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The 42nd IVU World Vegfest earlier scheduled to hold in Africa will now take place in Dubai & India.This became necessary because of the outbreak of the Ebola disease in W/Africa. Click here to have more information and register.


We will provide details on the 43rd IVU World Vegfest  - which will still take place in Africa but now in 2015.  We want to take this opportunity to thank the organisers in Ghana & Togo for all their efforts to ensure that Africa will still host their 1st ever IVU World Vegfest next year.

IVU´s Chair - Marly Winckler

MARLY WINCKLER BRAZIL Marly 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 since 2012. She lives in Florianopolis, the beautiful Island which hosted the 36th IVU World Vegetarian Congress in 2004, organized by her.
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A report by Dr Konrad Yona for the Jewish Vegetarian Society of the Brazilian Vegetarian Society´s Vegfest in Curitiba - October 2013
 
             Bericht vom Vegfest in Curitiba

Konrad Yona Riggenmann, Curitiba

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15,3 Millionen Vegetarier! Damit liegt Brasilien, gemäß einer Umfrage des renommierten Instituts IBOPE, auf dem zweiten Platz hinter Indiens 400 Millionen (2006). Indien, klar: Mahatma Gandhi, Gemüse-Curry, heilige Kühe – aber Brasilien, das Land der Fleischspieße und Fazendas?