PETA announced yesterday that they would be donate 100 tofu-based vegan lunches to workers at the nearby Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The all-vegan delivery will include the Samurai wrap (smoked tofu, roasted sweet potato, and veggies with a miso spread) and The Angelica sandwich (smoked tofu and veggies topped with cashew cheese and lemon pesto) plus chocolatey brownies made with silken tofu and drizzled with raspberry sauce.
PETA which stands for ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ is an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led by Ingrid Newkirk. Its international president will be teaming up with a local vegan restaurant Veganized to send these 100, tofu-based lunches.
“Healthcare workers at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital—and around the world—deserve delicious, immune-boosting vegan fare,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA hopes this lunchtime delivery will brighten their day and remind people that tofu, unlike meat from abused animals, never caused a pandemic.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reiterated that vegan Tofu doesn’t cause diseases. They warned that approximately 75% of recently emerged infectious diseases affecting humans originated in other animals. The novel coronavirus originated in a “wet market” in China where live and dead animals were sold for food. Influenza viruses have originated in pigs and chickens—but never in versatile vegan foods like tofu.
Peta has always been a fan of Tofu as they own a pro-tofu billboard is located on I-95, 1.8 miles north of Exit 9, facing south
The organization also stated that ‘for every person that goes vegan, 200 animals are saved every year and significantly reduces their own risk of suffering from health problems, including strokes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease.’
For more information, please visit PETA.org