Morini Brands Risofu®
“Meat Free Monday is a simple way for people globally to be introduced to healthier and plant-based foods that they may not be aware of or otherwise get an opportunity to try. People of all ages, especially children who are learning healthy eating habits, or have specific dietary needs, get options that are deliciously nutritious and good for the planet. It’s also great to know that we have a strong voice with Paul McCartney and family to promote these efforts.”
– Christopher Morini Sr
Christopher Morini Sr. is the creator and co-founder of Morini Brands Risofu®, “The World’s First Rice Curd Base Meat Alternative”™. Risofu®, which is 100% plant based, soy free, non GMO with no lab synthesised ingredients, and available in five flavours, can be transformed into vegan dips, burgers, lunch meats and much more.
“We want to change people’s perceptions of what a great British pie should be and encourage pie lovers everywhere to give meat-free and vegan pies a try. Since 2016 we’ve been actively encouraging our customers to ‘try a veg pie’ and our vegan range of pies (and now patties too!) continues to grow.” – Jon Simon
Jon Simon founded Pieminister with his brother-in-law Tristan Hogg in 2003. Still an independent family business, the company makes all of its award winning pies and patties in house, using responsibly-sourced ingredients. In recent years, almost all of the new products they have launched are plant-based.
“As a mid-sized food company, our actions can seem so meagre and insignificant as to be pointless, but ignoring the climate change threat will not make it go away. It’s only through millions of small actions that we stand a chance. And we think that change can begin with the simple act of choosing a veggie meal for supper.” – Ed Perry
Ed Perry is the founder of COOK, which produces meals for the freezer using the same ingredients you would at home, with shops and a delivery service throughout the UK. COOK have set themselves the goal of increasing their meat-free sales at a faster rate than their meat products, have launched six new vegan-friendly dishes this year, are working on a veggie Christmas lunch and have started sending out a monthly ‘Meat-Free Mail’.
“Ocado is proud to support the Meat Free Monday campaign because we all need to take care of our planet and its precious resources, and we want to encourage our customers to explore as many options as possible for doing so.” – Jason Gissing
Jason Gissing is one of the co-founders of Ocado.
The Good4All Experience
“We decided to try Meat Free Monday together as this one practice has an AMAZING impact on personal and planetary health. We thought it would be fun to share recipes, encouragement, and photos of our meatless masterpieces. That led to adding three more goodwill practices to positively impact spirit, mind, body and planet … and The Good4All Experience was born!”
The Good4All Experience (G4A), is a volunteer-fuelled, grass-roots campaign that encourages people within an existing group or friendship circle to embrace four new positive practices that foster a healthy mind, body, spirit and planet. The suggested first cornerstone activity is Meat Free Monday and the remaining three practices are individually selected from The List, an ever-growing collection of suggestions for positive changes.
“We have always been vegetarians, so we love the Meat Free Monday campaign. Reducing the amount of meat we eat is good for the planet, good for animals and good for our health.”
Brought out of hibernation in 2020, the much-loved children’s characters from the 1970s, The Wombles, are now spreading their positive message of local environmentalism.
“We love the way Meat Free Monday helps everyone try out eating more plants, just one easy Monday at a time. At allplants our plant-powered prepared meals are here to help you live fully with our creative and delicious eats that are good for you and the planet” – Jonathan Petrides
Jonathan Petrides is one of the co-founders of allplants which makes chef-prepared, delicious food from plants, freezing them fresh, and delivering them from their London kitchen to doorsteps UK-wide. Whether you choose to go meat free just on a Monday or you’re looking to mix up your weekly diet, allplants aims to make easier people’s journey to a more conscious plant-based future. MFM supporters can get a £10 discount on their first delivery with code ‘meatfreemonday’.
“At Pasta Evangelists, we are firm believers in the power of the Mediterranean Diet, for people and planet alike. This approach emphasises the use of fresh, seasonal vegetables, olive oil and other plant produce. That’s why we’re proud to support Meat Free Monday and launch our very own plant-based pasta range. Buon appetito a tutti!” – Finn Lagun
Finn Lagun is a founding member of the Pasta Evangelists team, based in London. Pasta Evangelists deliver freshly handmade pasta and sauces direct to customers’ homes or offices so they can prepare five-star pasta dishes in five minutes. In April 2019 Pasta Evangelists are launching a selection of plant-based pasta.
“Even the least polluting animal products are many times worse than animal-free foods when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. It’s true that animals can play a useful role in maintaining healthy soils, but there are more efficient ways to look after our soil and, with a ballooning world population, the science is clear that we need to move away from animal products as much as possible. This is why we wholeheartedly support the work of Meat Free Monday.” – Matthew Shribman
#NoBeef is a campaign about the environmental impact of different animal products, founded by science presenter Matthew Shribman. Supported by climate scientists around the world, #NoBeef focuses on encouraging individuals, schools and universities to cut out beef and lamb, since giving up these two meats is the single biggest change the average global citizen can make to reduce their near-term climate impact. Numerous schools and central catering at the University of Cambridge are already aboard.
More Than Carrots
“Thanks to Meat Free Monday’s fantastic campaigns, a lot of people are now aware of the impact our diet has on the environment. I changed my own habits because of this campaign and haven’t looked back. While on my journey, I realised that eating veggie dishes can be very easy at some restaurants, but it is still quite hard at most of them. This often stopped me, especially in the beginning. I started More Than Carrots to make finding restaurants with tempting veggie offerings easy.” – Annette Burgard
Annette Burgard is the Founder of More Than Carrots, a restaurant guide for meat-reducers. Using public ratings and menu analysis, More Than Carrots ranks restaurants for the likelihood that a meat-reducer will be tempted by their veggie options. More Than Carrots’ data is free to use and available on their website. The data will also be integrated in other food apps to make it available to a bigger audience.