With the help of Quorn, English football club Forest Green Rovers has taken the step to remove all meat and fish from its products, claiming to be the world’s first vegan football club.
Quorn is supplying the club with Vegan Quorn Nuggets, Vegan Quorn Pieces and Vegan Burgers which they use in products such as the Q-Pie, Mexican fajitas and more on match days. This ensures that fans have a meat free alternative made with Quorn, which is a good source of protein and fiber.
With the recent removal of cow’s milk from hot drinks, this is the last step that the club needed to ensure it is totally vegan. Chairman Dale Vince, who is vegan himself, told the BBC: “The gap between vegetarian and vegan food is actually quite small; it's a step rather than a leap to take… a lot of our food has been vegan for some time now, and this season we've taken the last small step.”
Not only are Forest Green Rovers ensuring their healthy food menu is suitable for vegans, but they’ve also installed solar panels to the stadium roof. They don’t use chemicals on the grass of pitch – which is mowed by a solar-powered lawnmower. Even the beer and cider on sale at the stadium is completely vegan, with the Cotswold Brewing Company offering popular vegan lager and cider from the bars.
Dale explained on the club’s official site: “The meat and dairy industry is responsible for more emissions than all the world’s planes, trains, cars and boats put together. It involves incredible animal cruelty and staggering numbers: in Britain alone, 3 million animals are eaten every day. Meat is bad for human health, being a major cause of cancer.”
Quorn also has a vegan range available for you to cook at home including a Vegan burger and the Vegan Tenders.
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