Garden Protein International Inc.

Garden Protein International Inc.

September 24, 2009 11:00 ET

Garden Protein International, Inc.: October 1st Marks the Celebration of World Vegetarian Day and the Kick Off to Vegetarian Awareness Month

Nothing will benefit health or increase chances of survival on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. -Albert Einstein

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2009) - The vegan food pioneer Yves Potvin created North America's first veggie dog in the 1980's and for the past 30 years he has been developing and distributing plant-based protein foods that are not only good for one's health but also for the environment.

"Vegetarian awareness month is an opportunity for people to really stop and look at how they are living their life and make the necessary changes to balance fitness, green values and good nutrition," said Yves Potvin, creator of gardein(TM) - his new line of wholesome plant-based foods. "The world is changing and people are more conscious than ever before, of what they are cooking and eating, and the effects it has on the environment."

Committing his professional career to developing healthy, tasty vegetarian foods Potvin is convinced eating plant-based protein foods leads to a healthier life. "Foods made from plants and seeds have been proven to help eliminate the risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease and several types of cancer. When people switch their diets to include plant-based protein foods they report a feeling of increased energy and sometimes weight loss due to the amount of reduced calories in these types of foods," he said.

Did you know?

- Eating 1 lb. of meat emits the same amount of greenhouse gasses as driving an SUV 40 miles.

- Going vegetarian even one day a week has a significant positive effect on the reduction of green house gas emissions since factory livestock farming is now recognized as a major environmental pollutant - more harmful even, than driving your car.

- Meat consumption is reaching an all-time high around the world; quadrupling in the last 50 years. There are 20 billion head of livestock taking up space on the Earth; more than triple the number of people.

About gardein

gardein(TM) is a tasty blend of plant-based proteins, veggies and grains with a meaty-texture made by Vancouver, B.C.-based Garden Protein International, Inc. gardein foods are high in protein, contain no saturated or trans fats and are cholesterol free. The majority of gardein foods are high in fiber and low in fat too. Today, gardein is available in the fresh sections of grocery and supermarkets in the United States and Canada and in the frozen sections of grocery stores in the United States. To learn more, visit www.gardein.com.

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