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Government Councils Around the World Are Ditching Meat, Here’s Why

Government Councils Around the World Are Ditching Meat, Here’s Why

In the UK and around the world, councils promote vegan diets to improve health and mitigate climate change. Some councils exclusively offer vegan food at council-led events, while others aim to expand options in...
The Canadian Government Just Invested In Vegan Food - For America?

The Canadian Government Just Invested in Vegan Food – For America?

The Canadian government invested in Good Food for Good, which produces organic vegan sauces and teas, expand to the U.S. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, on behalf of the Minister of...
German Government Invests $780,000 to Make Vegan Meat Texture More 'Realistic'

German Government Invests $780,000 to Make Vegan Meat Texture More ‘Realistic’

The German government has invested $780,000 in a research project aimed at making the texture of vegan meat more "realistic." The project, named "Texturing Mechanisms in the Wet Extrusion of Soy and Pea Protein," will...
92% of Kiwis Want a Total Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

92% of Kiwis Want a Total Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

The New Zealand government will phase-out single-use plastic bags following a consultation where 92 percent of Kiwis supported the ban. Using 750 million plastic shopping bags - 154 per person - each year, New Zealanders are responsible...

Vegan Tofurky Sandwiches Launch at UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Vegan Tofurky sandwiches are now available at the UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). According to Boston-based British Consul General Harriet Cross - a vegan herself - new Tofurky Chik'n & Sweet Corn and Ham...

Oatly Plans to Turn Oat Residue Into Renewable Energy Instead of Pig Feed

Major vegan milk brand Oatly has revealed it will find alternatives to selling its oat residue to pig farms. One solution could be to turn the residue into renewable energy, according to a statement released...
Canadian Government Invests $150 Million in development for Vegan 'Protein Industries Supercluster'

Canadian Government Invests $150 Million in Vegan Protein Development

The Canadian government is showing its support for vegan protein once again by signing on to a nearly $153 million investment in the Prairie-based Protein Industries Canada Supercluster. Protein Industries Canada is a nonprofit value...

Governments Must Move Toward Reducing Meat Consumption to Prevent Climate Crisis, Says Report

Governments must work towards reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change, according to a new report by the Changing Markets Foundation - an organization that aims to accelerate social and environmental progress. Titled "Growing the...
Scotland Urged to ‘Guarantee’ Vegan Options on All Daily Public Sector Menus

Scotland Urged to ‘Guarantee’ Vegan Options on All Daily Public Sector Menus

Scotland's government is being urged to make vegan food more accessible to public bodies across the country by adding at least one vegan meal option to all menus in schools, hospitals, prisons, and government-run...
Quebec Farm Animal Regulations (1)

Quebec Voters Urge Political Candidates to Support Farm Animal Welfare

Citizens of Quebec are calling upon the government to impose stricter farm animal welfare regulations. Led by animal rights organization Montreal SPCA, residents are writing to governmental candidates ahead of the election in October, asking them...

Vegan Environmental Activist Becomes Only Female Legislator in Bengaluru, Karnataka of India

Earlier this month Sowmya Reddy was elected as the MLA for the assembly constituency in Jayanagar, a neighbourhood in Karnataka, India. Reddy beat out her opposition by 2,887 votes, making her the first vegan...

Bill Bailey, Ricky Gervais and Judi Dench Fight for a Fur Free Britain

Thirty celebrities have addressed the UK government in a letter, urging that all fur imports are banned after Brexit. The open letter, penned to Prime Minister Theresa May, states: “Britain’s responsibility to animals does not...

12,000 Doctors Call Out Government for Pushing Dairy Via Pizza Hut Partnership

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has condemned the U.S. government for increasing servings of cheese at fast food outlets, a new report revealed. The organization, which is made up of 12,000 doctor...

Scottish Government Urged to Give Equal Rights to Vegans

An organisation in Scotland is urging the government to modify their policies to deliver fairer treatment to citizens across the country. The group, named Go Vegan Scotland, found that people identifying as vegan have...

Petition to Ban The Export Of Live Animals to be Debated in UK Parliament

A petition to end the export of live animals after Brexit is due to be discussed and debated in Parliament by MPs at the end of February. The petition states, ‘the transport of live animals...

Indian Government Urged to Act on Animal Welfare Issues

An animal rights body in India has requested that funds be allocated to a variety of animal issues, signalling a major shift in focus toward animal welfare. The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO)...

Welsh Government Issue Statement of Support for Animal Sentience Laws

There has been much talk recently over the concept of animal sentience and how the British government is going to proceed in terms of protecting against animal cruelty. Michael Gove has previously stated that...

Fox Hunting Will Remain Illegal Claims Government Source

According to a ‘senior Whitehall source’, Theresa May will announce her decision to repeal a manifesto pledge to bring back fox hunting. The Times has reported that the prime minister will ‘make it clear in...

Animal Sentience Urged to be Recognized When Enforcing New UK Laws

Last month saw the nation panic about Britain's stance on animal cruelty when it was claimed that British MPs had voted against the idea of animal sentience. The nation’s MPS decided against the incorporation...
Good Food Institute Responds to Beef Industry Petition Against Clean Meat Labeling

Meat Tax to Cover Cost of Health Epidemics ‘Inevitable’, Claim Experts

An introduction of a meat tax is “inevitable”, the Guardian reports, due to rising awareness of its heavy impact on the environment and on human health. ‘Sin taxes’ have previously been placed on other "harmful...

How We’re Tricked into Buying Meat, Dairy and an Extra 17,000 Calories a Year

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) have warned that upselling is a major contributor to the rise in obesity in the UK. Shirley Cramer, chief executive of RSPH has said that the public...