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vegan

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Started 1 week ago

Petition to Costco CEO Craig Jelinek, Mario Omoss, Jim Klauer

Add vegan hot dog to the Costco food court menu

Shopping at Costco is an experience that many people look forward to, and the food court and its iconic menu items have historically been a big part of that. A giant slice of pizza, or the $1.50 hot dog/soda combo are meals that I've always looked forward to. But I've been vegan for 8 years, and meat-free for over a decade. Sorry, but when I feel like a hot dog or pizza, a salad is the last thing on my mind. Veganism is growing at an incredible pace, with millions of people opting to eat meat-free for animal rights reasons, the health benefits, or because meat production is unsustainable and is destroying our planet. IKEA recently unveiled a vegan hot dog that has been a huge success. Before that they added vegan Swedish Meatballs. The Impossible Whopper has been such a huge success that Burger King is now rolling it out nation-wide. KFC's recent test of vegan fried chicken by Beyond Meat shows exactly how high the demand is for animal-free versions of the foods we love. Costco is headquartered in the Seattle area, and it so happens that the best vegan hot dog (in my opinion) is also from a Seattle company. The Field Roast Frankfurter is one that I'd put at the top of the list if I were commissioned to pick a mass-market vegan hot dog that everybody would love. Costco already sells Field Roast sausages in a 12-pack, so presumably they already have a good relationship with Field Roast. But competition is heating up, and Beyond Meat's sausages are also very viable options. The future is vegan, it is critical for animals and it is critical for the environment. But veganism as a mainstream trend is relatively new, so we need to work together and tell companies exactly what products we want them to sell to us. Please sign my petition to add a vegan hot dog option to the Costco food court menu.

Clearly Veg
1,351 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Boston City Council, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi George, Michael Flaherty, Althea Garrison, Michelle Wu, Lydia Edwards, Ed Flynn, Frank Baker, Timothy McCarthy, Matthew O'Malley, Kim Janey, Josh Zakim, Mark Ciommo, Josh Zakim, Boston Restaurant Licensing Board, Tiziana Dearing

Plant-Milk Boston

Plantmilks are becoming very popular - sometimes for need (dairy intolerance, etc.) sometimes for taste reasons, sometimes health and ethical choices.Plantmilks are highly affordable, and portion controlled soymilk is also available.Some folks cannot buy coffee because they don't drink animal-derived 'milks' and whiteners.2019 is time to strongly 'nudge' - encourage, urge, maybe even incentivize and give points to - eateries that serve coffee to also serve plantmilks, preferably unsweetened unflavored soymilk (the all-around practical choice for a plantmilk, although many now prefer openly oatmilk or almond milk to soymilk).  All three could be made available in cost-effective ways that don't risk spoilage or other waste.  Further, older plantmilks can be used in food preparation recipes in place of animal-derived milks, as in baked goods.With wider adoption, the prices for the restaurateur and the individual consumer in the grocery will drop considerably.  Restaurant suppliers will be able to lower their prices as volume rises for plantmilk consumption. Adding plantmilks as 'a new item' may be a very low cost way to make the menu more 'fun' and enjoyable to current customers while attracting some new diners. We would like a Boston where anyone who wants to drink plantmilks here could be able to get plantmilks affordably here in restaurants, coffee shops, groceries, convenience stores, and institutions and workplaces.  

Maynard Clark
451 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Steve Clark, Green Restaurant Association, Evelyn Beecher Kimber, Vegetarian Resource Center, Robert Luz, Public Relations, Green Restaurant Association, Kerry Miller, Robert Brammer, Sharon Driscoll, Lynne Johnston, Jennifer Almeida, Christine Johnson, Renee Serafino, Tracy Zibell

Plant-Milk Boston - Serve Plantmilks in all Local Restaurants and Chains

Plantmilks are becoming very popular - sometimes for need (dairy intolerance, etc.) sometimes for taste reasons, sometimes health and ethical choices. Plantmilks are highly affordable, and portion controlled soymilk is also available. Some folks cannot buy coffee because they don't drink animal-derived 'milks' and (whatever else they are called) - coffee 'smoothers' and coffee lighteners. 2019 is time to strongly 'nudge' - urge and advise, maybe even strongly nudge - eateries that serve coffee to also serve plantmilks, preferably unsweetened unflavored soymilk (the all-around practical choice for a plantmilk, although many now prefer openly almond milk to soymilk).  Both could be made available in cost-effective ways that don't risk spoilage or other waste.  Further, older plantmilks can be used in food preparation recipes in place of animal-derived milks, as in baked goods. With wider adoption, the prices for the restaurateur and the individual consumer in the grocery will drop considerably.  Restaurant suppliers will be able to lower their prices as volume rises for plantmilk consumption.Adding plantmilks as 'a new item' may be a very low cost way to make the menu more 'fun' and enjoyable to current customers while attracting some new diners.

Maynard Clark
46 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Kraft Foods, Miguel Patricio, Michael Mullen, Caroline Krajewski, Eric Palmer

Kraft a Better BOCA and Ditch Dairy!

As a staple at cookouts, on camping trips, and on restaurant menus nationwide, Kraft Heinz’ BOCA brand has long been a household name at the forefront of the meatless market. But while other veggie burger brands have embraced the soaring demand for dairy-free dining in recent years, the majority of the BOCA burgers and bowls lining grocery store shelves still contain unhealthy, cruelly produced cow’s milk.In 2009, BOCA took a major, promising step forward by committing to dropping all eggs from its line after hearing from tens of thousands of consumers who were hungry for fully plant-based burgers through a campaign by Compassion Over Killing and other organizations. Yet today, although BOCA has recognized that “consumers are increasingly looking for plant-based options,” most of its meatless products contain cow’s milk. Join us in telling parent company Kraft Heinz that it’s time to ditch the dairy and make BOCA an all-vegan brand!At least 60 percent of adults worldwide can’t digest cow’s milk. Millions more are cutting out milk not only for their own health, but also for the environment and for animals, who, as a recent Compassion Over Killing investigative video exposed, suffer a systematic cycle of cruelty in the dairy industry. On factory farms, dairy cows are impregnated by artificial insemination year after year; each newborn calf is taken from them shortly after birth so their milk can be sold for humans; and when their exhausted bodies can no longer produce milk, these mother cows are sent to slaughter because they’re no longer considered profitable.As more and more Americans turn away from cow’s milk, dairy alternatives are flying off the shelves, with sales projected to reach $35 billion by 2024. To meet the meat-free, dairy-free demand, brands like Gardein, the Bill Gates-backed Beyond Meat, and Field Roast are already producing completely vegan burger lines, and even fast food giants like White Castle are dishing up plant-based patties. After hearing from consumers, meatless brand Lightlife also jumped aboard in 2017, announcing its transition to a 100% vegan line. If Lightlife can do it, why can’t BOCA?A new report by international restaurant consultants Baum+Whiteman has named plant-based dining as the 2018 trend of the year, citing factors like a 257% increase between 2012 and 2016 in vegan-labeled food and drink products at grocery stores. BOCA is falling behind in this plant-based revolution--but it can reposition itself as an industry leader in this rapidly growing market by dropping dairy for good.Join us today in telling Kraft Heinz that consumers are craving an all-vegan BOCA brand, and it’s time to ditch the dairy! 

Compassion Over Killing
48,046 supporters