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What’s Going on in the Plant-Based World – Week of 05/02/21

  • Baskin-Robbins’ May Flavor of the Month is oak milk-based Strawberry Streusel. The company’s first-ever option made with an oak milk base, the flavor will be available in all 2,500 US locations throughout May. The company has also announced plans to roll out several more oak milk-based flavors later this year. Read more.
  • UK-based Vegan Inclusive Education has released a report that found over 70% of vegan school-age students surveyed admit being teased due to their vegan lifestyle. Read more.
  • In the new HBO show “Mare of Easttown,” Kate Winslet’s character is seen eating both  Philly cheesesteaks and hoagies. Winslet is a vegetarian, so the Philly favorite grub featured was plant-based, and made by Delaware-based vegan restauranteur Kristen Jackson Bowen.  Read more.
  • US soccer stars Toni Pressley and Ali Riley are teaming up with the I Am Athlete platform to launch a vegan cooking show. “Girls Gone Veg”  will release its first episode on May 7th, and combat, as Pressley puts it, “[the] skewed view of veganism that it’s not a sustainable diet for athletes and that vegan dishes are these hollow, unfilling meals.” Read more.
  • Hawaii has become the sixth state to end cosmetic animal testing through the state legislature. The “Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act” will prohibit the sale of new products tested on animals after January 1, 2022. The other five states are California, Nevada, Illinois, Virginia, and Maryland, although several other states, including New Jersey, are considering similar legislation. Read more.

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