Vegan News for October 2019


This month Maui Chilis on Wheels expands to a third day of meal share in Kihei, for a total of 72 vegan meals a week for people in need. “Funds are running low. We need containers and to pay our very small monthly bills from our partners. If you’d like to purchase supplies, pay a bill directly, or volunteer, contact Nicole at or call 643-4811.”

Woody Harrelson and Billie Eilish have made a short video with Greenpeace, Our House is on Fire. They list ways in which people can help the environment, including giving up meat and dairy.


This calendar is continuously updated as new events are announced.

Thursday, October 10, 7 pm. Improving Healthspan: Tools to slow Down Aging. Irminne Van Dyken, MD. J. Walter Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St., Wailuku. Free. More information.

Wednesday, October 16 - Tuesday, October 22. Living Aloha Retreat. Maui. More information here.

Wednesday, October 16, The Game Changers, a new documentary, is available on Netflix.

Thursday, October 17, 5:45 PM, Food Not Bombs offers free vegan meals. Paia Bay.

Saturday, October 19, 8 am - 2 pm, Maui Liliko’i Festival, Napili Farmers Market. Food, music, games. Honoapilani Hwy & Napilihau St. Lahaina.

Thursday, October 24, The Vegan Lifestyle with Kathy Ryan. 10 am - 1 pm. $5 payable by October 5. West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa Street, Lahaina, 270-4310.

Thursday, October 31 - Tuesday, November 5 - Mind-Body-Spirit Vegan Retreat (Big Island), details here.

Thursday, November 14, 7 pm. “What You Doctor Didn’t Learn in Medical School Could Kill You,” free public presentation by Laurie Marbas, MD. J. Walter Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St., Wailuku.  More details.


Billion-dollar plant-based food industry rushes to satisfy eco-conscious consumers

Beef and Dairy Industries in “Death Spiral,” Will Collapse by 2030, Report Says

Nearly Half of US Adults are Now Consuming Plant-Based Meat and Milk

Harvard Law School Debuts Program that Trains Students to Fight for Animal Rights

63% of millennials seek plant-based, unprocessed food

California to Become Third State to Ban Wild Animal Circuses


Meat Advocate Blasted for Claiming Vegan Diets Damage Brain Health A nutritionist claims vegan diets can stunt brain development, but other health experts say plant-based eating is perfectly healthyThere Is No Evidence For Recent Media Plant-Based Diet 'Scare Stories' 

Do Vegans Have a Higher Risk of Stroke?

Eating More Plant Protein May Help You Live Longer

American Medical Association Journal Asks If Plant-Based Meat Alternatives Can Be Part of a Healthy and Sustainable Diet  … Is it really possible that plant-based foods such as the Impossible Whopper are healthful?Just How Good Is the Burger King’s Impossible Burger for You or the Planet?  …  Impossible Burgers aren’t Healthy, and that’s the Whole Point … Is the New Meat Any Better than the Old Meat?

Vegans get plenty of protein, vitamins from plant-based diets

New review highlights benefits of plant-based diet for rheumatoid arthritis


Forums for discussing a wide range of topics include three Facebook pages, Vegan on Maui, Maui Vegans and the Facebook companion page to this website, Maui Vegan Life.


The Game Changers, a new vegan documentary, will be available on Netflix on October 16.

A Beginner’s Guide to Going Plant-Based

A Nutritionist Offers Tips for Vegan Beginners

4 Myths about Plant-Based Diet Trend Debunked

Do Vegans Need Supplements? How to Thrive on a Plant Based Diet


October 1848: The Vegetarian Advocate states that “. . . Pound cakes and tea-cakes are also extremely good made with oil (instead of butter and eggs), and cheese-cakes are well imitated by means of mashed potatoes mixed with oil and sugar put into a crust … without animal substance of any kind, or of eggs, milk and butter.” 

October 2, 1983 World Day for Farmed Animals is declared by the Farm Animal Rights Movement.  It is dedicated to exposing the needless suffering and death of sentient animals for food.

October 1995: Turtle Island and The Higher Taste introduce the first “Tofurkey.”

October 2003: Melbourne, Australia initiates a celebration of World Vegan Day on the last Sunday in October.

Eric Baizer