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British Library Goes Vegan for the Day

The British Library is going vegan for the day tomorrow, 30th August. All of the food and drinks offered on the menu in the Kings Library Café will be vegan, embracing the lifestyle.

Food on the menu includes mock chicken katsu curry, Caribbean jerk tofu and pandan panna cotta. Soya milk will be used in the hot drinks throughout the day to replace dairy. The library is supporting The Vegan Society’s  Plate Up For The Planet campaign, which encourages individuals and businesses to take up the week-long vegan challenge.

Head of campaigns, policy and research at The Vegan Society, Louise Davies, said: “We are very excited to have such a respected institution as the British Library promoting the environmental benefits of the plant-based diet with a vegan offering at its café.

“With the weight of the evidence showing that going vegan is the most significant thing an individual can do to reduce impact on the planet, it’s time people and companies alike took action on this issue.

“We need to be far bolder with our food choices if we are to protect our precious planet, and our Plate Up For The Planet campaign encourages people to do just that.”

Renowned vegan chef Chantelle Nicholson will be attending the event, hosting a free cooking demonstration and signing copies of her book. The Vegan Society will also be at the library, with information and free treats if you sign up to their seven-day challenge.

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