If you’ve been making several stops each week to Whole Foods’ prepared foods section for the delicious vegan chicken salads, you’ll be glad to know that you’re now able to satiate your appetite for that incredibly realistic plant-based chicken made by Beyond Meat now that the business has rolled out its first retail products!
The innovative company introduced the Lightly Seasoned Chicken-Free Strips, Grilled Chicken-Free Strips, and Southwest Chicken-Free Strips—now available in 12-oz. packages in the refrigerated section of natural retailers nationwide—to give people a healthy, affordable, and animal-friendly option to replace chicken in salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups, and any other dish.
There are few books out there that have revolutionized how people look at their dinner plate like Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study. Exhaustively researched, Campbell’s work is the definitive guide on the health benefits of plant-based eating, and he argues that most chronic diseases can even be prevented or reversed through diet. The China Study inspired the groundbreaking documentary Forks Over Knives, a cookbook, a foundation, an online plant-based nutrition program at eCornell, and so much more.
Dr. Campbell picks up right where The China Study left off with his new book Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, released earlier this month. Whole explains the science behind all the evidence presented in The China Study. Dr. Campbell spoke with us about his new book and shared some strategies for helping others adopt and sustain a plant-based diet.
After a record turnout in 2012, the DC VegFest is back, and we’re excited to share that the DC VegFest will return to the beautiful Yards Park on Sat., September 28! While taking in the beautiful scenery surrounding the waterfront boardwalk, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious animal-friendly fare, listen to dynamic speakers—including Vice President of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States, Paul Shapiro, Betty Goes Vegan cookbook authors Annie and Dan Shannon, ultra-athlete Rich Roll, and more—and enjoy everything else you love about the DC VegFest. You won’t want to miss it!
Vancouver, Canada is on track to become the first Canadian city to endorse Meatless Mondays! According to the Vancouver Food Policy Council, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is expected to sign a proclamation officially declaring June 10, 2013 as Meatless Monday. Organizers say the day will be celebrated with community events that will spread awareness about–and celebrate–the benefits of meat-free eating.