Skip to main content


Showing posts with the label celebrities

[Activism] Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Animal-Free Ice Cream Brand

The actor turned environmentalist has been welcomed to Perfect Day's Sustainability and Health Advisory Council. Leonardo Dicaprio is joining animal-free ice cream brand Perfect Day . The academy award-winning actor turned environmentalist has been welcomed to the company’s Sustainability and Health Advisory Council. Council members will advise the company to ‘tackle the most significant food and environmental issues with the greatest impact’. They will also provide ‘diverse perspectives to help Perfect Day navigate challenges at the intersection of health, agriculture, sustainability, food, and technology’. Continue...  

[Vegan Celebrities] The Korean Vegan dishes out life lessons and stories of her diaspora experience

Joanne Molinaro, 41, a TikTok star who runs The Korean Vegan food blog, always embeds a life lesson into each new cooking video.  Her therapeutic voice could move someone to tears or heal a broken heart and she uses that same voice to discuss racism, misogyny, body image, and more. "They say that true love lasts forever," Molinaro said in a recent TikTok video, staring into the camera with a knife in her hand. "Wrong." She shoved the sharp blade into a vegan egg roll. "One day you're going to give your trust to someone who doesn't deserve it." She went on to shape the rice into a tiny oval as she spoke about the power and beauty of love. By the end of the 60-second TikTok video, a plate of beautifully wrapped egg sushi was ready, and she invited me to have a bite as I wiped off my tears. Continue....

[Celebrities] Patrick Schwarzenegger-Backed Vegan Chicken Brand NUGGS Launches in Major US Retailers

Vegan chicken brand NUGGS – which has received investment from Arnie ‘s son Patrick Schwarzenegger, is launching in two major US retailers. The startup describes itself as the Tesla of chicken. Its plant-based nuggets have debuted in 800 Walmart stores across the US. Next month, they will also become available in nearly 400 Target locations. Patrick Schwarzenegger Patrick started his own investment company back in 2019. Now, he is involved with a slew of brands such as Super Coffee, Blaze Pizza, and Verb Energy. NUGGS’ plant-based product is made primarily from texturized pea protein technology enabling the brand to create a ‘tender and juicy nugget that is more advanced than an animal-based nugget’. They contain 13g of protein (about 25 percent more than animal-based) and 10g of fat (about 40 percent less than animal-based). Moreover, they’re cholesterol-free. Continue...  

[Celebrities] Everyone, Even Trisha Paytas, Is Talking (And Thinking) About ‘Seaspiracy’

  LA influencer Trisha Paytas says 'Seaspiracy' got her thinking about how her individual choices impact the oceans. It’s been nearly two weeks since Netflix’s Seaspiracy has come out and discussions about it on my social media feed don’t seem to have slowed down. Former co-workers and long-distance acquaintances who once bristled at my plant-based work lunches are now having in-depth conversations about overfishing, bycatch, and the global industrial fishing industry’s overall impact on the planet. Everyone is in on the conversation, and it feels good to see it. LA-influencer Trisha Paytas is one of the thousands who have watched the somewhat controversial doc. On Easter morning, she posted a vlog recorded poolside at her spacious new five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home in Ventura County. It starts off not so different from her typical check-ins with her 1.44 million subscribers on YouTube; she wishes everyone a happy holiday and she gives a little life update all while her fia

[Activism] Joaquin Phoenix and Billie Eilish Help Bring Plant-Based Meals To LGBTQ+ Youth Organization

  Eilish and her family were joined with star couple Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix. Billie Eilish and Joaquin Phoenix are helping bring plant-based meals to an LGBTQ+ youth organization. In celebration of its first anniversary, Support + Feed has partnered with Monty’s Good Burger. The initiative was spearheaded by Eilish’s mom Maggie Baird last year to help those ‘greatly impacted’ by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to support vegan restaurants in the Los Angeles area. The charity has since expanded its US presence – with volunteers now working in New York, Washington D.C, and Philadelphia. It has also widened its mission to help people experiencing food insecurity, particularly in BIPOC and other communities. Continue...

[Social Media] Tabitha Brown wins NAACP Image Award

Tabitha Brown—known for her viral recipes on TikTok and Facebook—wins the 52nd annual NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Social Media Personality. Over the weekend, vegan TikTok influencer Tabitha Brown nabbed the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Social Media Personality.  Brown beat out comedians Kevin Fredericks (known as “KevOnStage”) and Karlton “NotKarltonBanks” Humes, actor Desi Banks Jr., and financial educator Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche to win the award in the category. Brown and her family attended the 52nd annual award ceremony—hosted by Black Entertainment Television (BET)—virtually and hosted a watch party to celebrate her victory.   “It is such an honor to be … awarded for just being myself,” the North Carolina native said in her emotional acceptance speech. “I have dreamt all my life to perform and make people laugh and feel something.” Brown thanked her family and fans for supporting her dreams, adding, “When your people celebrate you and see you and uplift you, it