Vegan News for September 2019
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.
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
Vegan Food Industry Now Worth $4.5 Billion … Plant Based Protein Market worth $14.32 billion by 2025 … Plant-based and vegan fast-food choices keep sprouting with more meat-free products coming … Plant-based meat alternatives crowd U.S. grocery stores … Plant Based Products Continue to Gain Momentum
SPORTS AND FITNESS
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.