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Jakarta Post

Vegetarian congress opens with festivities and food galore

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 2 2010   /  09:55 am

The goods: Visitors try mushroom sate during a vegetarian food festival at Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran on Friday. The event, organized by the International Vegetarian Union, will run until next Tuesday.JP/Ricky YudhistiraThe 39th International Vegetarian Union’s World Vegetarian Congress opened Friday in Jakarta with a festive atmosphere and enthusiasm among participants as well as vendors selling to a growing market.Clad mostly in batik and other traditional attire, guests from various parts of the world enjoyed an all-vegetarian buffet while others swarmed food stalls at an adjacent food expo in the Gedung Pusat Niaga building inside the Jakarta International Expo center.The congress, involving participants from 20 countries, will run until next Tuesday, with seminars, vegetarian product exhibitions, cooking demonstrations and scientific workshops in the program. The even...