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Food Sustainability and Political Party views at VegfestUK Brighton 2015

Published: 20/11/2014 by VegfestUK

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One of Europe's biggest vegan events VegfestUK places food sustainability high on its agenda with its first ever Global Food Sustainability Conference on Sunday March 29th 2015 at the Brighton Centre.


This brand-new conference focuses on food sustainability on 3 levels: Local Solutions, National Solutions and Global Solutions. Each section is filled with keynote speeches, films, a panel discussion, a Q&A followed by a conclusion. The organisers are certainly aiming for a solutions-packed afternoon at this conference, at a time when food shortages are quickly becoming rampant at many impoverished corners of the globe.


“It's apparent that we cannot sustain our food supply with our current diet and means of food production,” say the organisers. “Studies after studies have shown that plant-based foods require significantly less resources to produce than their animal-based counterparts, and if most of us ate a predominantly plant-based diet, we'd be able to feed the whole planet comfortably. Through our Global Food Sustainability Conference, we aim to push through the importance to global food sustainability of reducing our current consumption of animal foods, and the conference will be full of solutions for people to take home and implement too in their daily lives.” 

 

Full schedules and speakers at the conference will be announced at www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/sustainability 


Added to this politicians and delegates from the UK's major political parties will be out in force to outline their manifestos on the key issues of Animal Welfare, Food & Health and Environment at VegfestUK Brighton, which is around 6 weeks ahead of the General Elections in May 2015.


The Party Political Conference will enable political parties to present their manifestos on these key issues. Expect some lively debates, and some heated discussions before a show of hands from participants to demonstrate which party they favour. The results will be published immediately on social media, and there are plans to record and transmit live some of the debates as they happen. 


People are fed up with seeing countless governments push what are essentially vegan solutions to some terrible and preventable problems under the carpet, as if they didn't exist,” say the organisers of the event. “A lot of visitors to VegfestUK events will want to know just where the individual parties stand on a number of key issues, and this political conference will give a chance for people across the UK to see just what's what with their potential leaders.”

 

The conference provides a great opportunity for political parties to win over thousands of vegans, vegetarians, environmentalists and animal lovers at one of Europe's must-visit vegan events of the year, just over a month before they battle it out at the May Elections.  Full schedules and speakers will be announced at www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/political 


VegfestUK Brighton enters its 7th year on March 28th 29th 2015 and is expected to draw 10,000 visitors. Other prominent features of the event include: 160 stalls, Food Village with 15 caterers, Party Political Conference on the Saturday, LifeWell Hub, UK Vegan Comedy Festival, Hemp Expo, New Product Showcase, Cinema, dozens of talks and cookery demos, Kids Area amongst other activities.

 

Admission to VegfestUK Brighton is by both advance tickets and payment on the gate. Advance tickets are priced at £5 per day / £8 for the whole weekend, and are available to buy at  www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk.   These tickets are currently on BUY ONE GET ONE FREE until February 28th 2015, and this will be followed by BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers running till March 21st 2015. Tickets on the gate are meanwhile £8 (adults) / £4 (concessions). Kids under 16 can enter the event for free.