Many people’s New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, eating more healthily and doing more to make the world a better place. For these same reasons, many decide on New Year’s to start following a plant-based diet and/or live a vegan lifestyle – after all, there is no other dietary change that is more beneficial to your health, to the planet and certainly, to the animals.
Regardless of whether you’re an aspiring vegan or a vegan of many years, or whether you’re simply interested in the nutritional, political and/or economic aspects of food, I encourage you to join me for the Singapore premiere of feature-length documentary PlantPure Nation at the start of 2016. The premiere screening will be held at indie cinema, The Projector on Saturday 9 January 2015 from 7pm – 10pm.
Briefly, PlantPure Nation presents the compelling story of three people on a mission to spread a powerful, science-based approach to nutrition – the message being that a plant-based diet can reduce the likelihood of, and even reverse, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancers. The film also examines the political and economic forces that suppress a wider recognition of the health benefits of plant-based nutrition, while exploring big-picture issues such as modern medical practice, food “deserts” and animal agriculture. Please check out www.plantpurenation.com for more information on the documentary.
The 90-minute film screening will be followed by a special panel Q&A session. The diverse group of speakers will include Dr. Ong Hean Yee (head of the Department of Cardiology and a senior consultant cardiologist at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital) and Luke Tan (internationally certified plant-based nutrition and strength coach, award-winning vegan athlete and founder of Evolved Generation).
More details on the speakers and the event can be found here.
If you’re a full-time student aged 25 years or below, and not already a Student Member of VSS, you can sign up here to be a VSS Student Member for free – all VSS Student Members can register here for free tickets to the premiere screening.
I hope to see many of you there next Saturday – please come up and say hi!
Peace, Love, Vegan