A vegan diet, or a person who is referred to as a 'vegan'', eats no animals products whatsoever.  

A vegan diet excludes meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, milk, cheese, butter and honey.

Products such as gelatine (derived from animal products) are not permitted in the vegan diet.

A vegan diet focuses largely on fruit, vegetables,nuts and various forms of protein including pulses and grains.

























A vegetarian in someone who does not eat meat, poultry, fish or shellfish, but generally does eat eggs and dairy products (including butter and milk).

Some vegetarians may be open to eating dishes that make use of gelatine, while others may not.



















Bread (Grains)

Plant Foods



Then there are various types of vegetarians such as:



No fish, poultry, meat or eggs but include dairy (such as milk, butter and cheese) in their diet. 



No meat or dairy products, but eggs and permissible.


Lacto-ovo vegetarians

No fish, poultry or meat, butdairy and eggs are included.



This is a diet with no meat, poultry or animal flesh or products, but fish (and generally eggs and dairy products) are permitted.



This is a relatively new term and refers to a person who eats mostly a vegetarian diet, but occasionally eats meat (perhaps on a special occasion).


Raw vegan (Raw food diet)

A raw vegan diet consists of unprocessed vegan foods that have not been heated above 46°C.  This diet will consist mainly of uncooked vegetables, fruit, nuts and pulses



A fruitarian eats a diet of fruit, seeds and nutsbut does not eat any form of animal roduct (no meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy) or vegetables and grains.



*Plant foods include things like chickpeas, lentils, tofu and kidney beans. 

**Lacto comes from the Latin word for milk.

***Ovo comes from the Latin word for eggs.

****Pesce comes from the Latin word for fish.



Jainism is an Indian religion that follows a path of non-violence towards all living creatures.  As a result, followers of Jainism have strict rules for their personal diets.  Should any of your guests follow a Jain diet, it’s a good idea to understand what they can and can’t eat and to prepare delicious meals that fit into their way of life.

Jains do not eat meat, poultry, fish, eggs or dairy products (they do drink milk).  Followers of Jainism do not eat root vegetables such as potatoes, onion, garlic, carrots and beetroot.  Jains do not eat yeast – so store-counter bread is not an option.  Many Jains do not eat honey and intoxicants such as liquor (in any form) do not form part of the Jain way of life.  For strict Jains, garlic, ginger and vinegar are also not permissible, and eggplants and pumpkin are avoided.  Many Jains don’t include mushrooms in their diet.



Vegetables (not root vegetables)








Yeast-free Bread




Soy Beans












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The International Vegetarian Union (IVU) was launched in 1908 and is a global network of independent organisations. The IVU has been holding international events for over 100 years, with events being 100% vegan since 1996.



Bringing Veg'ns Together Worldwide Since 1908 



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1843 – 英国

1850 – 美国 
1867 – 
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1891 – 捷克/斯洛伐克 
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1899 – 意大利
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1903 - 挪威
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世界素食聯盟大會每兩年到三年舉行一次,在世界上不同的國家召開 以下為1908年開始的大會。

素食聯邦聯合會Vegetarian Federal Union

1889 德國科隆

1890 英國倫敦

1893 美國芝加哥

1897 英國倫敦

1900 巴黎,法國


1907 確認新聯盟

The Ethics of Diet饮食的伦理
- 世界第一部有关素食的历史书于1883年出版, 1907年是最后版本

1908 – 世界
1909 – 
1911 – 

IVU 各届大会的举行:

1. 1908 德国德累斯顿

2. 1909 英国曼彻斯特

3. 1910 比利时布鲁塞尔

4. 1913 海牙,荷兰


1914年,在欧洲几乎每一个国家有一个素食协会甚至世界各地也有许多。他们的友谊建立强大的国际网络 - 与和平。 1916会议原定在法国巴黎举行。



1921 – 巴西
1923 – 
1926 – 爱沙尼亚
1928 – 克罗地亚

5. 1923 瑞典斯德哥尔摩
1926 英国伦敦
1929 捷克斯洛伐克
8. 1932 柏林/德国汉堡
1935 丹麦 
1938 奥斯陆/ Hurdals Verk,挪威


1935年,德国的素食团体被指为不合法,被迫选择加入纳粹运动,或是被迫关闭。他们投票决定关闭。 1945年他们又重新成立但由于当时的苏联军队占领大部分东欧国家,迫使所有的素食社团和餐馆在这些国家关闭。

1943 – 加拿大

1952 – 意大利


11. 1947英国斯通豪斯,英格兰
    1949 – 首个美国素食公约 
1950 荷兰Oosterbeck,
    1952 - 国际素食青年营,英国苏塞克斯

