We are just a few months in to 2017 and the veggie revolution is showing no signs of slowing down. A record number of participants – almost 60,000 – took part in Veganuary (a challenge that invites you to go vegan for the month of January), details of the first ever nationwide vegan festival have just been announced and not a week goes by without news of a restaurant or manufacturer trying to attract veggie customers.
We were delighted to see animal welfare feature predominantly at Limmud Conference UK in December (see pages 4 & 15).
The American organisation Jewish Veg has recently secured a 100% vegan Birthright trip from the USA to Israel, which is taking place this summer. Their executive director explains how and why they did it, over on page 16. Over on page 24, read all about the UK’s first Jewish farm. And for our green-fingered readers, there are some tops tips on getting your garden ready for spring over in Gardener’s Corner on page 26.
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Director, Jewish Vegetarian Society