During the two-week climate change conference in Denmark, the organization Veg Climate Alliance, a coalition of environmental, vegetarian, animal rights, health and other groups, has been working to raise awareness that a global shift to the veg lifestyle is essential to avoid an unprecedented global climate catastrophe.
Joining the call as he cited the devastating tolls of meat and dairy to our planet, Peter Melchett, policy director of the UK-based Soil Association, also asked that global decision-makers at Copenhagen adopt organic farming practices to begin replacing meat and dairy production.
Patrick Holden, Director of the British Soil Association: Organic food is now the preferred choice of more and more people who feel reassured that after all the recent food scares, from BSE (Mad Cow Disease) to genetic engineering, that organic farming best meets their needs as consumers. And as a membership charity, the Soil Association is committed to upholding the principles and standards of organic agriculture.
VOICE: Many thanks, Veg Climate Alliance and all organizations working to bring recognition of the planet-cooling vegan solution. Blessed be all efforts to finalize an international agreement that supports truly sustainable living to preserve lives and our Earth. This urgent call for a swift transition to a plant-based diet has been frequently highlighted by Supreme Master Ching Hai, who, during an October 2009 video conference in Germany, again expressed the dire need for a vegan decision at the Copenhagen summit.