Yumi Media Commented on an Article Regarding News of the Birthplace of the Meat-Free Diet

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Following an article about the birthplace of the vegetarian diet, Yumi Media offered their comments on the fascinating news.

On December 19, 2012, Yumi Media commented on a BBC News article by Karen Millington, regarding the news of where the vegetarian diet first started.

According to the BBC News article, “The Beefsteak chapel hardly sounds like a place where vegetarians would be welcome, but more than 200 years ago, this tiny chapel in Salford was the British birthplace of the meat-free diet.” The article states that Reverend William Cowherd was the first person to preach vegetarian ways, and his church became the first known vegetarian church.

The article mentioned that Cowherds reason for being meat-free is because, “Cowherd believed that God inhabited every animal and as such it was a sin to eat meat.” The article brings up the point that most people did not know the health effects a meat-free diet would have on them and many feared it would pose a serious problem.

According to the article, Cowherd fell out with the Church of England and started a number of his own churches they he ended up falling out of as well. "Cowherd was obviously very intelligent, he was a man of enormously strong principles, but you get the impression from the records he couldn't get on with anybody," said Derek Antrobus, author of a Guiltless Feast.

Yumi Media applauded the historic information and how Cowherds theory still lives on today. “This is a fascinating piece of history that marks the birth of the vegetarian idea,” says Yumi Media representative Takara Licausi. “Cowherd’s idea still lives strongly today and products like Quorn help people live the meat-free life that Cowherd stressed.”

Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, comfort food like mom used to make or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.


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