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The Farming Minister will speak at a Vegan Society fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference on October 2.

George Eustice MP, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), will attend the Society’s event featuring panel discussions on how veganism can help build a sustainable and healthy food future in the UK.

The Vegan Society Campaigns and Policy team has attended the Lib Dem and Labour Party conferences already this year – with plans to be at the Green and Scottish National events next month.

Vegan-friendly policy

According to the Society, it works to ‘encourage vegan-friendly policy-making, such as measures to protect the rights of vegans, to encourage more vegan provisions in institutions, and to promote plant protein agriculture as an alternative to animal farming’.

“Service providers have an obligation to provide for vegans but sadly, provision for vegans in the public sector is lacking, with hospital patients and school children often going hungry,” said Louise Davies, Head of Campaigns, Policy & Research.

“We hope politicians will agree on the importance of our Catering for Everyone campaign and join us in urging institutions to provide healthy and environmentally-friendly vegan options.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.