Tag: Food Issues (page 1 of 10)

Compassionate Derby

Now in its ninth great year, Compassionate Derby is an ethical living event that is free to attend and where everyone is welcome!

There will be a range of cruelty-free food and lifestyle products, lots of free samples, charity and campaigning stalls, children’s activities, a diverse program of talks throughout the day, a generous raffle and much more. So head to St Peter’s Church, Derby for a bit of Christmas shopping and find out more about living a compassionate lifestyle.

Beyond ‘doing the least harm’ compassion means ‘doing the most good‘. Going vegan is a good start; by helping other go vegan you can make the world a better place for humans, other animals and the environment. Compassionate Derby is an excellent opportunity to join Veggies – the volunteer-led Vegan Catering Campaign.

All Welcome!

Facebook Community page: www.facebook.com/CompassionateDerby

Veggies Food is HereCatering by Veggies.

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To get to this event, 16 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 20kg CO2.

However by helping 250 people Eat Vegan we could “offset” 500 kg CO2.

If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [carbon calculation references]


Animal Aid Christmas Fair 2020

Animal Aid’s ever-popular London Christmas Fair is back for another year. Now on Saturday to enable better travel by public transport.
A fun day out for all the family, the event is a perfect excuse to indulge in a bit of vegan food while doing some shopping for the festive season!

There will be more than 100 stalls with a wonderful variety of animal-free and Eco-conscious clothing, shoes and belts, handmade or hemp fashion items. Indulge in the diverse selection of skincare products – perfect presents. And so much more on offer, from aromatherapy to wildlife art. There will be three vegan caterers, plus a huge selection of vegan cakes, beers, cheeses, confectionery and delicious savoury pies on offer.

There is also a crèche and children’s workshop.

Keep an eye on the Animal Aid website and Facebook page for the full programme.

There is now a dedicated Twitter account for Animal Aid’s Christmas Fairs and other events. Please follow  @AnimalAidFayre.

If you are interested in booking a stall, please email Iain


Veggies Food is Here

Veggies Catering Campaign will be catering at the Fair. Veggies are a volunteer-led, community-based, social enterprise, promoting vegan catering and supporting campaigns for humans, other animals and the environment.

Volunteer with Veggies after 10am to help with serving teas, cakes or pasties. Even one hour’s volunteering would enable one of the core crew to have a break to look around the fair. If you would like to help, contact us or find Veggies on facebook

For directions click here and replace Veggies starting postcode with yours!

Veggies Climate Change Campaigns

Go Vegan
To get to this event Veggies will emit approx 160kg CO2 (total distance: 131 miles each way – route).

However by helping an estimated 500 people Eat Vegan we will “offset” 1000 kg CO2

If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life, they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [references]

Nottingham Green Festival 2020

‘Warning: time is running out limit climate chaos – share skills to save the planet’

Nottingham Green Festival is organised by grass routes community based volunteers, with no statutory funding. The ethical standards and environmental / human / animal rights ethos of the event are long established, having evolved from the pre-history of the Nottingham Peace Festival from which it has grown.

Nottingham’s own Green Festival provides the place for the whole family to learn, explore and try the latest in everything environmentally friendly and ethical, whilst also having lots of fun in the beautiful setting of the Arboretum Park in .

Veggies has catered and campaigned at the Green Festival, and the Peace Festival before it, for our entire 35 year history. We were pleased now to be joined by 10 other vegan caterers and other artisan food producers, supporting the events’ new vegan ethos and building on a thirty+ year meat-free policy.

The Green Festival continues to break all records in terms of visitors & stalls.

This will be the 28th Nottingham Green Festival and with your support it will be even bigger & better in 2020.

You are therefore encouraged to support the regular fundraising events and join in with the planning group meetings.

Find full details at www.nottmgreenfest.org.uk/, find us on facebook and follow us on twitter.

Alternative Organizations: The Case of Premium Cola  

Premium Cola are an organization without investors, offices, bosses, advertisement, fixed working hours and contracts.

Growing from a social movement committed to enjoying particular recipe of cola, a collection of avid customers morphed into a soft drinks organization.

