WAMU 88.5 : News

Vegan Bake Sale Fights Misconceptions

Play associated audio

In front of a community center in Falls Church, Va. is a large stand piled high with a colorful assortment of confections. There's everything from whoopie pies and sticky buns to muffins and cheesecake. Organizers like Holly Sternberg say some find it hard to believe this is a vegan bake sale.

"I think people have this impression that when you go vegan, you can never eat chocolate again, but that's totally not true," says Sternberg.

Founder of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, Gary Loewenthal, says he was brainstorming ideas for activism against animal cruelty in food industries. But instead of a organizing a protest, his friend suggested a bake sale.

"It shows people the deliciousness and diversity of vegan foods and so people’s misconceptions about vegan food can melt away in one bite," says Loewenthal.

With an online campaign, Loewenthal's Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is now in six continents, and has raised $100,000 for charity.

NPR

Weekend Edition's Scott Simon Will Take A Leave Of Absence

Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.
NPR

After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
NPR

Do Political TV Ads Still Work?

TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?
NPR

Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.