This week’s news: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces a $100 million investment in plant-based protein. Lizzo confirms she is vegan on TikTok while cooking a vegan omelette made from JUST egg. Paul McCartney and his daughters, fashion designer Stella McCartney and photographer Mary McCartney, have signed a draft letter to encourage vegan food at UK schools. Doctors are also urging the US government to ditch dairy.
In the U.S., Starbucks launches Impossible vegan sausage sandwiches. In the UK, Papa John’s is rumored to be launching spicy vegan pizzas. Colombia’s capital, Bogota, is moving towards a ban on bullfighting. Dutch fur farms that shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak will not reopen, parliament has ruled.
Amazon has announced a new $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund. Four major meat producers—Tyson Foods Inc., Cargill Inc., JBS SA, and National Beef Inc.—have been subpoenaed by the U.S Department of Justice on allegations of antitrust violations. Scientists just named a new spider species after teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg. The youth activist inspires kids to recycle.