World Meat Free Week is a public initiative run by the English association of the same name, which aims to raise awareness of and take action against the environmental and health problems associated with the global consumption of meat. With the support of many prominent partners, a “World Meat-free Week” will be held from 11 to 17 June 2018, in which anyone can participate.
The “Vegan Chef of the Year 2018” event is intended to honour hotel chefs specialising in animal-free meals. This year, the Scottish event chose chef Kenny Leary from the Tinto Hotel in Biggar. The chef from Biggar, south of Edinburgh, prevailed over his competitors and convinced the jury with a 4-course meal.
The market for natural cosmetics products has been booming for several years, and is still enjoying strong growth. At the same time, competition between different products and manufacturers is increasing. As a consumer, it is often difficult to recognise natural cosmetics and to avoid being deceived. For this reason, there are many natural cosmetics labels which serve as guides and certify the quality of the product.
Silk, a subsidiary of Danone North America specializing in plant-based foods, organized a “Bike-to-Work Week” from May 14-18 this year. This was intended to raise awareness of a healthier lifestyle. The campaign received high-profile support from Antoni Porowski, a well-known nutrition activist, who is featured in the “Queer Eye” series on Netflix.
Paul McCartney, the ‘second voice’ of The Beatles, is an asset to the vegan community. He recently gave a lengthy interview in a UK newspaper about the need for change. The interview was published on the 25th anniversary of his former wife Linda McCartney’s vegetarian collection, which, like Stella McCartney, creates animal-free innovations. He spoke about the social significance of the shift towards vegan diets, saying “Meat-free is the new rock’n’roll”.
US R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles has released an app allowing users to coordinate and organize vegan meals. The vegan app reveals various tips and tricks for vegan cooking which Beyoncé has discovered and endorsed. It also includes a variety of recipes, and allows users to plan meals based on cooking habits, dietary requirements, allergies, household size and other criteria.