Game- and Diet-Changing Vegan Egg Maker Named PETA’s 2015 ‘Company of the Year’

Follow Your Heart's Revolutionary Development of Cholesterol-Busting, Humane, Incredibly Edible 'Egg' Marks New Era in Food

For Immediate Release:
December 1, 2015

Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – For its revolutionary creation of the delicious and 100 percent humane VeganEgg, Los Angeles–based Follow Your Heart has been named PETA’s 2015 Company of the Year. The company’s VeganEgg is designed to replace eggs in every conceivable way, whether making baked goods, scrambles, omelets, or any other egg-containing food—something that was never before possible with one product—and tastes virtually identical to what comes out of a hen.

“Inside Follow Your Heart’s cute carton is a versatile product that tastes great and spares hens a lifetime of suffering in tiny, cramped cages,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Follow Your Heart has won PETA’s Company of the Year Award for creating a product that no one who cares about animals, his or her own health, and even the environment could have dreamed of a decade ago.”

As PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” points out, in the wake of the largest-ever avian flu outbreak—which decimated bird populations and drove egg prices through the roof—Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg is a timely and tasty new alternative. This year also saw record global temperatures, and with animal agriculture among the top contributors to climate change, now’s the time to cut out eggs and choose an eco-friendly, plant-based replacement. Since most chickens used for eggs are confined for their entire lives to a space the size of an iPad screen and have their beaks cut off with a hot blade to prevent them from pecking each other in frustration, the VeganEgg spares animals immense suffering.

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