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Tallahassee holds 5th annual VegFest

North Florida VegFest
Posted: 4:34 AM, Mar 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-11 08:34:03Z

At Saturday's north Florida VegFest, healthy eaters learned a vegetarian lifestyle is one of the biggest ways to reduce your impact on the planet.

Barby Moro has been vegan for 16 years and says her two year old son, Ambrose, loves it just as much as she does.

"My son, among many other children, are going to be the ones that are going to inherent the earth and they're going to inherent the climate and everything we leave behind. We're just trying to do our part now for what's to come later," said Moro."He's 100 percent plant-based and he loves it. He doesn't know anything different. He's incredibly healthy and active. We all try to be."

Moro says it's not just about caring for herself and her family but also the sustainability of the planet.

Even teenagers say they want to start being compassionate, sustainable eaters.

"Everything that we do to our bodies right now affects our future and if we eat healthy now then. One day we won't have enough animals to eat meet," said Shaylea Tribett-Sevier.

Many at VegFest told WTXL they want to take action for animals. They're here to discover fresh produce grown here in Tallahassee and learn new ways to be healthy and enjoy it.

Local farmers, vendors, speakers and hundreds more all here to learn how a health-wise lifestyle can be simple and savory.

"Animal agriculture is the highest contributer to global warming and having a cnversation around how we can change that as individuals I think is incredible because we only have one earth. We don't get a planet B," said Kimberly Barnes.

Organizers of the north Florida VegFest are thrilled to say Saturday's fifth annual turnout is the largest they've ever seen.