Vegan News for September 2019

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MAUI FRUIT FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR OCTOBER

A Maui Fruit Festival is planned for October 8-11 in Kihei.  “There will be day activities for co-creating edible fruitscapes in backyard community orchards in urban and suburban neighborhoods in Maui. Bringing fruit-based living to the hitchhiking community and hitchhiking to the fruit-based living community. Evening events TBA.”  More information is here.

EVENTS

This calendar is continuously updated as new events are announced.

Saturday, September 7, 10 am – 3 pm.  La ‘Ulu 2019: Breadfruit Day. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Avenue, Kahului, across from the War Memorial Stadium. Free admission, free parking.  More information here. 

Monday, September 16, 7:30 pm. Showing of The Game Changers, a new documentary about plant-based eating. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex 12, 70 E. Kaahumanu, Kahului. Film is one hour and 50 minutes. Tickets and more information.

Thursday, September 19, 7 pm. "How Not to Go Extinct," Vegetarian Society of Hawaii presentation by Sailesh Rao, Ph.D., J. Walter Cameron Center, Wailuku. Free.  Details here.

Saturday, September 21, Maui Liliko’i Festival, 8 am - 3 pm. Napili Farmers Market. Details here.

Saturday, September 21, VegFest Oʻahu 2019. Frank Fasi Civic Grounds (downtown Honolulu park surrounding the mayor’s office) near SkyGate sculpture, 558 S. King St., Honolulu. Free entry and parking. 11:30 am - 5:00 pm. More information.

Monday September 23, 9 am – 12 noon.  Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle. Kathy Ryan shares personal experiences, a film and tasty vegan cuisine.  $5 payable by September 9.  Contact Kaunoa Senior Services, 401 Alakapa Place, Sprecklesville, 808-270-7308.

Tuesday, October 8 - Friday, October 11: Maui Fruit Festival. Details here.

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

Thursday, October 22, 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.

NEWS AND TRENDS

Eat less meat: UN climate change report calls for change to human diet

Veganism Will Grow in China Like It Has in Europe, Predicts Expert

Plant-based food could trigger a cultural shift in consumption

Millennials are raising an army of vegan kids

This is the beginning of the end of the beef industry

Vegan Food Industry Now Worth $4.5 Billion Plant Based Protein Market worth $14.32 billion by 2025Plant-based and vegan fast-food choices keep sprouting with more meat-free products comingPlant-based meat alternatives crowd U.S. grocery storesPlant Based Products Continue to Gain Momentum

Plant-Based Meat Is About to Get Cheaper Than Animal Flesh, Report Says 

HEALTH

Plant-Based Diet Slashes Risk of Dying from Heart Disease by 32 Percent, Study Finds

Eating a plant-based diet might help prevent diabetes, study suggests 

Cutting back on vegetable protein tied to unhealthy aging

High Meat Consumption Linked to 73 Percent Increase in Chronic Kidney Disease

New Study Maps Cancer-Beating Molecules in Food; Tea, Carrot, Celery, Orange, Grape, Coriander, Cabbage and Dill Contain Highest Levels of Anti-Cancer Components

Eating more plant-based foods and less meat could help you live longer 

Study: A Daily Dose of Nuts Could be Key to Staying Sharp in Old Age 

Healthy Diet Better for Brain than Fish Oil Supplements, Says Report

SPORTS AND FITNESS

Athletes turn to plant-based and vegan diets to gain edge in a growing sports world trend 

Vegan Runner Scoops Second Place at Brutal Trail Race

Vegan Runner Adds a New National Title to His Haul

'Thriving' on a Plant-Based Diet: Footballer Chris Smalling Features on PBN Podcast

Plant-Based Athlete Novak Djokovic Wins Wimbledon

Olympic Athlete Urges USDA to Ditch Dairy from Dietary Guidelines

Rip Esselstyn Credits Vegan Diet as He Smashes World Swimming Record

Schwarzenegger 'Terminates' Myths About Protein in Upcoming Vegan Documentary

RESOURCES

How to Go Vegan: Beginners Tip to Help You Stick to the Cruelty-Free Lifestyle

How to Switch to a Plant-Based or Vegan Diet

27 Best Vegan Cookbooks (2019)

Seven recipe books every vegan needs in their kitchen

Top 50 Oil-Free, Plant-Based Recipe Websites in 2019

THIS MONTH IN VEGAN HISTORY

September 1846: A recipe for a plain bird’s nest sago pudding, which has been described as “the earliest known deliberately vegan recipe,” is published

September 1847: William Horsell founds the world’s first vegetarian society in England.

September 1849:  The Vegetarian Advocate reviews the Kitchen Philosophy for Vegetarians, which may be the first known vegan cookbook.

September 1945: An article in the Vegetarian Society’s newsletter states that “a number of our members, who do not use animal products of any kind, formed themselves into a group which has since adopted the title of ‘The Vegan Society.’”

September 2001: Bowing to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Wendy’s followed McDonald’s and Burger King in making some reforms in the treatment of hens.

CONNECTIONS

If you live on Maui or visit regularly, you might check out three Facebook pages, Vegan on Maui, Maui Vegans and the Facebook companion page to this website, Maui Vegan Life.

Eric Baizer