Holiday gift guide: Vegan books for everyone

For some people, it can be hard to find the perfect holiday gift. But a book can be a great, thoughtful idea if you know something about the person and something about the book. For vegans this can be more challenging, but AVS is here with personality-tailored suggestions for everyone in your life, vegan or otherwise. Some of these are brand-new, and others are books you might not have thought of. But all will bring a smile to your recipient’s face and maybe light a fire in their heart.

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Today is the day for giving to AVS

This Giving Tuesday, please consider a tax-deductible donation to the American Vegan Society (AVS), the longest-running national vegan organization in the U.S. Since 1960, this nonprofit has worked to promote the concept of veganism to an ever-wider public audience, spurring many of the initiatives and events that have made “vegan” a household word today.

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Biggest dairy producer in US files for bankruptcy

“Despite our best efforts to make our business more agile and cost-efficient, we continue to be impacted by a challenging operating environment marked by continuing declines in consumer [cow’s] milk consumption,” said Eric Beringause, Dean Foods’ CEO and president, in a statement.

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Finalists Announced in Friday’s Philly Vegan Awards

On Friday, November 1 – Philly Vegan Day – this city’s fantastic vegan scene will be celebrated at the Friends Center, beginning at 7 p.m. with a vegan food tasting and socializing session followed by awards for outstanding vegan achievement, as voted by Philadelphians of all persuasions, at the 2019 Philly Vegan Awards.

Attendees will enjoy a variety of samples from longtime vegan favorites such as Soy Cafe, Crust Vegan Bakery, Chef Lenka Zivkovic and Atiya Ola’s Spirit-First Foods, plus new vegan venues such as Batter and Crumbs Bakery and Cafe and LUHV Vegan Deli in Reading Terminal Market – not to mention vegan-friendly mainstream joints like Philadium and Uncle Oogies.

The proclamation of Philly Vegan Day by the Office of the Mayor will be read by Jennifer Lynn of WHYY’s Morning Edition. Awards will be presented by Eleni Vlachos, Richard Rogers, Christina Pirello and Dr. Michael Greger, with additional citations and celebrations in the mix. Vance “V for Veg” Lehmkuhl will serve as the emcee for the ceremony.

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