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Long line of football fans waiting to get some vegan hot dogs at Levi’s Stadium
"Get your hot dog, your vegan-friendly hot dog."
That’s the chant that vendors at Levi’s Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers, might be yelling to customers this fall as the stadium overhauls its menu to become the most vegan-friendly arena in America.
The stadium’s catering company, Centerplate, unveiled the new menu this month and showed off some of the vegan options, including the vegan frank and an Asian-inspired Portobello mushroom steamed bun, according to ABC station KGO.
“We are going to be the most vegan-friendly stadium in the entire sports industry,” Zach Hensely, manager of Centerplate, told the San Francisco Chronicle, which reported that there would be more than 30 vegan options at the stadium, including one at every permanent stand.
The stadium is also going to source 85 percent of its ingredients from California, many from an even smaller radius around Santa Clara, according to the Chronicle.
A Guardian undercover investigation exposes conditions inside the chicken factories that supply some of the biggest supermarket and fast-food chains in the business, including KFC, Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Nando’s. Find out why the drive for cheaper chicken is making more than 250,000 of us sick every year. [watch video]
Revealed: The Dirty Secret of the UK’s Poultry Industry
“One of the things that constantly shocks people I speak to is how young farmed animals are before they are killed. Despite advertising and other popular notions to the contrary, farms are not benign places for farmed animals. Most are intensive factories designed to get animals from birth to slaughter in the quickest time possible. They are certainly not sanctuaries.”
“The positive is, of course, all this death is avoidable. No farmed animal – regardless of whatever age they are – has to die for you if you choose to stop eating meat, eggs and dairy products. The best way to end the suffering of animals is to go vegan - or at least start in that direction.”
Read the full blog post here.
A group of researchers has recommended applying the precautionary principle to food choices that probably, if not conclusively, increase cancer risk as shown in a recent report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. The precautionary principle is typically applied to toxins that are likely harmful to health, but where evidence is not yet complete.
The researchers conclude that based on this approach, it’s best to limit or avoid alcohol, dairy products, red and processed meat products, and meats cooked at high temperatures. Conversely, they encourage the consumption of soy products, fruits, and vegetables.
For more details, read Applying the Precautionary Principle to Nutrition and Cancer here.
Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) is participating in a student-led coalition to organize a Farm Worker Appreciation Day in Salinas, CA, on June 15th. As part of this, F.E.P. is organizing a food donation drive for the farm workers.
Dates of food drive: Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 13 (until noon) See specific location hours below.
Only the foods on our list will be accepted. Please visit the following link:
FARM WORKER APPRECIATION
This food supply drive makes it easier for YOU to show your appreciation for the people who pick our food and who are so inadequately paid and constantly exposed to dangerous working conditions.
Learn about Farm Workers Appreciation Day here:
We are incredibly thankful for the organizations and businesses listed below for generously allowing us to place donation buckets at their locations.
EVENT AND INFORMATION:
Growing up and even now I have learned in depth about wild animals and other creatures. But when I learned about farm animals and other commonly eaten animals I was taught “milk comes from cows!” “chickens lay eggs!” very basic facts about how we consume and use them. When really these animals are so interesting and are not just “dumb” or “food” animals. People disconnect themselves from these animals so they feel less guilty when eating them.
"Mad cow disease has caused a fourth death in the United States, health officials say.
Lab tests have confirmed that a patient in Texas who recently died had Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Variant CJD is a fatal brain disorder linked to eating beef from cattle with mad cow disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a press release.”
Stop eating animals!