13. 1953瑞典锡格蒂纳

14. 1955 法国巴黎

15. 1957印度新德里/孟买/马德拉斯/加尔各答
16. 1960汉诺威/德国汉堡
17. 1963西班牙巴塞罗那
18. 1965 Swanwick, England 
1967 Delhi/Bombay/Madras, India
 1969 Jerusalem, Israel 
1971 The Hague, The Netherlands
1973 Ronneby Brunn, Sweden
23. 1975 Maine, USA
1977 Delhi / Bombay / Calcutta / Madras, India
1979 Loughborough, England
1982 Neu-Ulm, Germany
1984 Baltimore, USA 
1986 Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia       
29. 1990 Tel Aviv, Israel
1993 Madras, India 
1994 The Hague, The Netherlands
1996 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA - at the
1999 Chiang Mai, Thailand
2000 Toronto, Canada   

35. 2002 Edinburgh, Scotland  
 2004 Florianópolis, Brazil
2006 Goa, India
38. 2008 Dresden, Germany   
39. 2010 Jakarta/Bali, Indonesia









Driving Innovation in the marketplace

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018, 09:30 am - 05:00 pm

1 Expo Drive, Singapore Expo, Max Atria,Topaz RM 220-221, Singapore


As part of the Green and Healthy Festival, The Disruption in Food and Sustainability Seminar is a one-day seminar that will take place on June 17th at Singapore Expo. The seminar will focus on Plant-Based and protein innovative food products, food security and sustainability with technology, innovation and new business models as enablers.  

 The gathering's objective is to drive innovation in the food, food security and sustainability space, explore and showcase new opportunities across these ecosystems and provide the platform for grassroots to senior level dialogue.  


The Seminar organisers look forward to welcoming over 100 delegates and around 25 speakers from across the food, food security and sustainability value chains from across the region to include representatives from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia New Zealand and more.


Key topics to be addressed include

·       Development of the Food and Sustainability Ecosystems and how they will evolve over the next 3-5 years?  

·       Where is Technology playing a role in transforming plant - based production? 

·       What are the opportunities for Asian companies in the global & regional food and sustainability market?  

·       How can ethical consumerism be encouraged in the Asian region? 

·       How can food & beverage firms improve the health value of their products?

·       Key sustainability lessons from pioneering brands and retailers.

·       Policy and investment trends in Food and Sustainability


Key benefits of attending

·       Listen to regional experts discuss dynamics and innovation across the marketplace

·       Learn about new trends and opportunities in plant- based food and production

·       Meet with established and emerging companies looking to source plant -based food products and solutions

·       Understand the investment landscape

·       Be seen as a thought leader in the plant-based ecosystem


 Free complimentary $20 Green and Healthy Festival tickets for every registration.




Disruption in Food and Sustainability Seminar

Session:  ‘Sowing the seeds for the next generation.’

Only at the Disruption in Food and Sustainability Seminar, June 17th.

By world-leading figure in plant-based Diet and Nutrition.

Speaker- Dr. Susianto Tseng
Founder of World Vegan Organization,
President of International Tempe Foundation (Indonesia)


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Honored to have Dr Art-Ong JumSai Na Ayuthaya to be our panel speaker.

Dr. Art-ong Jumsai Na Ayudhya, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Administrator of Sathya Sai School, Lopburi province. Dr. Jumsai Na Ayudhya served as Senior Lecturer of The Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University; Member of Parliament (Elected three times); Senator of Bangkok; Secretary to the Foreign Minister; and Expert in the National Research Council on rockets for use in the Artificial Rain Making Project. He has been the Chairman of The Board of Lam Soon (Thailand) Public Company Limited since 2015 and has been its Independent Director since August 10, 2007. He served as its Vice Chairman at Lam Soon (Thailand) Public Company Limited since May 10, 2013. He served as a Director of SPCG Public Company Limited and previously served as an Independent Director until May 17, 2012. He served as an Independent Director of Steel Intertech Public Company Limited. Dr. Jumsai Na Ayudhya received Ph.D. from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, U.K and Ph.D. Faculty of Education from Chulalongkorn University.


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Disruption in Food and Sustainability Seminar

Panel: Asian Focus - Where are the challenges and what are the opportunities?

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Excited to have Ann Lee, Marketing & Communications Manager from VeganBurg join the 'Asian Focus Panel - Where are the Challenges and what are the Opportunities in Food and Sustainability at the upcoming Seminar in June.


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Come and meet and listen to the founders of one of Singapore's Clean Meat success stories on June 17th at the Disruption in Food and Sustainability seminar
Ricky Lin, Founder, Biotech

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The 8th Asia-Pacific Vegetarian Congress was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 10th to 11th 2018. More than 20 international delegates flew in from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India and the United States, to attend the two-day Asia-Pacific VegFest, cultural performances, and to visit the vegan food stalls. During the Congress, representatives from various countries shared their opinions on health, environmental protection, animal protection, spiritual awakening, and business promotion.  Issues related to the development of vegetarianism around the world were also discussed. Thank are due for the strong support of the Government of Nepal. Newspapers nation-wide reported news of the Congress.


