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Petition: Require schools provide a vegan meal option every day

The School Food Regulations 2014 create requirements for schools to provide portions of certain foods, but do not specifically require schools to provide a vegan option. This should be amended to require schools provide the option of a nutritionally balanced, hot vegan meal on a daily basis. Click here to view and sign the petition.

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The climate benefits of veganism and vegetarianism explored in BBC Future experiment

A two week experiment by BBC Future has found some thought-provoking ways to lower emissions from our food, writes Veganuary: “What is clear from our experiment (and more importantly, from rigorous scientific research) is that on average a plant-based diet has significantly fewer emissions.” It stated that the tweaks to our diets that would result […]

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New online toolkit helps farmers in the USA to transition from animal agriculture to plant-focused farming

News just in from Veganuary: A unique new toolkit is now available to help farmers in the USA who want to transition from animal agriculture to plant-focused farming! ⁠ Official Veganuary sponsor, Miyoko’s Creamery, along with Mercy For Animals and Animal Outlook have partnered to launch the Farmer Toolkit⁠. It offers them state-specific resources, tips […]

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Dutch government backs cell-based ‘meat’ with €60 million investment

‘The Netherlands is the latest to welcome the emerging technology, with a hefty investment’, writes Charlotte Pointing for PlantBasedNews. Read the full story here

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Kosher humanewashing in the news again

An update from our friends at JIFA: ‘Jewish Initiative for Animals continues to amplify this statement affirming that kosher animal production should not be synonymous with factory farming (featured in Tablet Magazine), voices from across the Jewish community are rallying behind a renewed effort to support more sustainable food practices and bring visibility to the […]

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Consumers offered choice of local food with new map

A new digital map that shows locations across the UK, including shops, market stalls and veg box pick up spots, where people can buy locally sourced, sustainable fruit and vegetables, has been launched. The interactive map, produced by the Better Food Traders, a network of retailers committed to selling seasonal and ethical produce, aims to […]

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Tivall goes vegan!

Much-loved brand Tivall has unveiled vegan burgers, shnitzels, and corn shnitzels. Find them in your local Waitrose and online at Ocado. Have you tried the new vegan offerings from Tivall? We would love hear your feedback on these new products. Email us at [email protected]    

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EcoSynagogue online Tu B’Shevat event

PRESS RELEASE 20th JANUARY 2022: More than 100 people from across the Jewish community attended an online Tu B’Shevat event held by EcoSynagogue to examine how to drive forward action on climate change. The meeting was addressed by rabbis and leaders from five Jewish denominations, as well as the Board of Deputies of British Jews […]

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United Synagogue launches bold new green strategy, ‘Dorot’

The United Synagogue has this week launched a bold new green strategy, ‘Dorot’, meaning ‘generations’, with Chief Rabbi Mirvis calling for urgent action by the Jewish community to tackle the climate crisis. Writing exclusively for the JC ahead of Tu Bishvat this Sunday, Rabbi Mirvis quotes a lesson from the Midrash. “Each one of us […]

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Two million participants and counting…

Veganuary started from a laptop on a Yorkshire kitchen table back in 2014. Now, it’s a global force. Today, Veganuary received its 2 millionth official sign-up since it was first conceived, showing that the plant-based revolution is unstoppable. It’s not too late to sign up You can choose your start date and you’ll still receive […]

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