News

8-Year-Old Vegan Stands Up for Meatless Monday

The young advocate makes a strong plea to Long Beach City Council, saying that cafeteria lunches are “nasty.”

Meatless Monday has a new ambassador for the cause—8-year-old Genesis Butler, who has been vegan since the age of four and and is a strong proponent of the worldwide campaign. Last week, Butler stood before the Long Beach City Council and presented arguments for the city to adopt a Meatless Monday resolution, including concern about the drought and the fact that it takes 1,800 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. In addition, she told a personal story about how her school friends enjoy sharing her vegan lunch because cafeteria food is “nasty.” A local restaurant manager also spoke in support of Meatless Monday, stating that it would help alleviate the typical dip in Monday sales by encouraging locals to dine out. The vote was a favorable seven to two and the City Attorney is drafting a resolution to be presented for final voting.

More News

Luxury Hotel Adds Vegan Butchers’ Meats to Menus

The Herbivorous Butcher's vegan meats are now available at luxe Loews Minneapolis Hotel as part of the chain's new Flavor by Loews Hotels initiative.
Read More »

Miyoko's Debuts Philadelphia-Style Vegan Cream Cheese

The vegan cheese company is expanding its product line thanks to a new state-of-the-art factory.
Read More »

Vegan Ground Beef Expands to 600 Stores in Denmark

Dansk Supermarked—the country's largest retailer—has made the Danish version of Beyond Burger available to 1.5 million shoppers.
Read More »

Vice News Likens Dairy Farm to The Handmaid's Tale

A Michigan dairy farmer forcibly impregnates cows with embryos of elite cows to create genetically superior animals, unlike the dystopian storyline of Hulu original The Handmaid's Tale.
Read More »

Indian Startup Debuts Vegan Mutton

Good Dot has developed a vegan replacement for mutton—India's second most-consumed meat—in an effort to fight the country's increased meat consumption.
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 »