Ital – the vegan Rasta movement you’ve probably never heard of until now… – BBC Three

Jamaican food, for a lot of us, is probably synonymous with chicken. Jerk chicken, specifically. Also, goat curries, salt fish, tilapia and loads of other such meaty staples.

On World Meat Free Day, which is an extension of the Meat Free Monday movement, we spoke to two young people who are spreading a lesser-known message about Rasta culture and its ancient links to veganism.

Ital, a variation on ‘vital’, is a belief system, compulsory in the Nyabinghi Mansion of Rastafari, which dictates that its followers should eat food grown from the earth around them – unmodified. Typically, it’s a plant-based diet.

Source: Ital – the vegan Rasta movement you’ve probably never heard of until now… – BBC Three

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