Black Celebs Shaping Food, Shark Tank’s Atlas Monroe Goes Global, and More

Black musicians and athletes are increasingly investing in the plant-based food space.

In case you missed it, there was some big news this past week in the world of food.

From musicians to athletes, Black celebrity investors are shaping the food industry with investments in the plant-based food sector. Atlas Monroe, a vegan fried chicken company that impressed judges on Shark Tank, is now available in Canada. New York City has introduced Vegan Fridays in public schools, which brings plant-based meals to more than one million students in cafeterias across the city. And a recent study reveals that one-third of Brits are interested in going plant-based. 

In good news for the planet and its inhabitants: A proposed California bill aims to ban the sale of single-use tobacco components, such as vape and e-cigarette products, and filters commonly found in cigarettes and cigars. And Taiwan’s duck egg industry will no longer be able to use new battery cages.

Catch the full news recap in the video above.

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