For you, for them, for the planet

In 1944, the word “vegan” was coined for the first time to distinguish between not eating meat (vegetarianism) and not using any animal products (veganism).

This was done at a meeting, in the United Kingdom, where Donald Watson, Elsie Shrigley and other activists discussed lifestyles related to animals and ecology. Although the concept of veganism existed long before, there was no word to define it. The difference with the rest of lifestyles, habits and trends lies in the fact that the purpose of veganism is to “end the use of animals for food, entertainment, clothing, hunting, labor, vivisection and all other uses involving the exploitation of animals by humans.” Thus, the word “vegan” was coined.


Donald Watson, co-founder of the Vegan Society
Elsie Shrigley, co-founder of the Vegan Society.

From this, the Vegan Society was founded, and many years later, in 1994, the president of the Vegan Society, Louise Wallis, established
Vegan Society
In 1994, many years later, the president of the Vegan Society, Louise Wallis, established November 1 as World Vegan Day, as a date approximating when the word “vegan” originated.

It is now known that “animal agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, water and air pollution. In fact, in one year alone, a vegan can save between 371 and 582 animals. Worldwide, meat and dairy production uses 83% of agricultural land and produces 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions.” (Science, 2018)

In Vegadénia we live strongly involved with veganism (and will continue to do so).

We produce and market high quality, natural and certified organic vegetable products, suitable for vegan food. In each and every one of our processes, the vegan commitment has been firmly respected. Because with the contribution of each and every one of us we can achieve great changes. And it is also in your hands!

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