During the first day, there was a meeting of representatives of the Asia-Pacific Vegetarian Union, it was held in the National Meeting Hall, Kathmandu. In the meeting there was discussion about what the role of the Asia-Pacific Vegetarian Union would be in the coming years, and about the actual development plans for specific Asian countries. The plans received positive feedback and support from all in attendance.

Dr Henry Chow, the APVU President, who chaired the meeting in the National Meeting Hall


[Delegates and Representatives]


A two-day Asia-Pacific Vegetarian Congress and Vegetarian Festival (APVC and VegFest) kicked off Saturday in the federal capital.   Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Tham Maya Thapa inaugurated the festival at Nepal Police Club. She insisted on the need of adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, which according to her, helped people to live a peaceful life, by promoting the culture of non-violence. The adoption of a vegetarian lifestyle would help to remove the psychology of violence from the human society. 

 "Animal violence is also the cause of human violence," said the Minister, who has been practicing a vegetarian lifestyle for the past 20 years. She urged the promotion of a vegetarian culture in the country. 


The Conference was organized by the Nepal Vegetarian Association (NVA) and the Asia-Pacific Vegetarian Union (APVU), the Minister also promised to give future support to the NVA. 


 Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Tham Maya Thapa inaugurating the festival at the Nepal Police Club


Also speaking on the occasion, Minister for Population and Environment, Lalbabu Pandit. He said he had his solidarity with the vegetarian campaign.


Dr. P. Vythilingam from Malaysia and Dr. Satyawira Aryawan from Indonesia both shared with us updates on lifestyle related diseases, in the view of medical practitioners.


 Dr. P. Vythilingam from Malaysia


 [Dr Henry Chow - the Chairman of the APVU speaks about the development of APVU]


[rightRepresentative of the IVU Mr. Guan Hou Heng; middle: President of NVA; left: Chairman of APVU]


US businessman and Vegan campaigner Philip Nicozisis, while presenting a working paper on the occasion, stated that a vegan lifestyle was the sole way to live a healthy life with compassion. "Vegan foods are helpful to overcome cancer-like diseases," he claimed, stating that Hippocrates, who is considered as the father of medicine, believed that foods act as medicines. “The time had come to change the world,” he added. 


 [US businessman and Vegan project owner Mr. Philip Nicozisis, speaking during the Congress, sharing news about plant-based wellness projects]


The representative from India Dr. Jayanthy Cuddalorevenkate has shared about yoga practice culture in the Congress


Mr Yang Feng, from China, has reported to the conference that the Chinese government has supported the vegan movement. He added that there are more than 1000 free vegan restaurants in China, and a variety of vegan businesses are coming to the market. One project in the South East region of China is the building up a vegan-friendly city. Ms. Chan Li Zhi, from Guangzhou Guangbay Group, shared with us news about Chinese import and export procedures, and the market potential of vegan food in China. She discussed the development of e-commerce and logistic for support vegan businesses.  Shara Ng from Hong Kong Vegan Association explained the ongoing work of APVU in collaborating with various vegan associations in China.


The representative of Hangzhou Vegan Association, Mr Yang Feng from China, reported to the Congress that the Government of China has been supporting the building a model vegan-friendly city in China’s South East region


Ms. Chan Li Zhi, from Grandbuy Group, shared with us news about Chinese import and export procedures and vegan market


Vegan climber, Kuntal Joisher, from India who has already successfully scaled the world highest peak, Mt Everest, said he had never any problem with being a vegan (vegans are those who follow a vegetarian diet that excludes eggs, milk products, and animal-derived ingredients as well). Meat and milks products are not compulsory for achieving sound health and for strength.


Giving the reference of Patrick Baboumian, 33, of Germany who holds the title of world's strongest man, Mr Joisher said such a powerful man survives just on vegetables, fruits, and food grains. 


[Vegan climber, Kuntal Joisher, from India]


The VegFest showcased multiple stalls exhibiting a variety of vegetarian and vegan foods. Nutritionists and vegetarian/vegan campaigners from different countries were also taking part in the event. This was the first time that such an event had been organized in Nepal




The next Regional Congress will be in Hong Kong, where the 9th APV Congress will take place during 2019.  The Congress will be supported by delegates from many countries. The Hong Kong delegates promised to hold a special Oriental Cruise. Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city in which sustainable and healthy lifestyles are enthusiastically practiced & promoted.




Handover Ceremony: Shara Ng from Hong Kong will be responsible for the next Congress, to be held in Hong Kong in 2019