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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


UK’s first soya free plant-based ‘chicken breast’

It’s the first of its kind and will be available from Tesco and Asda (RRP £3.50 for pack of 2) from January 1st and tastes exactly like a chicken breast, without any soya or meat!  ust in time for January – and Veganuary – 2022, one of the UK’s fastest growing plant-based meat brands, Meatless Farm, […]


‘No meat please, we’re British: now a third of us approve of vegan diet’ – Guardian feature

‘A boom in plant-based diets means 2022’s Veganuary will attract more uptake than ever’ – click here to read the full story in the Guardian

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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 […]


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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