Vegan Treats Named One of the World’s Top 10 Bakeries
Last week, PA-based Vegan Treats was named one of the world’s top 10 bakeries by American Express’ Departures magazine.
“This honor has proven that we can not only match the quality of a ‘traditional’ bakery, but we can surpass it to be named one of the best in the world,” says Joy Grant, manager of Vegan Treats. “Once again we’ve proven that compassion has never tasted so delicious. Even just one dessert can make a difference.”
The bakery’s menu boasts 36 varieties of cheesecake, 24 cake varieties, a collection of 16 doughnuts, as well as many other delectable treats like cannolis, danishes, and soft-serve ice cream.
Vegan Treats received many honors prior to this, including a Proggy Award for Best Bakery, a nomination for the title of Best Vegan Bakery in VegNews magazine’s 2012 Veggie Awards, and the title of Best Overall in PBS’s Feast of Sweets, taking the prize over dozens of non-vegan bakers.
Dr. Melanie Joy Announces Launch of CAAN
“It is with great enthusiasm that I announce the launch of Carnism Awareness and Action Network (CAAN). CAAN’s mission is to raise awareness of and challenge carnism, the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals, and it will act as a hub of international carnism awareness activity. CAAN is the very first organization to focus exclusively on the psychological and social underpinnings of eating animals, making it a pioneering and landmark institution.
Carnism is a violent, oppressive system that causes widespread animal exploitation as well as human victimization. However, the vast majority of consumers of animals, who care about animals and their own wellbeing, are unaware of the consequences of carnism on themselves and their world. At CAAN, we believe that people need and deserve to know the truth about carnism so they can make their food choices freely – because without awareness, there is no free choice.
We have reason to be extremely optimistic about CAAN’s potential to help bring about powerful and lasting change for all beings, humans and nonhumans alike. There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to carnism awareness around the world, and CAAN’s approach to targeting the problem of farmed animal and human exploitation is innovative and unique.
If CAAN’s efforts are successful, we will help dramatically change the way society thinks and talks about the issue of eating animals and bring about a powerful shift in public consciousness.”