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Vegan Edie Falco Slams Governor For $25 Million Dairy Industry Initiative

by | May 12, 2020

Vegan activist and famous actor Edie Falco has spoken out against US Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to bail out the dairy industry.

The Nourish New York initiative was set up by the governor amid the coronavirus pandemic. The project aims to spend $25 million on unsold dairy products that will then be delivered to food banks.

“A Breeding Ground For Disease”

“With federal funds stretched to the limit, why would the governor squander $25 million to bail out the dairy industry, which is rife with disease and cruelty?” said Falco.

“Not only is dairy not ‘essential,’ factory farming, including dairy farming, is a breeding ground for disease” she added.

“If the current pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that raising and killing animals for food is a global health risk.”

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The actor has suggested a transition to plant-based farming (Goskova Tatiana/Shutterstock.com)

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Falco has suggested that the money would be better spent helping dairy farmers transition to plant-based crops.

“Nourishing Vegan Options”

“If we want to nourish New York and help the state’s struggling dairy farmers, Governor Cuomo can put that $25 million to better use” she said.

“Let’s help dairy workers retrain for jobs making the healthy plant-based milks that consumers actually want to buy and increase the availability of nourishing vegan options in our schools and food banks.”

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One Response to “Vegan Edie Falco Slams Governor For $25 Million Dairy Industry Initiative”

  1. Deb Killeen
    May 16th, 2020 @ 5:38 pm

    Edie Falco-thank you. 💗

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