Garden Beats 2019

Conscious Eating


Conscious Eating

Conscious Fields, 2.00 pm

Conscious eating & why join the plant-based revolution

What is the true cost of our food choices? Can we make a positive difference by eating for a healthy planet? The talk explores what conscious eating means and explains what the true costs of our plates are.Join the talk to learn how you can contribute to a better and greener world with every bite.



Rebecca Cappelli
Let Us Be Heroes
Rebecca Cappelli decided to quit a successful career to work in non-profit. A public speaker and filmmaker of Let us be Heroes, she delivers talks for free to help people adopt a healthy and responsible lifestyle, and become a line of defense for the planet and the animals.

Let Us Be Heros

Vikas Garg
Vikas Garg is the Founder and CEO of abillionVeg (ABV), a consumer internet and social media company founded in 2017, serving a conscious movement globally towards plant-based alternatives. Prior to launching ABV, Vikas spent 15 years in finance as an investment analyst, portfolio manager and fund manager for firms including CSFB, CalPERS, Dymon Asia Capital, and 1/0 Capital. Vikas is involved with minority education initiatives and animal welfare programs around the world. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta and currently resides in Singapore with his wife and dog.


Laura Kantor 
As the Head of Sustainability at foodpanda, Laura pioneered the cutlery opt-in function – making foodpanda the first food delivery company to do so in December 2017. Within a year, the initiative has saved 1 million sets of cutlery (and counting) across the region. She also championed a partnership with WWF to remove shark fin from their platform, in January 2018, and works closely with the NGO to identify more ways to work together. Since then, she's continues to develop the company's Sustainability strategy, focussing on plastic reduction, packaging & food - further strengthening foodpanda’s leadership position on all sustainability topics within the food delivery industry.


Katherine Braha
Dircetor Salad Stop
Katherine graduated from Cornell University in 2006. She then moved to Bangkok where she worked with The Body Shop as the brand ambassador with the Central Group importing overseas brands in Bangkok. She subsequently opened a French Bistro in Bangkok. Katherine then joined SaladStop! the family business in 2011 and has since been working on expanding the business with her brother Adrien Desbaillets and husband Frantz Braha.