News

Teen Activist Leads Veggie Burger School Campaign

Using a petition, a 16-year-old animal rights activist convinced school administrators to introduce more humane food options in the school’s cafeteria.

Due to the tireless effort of Devin Phon, Deerfield High School now serves veggie burgers in its cafeteria, reports People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Phon, who is a member of his Massachusetts public school’s Animal Right’s Club, circulated a petition among students and administrators, and he later met with the principal and the cafeteria manager to negotiate the introduction of the meatless menu item. Phon’s victory was recognized by PETA’s youth division, peta2, which awarded him the Star Street Teamer Award. “Young people are leading the animal rights charge, and Devin is a trailblazer they can look to for inspiration,” says peta2 director, Marta Holmberg. Myriad schools across the country have recognized the health benefits of vegetarian food and have instituted meatless campaigns to bolster student’s physical and mental well-being and curtail the childhood obesity epidemic.

More News

Vegan Mac n Cheese Smackdown Draws Record Numbers

An estimated 3,000 people showed up to sample plant-based cheesy creations in Baltimore last weekend.
Read More »

UC Berkeley to Offer Plant-Based Seafood Tech Class

Students will be challenged to "do for plant-based seafood what Impossible Foods did for the veggie burger."
Read More »

KIND CEO Sets Up $25 Million Food Transparency Firm

Daniel Lubetzky launched the industry watchdog group to keep consumers out of the dark regarding corruption within the food industry.
Read More »

Number of North Dakota Dairy Farms Drops 75 Percent

The state's farms are struggling to stay afloat amidst reduced dairy consumption.
Read More »

Seafood Market Pleads Guilty to Lobster Cruelty

An Australian seafood market was fined $1,500 for employee's cruel treatment of lobster.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »