There are approximately 88 million vegans in the world. It sounds like a lot until you realise we make up just over 1% of the population. We’re just a tiny group, but we are growing. And we are making moves.
Even though we’re small in number, we’re mighty in the impact we’re making on the world. Now more than ever, the world is witnessing significant advancements for veganism across various industries. Veganism has reached new heights, making headlines with ground-breaking announcements.
Let’s take a closer look at the remarkable developments that have unfolded in the world of veganism this week.
UN Commits to Vegan-Focused COP28 Climate Summit
The United Nations has officially declared the upcoming COP28 Climate Summit vegan. The summit will adopt a predominantly vegan menu. This vegan news is a testament to the growing recognition of the meat industry’s detrimental impact on the environment and animal agriculture.
By reducing meat and dairy consumption during the summit, the UN aims to set an example for sustainable practices that can positively impact the planet. In an ideal world, it may even help convince people of the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Here’s hoping.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Major Investment in British Vegan Trainer Company
Hollywood icon and environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio has made a bold £4 million investment in a British vegan trainer company. This strategic move highlights the growing interest of influential figures in supporting eco-friendly and ethical businesses.
With DiCaprio’s involvement, veganism is poised to witness unprecedented growth, cementing its position as a sustainable alternative to conventional footwear. Though it may not convert meat eaters to a vegan lifestyle, it’s a step in the right direction.
Check out the 10 best vegan footwear brands here – before they sell out!
Gordon Ramsay’s Vegan Ramen Partnership
Renowned chef Gordon Ramsay has surprised the world by partnering with a vegan ramen brand. This collaboration signifies a remarkable shift in the culinary landscape, as even celebrated chefs recognize the appeal and potential of plant-based cuisine.
The partnership aims to introduce delectable vegan ramen options to cater to a broader audience while promoting sustainability in the food industry. This is great news for those for already enjoy a vegan lifestyle and those who are keen to reduce their environmental impact.
Oxford Scientists Validate Vegan Diet’s Environmental Benefits
In a comprehensive study conducted by Oxford scientists, the environmental impact of a vegan diet has been confirmed to be significantly lower compared to traditional diets involving animal products.
The research quantifies the immense positive impact that adopting a vegan lifestyle can have on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and water consumption. Such scientific validation further strengthens the argument for embracing veganism to combat climate change.
Read the study in full here.
Vegan Müller Corner and Rice Yogurts Make Their Debut in the UK
The dairy industry is witnessing a notable shift as iconic brand Müller introduces vegan versions of Corner and Rice yoghurts.
This signifies a major milestone for plant-based dairy alternatives, making delicious and nutritious vegan yoghurt options widely accessible to consumers. The move reflects growing consumer demand for planet-friendly vegan lifestyles.
The remarkable progress made for veganism this week reflects a global shift towards sustainability, health-consciousness and ethical practices. From climate summits and celebrity endorsements to scientific validations and product innovations, the vegan movement is gaining momentum and transforming industries. As individuals, we can embrace these developments by making conscious choices that align with the values of our vegan lifestyles to promote a healthier, kinder and greener world for all.