World Vegan Day Celebrations - Festivals, Film, Pizza and a Magazine Launch on Nov 1st 2008

Released on: October 30, 2008, 3:29 am

Press Release Author: Tony Bishop-Weston

Industry: Food & Beverage

Press Release Summary: An international round up of the World Vegan Day
celebrations, festivals, parties, menus and PR launches on November 1st.

Press Release Body: London, United Kingdom, October 30, 2008 -- It's now 64 years
ago that Donald Watson invented the word Vegan and founded the world's first Vegan
Society. From humble beginnings vegans now celebrate all over the world from
Croydon, London to LA, California, Wolverhampton to Melbourne, and Surrey to Sydney.

Celebrity Vegans

This year more than ever celebrities have been coming out of the closet and going
public on their
veganism. Natalie Portman launched vegan shoes, Paul McCartney spoke of the
environment and his
vegan daughter, Chrissie Hynde from the Pretenders opened a vegan restaurant, and
even Oprah Winfrey went vegan for a few weeks. They join hardcore vocal vegans such
as Moby and Joaquin Phoenix.

30 Million nearly vegetarians

It's estimated there are now over 30 million people in the UK who are regularly
eating vegetarian and vegan foods and actively avoiding red meat. These conscious
consumers are more likely to have
secondary shopping preferences that include fair trade concerns, family health,
animal welfare and
concern over the environment.

World Vegan Day Festivals

This year there will be World Vegan Day festivals all over the world - Wolverhampton
and London in the UK, LA in California USA, Melbourne and Sydney Australia and many
smaller events and parties.

Vegan Poll

A poll on World Vegan day ( ) reveals that, after the
rather vindictive
suggestion that everyone visit a slaughterhouse, it appears activists believe that
'Better Vegan choices and dishes in Restaurants' would result in more of their
friends adopting a vegan lifestyle. A collective of Vegan Restaurants in Glasgow,
Scotland ( Stereo, Mono, the 78) plan to test that theory with a 'will you still
feed me when I'm 64, day tripper edible ticket to ride'. It's an all day vegan
dining ticket that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Healthy Vegan Pizza

London Nutritionists ( ) launched a new campaign to encourage
high street pizza chains to add a healthy vegan option to their pizza menus. Foods
for Life have publicised a recipe with 64 healthy ingredients - one ingredient for
every vegan year. Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "research shows only 12%
achieve the UK governments minimal targets of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per
day. We have to be more innovative in the ways we encourage people and especially
children to eat more fruit and vegetables"

Vegan Magazine

A new independent vegan magazine titled 'Off the Hoof' launched by is
targeting 1
million vegans, 7 million self declared vegetarians and 30 million nearly
vegetarians with an irreverent, idiosyncratic cross between The Big Issue, Private
Eye and Nuts or Loaded magazine. It's due to be launched on World Vegan Day 1st
November at The West Midlands World Vegan Day Festival in Wolverhampton.

Vegan Feature Film

An Australian full length vegan documentary,, unveils
the many health
and environmental reasons why everyone should adopt a vegan lifestyle - to save the
human race.

Vegan Cookbook

Tony Bishop-Weston, Author of a new vegan cookbook published by by Lorenz called the
Book of Vegan Cooking claims "Campaigners expect numbers of vegans to double over
the next 12
months, certainly the extra choice of vegan products on the supermarket shelves
seems to verify the likelihood of that"
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Tony Bishop-Weston
Foods for Life Nutrition Services UK
London, United Kingdom

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