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Inquiry report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Vegetarianism and Veganism

The All Party-Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianiam and Veganism’s inquiry report: Respect for religious and philosophical beliefs while eating in care, was on published 24 November 2021. The report was written by Vegetarian for Life (VfL) on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism. The report itself highlights instances where individuals receiving care […]

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The COP26 effect – Google searches for ‘plant based’ increase by 138% following Glasgow climate summit

An international vegan food brand has revealed that Google searches for ‘plant based’ spiked by 138 per cent during the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. Keyword analysis from The Fry Family Food Co. showed a significant increase in online searches around the event, which saw global leaders join together to accelerate action towards the goals […]

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Jewish shoppers mistakenly believe kosher is better for animals – New study reveals the extent of kosher humanewashing.

(DENVER, October 28, 2021) — Nearly half of Jewish American consumers (48%) purchase kosher animal products because they erroneously believe the label guarantees better animal treatment. According to the results of two national surveys released by Farm Forward, many adults in the general population and Jewish Americans believe a kosher certification means animal products such […]

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New Israeli Piece of Peace campaign launch

Piece of Peace in the Middle East A journey towards peace… And it includes vegan food. On World Vegan Day (November 1, 2021), the Israeli Freedom Farm Sanctuary launches a new campaign, Piece of Peace, to encourage people to dispel differences to unite in support of farm animal rights. The non-profit organization will host a […]

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Interfaith leaders call for plant-based treaty ahead of COP26

Ahead of the major UN climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, starting on 31st October, interfaith leaders are inviting religious organisations and leaders (clergy and non-clergy) to sign this statement calling for a plant-based treaty and shifts towards vegan diets, essential to avert a climate catastrophe. You can read the statement and sign it at […]

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Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gases from food production, study finds

‘Production of meat worldwide causes twice the pollution of production of plant-based foods, a major new study has found. The global production of food is responsible for a third of all planet-heating gases emitted by human activity, with the use of animals for meat causing twice the pollution of producing plant-based foods, a major new […]

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Meat industry spends €1.7 million to influence EU politicians

‘An EU meat industry lobby giant has reportedly ‘waged a campaign’ against a strategy aimed at creating a more environmentally-friendly food system. Copa-Cogeca reportedly spent a staggering €1.7m on plans to influence MEPs, according to investigative journalism organization EU Observer.‘ Read the full story from Plant Based News here.

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Plant-based treaty supported in UK Parliament

Emma Lewell-Buck, Labour MP for South Shields has sponsored an Early Day Motion welcoming the Plant Based Treaty in the UK parliament. Early Day Motion (EDM) 434 calls on the Government to “use COP26 in Glasgow as an opportunity to be a world leader in recognising the negative impact of industrial animal agriculture on climate […]

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One in three Meat Free Monday participants turn veggie after five years

Meat eaters who engage in campaigns such as Meat Free Monday (MFM) over a longer period of time are more likely to change their diet to vegetarian or vegan, according to a new study by Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and MFM. More than 30% of those who engaged with the programme for five […]

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The ‘queen of vegan cheese’ wants to change the dairy industry

‘Miyoko Schinner has been on a years-long quest to make tasty vegan cheese. Now she wants to help dairy farmers switch to plant-based farming. Schinner calls herself “the queen of vegan cheese”. The chef, activist and author wrote the 2012 book Artisan Vegan Cheese, which taught readers how to make cheeses from nut milk. Two […]

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