Veganuary Fails as Red Meat Sales Soar

Despite 580,000 people signing up worldwide, Veganuary 2021 proved unable to stop carnivorous Britons from devouring more red meat this January than the same month last year, with new data from Kantar showing red meat sales rose by nearly 15% compared to a year ago, and dairy also shooting up by 12% in the same period. Looks like the public are more concerned with keeping their stomachs full than their conscience clear during the third lockdown…

Research from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board also revealed that only 20% of British households ‘contain one or more conscious meat reducer’, and synthetic-meat produce continues to sit at a paltry 2% of the size of the meat and fish market. Food for thought…

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Parliament to Debate EU’s Meaty Names Ban

The House of Lords will tomorrow morning quiz experts about the EU’s proposal to ban words associated with meat to describe vegetarian food. The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, chaired by former Lib Dem MEP Lord Teverson, will discuss whether the ban would be “in the interest of consumers.” The proposal would forbid the words “steak”, “sausage”, “escalope”, “burger”, or “hamburger” from being used to advertise non-meat products…

Guido is not generally a fan of meat substitutes, however this seems to be another example of over-regulation by the EU, if producers want to call bean patties “bean burgers”, so be it. No harm in it, unless you are a French farmer…

The Vegan Society, which will give evidence to the committee on the issue hit out at the EU proposal saying is “has little to do with consumer protection and instead is motivated by economic concerns of the meat industry. Trying to ban widely-used, conventional phrases describing vegan products is anti-competitive and unfair, whilst there is no evidence that consumers find them confusing.” The EU pushing anti-competitive policies to defend big agri-businesses from market competition? Bring on Brexit…

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Vegans Go Nuts Over EU’s “Veggie Burger” Ban

The EU’s latest impending ban has vegans going totally nuts – now Brussels is prohibiting the use of words like “burger”, “sausage” and “steak” for vegan and vegetarian products. Popular meat-free alternatives face bean renamed as “veggie discs” or “quorn tubes”. This is no fa-laugh-eling matter…

The Vegan Society are not at all quin(-oa) on the proposals, they’ve kale-d on the EU to rethink the ban and say the measures are “not in the public interest”, quorning that they would cause “widespread administrative chaos, confusion and time wasting”. Says a lot that the EU have even managed to soy-l their reputation amongst natural Remainers…

The hummu-less French MEP behind the ban says it’s simply “common sense”. His wacky plan shows a tofu-l lack of it…

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Corbyn: I’m Becoming a Vegan

Jeremy Corbyn has announced he is “going through the process” of becoming a vegan. Speaking at an event with the Lush handmade cosmetics brand this afternoon, Corbyn told the audience “I eat more and more vegan food”, declaring that “vegan food has got a lot better” and explaining he was won round after a vegan dinner with a “close relative”. He’s been spending too much time with Chris Williamson…

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New Shadow Environment Secretary Mocks ‘Beard and Sandals’ Left

Speaking to Adrian Chiles yesterday, Corbyn’s newly appointed Shadow Environment Secretary Kerry McCarthy was questioned about her veganism:

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“If they [the media] want to see it [veganism] as a throwback to the old beard and sandals left well then they can, but I don’t have a beard and I’m not wearing sandals.”

Who would do such a thing…

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Jez Ve-Gan! Corbyn’s Farming Minister Doesn’t Eat Meat

Jeremy Corbyn’s new Shadow Environment Secretary is a vegan! Kerry McCarthy is a vocal animal rights campaigner who hasn’t eaten meat for 20 years. She might not be able to help farmers with their meat, but at least turnip production will be up 5000%. 

Kerry’s not the first non-meat eater to hold the brief, veggie Hilary Benn had the role under Gordon. Guido’s never heard of herbivore…

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