Save the date DUBLIN VEGFEST 22nd & 23rd September 2018

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Dublin Vegfest Press release for immediate release

Saturday 22nd September 2018, 11 am – 6 pm

Sunday 23rd September 2018, 11 am – 6 pm

Griffith Conference Centre, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Dublin Vegfest is back with a two-day celebration of a vegan lifestyle. It is the country’s biggest vegan food event with a large outdoor area, Speakers area, Vegan Food Village and Chill Zone. Expect vegan cheeses, falafels, burgers, hot dogs, pizzas, ice cream, chocolates, healthy salads, cakes and drinks. There’ll be cruelty free cosmetics and body care producers too. Diet and nutrition talks by experts, demo’s, performances & lots more! We’re expecting thousands of people to flock down over the weekend.

You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the event! Everyone is welcome to try new foods, take a talk or hangout among a super friendly environment. Activities on the day include demo’s, talks by diet experts and stars of the plant based world, award winning bloggers, live music. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.

Dublin Vegfest 2018 is possible with the support of our sponsors KOKO Dairy Free, A Well Fed World, Umi Falafel, Bia Beauty and Earth Cafe Cork.

Vegfest is spearheaded by a dedicated group of people passionate about vegan living. That’s all it takes to bring about change.”

HUFFINGTON POST

Notes to Editor

Contact information:

Pears Hussey – Dublin Vegfest Coordinator

+353 (0) 89 461 2964

http://dublinvegfest.com

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Veganism is growing rapidly around the world with an estimated 7.5 million vegans in the USA as example.

1 Figures for Ireland are not so available but the level of interest is very high and growing with more clearly labeled vegan friendly food products on the shop shelves meeting demand for healthier, more ethical products. Almost all high street food outlets offer tasty vegan menus.

2 People adopt a vegan lifestyle for a number of reasons. Personal health is one of them; a vegan diet has been shown to be an effective way to reverse and prevent some of the killer diseases associated with a standard western lifestyle.

3 People are hearing about the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle from stars like Miley Cyrus, Sia who are both vegans or Beyonce who recently launched a vegan delivery service in New York. Environmental concerns around deforestation, water pollution, food waste and Climate Change bring a lot of people to go vegan too. Animal agriculture is the number one cause of greenhouse gases causing climate change.

4 Concern for the billions of animals used in our food systems is another reason

5.The demand for ethical cruelty free products is increasing in Ireland and around the world.

6.Going vegan is a good practical solution to people’s concerns for their health, our planet and animals.

Some famous present day vegans

  • Erykah Badu – Singer
  • Liam Hemsworth – Actor
  • Miley Cyrus – Singer
  • Thandie Newton – Actor- Westworld
  • Rosanna Davison – Super model & writer
  • Kerry McCarthy – Shadow Agriculture Minister UK
  • Thich Nhat Hanh – Buddhist monk & author
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – writer & poet
  • Stella McCartney – Fashion Designer
  • James Cameron – Movie Director
  • Alicia Silverstone – Actor, writer
  • Joaquin Phoenix – Actor
  • Woody Harrelson – Actor
  • Samuel L. Jackson – Actor

Famous vegan athletes

  • Fiona Oakes – elite ultra runner
  • Patrik Baboumian – vegan strongman
  • Rich Roll – Ultra endurance
  • Brendan Brazier – Triathlon & ultra endurance
  • Matt Danzig – MMA
  • Scott Jurek – ultra endurance runner
  • Frank Medrano – body calisthenics
  • Nate Diaz- MMA

References:

  1. http://www.vrg.org/blog/2011/12/05/how-many-adults-are-vegan-in-the-u-s/
  2. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/28/business-and-entrepreneurs-seize-opportunities-in-rise-of-veganism
  3. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Vegetarian-Diets_UCM_306032_Article.jsp
  4. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?newsID=20772
  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/animals/using/eating_1.shtml
  6. http://www.pledgevegan.com/director-james-cameron-wants-america-adopt-vegan-diet
  7. http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/03/27/ethical-consumer-market-now-worth-54bn-in-the-uk-up-12-in-2012/

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