A green proposal approved by the City Council wants to promote vegan cuisine
At least one day a week wing would have to be vegetarian or vegan. It’s what you think the chef Rodrigo de la Calle, also known as the chef of the”gastrobotánica”, who from his restaurant in the Madrid sierra flying the flag of the green revolution. It is delighted that Barcelona has been constituted as veg-friendly city, or what is the same, town friend and promoter of vegetarian and vegan culture. “I call as you call it, I am in favor of anything that smacks vegy, green, green or vegan because it means that increasing interest is being ingredients advocate for years. I am sure that Barcelona encourage consumption will be positive because it will contribute to the cause. And because, although there may be a part of passing trend, we must not forget that fashion always ends up being something “.
This chef defends be vegetarian or vegan (vegans addition to meat and fish from your diet excludes eggs and milk) at least once a week. This idea inspired by his day driven by Paul McCartney, who proposed not just any day but Monday, to bet on vegetables campaign.
And apparently it’s that exbeatle proposal that has inspired the Barcelona City Council to raise the initiative which culminated in the declaration a few days, Barcelona as veg-friendly city does. The proposal introduced the councilman of Esquerra Republicana Alfred Bosch on the commission of Economy and Finance of the Consistory. He argued that the increase in new restaurants and vegetarian and vegan stores in recent years is “a new form of business dynamism of the city, respectful of the environment, people and animals”.
Alderman appealed to the “historic commitment of the City Council on issues such as environmental protection and the fight against global warming, public health, the rights of people and animals or ethical and sustainable consumption and policies in these areas”.
Also encouraged to take on the challenge of implementing building processes, dissemination and training on consumption opportunities both vegans and vegetarians.
Experts from different fields working for a more sustainable food celebrate the idea. And especially those who applaud they run shops or restaurants reigns vegetables, or those open soon found the pleasant surprise. This is the case of Thomas Tarruella of The Company of Wolves, who has released a few days ago his restaurant Green Spot, which aims to attract both vegetarians and those who are not. Theirs is a kitchen vegetables that enter the eye and intended to contribute to ending the image of the boring or tasteless vegetarian in places that do not invite them in.
Same as Rasoterra, the vegetarian who run the Italian Chiara Bombardi and Daniele Rossi, who chairs the Slow Food movement in Barcelona. Another local is the new 4 main rooms 5 Mujades (Rambla del Raval, 45), which although not vegetarian focuses on the green world. Daniele Rossi explains that 70% percent of its customers are not vegetarians but appreciate the responsible consumption. The products are proximity, own station and, in the extent possible from their own gardens. Rossi considered very positive that Barcelona is veg-freandly. “Especially the ecological footprint. Eating more vegetables and fewer fish and meat, the ecological damage will be less. That has to be accompanied by a deeper commitment: using seasonal products; because it makes no sense to take vegetables and fruits of greenhouse or the other end of the planet; we must defend the local product and try to help our farmers to make a living. And also recover some traditional dishes because there are many vegetables that have stopped production due to industrialization. ”
According to the expert on food sovereignty Gustavo Duch, in a society that has become hipercarnívora ( “before it was not”) an initiative that puts vegetable consumption value is needed and welcome. For him, the most serious problems that can cause heavy consumption of meat correspond only to the production model based on industrial farming. “It is this model that generates labor exploitation, particularly in slaughterhouses; deforestation to gain land to the jungle for soybean feed to livestock or exaggerated carbon dioxide emissions. Instead, a small-scale livestock is important to make possible a circle in which agricultural waste is fed to livestock, whose waste in turn are food for the earth. ” According to Duch City Council decisions as they are interesting but will be even more if incorporated into a global look. “In this regard the City of Barcelona has outstanding marks -so the agreement signed last October 16 in Milan- develop a food policy for the city, where all these aspects are woven and ensure sustainable food model”.
Moment after the city veg-fiendly there is a commitment to promote, disseminate and information on options for vegetarian and vegan consumption and the creation of BCNVegPoint, a space for general information and the meeting of entrepreneurs, oenegés, consumers and investors to promote local small and medium local shops in this area; the development of the third guide establishments with this offer and a series of events and promotion campaigns, and information dissemination of vegetarian and vegan options at the municipal level.
Among the main measures include adherence to the driven McCartney, Meet Free Monday (meatless Mondays) campaign. This campaign is intended that all food that comes from the city administration is vegetarian, on a voluntary basis, the first day of the week.
Among the plans is the idea that at festivals promoted by the City Council always find a vegetarian option and create an annual cultural event to promote this food option.
Courtesy Car Service Barcelona