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Women leaders inspire positive change in our food system

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Revolutionary food activist and New York Times bestselling author Vani Hari, also known as Food Babe, will join celebrated local voices from Hawai‘i’s community food movement at The Ethics of Eating, a one-night only event promoting sustainable food and agriculture. The Ethics of Eating is free to the public and will take place on the evening of Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. The event will include a keynote presentation by Vani Hari and a panel discussion with Hawai‘i’s local food heroes Kaui Sana of MA‘O Organic Farms and Doorae Shin of Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation. Before the panel, guests can shop at the True Food Market, Hawai‘i’s first GMO-free night market for foodies, families, and students.

Named one of the “Most Influential People On The Internet” by Time Magazine in 2015, Vani Hari is the creator of FoodBabe.com and author of the #1 bestselling book The Food Babe Way. With a record 54 million visits last year, her website and grassroots consumer campaigns have inspired people all over the world. As an investigative journalist and social entrepreneur, Hari has influenced how food corporations create their products, steering them toward more healthful policies.

Among her many contributions to the food movement, Hari famously petitioned Subway to remove “the yoga mat chemical” Azodicarbonamide from its bread as well as serve meat raised without antibiotics. Her million-strong “Food Baby Army” forced food giant General Mills to drop BHT – a chemical linked to cancer – from some of its cereals, and motivated Kraft Foods to end the use of artificial dyes in its Mac & Cheese products.

The event is free to attend, but you must register to attend.  To register, click here.

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