Last year, mainstream UK television’s Channel 4 and plant meat producer the Meatless Farm entered into a seven figure equity deal. Now, following the channel screening two documentaries about the meat industry, the National Farmer’s Union and various right wing press have slammed Channel 4 for what they term “anti-meat propaganda”.
Following the release of an updated food labeling guidance document on Dec. 27, the Animal Welfare Institute says it is appalled that the US Department of Agriculture continues to permit producers to mislead the public with confusing and unsubstantiated animal raising claims on meat and poultry packages.
In a landmark employment tribunal in Norwich, UK, a judge has ruled that ethical veganism is philosophical belief and is therefore protected by law. Jordi Casamitjana has today won his appeal over being dismissed from his job due to his beliefs about the use of his pension funds not to be invested in animal cruelty.
Million Dollar Vegan, a nonprofit organization, has publicly asked President Trump to help “Make America Healthy Again” by going vegan for one month via a New York Times Ad. Following the campaign in February to make the Pope go vegan for lent, this campaign asks Trump to go vegan for Veganuary with the aim of inspiring people across America and beyond to rethink their food choices and improve their health.
The vegan travel industry has been booming for some time, and more and more holiday providers are focusing on catering to vegans and sustainable people. An example is the travel agency Get It Across GmbH & Co. KG, which is providing visitors to the Florida Keys & Key West new eco-friendly accommodation with a vegan menu and sustainable amenities in the coming autumn and winter months.
More and more people are opting for a plant-based diet free of artificial ingredients. In addition to its many health benefits, awareness of the harmful environmental impact of animal agriculture has encouraged many people to adopt a vegan lifestyle. In order to raise travellers’ awareness of a more environmentally friendly diet, the Asian hotel brand Amari, along with the social group Green Monday from Hong Kong, is offering a diverse …
Horizon Media has published findings from a poll which asked US consumers what is driving what they term the “public’s fascination with plant-based alternative meat products,” and revealed some interesting differences in terms of gender, geographical location, household income, and political leanings.
The Agriculture Fairness Alliance (AFA) is a coalition of various groups and individuals ranging from free-market advocates to vegans, from environmentalists to food equity proponents. The group is lobbying for justice and fairness in farm policy in DC three months ahead of schedule due to a surge in membership.
Vegan charity Viva! launched its Vegan Now campaign yesterday at the Labour Party Conference. The launch was fronted by Michael Mansfield QC, a leading barrister, who has been quoted in the popular press this week including the Telegraph and the Independent, as saying that in future, eating meat could be made illegal, and should be banned like smoking in public.
Four countries have combined forces to create The Vegan World Alliance. The Dutch Association for Veganism, Vegan Australia, Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand, and Vegan Society of Canada, will together address issues around the planet and share initiatives to fulfill their individual and collective missions.
On Monday 23 September, international vegan charity Viva! will launch a headline new campaign at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, shedding new light on the devastating effects of industrial meat and dairy farming on global nature. The Vegan Now! campaign will for the first time make clear the dramatic environmental benefits of choosing to go vegan or electing to consume fewer animal-based products.