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From July 15 until October 31, Interstate Hotels & Resorts—a global leader in third-party hotel and resort management—will add menu items featuring vegan Beyond Meat products to its United States-based properties. Chefs will create special vegan and vegetarian dishes, including meatballs, enchiladas, and Beyond Burgers, for lunch, dinner, and catering menus. "With the growing popularity of plant-based diets, we set out to find a plant-based burger that people who enjoy meat would love," Fernando Salazar, Interstate Hotels & Resorts' Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage, said. "We found that the Beyond Burger is just that—a product that lets our guests substitute ground beef burgers for plant-based Beyond Burgers, without sacrificing flavor or taste." Interstate operates 605 properties in 15 countries and its US properties include various locations of Hilton, Sheraton, Courtyard Marriott, Best Western, La Quinta, Days Inn, amongst other brands. (vegnews.com)
06/26/2019 VEGAN FASHION MUSEUM OPENS IN LOS ANGELES
On June 26, a museum dedicated exclusively to vegan fashion will open it doors in Los Angeles. The Fashion for the Animal Kingdom and Environment (F.A.K.E.) Museum is a platform that allows vegan and ethical designers to come together to promote their cruelty-free clothes and accessories. The F.A.K.E. Museum was founded by animal-rights activist Jonathan Ohayon, who started with pop-ups on Melrose Avenue in LA. The pop-ups were so successful that Ohayon expanded the concept to a museum where the public can learn about new alternatives to animal-based materials in fashion. The museum will host free, 25-minute tours on the impact of the fashion industry on the environment and showcase eco- and animal-friendly alternatives. Designers from around the globe will be part of the first exposition and will showcase alternatives to silk, leather, and wool using plant-based materials such as pineapple fiber, cork, and apple and mango skins. The F.A.K.E. Museum's first exposition will run until August 31. (vegnews.com)
06/24/2019 CANADA BANS CRUEL SHARK-FIN TRADE
Last week, Canada enacted Bill C-68, an amendment to its Fisheries Act that bans the import and export of shark fins nationwide. While the practice of "shark finning" (or removing fins from live sharks and throwing the animals back into the ocean) has been banned in Canada since 1994, outside of Asia, Canada is still the third-largest importer of shark fins, importing nearly 350,000 pounds of the cruelly begotten animal product in 2018. Beauty brand LUSH Cosmetics recently launched its "Shark Attack" campaign to raise awareness about the plight of the apex predator, donating 100 percent of sales of its resurrected vegan Shark Fin Soap to Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation, an organization dedicated to continuing the work of late ocean conservationist Rob Stewart. Earlier this month, Canada's Parliament passed the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, which prohibits the wild capture, captivity, and breeding of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and protects marine animals currently in captivity from being used for profit. (vegnews.com)
James Cameron—director of films Titanic, Avatar, and Terminator—urges that farmers in New Zealand stop raising animals for food and transition to a more sustainable future by producing plant-based crops. "What we see is that the rivers and the lakes are extremely polluted here," Cameron told local outlet TVNZ. "New Zealand isn't living up to its own image of itself right now, and the image that it projects to the world as the clean, green place. So there's a lot of work to do here to steward the land properly. What we need is a nice transition to a meatless or relatively meatless world in 20 or 30 years." A longtime champion of plant-based living, Cameron and wife Suzy-Amis Cameron—who operates vegan school MUSE in California—currently live on a 3,700-acre property in New Zealand while he completes filming on the forthcoming continuation of the environmentally focused Avatar film series. (vegnews.com)
A majority of global consumers (60 percent) will not eat meat from slaughtered animals by 2040, according to a report published this week by Chicago-based business consulting firm A.T. Kearny. The 20-page report outlines how the rapid development of novel vegan meat (such as products made by Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat) and cultured (also known as "lab-grown") meat alternatives, combined with the growing awareness of the vast downsides of animal agriculture, will result in a massive shift away from animal products as the human population grows to 10 billion by 2050. "All in all, cultured meat and new meat-replacement products are going to disrupt the [$1 trillion] conventional meat industry with all its supplier companies," the report stated. "This disruption is supported by a general shift toward consumption of non-meat proteins as a consequence of new lifestyle trends, all aimed at a more sustainable and healthier diet, as well as regulatory measures against conventional meat." Based on its extensive industry knowledge and relevant research, A.T. Kearny predicts that in 2040, meat consumption will be broken down into three main categories, with 35 percent of consumers opting for cell-based meat, 25 percent eating novel vegan meat, and 40 percent continuing to consume animal meat but from a “niche” market that will be focused on "welfare-oriented" animal farms. (vegnews.com)
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