If a plant-based diet really reverses heart disease and helps avoid cancer why aren’t we hearing more about it in the public conversation? Keegan’s talk will present the hidden links between government, big food companies, pharmaceutical companies, and non-profit organizations focused on community health advice. An investigative look into how they are connected through legislation, budget, and the spread of disinformation. This is what happens when health care becomes a business where the players are influenced by making a profit or expanding their budget rather than robust community health. [Read more…]
Want to know if VegFest Oahu 2017 made a difference on the attitudes and behaviors of the attendees? So did we! We asked you to fill out a post-event survey and are having a dance party over the results. We are particularly proud of these stats: more than three-quarters of you (77%) said you were inspired to continue to research about vegan issues even after VegFest Oahu. And almost 80% of you said that you would shop differently after VegFest Oahu and are more than 50% likely to purchase vegan “meats” and “cheeses” at restaurants and grocery stores. Read on for the full results of our 2017 Survey. [Read more…]
Waikiki’s Best Kept Wellness Secret is the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
We were thrilled to receive In-Kind Sponsorship from the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head for hotel accommodations for two of our speakers at VegFest Oahu 2017 who were from off-island locations. The Lotus Honolulu, managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, graciously hosted eco-athlete Leilani Münter and her husband who travelled from North Carolina, as well as documentary filmmaker Keegan Kuhn and his partner, who travelled from the Bay area. [Read more…]
At VegFest Oahu events we strive to be plastic-free to minimize the pollution into our air and oceans that come from plastic waste. We have two strategies to help us achieve that. First, is requiring all our vendors to use compostable packaging for their products sold at VegFest Oahu and compostable foodware containers and utensils for all on-site dining. We have compiled a list of resources below on where to purchase compostable products and hope that all companies soon will move towards using these earth-friendly alternatives to plastic.