Veestro and 22 Days Nutrition Earn Top Scores; Blue Apron Flunks
For Immediate Release:
October 24, 2017
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – The demand for healthy and humane vegan meals is skyrocketing—and the popularity of meal-prep kits and pre-prepared delivered food has never been higher—which is why PETA has released letter grades for more than two dozen meal-kit delivery services, noting which companies offer a breadth of nourishing animal-free fare and which need to speed to catch up.
The results run the gamut from the A awarded to Veestro for offering a 21-day vegan kickstarter program and delicious vegan meals, such as its Enchilada Casserole and Country Fried Chick’n, to the F for Blue Apron, whose customer service department tells people wanting to order vegan to give the eggs and dairy products to friends and to purchase their own replacements, which would have ethical consumers paying for cruelly produced items. 22 Days Nutrition—which led Beyoncé and Jay-Z on a 22-day vegan challenge—earned an A for its fortifying line of Plant Power protein powders and bars, while Chef’d nabbed a B for offering the protein-packed Beyond Burger and other vegan options. The complete rankings are available on PETA’s website.
“Veestro, 22 Days Nutrition, and scores of other top-notch mobile meal providers are meeting the demand for vegan fare by offering high-quality, creative options,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges the delivery services that bombed in the rankings to green-light some animal-free meals or risk shutting out an ever-growing number of vegan customers.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that in today’s meat industry, cows are strung up by one leg and their throats are slit, sometimes while they’re still conscious. Piglets are castrated without painkillers, fish are cut open on the decks of fishing boats, and chickens are thrown into scalding-hot defeathering tanks, often while they’re still able to feel pain. In addition to sparing the lives of more than 100 animals a year, people who go vegan reduce their risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.