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International School Meals Day: ProVeg UK’s School Plates programme goes from strength to strength in the face of the the pandemic

Today, 11 March, is International School Meals Day. ProVeg UK’s School Plates programme works with school catering teams in the UK to increase the availability of plant-based school meals and provide healthier and…

You pushed plant-based in 2020 to the max – thank you

2020 has been a year of immense challenges. Because of you we were able to keep plant-based and cellular agriculture on international and national agendas despite a global pandemic, and we want to thank you for…

How the Destruction of Ecosystems and Loss of Biodiversity Increases the Risk of Zoonotic Pandemics

The emergence of a novel zoonotic disease is a highly complex process, involving many factors. Yet, there is compelling evidence that certain human activities strongly increase the likelihood of such developments…

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January Highlights from the plant based sector: EU’s plant-based censorship and more

As we move further into the new year, the plant-based sector is all-systems-go, and looks set to accelerate even faster than in 2020. There are challenges to be faced, however, including the EU’s proposed censorship…

Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) in 2020

In December, ProVeg International, together with the public-policy organisation Brighter Green, submitted key recommendations for an urgent shift towards sustainable food systems to the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture…

VegMed Web 2021: the future of food and healthcare

From 28 February to 2 March 2021, VegMed, Europe’s largest conference on plant-based nutrition in medicine, will take place as a virtual event for the first time. The three-day programme will be densely packed with…

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Farmed animals as food – increasing the risk of zoonotic pandemics

Three aspects of human behaviour are particularly devastating and increase both the risk of pandemic occurrence and the severity of its impacts. In our previous blogs we explored the first factor – The destruction…

ProVeg Launches Food Innovation Challenge in Southeast Asia

In January, ProVeg launched the Food Innovation Challenge across Southeast Asia with the support of World Animal Protection. Entry to the challenge is now open to students who are passionate about promoting a sustainable…

Plant-milk sources

EU challenged by plant-based community on climate-hostile amendment

ProVeg International has launched a petition to stop Amendment 171, to ban the use of dairy-related terms in reference to plant-based dairy alternatives, supported by several NGOs and leading names in the food sector. In…

Cellular Agriculture – 2020 in review

This year marked groundbreaking progress in the cellular-agriculture sector. From investment to regulation to technological progress, here’s a summary of the key aspects of the sector, as they unfolded in 2020. …

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