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When celebrities speak, hundreds of thousands of people are listening. So when prominent names support the plant-based movement, the impact can be significant.
So here are the latest updates from the world of curious vegan and vegetarian celebrities.
Actors Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson invest in vegan meat brand
A âpremiumâ plant-based meat brand called Abbot’s Butcher has just completed a Series A funding round.
The exact amount raised was not disclosed, but it came from a multitude of prominent names, including actor Owen Wilson.
Actor Woody Harrelson and his partner, entrepreneur Laura, both vegans, also participated.
Abbot’s will use the capital to develop its foodservice and retail sectors. The funds will also go to the development of new products.
Abbot’s produces plant-based ground beef, slow roast chicken and Spanish-style smoked chorizo. Meats made from pea protein contain 14 to 18 grams of protein per serving, according to the article.
âWe’re refocusing the conversation around plant protein,â commented Kerry Song, founder and CEO of Abbot’s Butcher.
âWhere it’s not just about taste and sensation in the mouth. It’s about quality and celebrating the power of exceptional ingredients – showing that food can be both healing and satisfying, âshe continued. âWe are fortunate to have such exceptional investors who share this mission.
Jamie Oliver pledges to cut down on meat in most of his new recipes
Jamie Oliver has revealed that he will reduce or completely remove meat from most of his new recipes.
The British chef and restaurateur is committed to updating two-thirds of the dishes in his books, TV shows and website. It’s part of Oliver’s goal to make his business carbon neutral by 2040.
The engagement will begin immediately, a spokesperson for Oliver has confirmed, but some argue it’s not enough.
A spokesperson for the Vegan Society said The telegraph: âWhile it is extremely encouraging to see well-known food giants, like the Jamie Oliver group, making an effort to reduce the amount of meat they offer to customers, it may not be a as ambitious a commitment as others have already made. It would be great to see the Jamie Oliver band speed up a bit. “
Tabitha Brown opens fully vegan restaurant
Vegan actress Tabitha Brown will soon be opening the doors of her first plant-based restaurant. Brown will co-own a new location for the existing restaurant and bar, Kale My Name.
The flagship location of the vegan place is in Chicago. There, it offers bagels, pancakes, sausage, chicken, and meatless waffles, among others.
The new location will open on Ventura Boulevard in Encino, California. The opening date has not yet been announced.
âIf you have an idea or a dream, a thought, honey, do something with it,â Brown said on Instagram. “It’s about to be my first restaurant experience, something I never thought I could do, but here we are.”
She added that Kale My Name is a restaurant that she “loves and believes in”.
âAnd I’m not going to stop here. That’s what my mind says, ‘Tab this is the first but not the last,’ âshe said.
Coldplay invited to take an all-vegan world tour
British rock band Coldplay have been asked to serve only plant-based foods on their upcoming tour.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) contacted the group following the announcement of the upcoming release of Coldplay Music of the Spheres around the world will be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.
In a letter to band members Chris, Guy, Johnny, Phil and Will, PETA said she was “excited” to hear about the band’s commitment to the climate.
âTo that end, we have a suggestion that we’re sure will strike the right chord: make sure that only vegan food is served during your concerts,â the association wrote.
PETA pointed out that research shows that 80 percent of all deforestation in the Amazon is linked to cattle ranching. Additionally, the organization highlighted research by Joseph Poore of the University of Oxford, who concluded that going vegan is “probably the greatest way” to reduce your impact on the planet.
âWe hope you will agree that cutting harmful animal foods out of concert halls is a no-brainer. We would be happy to put you in touch with world class vegan chefs, if that is helpful to you, âsaid PETA.
Actor Rosario prepares his plant-based diet
Actor Rosario Dawson spoke about the importance of health in a recent interview, explaining that she follows a plant-based diet and prioritizes time in nature.
The 42-year-old adopted a “mostly vegan” diet in 2019 for “health and peace of mind.”
But in a recent interview with Eat wellDawson is described as “plant-based,” which suggests that she no longer eats animal products.
Brown names some of his plant-based dishes like overnight oats, avocado toast, salads, ramen, and stir-fried vegetables.
She explained that she became “super sensitive” to the impact of food on gut health after her father was diagnosed with cancer.
âI learned a lot about gut health from my father’s cancer treatment. Gut health is emotional health, physical health, etc. Brown said. Now she eats foods high in fiber and probiotics – “I love sauerkraut, kimchi, and vegan yogurt.”