Only selling to companies with similar values, making decisions democratically and sidestepping capitalistic imperatives of “profit above all”, Premium Cola have managed to sustain themselves over a decade and through radically different ways of organizing and working.

Nottingham University Business School and Nottingham Business School are delighted to host Miguel Martinez from the Premium Cola collective who will talk us through the history and unique ways in which cola can be made in a collective and non-hierarchical way.

Alongside Miguel will be a panel of academics and practitioners who will offer insight and commentary to the Premium Cola collective and the typical issues and possibilities facing organizations refusing hierarchy and adopting counter-capitalistic ideas.

We invite you to join us for an evening of debate, discussion and refreshments.

Thursday, 27th February, 5:30 pm-7pm 

Room C76, Business School North Building, Jubilee Campus

With:

Miguel Martinez, Premium Cola collective

Cath Muller, Radical Routes

Professor Daniel King, Nottingham Business School

Hosted by the OB/HRM division. To book your free spot or for any further information, please contact:Fabian.Maier@Nottingham.ac.uk

 

 

 

Animal Aid Christmas Fair 2019

Animal Aid’s ever-popular London Christmas Fair is back for another year. A fun day out for all the family, the event is a perfect excuse to indulge in a bit of vegan food while doing some shopping for the festive season!

There will be more than 100 stalls with a wonderful variety of animal-free and Eco-conscious clothing, shoes and belts, handmade or hemp fashion items. Indulge in the diverse selection of skincare products – perfect presents. And so much more on offer, from aromatherapy to wildlife art. There will be three vegan caterers, plus a huge selection of vegan cakes, beers, cheeses, confectionery and delicious savoury pies on offer.

There is also a crèche and children’s workshop. Admission is only £3 and children under 11 are admitted free.

Keep an eye on the Animal Aid website and Facebook page for the full programme.

There is now a dedicated Twitter account for Animal Aid’s Christmas Fairs and other events. Please follow  @AnimalAidFayre.

If you are interested in booking a stall, please email Iain


Veggies Food is Here

Veggies Catering Campaign will be catering at the Fair. Veggies are a volunteer-led, community-based, social enterprise, promoting vegan catering and supporting campaigns for humans, other animals and the environment.

Volunteer with Veggies after 10am to help with serving teas, cakes or pasties. Even one hour’s volunteering would enable one of the core crew to have a break to look around the fair. If you would like to help, contact us or find Veggies on facebook

For directions click here and replace Veggies starting postcode with yours!

Veggies Climate Change Campaigns

Go Vegan
To get to this event Veggies will emit approx 160kg CO2 (total distance: 131 miles each way – route).

However by helping an estimated 500 people Eat Vegan we will “offset” 1000 kg CO2

If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life, they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [references]

Compassionate Derby

Now in its ninth great year, Compassionate Derby is an ethical living event that is free to attend and where everyone is welcome!

There will be a range of cruelty-free food and lifestyle products, lots of free samples, charity and campaigning stalls, children’s activities, a diverse program of talks throughout the day, a generous raffle and much more. So head to St Peter’s Church, Derby for a bit of Christmas shopping and find out more about living a compassionate lifestyle.

Beyond ‘doing the least harm’ compassion means ‘doing the most good‘. Going vegan is a good start; by helping other go vegan you can make the world a better place for humans, other animals and the environment. Compassionate Derby is an excellent opportunity to join Veggies – the volunteer-led Vegan Catering Campaign.

All Welcome!

Facebook Community page: www.facebook.com/CompassionateDerby

Veggies Food is HereCatering by Veggies.

icon icon

 

To get to this event, 16 miles from our Sumac Centre base, Veggies may emit approx 20kg CO2.

However by helping 250 people Eat Vegan we could “offset” 500 kg CO2.

If ONE customer goes Vegan For Life they will save 1.5 tonnes CO2 every year, as well as saving 4022 animals lives, and enabling all the world’s peoples to receive a Fair Share of the world’s resources. [carbon calculation references]


Animal Rebellion

International Rebellion – UK Action – Continues 7 October 2019

In partnership with Extinction Rebellion, Animal Rebellion will mobilise 10,000 animal advocates for a two-week Rebellion in London, beginning October 7th. We will take part in nonviolent civil disobedience to demand system change, and make sure the need to end animal farming and fishing, and transition to a plant-based food system is central to this conversation. 

