There is a growing movement led by dairy lobbyists to ban alternative milk companies from using the word ‘milk’ for their products. Right away I’m thinking this violates 1st Ammendment rights to your freedom of speech.
On thing is certain, unless the average person is a total moron, people can tell the difference between almond milk and cow’s milk! Because they’ll know that one contains almonds and the other cow’s milk!
Also, what about products like Milk of Magnesia or Peanut Butter, two products that certainly don’t contain milk or butter in them!
What we have here is a Dairy Industry that is losing popularity for a number of reasons.
- People are wising up to the fact that milk doesn’t really do a body all that good, and the growing popularity of alternative milks has been threatening the dairy industry for several years now, so much so that several dairy farms have been going bankrupt.
- And more and more people are either becoming lactose intolerant, vegetarian or vegan.
We’ll see how this plays out in the courts, but I can’t see how this ban will go through being that it infringes on our 1st amendment rights to freedom of speech.
No doubt, plant-based and vegan burgers are on the rise!
Why? Because the common consensus is that red meat contains cholesterol and saturated fats that can cause hardening of the arteries and eventual arterial blockage.
The evidence has been overwhelming and consistent throughout decades of research and scientific observation. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, which correlates to the abundance of beef continually pushed on Americans by the Meat & Dairy Industries.
McDonald’s Slow to Test New PLT
McDonald’s is slow to test their new PLT in Canada because the scale in which to pull off an offering of a plant-based burger would be huge. And the big test is whether Beyond Meat can deliver their product on a massive scale to the U.S. and Canada.
If Beyond Meat can deliver, and I remember when they first came out with the Beyond Burger (they couldn’t keep them on the shelves), then we will have a major breakthrough in the Fast Food Industry.
I supposed KFC is testing out Beyond Meat and the scale at which they can deliver, because they had a very successful test launch, but we have yet to see Vegan KFC Chicken in their fast food restaurants.
So, the process is slow… but the vegan movement has hit the mainstream and it can only continue to grow as more people seek out healthier ways of living that is more compassionate towards the animals.
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Remember the commercials where the attractive women were seductively eating a Magnum Ice Cream Bar?
Well, the company that brought you the Magnum Ice Cream Bar has offered a couple of vegan/non-dairy versions. Hallelujah!
Aldi is the big corporation that puts out the Magnum Bars, and we’re grateful that they are now providing a vegan version of their famous ice cream bars. They are a German company and there’s been a sort of renaissance in Germany with the vegan movement. Berlin, at one time or another has been dubbed the vegan capital of the world.
So, I will have to look out for these vegan ice cream bars… Of course, me being primarily on a whole foods vegan diet, but it’s okay to have a once-in-a-while indulgence. I mean, it’s just nice that a company is providing that option, and it’s another sign that veganism and plant-based eating are continuing to be in the mainstream.
The world is changing. We are going forward and not going backwards. This is evident in that San Diego businesses are trying to adapt to meet the demands of plant-based meat. Plant-based meat is on the rise due to the impact of animal foods on the environment. As the world slowly learns the truth about animal agriculture and the effects of animal foods on your health, plant-based diets such as veganism will be on the rise. There will be more demand for Beyond burgers, Impossible Burgers, and veggie burgers.Continue reading San Diego Companies Adapting To Meet Demands in Plant-based Meats
I am surprised San Diego is number 9 on this list of cities that vegans and vegetarians should go to. Yet, according to Wallethub, San Diego is one of the best and cheapest cities for people adhering to a vegan or vegetarian diet. Wallethub ranked the cities in terms of affordability, diversity, accessibility, quality, and vegetarian lifestyle. They also weighed average meal costs, certified organic farms, and presence of vegan and vegetarian festivals and came up with this list.Continue reading The Top Cities A Vegan and Vegetarian Should Go To
Though, as a vegan, I’m more focused on a whole foods vegan diet, I’m glad to see that fast food restaurants are beginning to offer vegan alternatives to their meat-based fare.
And finally, McDonald’s Corporation is testing out a PLT (plant lettuce tomato) Burger with its burger patty by Beyond Meat. Good news.
I confess that I do indulge in vegan burgers once-in-a-while… as part of my whole dietary philosophy also includes indulging in sinful treats 2-3 times a week. In the end, it helps me stay vegan and for the most part eat a healthy vegan diet.
Plus, dining out with friends and family is much easier when restaurants offer vegan options. So, all in all, good news coming from Beyond Meat and McDonald’s!
We are beyond excited to share the news that McDonald’s will be conducting a 12-week test of a new plant-based burger called the P.L.T., which stands for Plant. Lettuce. Tomato. in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, starting September 30. The P.L.T. is made with a Beyond Meat® plant-based patty that has been crafted exclusively by McDonald’s, for McDonald’s, to deliver the iconic taste customers know and love.
Update: It looks like the PLT Burger isn’t going to be 100% Vegan… it’ll contain cheese and mayo, and I don’t think you’ll be able to order it without. We’ll see…