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In Case You Missed It

  • Co-founder of Meat Free Monday and vegetarian activist Mary McCartney hosts a vegetarian cooking special that will air on the Food Network on January 5th at 9am. Mary McCartney Serves It Up will showcase delicious, accessible vegetarian recipes, that highlight her “sincere love of cooking.”
  • Are you participating in Veganuary? Since 2014, the UK-based non-profit campaign has inspired people worldwide to eat vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year.
  • Singer Meat Loaf backs Veganuary, but won’t change his name to Veg Loaf. “When…first approached…to rebrand to Veg Loaf I said no way in hell – I won’t do that. But, I’d do anything for our planet and dropping meat for veg, even for just one day a week, can make a huge difference.” Queen’s Brian May is another celebrity taking part in the campaign. 
  • A self-described meat and dairy lover makes the case for eating more plant-based, and offers suggestions on how to do it for the curious but nervous. 
  • The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that only vegan food will be served to attendees at the 77th Golden Globes ceremony taking place on January 5th. The move is part of a larger sustainability push by the HFPA. 
  • A UK tribunal has ruled in favor of an ethical vegan who sued his employer after being dismissed. Plaintiff Jordi Casamitjana was fired by animal welfare charity League Against Cruel Sports after discovering that the company was investing pension funds in firms involved with animal testing. He claims he alerted his supervisors, but when they did nothing, he felt obligated to inform his colleagues, and was fired as a result. The judge ruled that ethical veganism is a “philosophical belief,” therefore protected in law, and that ethical vegans should be entitled to similar legal protections in British workplaces as those who hold religious beliefs.

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