights to whet your appetite for the next Congress.
Wednesday: a day out
Friday: more interviewing
Thanks to the following companies who helped to publicise The World Vegetarian Congress, either by distributing flyers or by placing an advert on their website:
Veggie Ventures, Vegetarian Shoes, Freerangers, Vegetarian Matchmakers. Thanks also to those restaurants who displayed flyers on their premises: Anna Puma Vegetarian Restaurant, Baked Potato Shop, Banns Vegetarian Cafe, Black Bo's, Cornerstone Cafe, Engine Shed Cafe, The Greenhouse, Hellos Fountain, Hendersons, Isabels Cafe, Kalpna, Legumes, Suruchi and finally, Susie's Wholefood Diner.