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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 […]


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 […]


‘Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn’

‘Exclusive: IPCC says gas, produced by farming, shale gas and oil extraction, playing ever-greater role in overheating planet. Cutting carbon dioxide is not enough to solve the climate crisis – the world must act swiftly on another powerful greenhouse gas, methane, to halt the rise in global temperatures, experts have warned.’ Click here to read […]

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JIFA launches new Kosher Humanewashing campaign

Today marks the launch of JIFA’s new campaign, which raises awareness about the phenomenon of kosher humanewashing (when kosher labels promote the faulty consumer belief that products are safer, healthier, and come from farms that treat animals more humanely), while urging Jewish community members to ask Jewish leaders to support better food practices. ‘When buyers […]


Strong Roots & Nicola Adams launch the world’s first frozen veg amnesty

Today marks the launch of the world’s first Veg Amnesty by plant-based frozen food company Strong Roots. The initiative is being supported by Strong Roots ambassador and former Olympic Boxing Champion, Nicola Adams who recently ran through the streets of her hometown in Leeds to drum up support for those living in Veg Poverty – […]


Synagogue Vegan Challenge is back

Applications for the fifth cohort of the Synagogue Vegan Challenge from Shamayim are now open from American synagogues. ‘The goal of the Synagogue Vegan Challenge is simple: to provide training, education, and funding for Jewish communities to incorporate vegan programming for a year! Eight synagogues will be selected this year to host monthly events that […]

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Food sustainability leaders launch the Demand Generation Alliance

World’s food sustainability leaders launch the Demand Generation Alliance to put tight focus on sustainable and nutritious food The Demand Generation Alliance (DGA) was launched on 24th June 2021 at the SDG Tent. The DGA’s objective is to encourage pressure from consumers, and wider society, to demand the urgent shift to more sustainable and nutritious […]


JVS lends support to Humane Society International UK’s work on fur ban

You may have read about a proposed ban of fur in this week’s Jewish Chronicle or seen it on the front page of the Jewish Telegraph. Here at JVS we helped to contact rabbis around the world to invite them to support the ban, resulting in dozens of leading UK and world rabbis backing calls […]


Europe’s first kosher ecohotel opens in Kent

‘Environmental awareness and Jewish traditions are the focus of Sadeh Farmhouse, a family-friendly retreat near Orpington. It seems an unlikely place to find in Kent’s greenbelt, but Europe’s first kosher ecohotel is putting itself on the map with a mix of kibbutz-like vibe, Jewish values and environmental evangelism.’ Read the full story about Sadeh’s makeover […]


World’s first cultured meat production factory opens in Israel

‘Rehovot-based Future Meat‘s plant makes cell-based slaughter-free meat production a reality. The world’s first industrial cultured meat facility has opened in the city of Rehovot, home to the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Agriculture, Israeli slaughter-free meat production startup Future Meat Technologies announced on Wednesday. With the capability […]

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