We are partnering with Extinction Rebellion because they are growing more powerful every day. We believe that this movement is the route to ending the industries of animal farming and fishing and achieving justice for animals, because we know that climate catastrophe and ecological collapse cannot be averted while these industries continue to exist. 

 

Nottingham Green Festival 2019

‘Warning: time is running out limit climate chaos – share skills to save the planet’

Nottingham Green Festival is organised by grass routes community based volunteers, with no statutory funding. The ethical standards and environmental / human / animal rights ethos of the event are long established, having evolved from the pre-history of the Nottingham Peace Festival from which it has grown.

Nottingham’s own Green Festival provides the place for the whole family to learn, explore and try the latest in everything environmentally friendly and ethical, whilst also having lots of fun in the beautiful setting of the Arboretum Park.

Veggies has catered and campaigned at the Green Festival, and the Peace Festival before it, for our entire 35 year history. We were pleased now to be joined by 10 other vegan caterers and other artisan food producers, supporting the events’ new vegan ethos and building on a thirty+ year meat-free policy.

The Green Festival continues to break all records in terms of visitors & stalls.

This will be the 27th Nottingham Green Festival and with your support it will be even bigger & better in 2019.

You are therefore encouraged to support the regular fundraising events and join in with the planning group meetings.

Find full details at www.nottmgreenfest.org.uk/, find us on facebook and follow us on twitter.

McLibel Anniversary




  1. McLibel: Anniversary of 1997 High Court Victory!

The High Court ruled that McDonald’s marketing has “pretended to a positive nutritional benefit which their food did not match”; that they “exploit children”; are “culpably responsible for animal cruelty” and “pay low wages”.

The Appeal court added that it was fair comment that their employees worldwide “do badly in terms of pay and conditions”, and true that “if one eats enough McDonald’s food” this may well lead to “the very real risk of heart disease.”

Whilst McDonalds continue to strive to be responsible for the killing of more animals than anyone else on the planet, we must continue to educate the public about the ethical alternatives for the sake of all the worlds people, other animals and the global environment.

Following the European Court victory the campaign was wound up, although other groups and individuals continue campaigning independently (as has always been the case).

 

 

Some things of note since the Euro victory include:

 

 

  • BBC showing of the full-length McLibel documentary
  • Protests continue
  • McDonald’s / Rainforest / Soya feed for animals scandal (exposed by Greenpeace UK)
  • McDs trying to bully Dictionaries to alter the negative (ie accurate) definition of ‘McJob’
  • increasing pressure from all quarters to ban junk food adverts to children

 

 

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS confirms ‘McDonald’s were not able to claim damages against Veggies for further distribution of the material (What’s Wrong With Mc’Donald Factsheet)‘:

 

“On the last day of the (McLibel) trial, Mr Rampton, counsel for McDonalds, stated: ‘I would certainly accept that after the agreement, the settlement with Veggies had been reached, McDonald’s were not able to claim damages against Veggies for further distribution of the material which is the subject of this action. Plainly because there has been an accord of satisfactions…”

 

… and more … see http://www.mcspotlight.org/case/trial/verdict/Echr.html#Veggiesagreement

 

Also … from ‘Para 241 b – Some general sources:

 

“Veggies: as explained previously Veggies reprinted the London Greenpeace Factsheet and have been its main distributors from 1987. After being threatened that year with legal action by McDonald’s solicitors there were negotiations and the company dropped all further action. The agreement reached specifically accepted the continued distribution of the Factsheet with only minor amendments, in reality only affecting the ‘rainforest’ section. Veggies continue to circulate this version of the Factsheet widely. McDonald’s have accepted that their agreement with Veggies amounts to an ‘accord of satisfactions”.

Radical Bakers Gathering

Radical Bakers Gathering is a chance to learn and share practical skills and a space to examine sustainable ways forward.

Radical Bakers is a small, family friendly gathering with a focus on learning and sharing skills.

There are a total of 150 Adult places in 2019. Tickets available now.

 
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