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Vegetarian/Vegan lifestyle Made Easier

Commitment to Global warming

Greenhouse gas emission from livestock and the industry
is more than the combined exhaust from all transportation
(cars, planes, vessels, etc.).

Reference: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Commitment to resources

Livestock uses about 45% of the Earth’s total land,
30% of all fresh water, and
is the leading cause of rainforest destruction.

Reference: Livestock Exchange, no. 3 (2011), COWSPIRACY

Commitment to Healthcare

Vegan and vegetarian food can reduce the risk
and be helpful for the treatment of heart disease,
high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.

Reference: T. Colin, Ph.D. Campbell, The China Study

Commitment to Animals

The current way to raise animals for our food is mainly “Factory Farming”.
In only Japan, every year about
657,690,000 lives are killed for beaf, pork and chickens.

Reference: The statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture Japan 2016

Commitment to Food Issues

It takes 10 kilograms of grains
to make 1 kilogram of beef.
Livestock consume more human-edible protein than they produce.

Reference: FAO, COWSPIRACY(cowspiracy.com/facts)

Our Mission

Our dietary choices have a great impact on our health, the environment, animal welfare/right and society.
The number of vegetarians, vegans and people who decide to reduce their consumption of animal products is on the rise.
Even though vegetarianism/veganism is not so spread out in Japan as in other Western countries yet,
the introduction of vegan idea and options is a necessary step to make better Japan and world.
It is our mission to create vegan choices in our every day’s life.
For the planet, for the animals, and for ourselves.

VegeProject ‘s Interview Videos
With Vegetarians/Vegans

Meat Free Monday

Interview with Sir. Paul McCartney
about vegetarian issues and Meat Free Monday campaign.
25/4/2015 @Tokyo

WHY Vegetarian/Vegan? 

Interview with vegetarians and vegans.
Let’s watch Vegetime TV
to see their lifestyle and reasons!

About us

VegeProject’s concept was born in 2013 through Haruko Kawano’s desire to introduce vegan menus to the cafeterias of her university (Kyoto University). Since then, vegan options have been introduced not only at Kyoto University but also at other universities such as Tokyo University.

Now as a nonprofit organization, we are creating vegan choices in all avenues of society in Japan. We have succeeded in introducing vegan menus at a number of different places such as universities, restaurants and government cafeterias, and have also developed vegan products in cooperation with various companies.

In addition, VegeProject provides vegan certifications, produces VegeMap and vegetime.net, and organizes vegan events.

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