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Volkswagen Comments On Media Debate Over its Canteen Replacing Meat With Vegan Options

Since yesterday, VW‘s announcement to remove the popular currywurst from the menu of its canteen offering in Wolfsburg and replace it with plant-based options has been hotly debated in the German media, with even ex-Federal Chancellor and VW Supervisory Board member Gerhard Schröder intervening in the discussion. As Volkswagen informed us in response to our enquiry, only the company restaurant at the brand headquarters is affected by the announcement, although VW maintains around 30 other company catering locations in Wolfsburg. In the company restaurant, the offer for vegan and vegetarian food selection will be greatly expanded in the coming weeks. In the future, vegetable bowls, curries or pasta dishes – all vegetarian and vegan – will be offered, among other things. The only exception being …



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Volkswagen Considers Widespread Use of Vegan Apple Leather

At China’s largest automobile trade fair, the Shanghai Auto, Volkswagen recently presented its new e-mobility model ID. ROOMZZ, featuring vegan leather seat covers. As a zero-emission SUV in the five-metre class, it is intended to be an all-round model suited to family and business needs. The series version will be launched in China in 2021. The seat covers were made using AppleSkin. This is a material whose production uses, among other things, apple pulp – a waste product of apple juice production. This saves the equivalent of 50% of one cow’s skin per every seat. According to the company, the aim is to use this or a similar material more extensively. The possibilities for this are currently being investigated, as the material has to withstand …