Kamala Harris, the first female vice president in US history, is well-known for her contribution to animal welfare and has already advocated national measures aimed at the reduction of America’s meat consumption. Accordingly, this year’s presidential election has the potential to turn out as a key factor for the plant-based economy.
The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC), a collaboration between 21 British health organisations, was founded to raise awareness of dietary changes which could improve both public health and the environment. Now, the Alliance has released a policy paper with suggestions for government actions, including a tax on foods such as meat which have a high carbon footprint.
Today, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to drop the notorious proposal for a ‘veggie burger ban’ but, unfortunately, voted in favour of a proposed of EU farm reforms – essentially a vote to keep intensive factory farming subsidised, and also towards measures that will harm plantbased dairy companies.
A majority of MEPs rejected all versions of the proposed labelling restrictions on terms like ‘burger’ and ‘steak’ for plant-based products today after thousands of oppositions. However, business may become more tricky for producers of plant-based dairy as it backs a clampdown on dairy related terminology and packaging styles.
Lobbying is taking place at this moment for the ruling that would potentially ban the use of words such as ‘burger’ and ‘sausage’ for plant-based products, which would affect thousands of independent brands, forcing them to rebrand and relabel, potentially putting smaller companies out of business. Here’s the update and how you can help.
Award-winning interior architect and Founder / Director of Vegan Interior Design, Aline Dürr has released a book to help vegans and non-vegans alike to create 100% cruelty free, sustainable interiors. Did you know that some paint is not vegan? That towels are not vegan? That the leather on a couch could come from dogs or cats?
Qatar Airways this week announces a range of vegan dishes for Business Class passengers flying from the airline’s Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, and on selected flights into Doha. It joins Jetstar, Cathay Pacific (serving Omnipork), Etihad, British Airways and American Airlines which already cater for vegans.
Impossible Foods, Slutty Vegan, Jermaine Dupri, and The Pinky Cole Foundation joined together to form the first-of-its-kind collaboration, VoteNik Zoom to the Polls. The Zoom series was created to boost voter turnout in the weeks leading up to the Presidential election and runs every Tuesday from September 22 through November 3.
The European Alliance for Plant-based Foods (EAPF) launched in Brussels yesterday with the mission of placing plant-based foods at the heart of governmental food policy, stating that plant-based foods have an integral role to play in achieving the EU’s sustainability targets.
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.