Stirling University student's union goes plant-based

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Charity & Campaigns

Universities Increasingly Join Plant-Based Movement in a “Victory for the Climate”

Many UK universities have passed motions to join the plant-based movement by switching to 100% plant-based options or reducing the animal-derived foods offered at their cafeterias, reports Animal Aid. These initiatives are in response to the student-led Plant-Based Universities campaign (PBU). Using the phrase “Plant-based universities, end the climate crisis”, the campaign encourages higher education institutes to remove animal products from their menus to tackle the climate and ecological emergency.  UK universities at the forefront The following universities have adopted vegan catering or reduced the sale of animal products: Recently, The University of Birmingham voted in favour of a motion to have 60% plant-based catering by the next academic year, with a 10% increase each year until all meals become 100% animal-free. In March, Queen Mary …


University of Cambridge plant-based

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Charity & Campaigns

University of Cambridge Students Vote to Remove All Animal Products From Menus

Students at the UK’s prestigious University of Cambridge have voted to make menus fully plant-based across the student union’s cafes and canteens. Following a four-week consultation process, 72% of non-abstaining voters were in favour of the motion. The vote was held in response to lobbying from the Plant-Based Universities campaign, which is supported by Animal Rebellion (an offshoot of environmental group Extinction Rebellion). The motion does not guarantee that Cambridge’s catering services will remove animal products altogether, as decisions about menus are made by the university rather than the students’ union. The vote also does not apply to the university’s colleges, though Plant-Based Universities Cambridge said it provided “an extremely strong mandate for colleges to begin transitioning to 100% plant-based menus”. But while the outcome …



Food & Beverage

Barvecue’s Vegan BBQ Products to Launch in US Colleges as Gen Z Becomes Increasingly Plant Forward

Barvecue, producers of wood-smoked, plant-based barbecue, launches with Harvest Table Culinary Group at Elon. Distributed through Cheney Brothers Foodservice, one of the fastest growing broadline distributors in the United States, Elon will be the first of many college & university foodservice locations for the Barvecue brand.


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Veggie Grill and Sodexo Partner to Grow Presence on US College Campuses

Veggie Grill,the leading plant-based restaurant group in the United States, announces its partnership with Sodexo Inc., a global provider of food and facilities management. As consumers, specifically college students, continue to seek more veggie-centric food. Sodexo will offer Veggie Grill’s plant-based menu at university campuses to meet this demand.