The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) and one of its members Upton’s Naturals, an independent maker of plant-based foods based in Chicago, has joined forces with The Institute for Justice to file a federal lawsuit challenging a new Oklahoma food labeling law as a violation of the First Amendment.
Plant-based creamery Miyoko has won the first round in its lawsuit against the California Department of Food and Agriculture, in a dispute over labelling. The US district judge for the Northern District of California has denied a Motion to Dismiss, in a case brought by Miyoko’s Kitchen, over the use of the word ‘butter’ for plant-based products.
Being Black and Vegan is nuanced. First of all, there are many different black ‘peoples’. Are we talking African? Caribbean? Europe or the USA? If you’re talking Caribbean veganism, it could be part of spiritual traditions, Rastafarianism involves eating produce that’s ideally home-grown and organic.
The European Consumer Organisation BEUC has released a report revealing that most Europeans are willing to reduce their meat consumption in favour of plant-based, to aid sustainability in the food sector. It also finds that the European Commission misdirected money when it funded the ‘Farm to Fork‘ strategy.
In the first of a new series of articles on vegan legal issues from an international perspective, contributed by lawyer Ralf Müller-Amenitsch who is kindly compiling the series, we welcome this insightful and informative article written by Dr. Jeanette Rawley, Chair of The Vegan Society’s International Rights Network.
Further to last week’s release of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy, various individuals and companies are speaking out about their disappointment in this policy. Dr. Jeanette Fielding from Upfield, the largest plant-based consumer product company in the world, here gives her views.
As we reported last week, the European Commission released its Farm to Fork Strategy under the new European Green Deal, stating an investment of €100 billion for the green transition. ProVeg says that this is a u-turn which omits previous proposals on meat and dairy reduction targets and ignores the “elephant in the room”.
The European Commission has released its Farm to Fork Strategy, the flagship initiative under the new European Green Deal, outlining financial support of at least €100 billion over the period 2021-2027 for the green transition, and pledging to make alternative proteins a cornerstone of its research agenda as part of the green transition.