Veganism is on the rise – and it is far more than a food trend!
Authors: Hannes & Uta
When someone starts with a plant-based diet and is reading about veganism, it usually does not take long to explore various aspects of how we, as a society, are treating nature and, most of all, animals. Once you have opened your eyes to the cruel facts about factory farming, slaughterhouses, or industrial fishing, this way of living becomes more than a food trend. It leads to a lifestyle based on sustainability and compassion.
The three pillars of veganism are:
- Compassion for all animals (i.e. an understanding that there is no difference between a chicken or a dog, a calf, or a cat).
- The concern and care for environmental issues (i.e. massive land use and pollution caused by life stock farming, pesticides, antibiotics, etc.); and
3. The positive effects on health (i.e., low cholesterol, no lactose intolerance, a pure conscience, etc.).
Of course, it is not always easy to maintain a comprehensive vegan lifestyle, especially when one is traveling or living in rural areas where cruelty-free food is still rare on menus. However, the demand and, therefore, the supply for it is growing. An increasing number of people are worried about the origin of their food and how we treat animals.
So, give it a try!
There are already some excellent restaurants and suppliers which offer vegan food and products in Costa Ballena.
In the future, there will undoubtedly be many more to discover! When we moved from Austria to Costa Rica in 2019, it was clear to us that we wanted to leave behind our background in media production. Even if we do not have any experience in gardening or planting, our passion and goal are to establish an edible permaculture garden with a food forest and kitchen and medical herbs.
For this endeavor, we have recently bought abandoned farmland in the hills above Ciudad Cortes and already teamed up with local experts and architects to create a sustainable environment for our future home and working space. When everything is settled, when plants start growing, and we feel experienced enough to share and teach what we have learned and developed, we plan to establish workshops and possibly a “farm-to-table” experience!
Start your vegan lifestyle today. Get in touch if you have questions or need more information about veganism and a sustainable lifestyle.
During 2020, Ballena Tales Travel and Service Guide Magazine has published numerous uplifting, constructive, and thought-provoking articles on nature, people’s initiatives, or a healthy lifestyle. Our contributing authors are members of our community, business owners, and individuals with deep knowledge and love of the South Pacific, thus creating an oasis of inspiration and well-being for you to enjoy.
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