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JVS Patron Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg on BBC Radio Thought for the Day

‘Humanity has nothing more urgent on the agenda than the climate crisis’, says JVS Patron Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg on his opening Thought for the Day. Click on the link above to hear the full piece.

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Plant Based World Expo & Conference launches in the UK

Following the huge success of the Plant Based World Conference & Expo in New York, organiser JD Events is delighted to announce the launch of Plant Based World Europe in London in 2020.  The UK is Europe’s largest market for plant-based foods, valued at £470m versus $4.5bn in the US, and is growing at an […]

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism & Veganism launch new inquiry

The APPG on Vegetarianism & Veganism are launching a new inquiry. The inquiry will investigate cases of individuals being fed in a way that contradicts their beliefs when they have capacity issues or cognitive losses. The short video below explains the importance of launching the Inquiry, or visit the website for full details. ‘We have received evidence of individual’s […]

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‘Brave’ new advert from Tesco features girl saying she won’t eat animals

‘The whole team wanted a food love story focusing on plant-based food’ Written by Maria Chiorando for Plant Based News: A major new advert created by Tesco has been described as ‘brave’ by the retailer’s Head of Plant-Based Innovation Derek Sarno. The advert, which has screened on televsion and played on national radio, promotes Tesco’s […]

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The Original Satchel Store Has Made Its Last Leather Bag

Company says ‘no’ to leather in favour of a vegan, plant-based alternative After eight successful years and thousands of leather bags sold around the world, the Original Satchel Store has announced that it will no longer use animal skins to make its bags and accessories. Instead, the company will give its entire production over to […]

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Heather Mills launches UK ‘vegan northern powerhouse’

‘Plant-based Valley’ could help lead consumers’ transition from ‘cattle culture diet’ Climate activists have welcomed the launch in the Northumberland countryside of a “vegan Silicon Valley”, which is aimed at helping to fight climate change. The 55-acre site, the brainchild of the entrepreneur Heather Mills, will offer manufacturing, storage and business space exclusively to vegan […]

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House of Lords find no evidence “vegetarian burgers” are misleading for consumers

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee have raised concerns that an EU amendment to ban the use of words like ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’ to describe foods that don’t contain meat would in fact: ·         Reduce consumer clarity ·         Be a barrier to growth for a burgeoning sector of the food industry ·   […]

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Look out for JVS at Vegfest London, discussing faith, culture and veganism

Vegfest London returns this October, and JVS has been invited along to participate in a new panel, exploring faith, culture and veganism. JVS Director Lara will talk about veganism from a Jewish perspective, and what it is like to be a Jewish vegan. Stay tuned for more details including the time of the session, which […]

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JVS launches brand new networking initiative – Green Drinks: The Jewish Green Networking Event

JVS, together with Shema, The Jewish Environmental Network are excited to be launching Green Drinks: The Jewish Green Networking Event – A regular opportunity for people involved in the Jewish eco-sphere to meet, and find out what is going on in the community. It is a free event, aimed at professionals and lay people who are involved in green […]

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JVS working with kosher caterers to ensure vegan options

JVS is delighted to be working with kosher caterers across the country to ensure vegan options are readily available. We have been asking caterers if they have vegan choices, if they are clearly labelled and, where there are courses, we have asked if there is always a vegan option. This information will be published on […]

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