This week’s vegan news: Mercedes-Benz could ditch all leather thanks to vegan Mercedes team F1 driver Lewis Hamilton. Vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg is named TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year. McDonald’s UK just launched its first fully vegan happy meal featuring Veggie Dippers.

Vegan actor Rooney Mara went undercover to investigate factory farm conditions in England. She starred in an Animal Equality short documentary called “With My Own Eyes.” Furniture giant IKEA is investing $220 million toward becoming more “climate positive.” Avon Products, Inc. will no longer conduct regulatory-required cosmetic animal testing in every country, including China.

Billionaire hedge fund manager Christopher Hohn has warned companies that are not doing their part to address climate change. Unilever’s new €85M Innovation Centre will focus on developing vegan food.

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Kat has been writing about veganism, environment, and sustainability for five years. Their interests include over-analyzing the various socioeconomic forms of oppression, how that overlaps with veganism, and how the media in all of its forms reflects the current culture.