Violife’s vegan cheese produces 50 percent less carbon emissions than dairy

Violife’s vegan cheese produces 50 percent less carbon emissions than dairy

Vegan brand Violife recently revealed that their vegan cheese has 50 percent of the climate impact of dairy cheese. The brand worked with leading sustainability advisor Quantis to calculate the climate footprint of eight Violife vegan cheese products throughout their entire life cycle. The evaluation took into account the cultivation of the natural ingredients used in the recipes of the products, and then considered all the steps involved in the elaboration of the products, including transport, production, packaging, distribution and their disposal by of consumers.

In addition to producing less than half of the carbon footprint, the study revealed that Violife cheeses occupy less than a third of the earth compared to the same amount of dairy cheese. Violife conducted the assessment to highlight the importance of making the switch from dairy to dairy-free, and the impact consumer choices have on the environment.

“The food we eat contributes around 25 percent of the CO2 emitted globally each year. Violife wants to show consumers that what we eat can have a significant positive impact on our planet by making a simple switch from dairy cheese, ”said Victoria Slater, Director of Violife UK and Ireland, in a statement. “With our award-winning range of cheese alternatives, people won’t have to miss out on any of the cheesy recipes they love.”VegNews.ViolifeBurger

Swapping dairy for vegan cheese to save the planet

As a result of these findings, Violife announced a new “Change” campaign launching worldwide on January 1, 2022, welcoming consumers to a world where they simply swap out dairy cheese for an alternative. vegan can reduce environmental impact. The fully integrated multimedia campaign showcases everyday gastronomic moments, such as dining out, enjoying the movies and cooking at home, and features Violife’s “change” meals, which swaps the word “cheese” for “change.” In an effort to dispel the myth that vegan food won’t taste or work as well, Violife recreates classic comfort foods like the “Change” burger, Nachos and “Change” and “Changecake” showing that small changes make a difference.

As an official sponsor of Veganuary, an annual campaign that encourages people to go vegan during the month of January, Violife will also encourage consumers to sign up for the Veganuary challenge by committing to planting 10,000 trees. For every five vegan meals registered, Violife will plant one tree. Created in partnership with One Tree Planted, the campaign aims to plant 10,000 trees, and those who want to support tree planting will be able to visit the Violife website starting January 1, 2022 to submit their vegan food count.

“These research findings show the great impact that adopting a vegan diet can have in the fight against climate change,” said Toni Vernelli, Veganuary’s director of international communications and marketing, in a statement. “And thanks to innovative brands like Violife, no one has to sacrifice taste or convenience when choosing climate-friendly options.”VegNews.ViolifeHoliday3

Based in Thessaloniki, Greece, since the 1990s, Violife products are now available in more than 50 countries around the world. In 2018, the brand became widely available in the United States through Whole Foods Market. Violife has focused primarily on vegan cheese, offering products such as cheese blocks, slices, spreads, and wedges in various flavors, from cheddar to feta. The brand has also offered a seasonal EPIC Christmas plate with three blocks flavored with cheddar cheese (ripe, smoked and with garlic and chili).

Earlier this year, Violife launched its first vegan butter, Vioblock, in Asda stores across the UK. Vioblock is a new direction for the vegan company as it seeks to further expand its product offering within the dairy alternatives category.

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