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The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii* is a not-for-profit volunteer organization founded in 1990 to promote human health, animal rights, and protection of the environment by means of vegetarian education. It's among the largest vegetarian/vegan societies in the nation. Join us!

Once a month we invite a guest speaker to present a lecture or cooking demonstration. All lectures are free and open to the public. Members receive our quarterly newsletter, The Island Vegetarian, as well as discounts at many veg-friendly restaurants and health food stores.

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Drs. Michael Greger, John McDougall, T. Colin Campbell, Jonathan Balcombe, Terry Shintani, and many more. Click here

VSH Potluck/Lectures on Kauai

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Vegetarians have the lowest rate of atherosclerotic heart disease of anygroup in the United States. The process of atherosclerosis doesn't just cause heart attacks; it also causes impotence.Meat eaters have a ten times greater risk of breast and colon cancer than do pure vegetarians.

On a low fat vegetarian diet 90% of adult-onset diabetics can reduce or entirely eliminate their insulin injections Tens of millions of Americans suffer from osteoporosis and kidney failure due to excess animal protein consumption. Meat-eating women have levels of chemical pollution in their breast milk 35 times higher than in the breast milk of pure vegetarians.


75% of our food-growing topsoil in the United States has eroded, almost all of it off farmland and grazing land used for animal agriculture. One acre of land growing broccoli will supply ten times as much protein as an acre of land producing beef. If acreage now being used for grazing cattle and raising feed grains were growing trees or fiber plants to burn for energy, we would have no need to import foreign oil. More than half of the water used for all purposes in the United States is used for livestock production. Water pollution from feedlots and feed grain field runoff (manure, topsoil, pesticides, fertilizer, etc.) contaminates more streams and rivers than do all the wastes from all U.S. cities and industries combined.


In the United States ten billion animals are killed for food every year. Veal calves are chained in crates to prevent movement and fed iron-deficient food to make them anemic in order to keep their flesh pale. Egg-laying hens are painfully de-beaked, then raised in cages so small that they are unable to stretch their wings. Fishing depletes fish populations, disrupting vital food chains and forcing marine mammals and sea birds to extinction through starvation. Vegans do not eat animal products and therefore do not contribute to the suffering and needless death of animals raised for food.

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*AKA: Vegan Society of Hawaii

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Public Lectures
Events Calendar

Coming Soon!

Miyoko Schinner
Miyoko Schinner

The Meaning of Food -- What it Means to Be an Eater in the 21st Century

Tues., June 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse
404 Kapahulu Ave.


Thu. June 16, 7 p.m.
Kaunoa Senior Center
Hana Hwy at Alakapa Pl, Paia

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Dine-out with
Miyoko Schinner
Wed, June 15
Down to Earth Organic and Natural
Community Room, Ste 302
2525 S King St.

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Imagine a Vegan World

Vegan Peer Support Group (free)
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