Here’s What’s Happening in the Plant-Based World This Week:
- Subway has hopped on the plant-based protein train by introducing a vegetarian meatball sandwich. While the sandwich is slated to be available for only a limited time, it is currently on the menu is over 675 Subway stores in the USA and Canada. Hopefully, Subway will consider keeping the Beyond Meat meatballs on the menu permanently.
- Major British media outlet The Telegraph recently released a video suggesting that, as vegetarianism is on the rise, the world is collectively entering a “new age of meat-shaming,” and that this could negatively impact the livelihoods of impoverished, rural communities that depend on raising livestock. A Vegan Society spokesperson has clapped back on this so-called “war on meat,” pointing out the imbalance of calories needed to feed farmed animals that could be going to feed humans.
- A review of Think and Grow Vegan by Glen John Jones, a handbook for anyone considering switching to a plant-based diet, but isn’t quite sure where to start. “It acts like a reference book, a manual and a chat with a friend, all in one.”
- Former hunter and fisherman Erik Hastings, who had a vegan epiphany while working as an undercover investigator for Mercy for Animals, has announced his plans to host a plant-based cookery show. Cook Vegan For Me will debut in September on YouTube and Vimeo, and promises to take viewers on a global journey looking for non-vegan chefs to cook vegan meals.
- The next time you are in NYC, be sure to check out Petisco Vegano. Formerly Cafe Petisco, the meat-heavy Mediterranean restaurant closed earlier this year and has revamped into an all-vegan eatery. The menu states “Our 100-percent plant-based cuisine aspires to bring fresh Mediterranean and familiar flavors to all of our lovingly-prepared dishes,” and encourages customers to “dine with compassion.”