founding a new plant-based food alliance

October 22 2021

© Vegetarian Food Alliance

A coalition of civil society groups and companies recently established a new organization, UK Vegetarian AllianceTo serve as a mouthpiece for the vegan food and beverage sector in the UK. The alliance, backed by Alpro, Oatly, ProVeg UK, Upfield and The Vegan Society, aims to help make the UK a world leader in plant-based foods and drinks.

Marking the formation of the alliance, Marisa Heath, CEO of the new association, said: “We are already seeing that people are adding more and more vegetarian diets to their diets because they want to improve

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Can Vegetarians (And The Health Conscious) Keep Plant-Based Meat Afloat?

You’ve probably seen and heard about plant-based meat everywhere over the past year: Impossible Burgers on restaurant menus, Morningstar Farms in the frozen aisle, Beyond Meat at the meat counter. In recent weeks, even McDonald’s and Burger King have announced plans to incorporate the meat alternative into their menus.

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While CivicScience has previously looked into plant-based meat purchasing in stores, in this update we expanded data to look at consumer trends in purchasing plant-based meat products as a whole. 

And as the updated data show, 30% of the Gen Pop have tried the

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A Plant-Based Diet for the Big Apple? That’s the Plan

Susan S. Johnson

Sept. 24, 2021 — In 2016, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams fought his type 2 diabetes diagnosis by adopting a plant-based diet. Now, as the presumptive next mayor of New York City, he plans to bring his constituents along on his “healthy at last” journey.

“It’s important to change our health care system from being sick care to health care, and there’s no greater impact in doing that than to look at how we are feeding the crisis on a governmental level,” Adams said in an interview. “Built into my response is to introduce a whole-food plant-based diet

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How to eat a plant-based diet (without giving up meat)

Susan S. Johnson

As the name implies, plant-based eating is all about getting most of your calories and nutrients from plants. But there’s room for the meat and animal products you love (sparingly).

Given the fairly wide parameters, a lot of healthy diets that focus on whole foods and fruits and vegetables are plant-based, explained Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Ph.D., RD, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior in the Arnold School of Public Health at University of South Carolina (who studies how diet choices affect chronic disease risk). Some of the diets that fall under the plant-based umbrella include:

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