We interviewed Maria Varg
a, nutritionist from Romania, during the International Congress VegMed 2016
in Berlin. "I came to Berlin to attend the VegMed congress, especially to see the science because I want to know, when I go back for my patients, what to recommend them, based on science.
In Romania the situation of vegetarianism is changing. 19 years ago, when I started being a vegetarian, I was the only one. I could hardly find another person like me. Luckily, my mother changed her diet according to me. Afterwords, more and more people started to be more conscious about healthy food or from ethical reasons of not to kill animals and they started eating vegetarian. First of all they take out the meat and then only in the end they take out also the cheese and the eggs. But I have more and more patients coming to my private practice who are already vegetarians or vegans because someone from their families is very all, either has cancer or another very serious disease. So they started to reading, searching the internet and other publications how to hill their beloved person. So they started changing their own diet also".
This is a video of the web-tv Veggie Channel.
Director: Massimo Leopardi
Editor: Julia Ovchinnikova