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The Raoul Wallenberg Vegan Retreat And Veganic Farm

is currently looking for a location in South Florida for purchase or donation.  Please contatct: Info@VeganInternational.org.Thanks!

  


The Raoul Wallenberg Vegan Retreat and Veganic Farm will open in Florida and

offer lifestyle change support for individuals and small groups seeking to transition from a meat-based to a plant-based, vegan diet.  It will offerVegan Cooking Lessons, an Education Program, a Wellness Program, Hiking, Meditation, interaction with rescued animals, sightseeing in the surrounding area, and other activities. 

 

A vegan diet has been demonstrated to prevent and reverse heart disease, prevent and treat cancer, and prevent and reverse diabetes.  A plant-based diet is sustainable globally versus the meat-based diet, which is a major contributing factor to climate change.  The meat based diet is vastly wasteful of scarce resources.  It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef, but only 25 to produce a pound of wheat.   


Animals raised for food are the leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions according to the Untied Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reports.  Methane from livestock production traps heat in the atmosphere 25 times more effectively than carbon dioxide from transportation.  


In addition, livestock production is one of the largest sources of environmental pollution in the developed world. Animals raised for food in the United States produce 130 times more excrement than the entire population does (86,000 pounds per second), but without the sewage system.  Runoff from factory farms pollutes rivers and lakes more that all other industrial sources combined.   Factory farmed animals lead lives of misery and are slaughtered in horrific ways that would appall any compassionate person. 

 


Veganic farms follow many of the same protocols as organic farms, but goes a step further in that it does not use manures or other animal by-products from factory farms or slaughterhouses as organic farming does.  It relies on crop rotation, and creative use of green manures and veganic compost for soil fertility.  For pest management it relies heavily on soaps and ashes rather than the toxic poison pesticides of conventional agriculture, and the natural toxic poisons that organic agriculture uses.