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What’s Going on in the Plant-Based World – Week of 01/31/21

  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has urged the Biden-Harris administration to promote plant-based nutrition to the American public. Adams went vegan in 2016, and has used his political platform to advocate for his fellow New Yorkers’ health through several plant-based initiatives. Read more.
  • Starbucks has announced a “dominant shift” towards plant-based menu items, a renewal and expansion of the company’s promises to offer more vegan options.  During an investors call, CEO Kevin Johnson said the change is partially prompted by changing customer trends during the pandemic. Read more.
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas has launched her very first brand–Anomaly, a vegan, sustainable, and affordable haircare line that will retail exclusively at Target starting today. Chopra Jonas posted on Instagram, “We are democratizing sustainable beauty, because access to it should not cost us the Earth and should be available to all.” Read more.
  • Vegan teen activist Genesis Butler is now on Social Compassion in Legislation’s Board of Directors. In her new position, Butler will meet with elected officials and speak at committee hearings in furtherance of her long-stated goal: “to save every animal.”  Read more.
  • Results of a recently-conducted UK survey have been released, having found that less than 33% of men over 45 would be willing to eat a more plant-based diet for the planet, with the number jumping to over 50% for Millennial and Gen-Z-aged males. Read more.

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