Pinky Cole helps PETA launch campaign for food justice
The fight against food desserts has never been so good! PETA joined Slutty Vegan restaurateur Pinky Cole as she offered her delicious entrees, including the iconic Main Chik sandwich.free to an enthusiastic Atlanta crowd to help kickstart PETA’s new food justice campaign. The campaign calls on government officials to redirect subsidies from the meat, egg and dairy industry to incentives for grocers in food deserts to stock fresh vegetables, fruits and other healthy vegan foods and cruelty-free.
“We made veganism fun and accessible at Slutty Vegan and we all indulge in the little pleasures that life brings,” says Cole. “We want to show that plant-based eating doesn’t have to be boring. With queues at each of our locations, we are honored to bring good, sweeter food to Atlanta and thank PETA for addressing this issue on a national level.
Participants also picked up PETA’s free vegan meal starter kits, which include a reusable green grocery bag, an easy vegan guide, fresh produce and more. This is just the first of many fun events planned across the country, including Baltimore, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and other cities.
Each year, the U.S. government spends about $ 38 billion in taxes to subsidize the meat, egg, and dairy industries, the vast majority of which goes to big business, not American farmers. Only about $ 17 million is used to subsidize the fruit and vegetable industries, even though the federal government’s own dietary guidelines to encourage people to eat more products and less animal products.
Decades of scientific studies have proven time and time again that choosing vegetables, grains, beans, fruits, nuts and other vegan foods over meat, eggs and dairy contributes to good health. for life. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Says Vegans Benefit Lower Risk of Death from Ischemic Heart Disease, Lower Blood Cholesterol, Lower Blood Pressure, Lower Rates of Hypertension and type 2 diabetes, and lower body mass indices as well as lower overall rates of developing cancer. The proof is in the vegan pudding.
Urge your local, state and national representatives to join you in advocating for food justice. Ask them to redirect funds that support the meat, egg, and dairy industries to incentives for grocers in food deserts to stock healthy, cruelty-free vegetables, fruits and other vegan foods:
I support food justice!