We have just passed an unprecedented year, as for human health. Despite that oddity, vegan brands and businesses rose to the many challenges that COVID-19 threw down to them. The most amazing thing about them is that they managed to popularize the fully plant-based food eating pattern. Its growing popularity has resulted in many top news stories, including the following.
David Attenborough And Veganism
The year 2020 saw the release of filmmaker David Attenborough’s ‘A Life On Our Planet’, a Netflix documentary. It explores the planet’s biodiversity and environmental decline because of the actions of human beings. In it, Attenborough urges the audience to follow a fully plant-based diet in a bid to protect this planet’s future.
PETA’s Vegan Billboard In Times Square
You might be wondering, “What is the big deal about a billboard in Times Square?” After all, Times Square is the kind of place with billboards virtually everywhere. Anyhow, this one from PETA is getting much attention already. The billboard contains the words, ‘Go Vegan’, urging us to adopt a vegan diet. PETA has also placed similar billboards elsewhere in the US to promote veganism.
Greta Thunberg And Veganism
The year also saw the release of a documentary named ‘I Am Greta’ on climate activist cum full-time vegan Greta Thunberg. If you keenly follow international news, you might know that Thunberg is a fully plant-based dieter. In April 2020, PETA published a blog post on the climate activist’s vegan efforts. Suffice to say, she is the world’s most popular vegan teenager right now.
Oatly’s Denied Slogan
Oatly is an oat milk manufacturer famous for its tagline, “It’s like milk but made for humans”. The interesting thing is that the company’s request for the slogan to be a trademark was rejected. The reason for the rejection is that cow’s milk is not made for human beings, but calves. The company questioned that rationale when asking the average customer whether they feel that it is for young cows and is bad for the human body.
Vegan Stories About COVID-19
Unfortunately, millions of people around the world would remember 2020 as the year where the epidemic took a massive toll on humans. Meanwhile, several scientists and researchers argued that vegan diets would help to reduce the possibility of getting severely ill due to COVID-19. There are so many of these stories that we could not whittle it all down here.