President Biden’s administration has announced a new proposal that pledges to increase the availability of plant-based and vegetarian options at federal facilities. The “National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health” plan would, in part, provide greater access to plant-based options at federal dining facilities such as prisons, parks, hospitals, museums and government buildings. Over 30 members of Congress, chefs, and a large coalition of organizations focused on food, farming, animal welfare and the environment supported the measure. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which backed the proposal, fewer than half of federal facilities it surveyed regularly offer a plant-based or vegetarian entree option. Where they are available, the plant-based options usually provide limited nutritional benefits, the survey found. According to the group, such dining …
It is not widely known here in Japan that a vegan menu is available at a cafeteria of the government office of this country. That cafeteria is named “Kishocho Syokudo” and is based at the Meteorological Agency located in Tokyo. Having opened last November, this cafeteria offers a vegan menu on one day per week. Hiroto Yamazaki of freefrom Inc reports.
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.
It was announced this Monday that members of Canadian plant-based industries have united to form the Plant-Based Foods of Canada (PBFC), to support and assist the interests of vegan food companies throughout the country. The PBFC consists of key representatives of “food companies that make and market plant-based products that are part of a combination of or are the main source of proteins by a growing number of Canadians.”