A Veggie Enclave?

Friday 22nd July 2016
Turin could be on its way to becoming the first vegetarian enclave in Northern Italy.

A Veggie Enclave?

Turin is about to become Italy's first vegetarian city according to its new mayor Chiara Appendino, with vegetarian and vegan diets promoted as a priority.
While details of the plan are fairly vague at the moment, Appendino cites the endorsement of an animal product-free lifestyle as vital to the long-term protection of the environment and human health. Future educational projects in schools are anticipated as a means of teaching students about the importance of animal welfare and the nutritional benefit of a vegetarian diet. However, in a city renowned for dishes such as bollito misto, resistance from regional meat producers is expected.

Could Turin be on the fast-track to becoming Italy's first vegetarian city? While Florence boasts a vibrant vegetarian food scene that rivals other major cities across Europe, it seems Appendino envisages a city-wide commitment to vegetarianism and even veganism in Turin. Will the new mayor's vision of a future Turin simply keel over and die or will this beautiful Piedmontese city be the first of many?

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