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Dublin Vegfest Press Release / Ireland’s largest vegan food event

Dublin Vegfest

Sunday September 11th, 11 am – 5 pm

Griffith Conference Centre, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Dublin Vegfest is a celebration of vegan lifestyle, talks, natural & ethical products, demo’s, info stalls, performances & lots more! Speakers include: Bite Size Vegan/Emily Moran Barwick & Fiona Oakes/elite marathon runner who broke the female elapsed time record for completing the Seven Continents & Polar Ice Cap Challenge.

After the tremendous success of Vegfest 2015, we anticipate over 2000 people over the day. Vegan or not vegan, everyone is welcome. Activities on the day include demo’s, talks by diet experts, award winning bloggers, live music and performances. Tickets (€8) are on sale here.  Door on day is €10

Vegfest 2016 is spearheaded by a dedicated group of people passionate about vegan living. That’s all it takes to bring about change.”  HUFFINGTON POST

The festival not only offered the opportunity to broaden one’s palette but it was also an interesting insight into veganism and how being conscious of the food you are consuming is only one aspect of leading a cruelty-free lifestyle.” TN2 MAGAZINE

Dublin Vegfest is possible with the support of our sponsors KoKo Dairy Free, Moodley Manor, Cornucopia Restaurant and Art Of Zen Foods.

Dublin Vegfest Speakers:                                                                                                               

Bite Size Vegan – Emily Moran Barwick

Fiona Oakes – 3x world record holder and elite athlete

Will Travel For Vegan Food – Kristin Lajeunesse: She’s Eaten at Every Single Vegan Restaurant in the United States!

Dr Ailis Brosnan – Your Healthy Living Coach: Powered by Plants – the health benefits of a plant-based diet        

Conor Kerley, PhD, BSC, H.DIP, MINDI: Advantages and possible concerns of plant based diets throughout life

Roger Yates – Speaker and educator: The Time of Veganism is NOW. Future Prospects and Threats to Vegan Advocacy

Dublin Vegfest Music & Performances:

Richard Deboo – writer and speaker: Five Ways To Vegan

Calm State – music

Siân Brown – music

Kiruu – music

Ines Khai: Creole Blues from Guadeloupe                                                                                                                                  

Dublin Vegfest Food Demo’s:

Ciara Norton / Vegan Mammy: Vegan Cooking for Kids

Tanya O’Haloran / Tiny vegan Kitchen: Tasty Treats by The Tiny Vegan Kitchen

Tony Keogh / head chef at Cornucopia Dublin        

Poster available for download here.

 

NOTES TO EDITOR

Contact information:

+353 (1) 516 8409

http://dublinvegfest.com/

DublinVegfestOnFacebook

@DublinVegfest

Vegan lifestyle 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 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 from famous stars like 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Present Day Vegans

  • Erykah Badu – Singer
  • Liam Hemsworth – Actor
  • Miley Cyrus – Singer
  • Thandie Newton – Actor
  • 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

  • Rich Roll – Ultra endurance
  • Brendan Brazier – Triathlon & ultra endurance
  • Matt Danzig – MMA
  • Scott Jurek – ultra endurance runner
  • Frank Medrano – body calisthenics

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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