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Food for Life featured in main Newspaper in Colombia

Paul Rodney Turner, director of Food for Life Global. (c) 2014 El Espectador

Mission: Food for Life Source: El Espectador, 13 April, 2014 Paul Rodney Turner said that the country [Colombia] has the most nutritious fruits and vegetables in the world. The food relief program is in 60 countries. In 1974, in Calcutta, India, the spiritual master Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness saw a group of children in his village fighting for food scraps with stray dogs. “No one within 10 miles of our temples should go hungry,” he told his students that day. So was born the Food for Life Global organization (FFLG), now the world ‘s largest plant-based food relief, with hundreds of volunteers in 50 countries delivering over three million free meals daily. That initial act of compassion soon spread beyond the borders of India, inspiring Krishna devotees to start a project in a small a kitchen in Sydney, Australia. Paul Rodney Turner has been a volunteer for the organization since 1984. He first went to live a solitary life in the blue mountains of Sydney at age 19, and then chose to became a monk for 14 years and dedicate himself to meditation and the study of India’s ancient spiritual teachings. In 1995, he established Food for Life Global to spread the project throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, mitigating hunger with vegan food and the support of thousands of spontaneous helpers ready to serve. His first arrived in Colombia in August 2013 and he now plans to stay. Not only because he is convinced that the fruits and vegetables of the country are extraordinary and nutritious, but also because one of the charity’s main volunteers and his fiancé, Juliana Castaneda is Colombian. They met during the development of the project in Bogota. Juliana also manages an animal sanctuary in Guasca (Cundinamarca) called Paramatma […]

Media Icon Jorge Cardona receives FOOD YOGA

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Monday, 17 February, Bogota — Director of Food for Life, Paul Rodney Turner me one of the most powerful media men in Colombia, Mr. Jorge Cardona, the General Director of El Espectador, the company that manages all the leading magazines and the top newspaper in the country. Turner gave Mr. Cardona, a long time vegetarian, a copy of his book, FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul which he graciously received. “At the beginning of our meeting, Mr. Cardona informed me that we had something in common (alluding to Paul’s time as a monk and student of the ancient Indian Scripture). “He then produced a copy of the original edition of the Spanish Bhagavad Gita. He told me it was the most important book he had ever read, explained Turner. The one hour interview covered broad topics, including Food For Life’s history and activities, the science of food yoga, the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita, vegetarianism, nutrition and FFL’s unique solution to ending world hunger. Turner explained that the no amount of money, laws, policies or even food can solve world hunger if one critical issue is not addressed: inequality. Food for Life therefore addresses the root cause of hunger by the liberal distribution of pure plant-based meals, with the intention to demonstrate that each and everyone of us are part of one human family. Turner explained that although Food for Life is now the world’s largest food relief organisation, it’s agenda is to use food to create the unity, peace and equal prosperity that is so needed in this world. The science of food yoga, as outlined in his new book, expands on these concepts with some practical guidelines to help all people to adopt the ideal peace diet. Paul showed Mr. Cardona the four page article on his life that […]