To the Editor:
I have to say I was very impressed with your recent issue dedicated to food and food culture in London, Ontario. As a longtime reader of the Gazette who has admittedly cringed at much of your content, this was definitely a step up.
I particularly enjoyed your spotlight on local restaurants, like David’s Bistro, which try to support local farmers by buying their produce.
Despite this, you failed to feature another kind of restaurant that, similarly, is ethics-driven — vegetarian or vegan restaurants. With eateries like Zen Gardens and Veg Out coming to London, and even with our own campus food services slowly transitioning to more meat-free options, vegetarianism is becoming more accessible to both Western students and the London community overall. I celebrate this growth.
A meat-free diet reduces your carbon footprint, saves environmental resources, expresses discontent with factory farming, and improves your quality of life. I hope to see some features on vegetarian food and restaurants in your next Food and Drink issue.